Powers and Perils

Powers & Perils

Welcome to Adventure! You are about to enter the world of Powers and Perils, a Fantasy RolePlaying Game. Powers and Perils (or P&P for short) was written by Richard Snider and published in 1983 by Avalon Hill. After the first publication, a number of extensions were published in the AH game magazine, Heroes. These are available from this site, as well as numerous extensions submitted by GMs from all over the world.

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Perilous Lands

Three Quests and more

Added the Three Quests for Curses adventure and A Traveller's Guide to Donara. Updated the map for the City of Donara to a higher resolution colour version.

Added The Laws of Magic and The Devices of Oom, an article on Illusions by Richard Snider and the C64 code for Computer Character Generation. Added Item destruction and Income rules from TNT, ad Group Motivation rules from Burton.



Added new players to the player list. Corrected missing text from questions in more errata and added a couple extra answers from Richard Snider.

Added download of HTML version of Book I and new Encounter Charts for PnP V2 monsters.


New Articles

Alchemist skill description by Alex added.

Alternative Rules for P&P by Burton added.

Economics and Construction by Burton added.

Revised Flood spell added.


Automatic Sheet

Highly automated Excel sheet from Bryan Tllant added.


New Articles

Added an article on making Wands and Staves.

Added an article on new Natural Magic Items by Burton.

Added an introduction to Ticasi University by Bess Hadley



Fixed a mising link for Tower of the Dead from the overview of AH published material. Fixed a missing link to the Site Book from the drop down menu.

Added a photo of Richard Snider.

Corrected typos in Book I and II (Version 2) spotted by Alex, that were present in the rtf versions only. Added PDF versions of these books as well.

Corrected an age that was mistaken for a date in the Marentia section, spotted by Althera.



Overview of site additions, updates and revisions.