I have scanned the first two volumes of Bifrost role-playing game.
have been collecting fantasy role-playing games for many years, and it
was a labour of love. It took time, money and often even luck to get
all those obscure rpg's during all those years.
It was an expensive and demanding task, but it was also a rewarding challenge.
have always wanted to share with others what i have found, especially
since i realized how difficult and nigh-impossible nowadays it can be to
find even a copy of what i have been able to find.
have never understood the value of keeping for oneself such rarities,
especially considering the fact that there are so many players out there
who share the same passion and who may have never heard about such titles which were published in the past.
of now, and as far as i know there doesn't exist yet an online museum
or online repository/library which enables scholars to study and
analyze the development of fantasy role-playing games since its advent
dating back almost fifty years ago.I think that such a repository should
exist, also with the aim of preserving these games for future
"Parchments from the Catacomb"
is a new project, wherein i share with you all these titles. I am
starting with "Bifrost" rpg, one of the most elusive fantasy rpg of the
past, published by Skytrext in 1977.
i said, it took me so much time, patience, and especially money to
hoard my collection (as an example to illustrate this: for the very
obscure AD&D supplement named "Proportional combat system" published in 1986 i paid 150 dollars for the only copy available for sale on Noble Knight).
the "Rpg encyclopedia" on the web i see that i own a copy of almost
every fantasy rpg that has been published since 1975 up to 1989, with
the exception of a couple (i literally mean, two) of titles.
I also own several titles which are not even listed on that website nor on Lawrence Schick' "Heroic worlds". Why these games eluded his radar is beyond my ken.
Unfortunately, i noticed that trying to scan several obscure fantasy games from my
collection meant to ruin them and there was nothing i could do to prevent this
from happening. I tried to fix the problem but to no avail. I soon
realized that if i wanted to scan them i had to ruin them. But in the end i decided to do it anyway.
Most of the time i ruined the binding.
now i am sharing with those who want them these titles, but what i ask
is a little donation from your part. A symbolic donation. I think this
is fair request considering all that i explained above and in particular
the fact that i spoiled several of these games in the process of
scanning the volumes.
That said, here you will find the first two volumes of Bifrost published by Skytrext.
are two versions of it: a complete volume and another one scanned in a
different resolution and fragmented in nine parts. My advice is to download
The fragmented parts contained in the folders are scanned with an higher resolution rate.
Link for download is below the cover images, those interested send me a mail at
firstname.lastname@example.org to have the password for unlocking the files.