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.

Powers &Perils V1

  • Released in 1984, the original version of P&P is available in the rules section. This page also contains links to the extensions and background material released by AH and players over the years.

Powers&Perils V2

  • Early 2017 an updated version (2.0) of the basic rules was released that contains all arrata and extensions, as well as many changes originally proposed by Richard Snider. A second book, containing all material on the P&P background setting the Perilous Lands, has been released late 2017 as well.

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Perilous Lands

Peilous Lands Map

James Claypool has redrawn the Perilous Lands map in great detail.


Perilous Lands v2

Released the full PDF of the Perilous Lands Version 2.


Powers & Perils v2

Released the full PDF of P&P Version 2 Rule Book for download.


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.



Overview of site additions, updates and revisions.