Liber Canticorum: The Book of Songs
Author: Sam Chupp, Alian H. Dawson, David Edelstein, Jo Hart, John Karakash, Steven Kenson, Elizabeth McCoy, Water Miliken and Patrick O'Duffy
Company/Publisher: Steve Jackson Games
Page count: 128
Capsule Review by Elizabeth Bartley on 03/03/99.
Genre tags: Fantasy Modern_day
Liber Canticorum, or the Songbook, covers pretty much everything a GM or player might want to know about Songs in In Nomine.
For those who aren't familiar with In Nomine, the universe is referred to as the 'Symphony.' People who know how to play special themes in the Symphony, called Songs, can wield what amount to magic spells.
The book includes:
I haven't playtested the material, but the new mechanics look like they would work, and I liked them because they added some depth to the idea of Songs. Really the only downside is that the material is a little bit dry, but the book is a remarkably pleasant read given that most of it is essentially a list of spells.
The book is useful for both players and GMs: it's got everything you need to know about Songs together in one place, well-organized and well-presented.
Style: 4 (Classy and well done)