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Kybril is an integrated game system and setting developed by Richard Dennis and used in his home campaign. The game system primarily is presented in smaller pieces published in:
- Alarums & Excursions (Issue 22 - May 1977)
- Alarums & Excursions (Issue 25 - Aug 1977)
- Alarums & Excursions (Issue 27 - Oct 1977)
The extant materials offer a good picture of the game as played, but unfortunately no comprehensive publication of the system or setting was offered.
In general terms, Kybril can be considered as a highly customized variant of Dungeons & Dragons, though the game's overall development was guided by underlying principles of consistency in mechanics wedded with the setting's history and peculiarities. The published materials are original concepts, not particularly derivative. The game uses complex mathematics (even using integrals during character development) and mechanics.
Kybril was described as "a Terran type planet circling a GO-type star, radius 43000 miles (approx.), surface gravitational acceleration 10.2 m/s². Surface area 70% water, 30% land; secondaries: KYFE - 450 miles radius some 176,000 miles out; Larsuch - 1000 miles radius at 500,000 miles". A planet-scale map also was published.