From back cover:
In the mid-1980s, a small publishing company released a genuinely original role-playing game. While most other companies were releasing clones of the larger press games, or generic systemless supplements, ARCANUM took a bold, fresh look at the infinite possibilities of fantasy gaming.
ARCANUM has unconventional races, more than 30 professions, dozens of skills, a way to track fame, and an approach to alchemy and magic that has not been equaled in the more than three decades since its initial release.
The 30th Anniversary Edition of this classic is an evolution, not a revolution. It cleans-up, modernizes, and re-organizes text, fills gaps, and fleshes out concepts.
Re-discover the wonder of ARCANUM.