Magic carpets¸ ghoulish victims¸ genies rising from the sand in a whirlwind of smoke and fire - such wonders¸ spun into tales by the fabled Scheherazade¸ enchanted a king for a thousand and one nights. The AL-QADIM campaign will enchant role-players for a thousand and one more. You are about to discover an exotic realm inspired by the tales of Sinbad¸ Ali Baba¸ and other classics from the Arabian Nights. The first in a series of products¸ this volume features everything DMs and players need to launch the AL-QADIM* campaign: New rules for adventure¸ including desert survival¸ turning the hand of Fate¸ and averting the mysterious power of the evil eye New roles to play: bold desert raiders¸ swashbuckling corsairs¸ clandestine slayers¸ mystic clerics¸ wizards of fire¸ sorcerors who command the genies¸ and more - over 20 roles in all! New proficiencies¸ from camel-riding to haggling at the bazaar New spells and a unique realm of magic¸ featuring the provinces of flame¸ wind¸ sea¸ and sand An introduction to Zakhara¸ Land of Fate¸ a new setting for the AL-QADIM campaign Your flying carpet awaits: step aboard and let the magical journey begin. * pronounced 'ahl-kah-DEEM¸' meaning 'the ancient'