Sadly it never was, it remained exclusive for sweden and the chances for a translation now are slim since the creators of the 6th edition and upwards, Riotminds, have gone dark and only keep their page up for the online service (pay a subscription and you get access to E-versions of all books, extra tools and whatnot to use for playsessions). :(
Was it translated to English? It sounds nice.
Sad really, they always put alot of emphasiz that this was about the storytelling, sitting togheter huddled around candles and telling mystical stories togheter about the wild forests of the north, in which of course you could then roleplay your characters. There was always such a cozy atmosphere with this game. Problem is that the swedish PnP RPG industry havent performed well lately.
As I understand it, it was with the 6th edition made by Riotminds around 2000 where the game took a heavy turn towards being nordic themed. Before that there was the clearly D&D (Drakar och Demoner is called DoD here) stuff and then there was the 4th or 5th edition that was centered around some really weird world called Chronopia. One thing was clear though, the early editions did give us a chance to play as ducks.
Haha, I have the second edition of this, published in 1985. As a kid it was my first contact with RPG's (my brother got it from a friend) though I never did play it very seriously. At that time I think it was more or less a Nordicised version of D&D, before focusing more heavily on actual Nordic myths and stuff?
Did a translation of the text at the Drakar och Demoner page on RPGGeek, its 4 in the morning, I am kinda tired so please dont go too hard on me if it sounds completely wrong. :P
Pretty sure I botched up the translation because of my poor grammar, but I tried.
Welcome to the world of tales.
It was as if the forest and fog was a single being. As if they breathed togheter. The proud elves had always claimed that the fog was the breath of the forest and maybe they were right.
Far beneath the roots of the trees spreads another fog, the one from the dark dwarve's firestoves. Deep rumbling voices mixes togheter with echoing clangs of hammers against the heavy anvils. Here the hard iron takes shape beneath excited flames.
Treasures are carried off to hidden vaults.
Outside the forest wanders humans over unknown lands in their hunt for treasures and wisdom. Close on their heals the beasts gather togheter and howl against the dark sky. Like a open wolven jaw with its deadly fangs lies the wilderness, with all its trolls and other beasts, and waits on those who dares to cross its lands. It is a wild filled with forest, mountains and endless plains, a place where snow lies heavy on pinecovered branches and a cold pale moon lights up the wanderers way.
Welcome to the world of tales, a world where the depths of the forest hides secrets bigger then the dragons wisdom. Discover Trudvang, a new fantastic world of tale where you and your friends are heroes and protagonists. Come to a place where only the imagination sets the limit to what might happen.