In the latter part of the 1960's, I stumbled across a pair of books that were the first and third volumes of a series called Arcanum. These had been published a few years earlier and were most likely the first and last books in a short-lived series. But get this - In a manner that's not too different than the game of Arcanum, it too mixed the various races - human, elf, dwarf, and so forth - but it's setting was in the modern era (early 60's). Space-age technology met arcane magic with some interesting results. It even one character who was a foul-mouthed version of the one in the game. Magnus! The first novel (and I can't recall the title - Something Road) showed a mixed group in and standing beside a jeep. Has anyone else ever heard of this series, or know of someplace besides the obvious Google, Amazon, and explorer searches? They have been abosolutely no help.