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GAME RULES preview

Hi, folks. I'm back with another BLADE RAIDERS sneak peek. Those of you who've been eager to check out the actual game system will (hopefully) enjoy this – I've decided to show the first six pages of the "Game Rules" chapter. Keep in mind, this whole thing's still a work in progress, so these pages may change a bit between now and when the book goes to print. But over all, this preview gives you a good idea as to how the game works.

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You'll quickly notice that BLADE RAIDERS uses only d10s. Originally this wasn't the case, but as the game evolved and I tried to simplify it best I could, ten-siders just felt right.

Anyway, enjoy the rules preview. Feel free to send me a message and share your thoughts!

- Grant


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    1. Eddie on September 20, 2012

      Excellent teaser! I'm really liking how this looks and reads. Loving the artwork, as well -- truly the icing on the cake!

    2. Grant Gould 4-time creator on September 20, 2012

      Hi, guys, thanks so much for the nice words! :)

      Oshingen: In response to your question about combat and opposition rolls, the answer is a little bit of both. Armor and other factors determine the Difficulty Number. This will definitely be addressed in the rulebook, but, yeah, I may have to do a little restructuring and reorganizing so that that's brought up sooner in the rules section to avoid confusion.

      Sean: Don't worry, there will be a whole section in the book on Reward Points and how they're earned, how they're spent, etc. In a nutshell, they're earned by great roleplaying, whether that's being really involved or accomplishing heroic acts. The Storyteller awards them to Players during the game.

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      sean wills (deleted) on September 19, 2012

      Hi Grant,

      I like this - it encourages characters to be active -'doing' rather than just 'being'. The lack of a definitive skill list appeals to me also - it helps differentiate the characters rather than the player just attempting to acquire all the skills on a list (which ends up in samey party members)

      Looking at the character sheet, how do you attain reward points ?

    4. oshingen on September 19, 2012

      Hello Grant,
      Thank you for sharing !

      I loves particulary the freeform skill system. Perhaps a little hard to apprehend without a list of skills for inspiration, but very great.

      The system of runestone is a good inspiration.
      For the combat will it be opposition rolls or a fixed difficulty to hit ?

      Look forward to roam around Stonemir.