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Tales of Blades and Heroes Fantasy RPG rules

Tales of Blades and Heroes Fantasy RPG rules

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Tales of Blades and Heroes is a fast-playing, uncomplicated set of fantasy rpg rules based on the origins-nominated Song of Blades and Heroes miniature rules. Its key features are:
  • Minimal bookkeeping;
  • A character sheet that fits on a 3x5” index card;
  • D6 based skill and action system;
  • Simple enough for newcomers, yet sophisticated enough to satisfy expert players;
  • No classes or levels: create any character with a point system;
  • Combat is based on a single d6 roll and damage tables: play faster, meaningful battles where your tactical decisions matter;
  • Play with miniatures, counters or paper figures;
  • Online support via the song of blades yahoo group and an active community of players and creators;
  • Story and character-based rewards: gain experience for being imaginative and playing in character;
  • No spells to memorize: the freeform magic system encourages ingenuity and lets you create any magical effects through the combination of power words.
  • Can be used as a tactical, RPG-lite combat system to be used with miniatures.

Note: this book has all you need to begin playing, but we are working on a GM’s book, Tales of Beasts and Perils.

This is a generic fantasy system. No background is enclosed, although it is easy to convert existing settings.

The ZIP file contains PNG covers, a full color pdf, an inksaving version PDF (all illustrations and page backgrounds removed), and a PDF of character sheets.

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July 5th, 2012
After more more than two decades of roleplaying, I find the holy grail in the shape of TALES OF BLADES AND HEROES. The good: Easy and fast rules but deep enough to portarit characters and their abilities, and a limitless options magic system. B [...]
March 23rd, 2012
Keeps true to the SBH engine Quality artwork throughout the book. Mechanics make for a quick and lite role-playing session with options to increase complexity. Rewards role-play. Open ended to allow freedom of how your character develops. I have been [...]
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File Last Updated:
March 20, 2012
This title was added to our catalog on March 11, 2012.