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Burning Sands is a fantasy skirmish game with a desert feel.


It is designed with a view to creating legendary tales of high adventure featuring your very own hero. 

It is not as complex as a traditional RPG, nor as basic as a wargame.
Think of it as a sweet spot between an RPG and a tabletop skirmish game.
Your hero will have stats, abilities and gain XP to improve as you play.

Depending on what your hero is trying to accomplish, games could be quite short, taking only 10 minutes to play or an hour or so.
A simple straight up fight encounter will probably take only 10 minutes to play through.
If you want a traditional length game of say an hour or more, then the idea is to have a story with lots of little chapters that link together.

For Example:

Chapter One: Erlands Escape (Erland has to fight past some wolves to escape the tomb he slept in)
Chapter Two: Eydis at the Oasis (Eydis is attacked in the night by some bandits)
Chapter Three: A chance Meeting (Erland and Eydis both end up in Simurgh which is attacked by bandits that tracked Eydis there)
Chapter Four: A Test of Faith (Thankful for their help in defending the town, the high priest offers a reward to Erland and Eydis if they can recover a treasure stolen by some tribesmen)

Each chapter is in its own right a little game with a unique table top set up and goal. Played on their own they would not take long, but play them together in one session, and you have the start of some pretty cool Chronicles.


The rules are quick, simple and provide a core mechanic that is easy to learn but also allows for plenty of modifications, think of it as a toolbox where you can pick and pluck the bits that suit your style of play.
With this in mind they have an advanced rules section for more detail.

 

Whilst aimed at 15mm figures you can easily use it with other sizes simply by changing cm to inches, or some other simple conversion.

There will be continued support for this game both in terms of rules and supplements as well as models from Crom’s Anvil.

You get two files with this purchase, one with fancy pants coloured pages, and one with plain white pages (but still has the images)

 
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Iván D August 04, 2018 8:24 pm UTC
Is possible to use more than point from the Vitality pool to attack another miniature?
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Michael S August 04, 2018 8:42 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Hi, Yes.
You could have a character with 3 Available Vitality in their pool make 3 attacks on the same person.

(Did you post another question?)
I got an e-mail but can't find the comment here...?
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Christopher L July 30, 2018 9:22 pm UTC
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Are these rules based on the Crom game?
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Michael S July 30, 2018 9:38 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Hi.
No, they use different mechanics.
I decided to write them after playing Crom! however and realising I wanted something a bit meatier.
You can read some notes/thoughts about them here:

https://www.thewargameswebsite.com/forums/topic/fantasy-rules/
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