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Nov 29, 2017

CHIMERA PLAYTEST - SESSION 3


Cast




Forte - Android Posing as a Half-Orc


Bastard - Male Half-Orc, Half-Dwarf



Summary

Bastard and Forte received a message from a guy named Guido who had a job offer on behalf of his employer and wanted to meet with them. They agreed and decided to meet in a shady alley in a nearly abandoned sector of the dome. There, Guido explained that his employer managed to get a hold of some footage of them emerging from the subway  a feat no one has been ever to achieve in a very, very long time — and wanted to hire them to retrieve a disc with valuable information that was stolen from Guido's employer. Guido kept his employer anonymous the entire time which didn't seem to matter since the characters never attempted to figure out who Guido or his employer were anyways.

The mission had a high risk of course and whoever acquired the disk was now trying to sell it so the characters needed to find the seller before that happened. Bastard and Forte agreed to the mission without even asking how much the job would pay, they seemed eager to get back in the action.

Forte used his streetwise to locate the seller at a fancy pub where he was sharing a few drinks with three of his bodyguards, one of them being large built half-troll. Forte was very straight forward and announced that he knew he was selling the disk and he wished to buy it. The seller automatically became suspicious of Forte and Bastard and gave them a ridiculous amount, which he knew they wouldn't be able to cover. The heroes tried to persuade the seller but now he was eager to leave, none of them tried to stop him when they saw the half-troll stand up from his chair and let the seller leave with his guards.

Bastard and Forte took this time to stock up on explosives and other good gear to go find the seller and confront him if it came down to that. This gave the seller time to prepare back at his center of operations which was an abandoned factory in the sector mentioned earlier.

Bastard was able to track the seller with ease back to his lair. There they saw a hover car parked outside the entrance with two guards at the entrance (the same guys they saw at the pub but without the half-troll). The heroes discussed how to best approach this and finally decided that while Bastard tried to distract the guards, Forte would try to sneak behind the car, rig it open, and drive it towards the entrance to come out guns blazing afterwards. The mission backfired when Forte failed to open the car and triggered the alarm.

At this point two other guards appeared with rifles and immediately began to shoot the heroes. Bastard was able to take down one of them but not without getting severely wound while Forte took out the other three with only a grace from a bullet. After the four guards were taken care of, a fifth one appeared wielding an energized katana, Bastard was alive but unconscious due to a well landed punch he received directly on his head. It was up to Forte  to duel the guard. 

Forte defeated the guard but not without taking heavy damage. When the coast was relatively cleared, Forte grabbed Bastard and dragged him away from the factory while he contacted Guido and informed him of what was happening. Fortunately for them, Guido was close by and was able to provide some assistance with a healing potion which was used to remove Bastard's wound and help him regain consciousness. Once they were on their feet, Guido sent them back to the factory to try and capture the seller before he escaped.

Bastard and Forte went back and made it inside the factory only to find the half-troll and the seller escaping on hover bikes along with some cases. Bastard began to throw grenades at them but all he achieved was to get stuffed blown up except for the targets. Once they escaped the heroes found a single hover bike functioning after Bastard's last explosion and decide to ride it together while they chased the bad guys.

After a few minutes they lost sight of the half-troll which ambushed them by jumping over them from a hill on the side and shooting as he flew by (very cinematic!). Bastard crashed the bike and he sustained enough damage that his legs got wounded and couldn't use them. He could move from the waist up without any issues but his legs were not working properly. 

The half-troll dismounted his bike and proceeded to walk towards the heroes, unfortunately for him Forte managed to get up and strike the troll with a nasty punch while Bastard delivered the final shot.
They knew the couldn't catch up to the seller any longer and decided to head back and inform Guido of their failure.

Conclusion

This was more of an improvised session since real life has been getting in the way of all of us in my group. Luckily Martin and Tibaldo managed to show up and this was the result of the session. They got to test some of the changes I made based on their suggestion such as a readjustment of how prices were displayed and some minor modifications to a few skills.

Speaking of skills, I thought they already covered most of the things a player could come up with but during the session there were some scenarios which didn't quite fit under the rules of a skill and had to improvise on the result. Ill have to add a note for GMs on how to improvise with the skills.

I also noticed that the players were struggling with the principles, action points, and goals. I had to constantly remind them they have those and how to use them. One of them admitted that he probably struggled with it because he didn't have the time to read that section of the playtest document yet. I wonder if this is the case with the rest of the group. That's something ill have to look into soon.











Nov 20, 2017

CHIMERA EXCERPT - Principles & Goals



Today I bring you an excerpt from the Characters chapter as it is currently seen in the playtest document my group has.

Choose Your Principles

Principles represent your character’s inherent beliefs, morals, and individual attitudes towards particular situations. Principles are not meant to be a straining jacket for your character, they are there to help you guide your character’s actions and define what is important to them and what isn't, however, principles are also there to be challenged. In play, you get rewarded if you stick to your principles and get to use Action Points to help you achieve whatever task you undertake that involves one of your principles.

Writing Principles

Principles make a statement about what your character believes, wishes to believe, or aspires to be (whether your character admits it or not, or is aware of). They are a tool for you to consult when you don't know how your character should act. A principle cannot contradict another principle, it cannot be too vague, it must be challengeable, and it must lead to action or refrain you from acting under certain circumstances. For example, on a fantasy setting you might choose to play a knight that is honorable to its core. You choose to write “I am always honorable” as a principle for your character but it is not a good one because it is too vague. Instead, let's distill what it means to be honorable. An honorable person is honest, just, and worthy of respect, so let's use these aspects to write down at least three principles for an honorable character: “I tell the truth, even if it puts me in danger”, “I am fair, even to my enemies”, and “I always keep my word”. These statements have all the requirements to be  good principles; they can be challenged during play, they are not too vague as to encompass too many aspects, and they spring the character into action, even when it is not advantageous to do so. Some racial traits can be useful when writing principles, you should take them into consideration when writing them.

Starting Principles

You start the game with up to 3  principles which you can write on your own or choose from the list below. If you write more than one principle (maximum 3), choose one of them as your core principle (see using principles). Always consult with your GM before writing principles.
  1. I abide to the local laws.
  2. I always keep my word.
  3. I always turn tail when things go south.
  4. I enact revenge on those who do me wrong.
  5. I bring criminals to justice.
  6. I defend those weaker than me.
  7. I don't betray others.
  8. I don't steal from others.
  9. I don't aid those weaker than me.
  10. I don't help those who help the weak.
  11. I don't help those who aid criminals.
  12. I don't harm those who are defenseless.
  13. I don't show mercy to criminals.
  14. I help those less fortunate.
  15. I am only loyal to my friends.
  16. I am fair, even to my enemies.
  17. I tell the truth, even if it puts me in danger.
  18. I ensure others take the blame of my actions.
  19. I put reason over emotions, even if it puts others in danger.
  20. I never allow others to take the blame for things i’ve done.
  21. I only steal to help those less fortunate.
  22. I only lie to help good people in need.
  23. I only break the law if it us unjust or to help those in real need.
  24. I only help those in need if it advances law and order.
  25. I only help those who help me.
  26. I only help myself.

Using Principles

Besides serving as a guide for the actions of your character, you also get rewarded when you stick to your principles. You start the game with 3 Action Points which you can use to lower the number needed to land a success on a by 1, this means that if you need a 4 or a higher to get a success, you only need a 3. You commonly use Action Points on an action that helps you stick to one of your principles. For example, if you have “I defend those weaker than me.” as a principle and an enemy is about to hurt an innocent bystander, you can spend 1 Action Point to lower the success rate on a Defend roll to shield the bystander or maybe on a Melee roll in the hopes of striking down the attacker before it harms the innocent bystander. The GM has the final say on whether an Action Point can be spent on a certain roll or not.

At the start of a new session, you reset your Action Points to 3 regardless if you had any previous unspent Action Points from the last session. In addition, if at the end of the session you stuck to you core principle, you get to mark 1 additional milestone in your character sheet.

Determine Goals

Goals help you determine the needs and wants of your character and they also help you establish how your character relates to the other characters in your group and what is the initial relationship between them. A Good GM will take your goals into consideration and weave them into the current campaign, so keep your goals meaningful and challenging for your character. They can be either personal, about relationships, or related to your current mission or quest.

Writing Goals

Gather with your group and talk about past experiences you have shared together, each character’s personality, and their principles. Once you have done this think about something your character wishes to accomplish for itself through the course of the game. Write a short statement about your goal in your character sheet and let the GM and those you deem relevant in your group know about it. This will be your starting personal goal. Then, think about how have you connected with at least one of the characters in your group in a meaningful way and write one statement about something you wish to accomplish related to them. This will be your starting relationship goal. Relationship goals are always about what another character did or is capable of doing, how that made you feel, and what you will do about it. You can use your principles as a guideline when determining how your character would react or feel about something another character has done. Finally, if the nature of your first mission or quest is known to you, write a short statement about something you wish to accomplish during the adventure. It could be related to the mission itself such as "I will capture the bandit alive", it could be related to someone in your group such as "I will make sure the mission goes according to plan", or it could be something personal you want to achieve in a short term such as "I will make sure to not be a burden to my teammates during this mission". This will be your starting mission goal. If there is no apparent mission or quest, you can write a second relationship goal instead or wait until an actual mission is given to you. Below you will find a list of example goals for each of the categories.

Example:
Since Joanna’s character is a mage, she  decides that her character wishes to find something magical during the game. She writes “I will find a piece of ancient arcane lore and learn its content.” as her starting personal goal. While speaking with her group, she determines that one of the characters had her character’s back in a recent pinch and she feels she owes them for it. She discusses this with the other player, and after both agree that it's a good goal, she writes  “Grovax had my back in the last fight and I feel indebted to him. I must find a way to pay him back.” as her starting relationship goal. The GM reveals they have been hired by the local lord to clear out a goblin-infested cave. Joanna remembers how Tibaldo described his character as a wildcard and writes “I will keep Jack out of trouble during this quest.” as her mission goals.

Personal Goals Examples

  • I will amass enough wealth to build a _________ business.
  • I will amass enough wealth to retire.
  • I will ascend to one of the top ranks in the organization I am in.
  • I will become a great ally to someone in power.
  • I will better the living conditions of those who live in _________.
  • I will bring _________ to justice.
  • I will destroy _________ and all they stand for.
  • I will discover who murdered my parents.
  • I will do a random good deed everyday for a month.
  • I will find a piece of important lore and learn its content.
  • I will make a name for myself.
  • I will reveal the corruption that is eating away the city/town/village/planet of __________.

Relationship Goals Examples

  • __________  didn't come through when I needed it the most. I will make sure they atone for it.
  • __________  doesn't trust me. I must change their perception of me.
  • __________ fears my powers and for good reason. I will prove to them that I have it under control.
  • __________ had my back in the last fight and I feel indebted to them. I must find a way to pay them back.
  • __________ has much to teach me about __________ . I must learn all I can.
  • __________  is cruel. I must teach them to be compassionate.
  • __________  is destined for greatness. i will help them achieve __________  goal.
  • __________  is impressed with my abilities and seems curious. I will teach them whatever I can.
  • __________ is weak. I must teach them how to be strong.
  • __________  owes me __________ . I will make sure they pay me back.
  • __________  seems capable. I will convince them to do __________  for/with me.
  • I blame __________  for __________ .  I will make them pay.

Mission Goals Examples

  • I will capture __________ alive.
  • I will guard __________  with all I've got.
  • I will keep __________ out of trouble during this mission.
  • I will make sure no civilians are harmed during this mission.
  • I will make sure __________ sticks to the plan this time.
  • I will make sure to not be a burden to my teammates during this mission.

Resolving Goals

At the end of a session, go over your personal and relationship goals and figure out if those goals are still relevant. If it is determined by you and the other players that those goals no longer apply be it because you achieved your goals during this session or your character's’ feelings have changed. You can erase that goal and write a new goal based on recent events during the game. Mission goals can be resolved while the characters have some downtime after a mission has been completed. For each resolved goal, mark 1 milestone in your character sheet.

Nov 16, 2017

Play Report: Drought in Sulindal – Session 2 & 3


Cast
Jack – Level 2 Changeling Rogue
Lucius – Level 2 Human Mage


Summary (session 2)
After the party briefly mourned Dulin they decided to keep going forward and explore the next room but not before encountering another living spell, this time made out of acid rather than fire. No one attempted to communicate with it–something living spells are able to do (although not very good)– and decided to fight it. Once the party dealt with the threat they moved into the next room where the found four chests. The rogue decided to try and open one of them but failed, a floating metallic gauntlet of large size appeared gesturing it wanted to play rock/paper/scissors, Jack found this hilarious and decided to play along but the laughs stopped when Tibaldo (Jack) lost against me and the gauntlet punched Jack dealing a great deal of damage. Unwilling to give up, jack played a few times until he won and got regarded with a magic item. Then, jack decided to try its luck with another chest but this time he failed his roll and the chest turned out to be a mimic. The encounter did not go very well as Lucius failed an abjuration spell to try and stop the mimic and instead ended up with nailing his own mouth shut, the nails digging in deeper with each failed attempt to remove them. While Lucius struggled, Jack got eaten and failed his last breath. At this point Lucius decided to run outside towards Kolbert’s house and seek help before the nails killed him. He managed to reach Kolbert’s house in time and there he explained what happened. Jack was definitely dead and now Tibaldo was looking at what he would play next.

Conclusion
This session was even shorter than before since we got to play very late that night. Tibaldo asked if he could play Kolbert arguing that seeing another human being die partially due to his fault, it would trigger some emotions about how his wife died and it would move him to take up arms once again. Tibaldo fleshed out Kolbert’s background and decided to try Awful Good Game’s Swordmage.



Cast
Kolbert– Level 4 Human Swordmage
Lucius – Level 3 Human Mage

Summary (session 3)
When he was ready, both Lucius and Kolbert headed to the tower where they found that Dulin’s body was missing, the mimic destroyed, and Jack’s body was no where to be found as well. They climbed the spiral of stairs to a room where some wererats were ready to ambush them, of course the rat’s plans failed as the party to be too powerful for them. One of the wererats pleaded for his life and eventually attacked them out of panic when he say Lucius was not so willing to let them go. Once they cleared the room, they noticed four doors; in one of them they found what remained of Jack who was still wearing the magic item he previously gained. Two other rooms held a wererat each which refused to come out, the last room had Dulin’s body but the party did not bother to check the door since their attention moved towards the pleading wererats. One of the rats managed to escape through a window while the other blamed everything on the rat king and managed to escape the party’s grasp.
The party did not bother to loot the bodies and decided to keep climbing up the stairs until they reached the pinnacle of the tower where the rat king was supposed to be. When they arrived at the top it was already dark, the floor was unusually dark. It took them a moment to realize they were actually standing on grass and that the dark floor was actually countless of rats tightly moving about. The group found the rat king on top of a gargoyle statue and was already waiting for them and surprisingly enough had a deal for them. The rat king told them that it was thanks to him and his kin that there were no goblin raids and no necromancers. When Lucius heard the word necromancer he became curious, he already suspected something about Nil, Minerva’s assistant at the cemetery. The rat king continued explaining that since Farabrout no longer buried their dead and brought them here (to Halkorn), the necromancer would eventually follow. He also mentioned that he did not plan to stay there for long and if left alone and well fed he would keep “protecting the village” and not harm any villagers. It fell upon Kolbert to make the decision and after much debate and a serious of bad rolls to see if the king was lying, Kolbert agreed to the deal and the group left the tower to the rat king as they prepared to travel the next day to Vidreng village and meet with Inuben.
Since they were previously bitten by the wererats several times on the previous sessions, I decided to come up with some mechanics for diseases using D&D 4e’s rules for them, both of them gained the wererat fever disease. This was the result:

Resist Disease
When you make camp while afflicted by a disease and make and try to resist the effects, roll +CON
✴ On a 10+, the disease stage is reduced by 1.
✴On a 7-9+, the disease stage remains the same.
✴On a miss, the disease stage is increased by 1.
A disease normally starts at stage 1. If the disease enters a new stage, the effects of the new stage normally stacks with the effects of the old one.

Wererat Fever [Disease]
Stage 0: You are cured of the disease
Stage 1: Gain the sick debility which is ongoing until the disease is cured.
Stage 2: The fevers kick in and your appearance begings to change to that of a wererat, gain the awkward tag ongoing.
Stage 3: You change into a wererat.

The party reached the village after 3 uneventful days of travel.  As they moved around the village Lucius noticed that Vidigern was withering away and it wouldnt take long for the tree to succumb to whatever illness it was affecting it. Inuben greeted them there and suggested to move to the town hall where they could speak in private. There Inuben explained that he was one of youngest druids in Vidigern’s circle and is now the last druid of the village as the rest have taken their final druid sleep. He also explained the history behind Vidigern and how she ended up being a giant oak tree and what was needed to at least restore her health, ff she was cured, she could produce a cure for Runea. Although it was best for him to tell the party that was the only way, he did suggest that Runea has a brother that is now part of a cult known as The Cult of the All-Knowing and that they could choose to try and find him and get him to tell them how to get inside Smitheim where Uguthos is (which is something contemplated by the adventure). The party decided to try and face Mudwart, the troll king who once wounded Vidigern and retrieve her totem in other to heal her since it would save the most amount of lives. Before leaving, Lucius and Kolbert decided to leave offerings to Vidigern and prey for their disease to be cured which was granted with a successful roll.

With the help of Lucius’ arcane familiar the party reached the troll king’s lair and proceeded with caution. After a while, they encountered two giant doors; one appeared to not be guarded while the other was protected by a large frog with a tentacle on its back. This was Krognor, Mudwart’s pet. Lucius secretly casted a divination spell to see which door led to the troll king faster. The roll failed which led him to believe the unguarded door was the best option when in reality it was the sleeping quarters of 3 trolls. Lucius opened the door with confidence leading to the trolls awaking and rapidly attacking them. After a few bad rolls, Lucius got his act finally together and dealt with two of the trolls while Kolbert used his held Magic wisely and was able to deal with Krognor and one of the trolls.

Conclusion
This session I got to see more of the mage being used and the comments by Martin about the class’ flexibility without feeling overpowered was good to hear since that was what I was thriving for. Overall the session went pretty smoothly, the players seem pretty interested about the plot. Particularly it was pleasing to see how they were trying to piece everything together; the drought, the dwarves of smitheim closing the dam, and Runea’s condition.

Nov 13, 2017

The Chronomancer Updated!




The Chronomancer - A Dungeon World Playbook has been updated with new artwork and a few more magic items! Personally, this is one of my favorite classes from the ones I've done so far. I strongly recommend taking a look.





Nov 12, 2017

The Chronomancer - A Dungeon World Playbook


The chronomancer recently reached Best Copper Seller on DrivethruRPG. As it has become our custom, we are in the process of updating the class' artwork and layout to match our most recent products. This will be the third iteration for the cover art. Take a look at the new one and the ones before it and tell us which one is your favorite.


Newest


Second


Original






Nov 10, 2017

Chimera Excerpt - Wealth & Equipment



Today I bring you an excerpt from the Wealth and Equipment chapter as it is currently seen in the playtest document my group currently has. I drew inspiration from D&D and Dungeon World to come up with what you see here. My goals were the following:

  • To simplify the amount of coins/credits/money you had to keep track of.
  • Provide a simple way to live a lifestyle without having to track all of your money.
  • Make equipment as generic as possible and add modifications to suit your gear to your needs.
This is subject to change as I receive feedback from the players and any suggestions you might decide to leave in the comment section below. Let me know if I achieved my goals or how I can improve them


Wealth & Equipment

More often than not, characters will likely need to rely on more than just their attributes and talents. Having enough wealth and the right set of equipment could be the difference between success or failure. In this chapter you will find rules and guidelines to handle wealth, buying equipment, and acquiring services.

Wealth

The Chimera Roleplaying System uses an abstract wealth mechanic that can be used in any type of game, be it a fantasy, modern, or sci-fi setting where there is a fairly standard economy where the minutiae of keeping track of everything owned, bought, and how much money you have left isn't important or an apocalyptic setting where keeping track of every resource you have left and living on the edge  is part of the focus of the game. It all depends on the focus given to Wealth as explained in the sections below.

Wealth & Resources

Wealth measures the overall lifestyle you can sustain based on what you own while Resources is your immediate expendable income. 0 Wealth means you are as poor as a person can be, you have no place to call home and living on the streets exposes you to great danger. A 1-2 Wealth means you have a modest lifestyle and you can cover your basic needs such as simple food, lodging, clothing, and putting a modest roof under your head.  3-4 Wealth means you can live in reasonable comfort. You can acquire modest food, lodging, and clothing. You can afford a comfortable home, set up a small business, and own one or two modest forms of transportation. 5+ Wealth Means you can lead a luxurious life with ease. You might own a mansion or several comfortable homes, you can afford the best food, lodging and clothing, you own one or two expensive forms of transportation, you attend social events with frequency and have connections in high places.

Acquiring & Losing Wealth

Through the course of a campaign you will be regarded with treasure in the form of Resources and in some cases with Wealth. These rewards may come as payment for a mission you accomplished, loot you found on an enemy, the profits of exercising your profession during some downtime, or merely by chance. Besides receiving rewards, you can exchange Resources to increase your Wealth. For every 30 Resources you can increase your Wealth by 1. Turning Resources into Wealth means that you have invested a significant amount of your income to preserve your current lifestyle. Handing out loans, saving money in a bank to generate interest, buying properties and land, or investing your money on a business are all good examples of ways to represent this exchange. The more Wealth you have the easier it is to mingle and request the aid of those in power but also to draw unwanted attention to yourself. Alternatively, when there is something you want to buy but lack the money, you can turn Wealth into Resources using the exchange rate mentioned above by selling something you own of great value. Turning Resources to Wealth and vise versa takes time, the GM will tell you how long it would take.

Upkeep

Besides taking the effort to increase your Wealth you must devote some capital to preserve it. Each month you must pay 15 Resources per Wealth level to sustain it. If you fail to do so, you reduce your Wealth by 1.

Currency

While the game handles wealth in an abstract matter your character is handling real money in the world they inhabit. Fantasy settings usually deal in coins which are called just that, coins, or have distinctive values such as copper, gold, and silver pieces with a standard exchange rate between the three. Games based in a modern setting deal in the current currency available in the location and the era the game takes place in, while sci-fi games typically deal in a generalized currency called credits or galactic credits. Now, what does it mean to have 1 Resource for your character?  It is up to the GM to determine how much a resource is worth in their games and to inform their group, but it might mean that in a fantasy setting your character has maybe 5 coins to buy that bundle of arrows. In a modern setting it could mean your character only has 2 or 3 dollars left to buy a decent meal, or in a sci-fi setting it might mean you only have 100 credits to decide if to stay in that disgusting hotel you just passed for one night or buy a box of ammo for your gun. It is up to the GM to determine how much a resource is worth in their games. Continuing with the coin example, lets say 5 coins equal 1 Resource. In order for you to sustain the lifestyle of an aristocrat in your world, you would need to invest 750 coins (5 Wealth) to acquire that level of comfort and then spend 375 coins (75 Resources) each month to maintain it.

Purchasing Equipment

Equipment pricing falls under one of the following categories: inexpensive, fair, expensive, or exorbitant. Inexpensive items such as rations for the road, a rope, or a bundle of arrows, cost between 1 Resource. Fair items such as a sword costs 3. A pricey item like a pistol or a suit of armor costs 6. An expensive item such as a rifle costs 12 Resources. An exorbitant item such as a modest car might cost 24 Resources. Luxurious items such a mansion, stronghold, or a starship might cost 48 Resources, while a castle or a spaceship might cost 96 Resources. Some equipment might have additional costs based on their availability, legal restrictions, and additional modifications.

Selling Equipment

Assuming what you are trying to sell is in good condition and working, you can sell it for half its value in Resources rounded down (minimum 0). In the event you have multiple items you want to sell which half of their value rounded down would mean it's 0, you can sell them in pairs to receive 1 Resource.

Repairing Equipment

Equipment will get damaged from time to time. Repair a piece of equipment usually has a cost of half of its value in Resources rounded down (minimum 1).

Reading Equipment & Services

The equipments and services section shares a similar structured format as skills which is described below.

Equipment or Service Category Name

Armor & Shields
Equipment and services are all grouped thematically under a category. Above you see the category that contains all the armor and shields the characters could acquire.

Category Description

Like weapons, armor and shields can be enhanced one way or another; they can be made from different materials, they can possess different gadgets to increase versatility, refined craftsmanship to enhance protection, or resist different types of damage such as ballistic and energy. Each Armor or shield can have one major modification, one moderate modification, and one minor modification. You can exchange one major modification for a moderate or minor modification, or you could exchange a moderate modification for a minor one as well. Below you will find modifications you can make to your armor and shields.
Next comes the description of the category which may only contain a few lines describing what you will find while others have rules that govern the entries it contains. The example seen above belongs to the Armor & Shield Modifications category.

Subcategory Name & Description

Axes
Axes are wedged tools with an axehead and a handle that can serve to cut, split wood, and as a weapon.
Right after the category description you will find subcategories, each with its name and description following the same format as categories. The example above belongs to axes

Equipment or Service Name

Axe (Light)  
The first line of an equipment or service is its name. This is how the equipment will be referred throughout this book. Next to the name you will find a symbol which represents to what genre the talent is best suited for. The red symbol is for fantasy, the black symbol is for modern games, and the purple symbol is for sci-fi.

Equipment or Service Description

Light axes include fireman’s axes, hand axes, hatchets, tomahawks, or any other light tool with an axehead
Right after the name you will see a small description of what the equipment or service is all about. The example above belongs to the Axe (Light) weapons.

Cost, Requirements, and Properties

  • Cost: 12.
  • Requires: Energy Resistance.
  • Properties: +Deflective, Mod (moderate).
After the description comes different sections that describe the cost of an item in Resources, what requirements it may have, and its properties. The example above is for the Deflective modification for shields. Not all items have these three sections, some of them may only have one or two.


Equipment & Services

Skill and talent are important for any character in order for them to survive but sometimes having the right weapon or piece of gear could mean the difference between life and death. In the following section you will find almost everything your character needs to brave the perilous roads they will travel. Most of the equipment and the services here are presented in a somewhat abstract manner to save time while making characters and keeping track of their equipment. Imagine how big this chapter would be if every piece of equipment or service a character could acquire is accounted for.

Equipment Properties

Each piece of equipment will have a certain quantity of properties that help describe what they do. Some of the properties have a described definition while others are there to give players and the GM cues.

  • Agonizing: The pain caused by this weapon is excruciating. When you attack a creature, on a success the target is weak and shaky for one round. 
  • Accurate: It gives you Advantage on Ranged rolls. 
  • Ammo: Is an abstract way to keep track of ammunition for certain ranged weapons. See the Ranged skill to see how you lose ammo. 
  • Area: This equipment affects a small area within a range determined in parenthesis. E.g. Area (close, near). 
  • Armor: It protects you from damage. You subtract the armor value indicated in front of this property from damage you take. If the armor value does not have a “+” sign it does not stack with other types of armor. 
  • Autofire: It can shower your enemies with multiple bullets. When you make a ranged attack with a weapon with autofire, you can spend 1 ammo to attack everything in an area up to the weapon’s range. 
  • Ballistic: Weapons that shoot bullets ignore 1 Armor unless the armor is padded to stop bullets. Weapons that deal damage to a user wearing armor with the ballistic property don't ignore 1 armor. 
  • Blazing: On your command, the weapon can deal Burning damage instead of its normal type. On a successful attack, the target takes ongoing burning damage that ignores armor equal to the numeric value of this property until they take a round to put it out. E.g. “1 Blazing” deals 1 ongoing burning damage. 
  • Cloaked: When you stand still for a few seconds, you become invisible until you move. 
  • Cold Iron: Weapons made out of this material deal double damage against fey creatures. 
  • Cumbersome: It is difficult to carry or use. You have Disadvantage on all Agility based rolls. 
  • Cushioned: It reduces falling damage by half rounded down (minimum 0). 
  • Damage: Indicates how much damage a creature takes from an attack with this weapon along the damage type. 
  • Dangerous: Mishandling it may have severe consequences. 
  • Defensive: It helps you defend against attacks. You have Advantage on Defend rolls equal to the numeric value of this property. 
  • Deflective: It bounces back an attack made against you with an energy weapon. When you make a Defend roll against an energy based attack or effect, on a success you can deflect that same attack to it’s source. 
  • Displacement: It provides you with Advantage on Dodge rolls made against ranged attacks from far range. 
  • Energy: Damage dealt with this weapon is considered energy damage. Energy damage ignores 2 armor unless the armor is modified to withtake energy damage. Weapons with the energy property usually require 1 or more energy cells to operate which are Fair in price. Weapons that deal damage to a user wearing armor with the energy property don't ignore 2 armor. 
  • Forceful: It pushes the target away. Small creatures can get pushed back up to 20 feet 
  • Freezing: On your command, the weapon can deal Freezing damage instead of its normal type. On a successful attack, the target is shaky and slowed for one round. 
  • Genetic Tag: It only works when you wield it or when a member of your species wields it. This trigger is decided upon the item’s creation. 
  • Ignores Armor: It forgoes all or a specific type of armor described in the description of the item. 
  • Immunity: It is or it makes you immune to a certain type of damage or effect. 
  • Implant: It must be grafted to your body. 
  • Life Support: It allows you to survive in hostile environments such as the vacuum of space. 
  • Mod: Describes a type of modification done to a piece of equipment. 
  • Motion-Assist: It provides Advantage when making Athletics rolls to grapple or smash through objects. 
  • Organic: It is made out of organic material that functions like real technology but it is undetectable by scanners that check for electronic devices. 
  • Penetrating: It goes through armor. You subtract the numeric value from this property from armor. 
  • Poison: It is poisonous. Applied poisons need to be carefully applied or the creature must ingest it. Touch poisons work immediately after contact. 
  • Range: Suggests the distances the weapon can reach or propel projectiles. 
  • Rechargeable: It requires to periodically recharge through an energy source or requires to be refueled. 
  • Reload: It takes some time to reload. Usually a round or so. 
  • Resistance: It is or it makes you resistant to a certain type of damage or effect. 
  • Restricted: It is restricted and requires some sort of permit in order to own it legally, usually the same cost as the weapon itself. 
  • Shocking: On your command, the weapon can deal Shocking damage instead of its normal type. On a successful attack, the target is dazed for one round. 
  • Silenced: It does not make any sound or is significantly muffled. 
  • Silvered: This weapon has been coated with silver. Some creatures like werewolves are vulnerable to such materials. 
  • Thrown: It can reach a certain distance when thrown. A thrown item does not count as ammo. 
  • Worn: It must be worn in order to function.

Armor & Shields


Below you will find examples of the various types of armor you can don and shields you can carry.


Armor Armor helps you protect yourself from harm by reducing the amount of damage you take from a blow.
Armor (Cloth) Cloth armor includes, boots, coats, jackets, loincloths, pants, and robes. Cost: 3. Properties: worn.
Armor (Light) Light armor includes brigandine armor, flack jackets, hide armor, tough leather, and protective gear made out from bones. Cost: 6. Properties: 1 Armor, Worn.
Armor (Medium) Medium armor includes chainmail, full riot gear, military combat armor, and scale mail. Cost: 12. Properties: 2 Armor, Cumbersome, Worn. Armor (Heavy) Heavy armor possess thick plates usually made out of metal that protects the entire body. Cost: 24 Properties: 3 Armor, Cumbersome, Worn.
Armor (Power) Power armor is made using advanced military technology to make it more durable and powerful. Power armor is made to possess the qualities of other pieces of equipment such as a life support system that allows you to survive the vacuum of space, poison filters, and a radiation engine to prevent radiation damage. Power armor is usually fueled by either potent energy cells or fusion cores. Cost: 48 Properties: 4 Armor, Cumbersome, Immunity (poison, radiation), Life support, Worn.