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The Crying Blades Houserules

turned into a Black Hack hack

If you've seen The Crying Blades, you know which game I'm talking about...

But you probably didn't, so just know this little game is inspired by The Black Hack from David Black.

The Crying Hack is a fantasy, classic OSR, easy game. It's built on the fundation of The Black Hack and it aims to retain its simplicity and flexibility, while introducing a few twists and houserules. Those houserules are a streamlined, simplified version of some of those you will find in the complete game The Crying Blades.

In the Crying Hack, for example, you will find: Attributes based Saving Throws, the Gift score for re-rolls and multiclassing, new and unique talents for each class, a special melee combat roll that resolves attacking and defending in a single unique roll, special rolls for Turns-based exploration and encounters, Hirelings, etc.

And if you like The Crying Hack, please consider buying a copy of The Crying Blades.


The game is officially out of beta!

But still... in case you find any typos or mistakes, please get in touch.

 
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Todor P June 16, 2017 8:39 am UTC
I am not sure I understand why you need to resolve both attack and defense on the same roll. What if the monster wants to attack another PC and not the one who attacked it?
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Davide P June 16, 2017 9:15 am UTC
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Hi Todor, thanks for your question.

I like to resolve both attack and defense in the same roll mostly for two reasons:
- The monster is likely to attack a PC that attacked it because it often makes sense to imagine a scene where the two of them are mutually engaged in combat
- The single roll avoids most (not all) of those rounds where both the PC and the monster miss their attack

In other words, the combat situations described at my table often center on multiple one-to-one exchanges of attacks (because of the PCs' positions on our imaginary map, because of the PCs' tactics for example to engage a monster so that it will not attack a weaker character, and so on). In those scenes, we quickly got bored of those "useless" rounds where both sides miss their attacks.
The single roll resolves that. We had lots of fun and bloodier fights with that.
It still allows flexibility: if the PC attacks monster-one, then monster-two can still attack the PC and it simply...See more
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