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Blood and Bone is a dark and gritty fantasy roleplaying game.

Play as a ragtag company of sellswords, a savage band of raiders, or a gang of outlaws and thieves in the unique and deadly world of Ossura.

Create rich characters, driven by human desires in stories fueled by war, intrigue, and exploration.

Mechanics:

The core mechanic is a simple, streamlined d20 based system -- easy to learn and easy to use.

Character customization is the heart of the system. There are no professions or classes, instead, characters define themselves through an expansive list of unique Traits.

Half the book is a campaign setting, which can be easily used with any other roleplaying system.

To get a free copy of the Quickplay rules, click here.

To purchase just the campaign setting, click here.

This title includes:

  • Blood and Bone Core Rules
  • Ossura Campaign Setting
  • Introductory Adventure: The Red Road
  • World Map
  • Character Sheets

 
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HaikenEdge . October 05, 2017 2:14 pm UTC
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The Full-Size Preview won't load.
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Arcana G October 05, 2017 5:51 pm UTC
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Thanks for the heads up, it should work just fine now!
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HaikenEdge . October 06, 2017 12:08 am UTC
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Still neither of the previews work.
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Jesse B October 01, 2017 4:58 pm UTC
$40 for an 89 page book? That's a bit steep. What a shame, I waited 2 months for the PoD. Good luck.
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Arcana G October 01, 2017 5:13 pm UTC
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We opted for a premium heavyweight print in full color -- this means a more expensive but superior quality product.
We may yet release a soft cover product that will be significantly less expensive.
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Johnathan T October 02, 2017 4:06 am UTC
yea, 40 bucks for 89 pages, ill have to pass, possible get the pdf .
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Arcana G October 21, 2017 7:43 pm UTC
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We now have a more affordable softcover option as well.
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Logan H September 09, 2017 10:22 am UTC
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Will we see any further supplements to the game?
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Arcana G September 10, 2017 3:39 pm UTC
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Absolutely. We plan on releasing some adventures in the near future.
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Arcana G September 08, 2017 5:02 pm UTC
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Print on demand go live on October first!
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Ryan H September 04, 2017 5:36 pm UTC
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The text and images for the NPC, Risen and Bestiary sections of the book are blurry making it difficult to read without squinting at it. Just thought I would bring it up since no-one else has made mention of it yet.
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Arcana G September 08, 2017 5:03 pm UTC
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Thanks for the heads up Ryan, we compressed things to make the file easier to download, but we can increase the resolution on those sections.
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Jesse B September 01, 2017 9:20 pm UTC
Any update on the PoD? The cash is burning a hole in my pocket.
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Arcana G September 08, 2017 5:03 pm UTC
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Print on demand go live on October first!
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Jayson L September 01, 2017 7:58 am UTC
Any news on the PoD for this?
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Arcana G September 08, 2017 5:03 pm UTC
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Print on demand go live on October first!
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Marc T August 24, 2017 3:46 am UTC
I was looking through the traits while trying to make a character and cam across the "Alert" trait:
ALERT
Prerequisite:Master Perception
Benefit: If your Alacrity is less than 10, treat it as if it
were 10.
Benefit: Surprise attacks against you do not gain
Advantage.
Benefit: Increase your Perception Skill one Rank.

What die do you roll with Master rank +1?
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Arcana G August 24, 2017 4:15 pm UTC
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Many Traits increase a Skill by one rank. If a Character is already Master Rank when they take such a Trait, they do not gain this benefit, as Skills cannot exceed Master Rank. Thank you for pointing out that error. Alert should not have the third benefit.
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Alex R August 06, 2017 5:44 pm UTC
Could you please say something about the magic system, which isn't in the quickstart rules. Who can use magic? What are the limits of magic powers? Mechanically, how does magic work (spell slots, magic points, etc)? Thanks!
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Arcana G August 09, 2017 1:57 am UTC
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Absolutely! So called magic in in the setting is referred to as Blood. It can be gained thought the Traits that characters gain as they level, if the take the first Trait at character creation. It has the power to destroy and repair flesh, and even raise the dead. Mechanically it functions like all other Traits, giving access to abilities, granting perks, and empowering characters. Characters that use Blood do have a magic point system, called Power. Blood abilities frequently cost one or two Power. Power be replenished through rest, or from nearby deaths.
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Thomas B August 01, 2017 8:25 pm UTC
Now here is a question, when creating a campaign with Blood and Bone does a DM need to make all the NPC selfish, greedy, or unpleasant? Can he encourage his players to consider making characters who are generally decent people, though not without flaws, and actually have it that there can be heroes?

Mainly, is one required to make things as grim and cynical as Game of Thrones/A Song of Ice and Fire? I am fine with low fantasy which is a bit gritty, but not if it has to be played like that series.
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Arcana G August 05, 2017 8:03 pm UTC
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The players can absolutely be good characters, and villains can certainly be evil. Blood and Bone simply encourages steering away from binary absolutes in favor of human motivations. Your game can be as dark (or light) as you want, the system just suggests that both of those are shades of grey.
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Jayson L August 01, 2017 6:24 pm UTC
Any Plans on making this a POD, as I prefer the print books and this looks interesting
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Arcana G August 05, 2017 8:03 pm UTC
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Absolutely. Physical copies will be available later this month.
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Jeff W July 27, 2017 3:12 pm UTC
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Is there a chance the PDF will actually be optimized? 300+mb for 90 pages, no bookmarks, makes it kind of a pain.
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Arcana G July 28, 2017 1:03 am UTC
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Hey Jeff, thanks for pointing that out. We've put up an optimized version that is about 30mb.
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A Point of Inspiration A July 05, 2017 2:29 pm UTC
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Could we get a look at some more of the interior art? That's the one thing stopping me from buying this book right now. When I look at the Kickstarter, the art you guys show here is way better than the art shown 2 years ago.
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Arcana G July 05, 2017 4:34 pm UTC
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Certainly, we'll put more up. Fortunately we had the budget to use superior art to that shown on the Kickstarter.
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Todd S July 03, 2017 1:28 am UTC
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How gritty/deadly is the combat? Is it standard d20 fare with roll vs AC and do damage to an abstract pool of HP? I like the look of this, but I'm trying to decide whether to get the full product or the setting-only product (I prefer a deadlier style of combat).
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Arcana G July 05, 2017 4:38 pm UTC
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It's inspired by classic d20, but, that said, is its own beast. Damage isn't rolled -- succeeding on an attack results in a "damage" called a wound. Most characters have around three vitality, or "health". We'll be putting up a free quickplay soon.
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Todd S July 05, 2017 9:29 pm UTC
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Ah, sounds good. I prefer wound levels to generalized hit points.
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Newton P July 02, 2017 7:57 pm UTC
You are offering the campaign world/setting separate from the rule-system. Will you be offering the rule-system separate from the campaign world?
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Arcana G July 02, 2017 8:26 pm UTC
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We don't intend to offer a stand alone rules system at this time.
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Valentinos K July 02, 2017 2:34 pm UTC
Sounds interesting. Love the artwork. Though I am not sure what it has to offer in comparison to other gritty systems out there (like any vanilla version of d100 for instance)
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Arcana G July 05, 2017 4:42 pm UTC
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Thank you! Even if you feel one gritty system is similar tot he next, the setting of Blood and Bone is truly unique and can be purchased independent of the mechanics.
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Valentinos K July 10, 2017 5:41 am UTC
Off course. But I was genuinely curious about what makes the system unique :)
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