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Did you want to play a showdown at high noon? A fight with the cardinal’s guards? Did you want to protect the Systems Alliance from an alien horde, or hunt down the goblins that attacked a village of innocent peasants? You can do all this and more with Sword’s Edge.

Sword’s Edge is a streamlined role-playing game that allows you to simulate a variety of genres with a focus on characters and stories. Its simple mechanics allow for quick resolution but also quick preparation. From the designer of Nefertiti Overdrive, Centurion, and Sword Noir, this is a game that gives you a robust framework on which to play and then gets out of your way.

You can find more information at the Sword's Edge Publishing website.

Adventures for Sword's Edge are being crowd-funded through Patreon.

 
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Hugh A January 21, 2018 8:52 am UTC
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Hi, I bought the bundle. I'm struggling with the rules a bit-page 38- how is the TN 18 arrived at in the example at the top of the page? All of the TN's in the SFX section confuse me, to be honest. If the highest rank is good then the TN base should be 17 yes? I'd love an answer.
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Fraser R January 21, 2018 3:56 pm UTC
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Hi Hugh

Yup. That's an error. Embarrassing, but honestly thankful that you found it. I'll be updating the PDFs with the corrected text presently. Cheers!

Stay frosty!
Fraser
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Hugh A January 22, 2018 6:18 am UTC
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Thanks for the reply sir, overall I can't wait to give the system a tryout. You and your team have done a great job overall.
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Fraser R January 22, 2018 11:41 am UTC
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Thank you very much for your kind words. And thank you so much for your support and your enthusiasm - both are greatly appreciated. I hope you and your group have fun!

Stay frosty!
Fraser
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Moreau J January 17, 2018 9:23 pm UTC
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i m pretty currious about the system used, i saw it runs with 2d10 (adding bonuses or maluses). But does it use Stats and feature (à la Basic RP 1D00) or traits (à la over the edge/risus) ?
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Fraser R January 18, 2018 12:43 am UTC
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Hi Jean-Frédéric

This is a quick description of the resolution mechanics from the Kickstarter page (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1153118353/swords-edge-the-tabletop-role-playing-game). There is more information there as well as on our website (http://swordsedgepublishing.ca/tag/swords-edge-system/)

Characters in Sword's Edge are made up of Qualities, which are short descriptive words or phrases. These Qualities each have a rank which provides a bonus to die rolls when the player can explain how the Qualities apply to the action the character is taking.

When attempting an action which could have an interesting outcome, the player rolls two ten-sided dice, adds the bonuses from the character's Qualities, and then compares that to a target number to decide both if the character succeeded and how well the character succeeded.

There are two example characters sheets on the Kickstarter site that you can also find here:
http://bit.ly/2DKOGkV
http://bit.ly/2DotHYc...See more
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Moreau J January 18, 2018 10:50 am UTC
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thanks for the answer, i might check the bundle soon.
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Moreau J January 18, 2018 1:38 pm UTC
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PS : i checked the first chapter, some stuffs reminds me a couple of other traits based system like the pool, risus, or dan bayn's wushu. I like also how the mj doesnt have to roll dice, and the motto "don't ask me, tell me".
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Fraser R January 18, 2018 11:36 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Thanks so much for your support and I'm very glad it's proved to be interesting for you. I hope it brings you some enjoyment.

Stay frosty!
Fraser
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Moreau J January 22, 2018 12:40 am UTC
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i DLed the updated version, is it me or i cant find the character sheet in the book ?
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Fraser R January 22, 2018 1:53 am UTC
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Yup. I screwed up. Seems to be my day for it. I'll have a new file up within the hour and you'll receive another DL message. My apologies.

Fraser
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Moreau J January 22, 2018 3:13 pm UTC
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awesome ^_^

thanks a lot
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Jeffrey D January 03, 2018 4:12 pm UTC
Shortly after the Kickstarter, I my hands on review a copy of Swords Edge and wrote a review on EN World Here:http://www.enworld.org/forum/content.php?4781-Role-Play-Along-The-Sword-s-Edge

If you're in the market for an RPG which emphasizes story and/or narrative style, I don’t think you can go wrong here.
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Fraser R January 03, 2018 11:55 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
I appreciate both the effort you put into the review and your recommendation here. Thanks so much!
-Fraser
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This title was added to our catalog on October 13, 2017.