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Blade and Lockpick. A game engine for solo and two player games

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Blade & Lockpick is a role playing engine written with the following goals:

To present a group-oriented resolution system where the party act as a group, not a collection of individuals.

To provide a universal resolution system that could handle combat, mountaineering and research projects equally well.

To allow an interesting game where one player can easily handle a group of characters.

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The dice-pool based system allows a group of characters to pool their skills, abilities and talents against an obstacle or foe and accounts for things like:

*Large monsters

*Deception and situational advantages

*Magic

*Character skills, raw abilities, masteries and unusual talents

and much more.

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Fast.

A complex battle with 4-6 characters on each side can be resolved in minutes instead of an hour, and without being a simple all-or-nothing outcome either.

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No game engine would be complete without a character creation system.

In fact, we offer three ways to build interesting, fun characters, neither of which will take more than 5 minutes per character. 

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Several systems for improving characters over time, including by experience points, narratively or through a Milestone system, ideally suited for story-driven campaigns.

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What if you can't decide what to play? We offer a tool to roll up a random campaign pitch.

Ever thought about doing a Low Fantasy light-hearted Heist adventure? 

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Lastly, you get a collection of solo-gaming tools, including an "Oracle" to answer game questions, random event systems, a table for determining the actions of your rivals and enemies and a "Between scenes" system for foiling your best laid plans.

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Rather than being a game that can also be used for solo adventures, Blade & Lockpick was written specifically with the needs, concerns and difficulties of the solo gamer in mind.

It is also perfectly suited for those who like to play with a single player and a GM, but who would like to control a group of characters.

Lastly, you can use the system with a conventional gaming group interested in a more group-driven, narrative approach to gaming. 

 
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Dillard R November 15, 2017 5:04 am UTC
PURCHASER
page 26 A character that qualifies as a Master may add two additional dice to the poo.
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Ivan S November 15, 2017 1:06 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Myself, 2 family members and 3 proof readers and somehow that never got noticed.
Fixed! (and cleaned up, we can't have errant poo in our games!)
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Dillard R November 15, 2017 4:39 am UTC
PURCHASER
How can you win a challenge against an obstacle with a rating of 7? You can't roll a 7 on a die 6?
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Ivan S November 15, 2017 4:41 am UTC
PUBLISHER
Cheers.
As written you can’t win against a 7.
If you roll a 6 and have a relevant Skill, you will draw, meaning you get to drop the difficulty but remove a character.

Use it for challenges that the party can’t overcome without taking a beating.
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November 14, 2017 10:06 am UTC
Is it suitable for 3 players and no GM ?

My group play with Usurper, Dugeon scum and starport scum. Great games.
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Ivan S November 14, 2017 7:29 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Cheers and thank you.
Yes, you can play in a group game, GM less.
If you are familiar with the Mythic Game master emulator, it works a little bit like that, but with a group oriented resolution system, instead of rolling for each character.
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