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Steel & Flame

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Many fantasy RPGs mimic D&D or Tolkienesque fantasy worlds. This one is based on classic sword-and-sorcery games of high adventure. The characters are more likely to be swashbuckling barbarians or muscled thieves than paladins or dwarves.

Steel & Flame is a tabletop RPG that combines the stats of the classic Barbarians of Lemuria system with elements of Fate. Statting up a character takes a few minutes.

Your character is made of 8 stats (4 combat-oriented and 4 non-combat-oriented), Health Points, and points in a wide variety of careers. To resolve an action, roll Fate dice, and add points from the appropriate stats and/or careers.

One particularly nice thing about this system is that it let you see how well you succeed at an action, instead of just indicating success or failure. You can make a Fantastic leap from a burning airship or a Terrible swing at a snarling harem guard.

All character rules fit on one page, with magic on another page, and GM advice on the final page.

Steel & Flame is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license (CC BY-SA 3.0).

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August 10th, 2015
A very rules lite combo of the FATE ladder for doing things and the old Barbarians of Lemuria game. This adds degrees of success and failure, without all the aspects and other personalization of Fate. Very quick combat oriented. [...]
July 10th, 2014
A combination of Barbarians of Lemuria (which I love) and Fate (, Steel & Flame is is quick and simple with very light mechanical crunch and only a few hints of world detail fluff. I would say it is perfect for an evening's pic [...]
February 13th, 2014
This is a very simple system, but at that it is very flexible that allows you to run any kind of character. A great game for an evening of Sword & Sorcery! [...]
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This title was added to our catalog on January 29, 2014.