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BASH! Fantasy: Legends of Steel is an update to the BASH! Fantasy RPG system published by Basic Action Games, set in the gritty Sword & Sorcery world of Erisa created by Jeff Mejia, using the BASH! rules written by Chris Rutkowsky.

The Setting: The World of Erisa

Legends of Steel is the name of the campaign setting which takes place in the world of Erisa. Erisa was inspired by the comic book and cartoon Sword & Sorcery fiction of the 70s and 80s, where Heroes could adventure in a world reminiscent of such comics.

Erisa is a world where decadent empires struggle to hold their frontiers against barbarian hordes, where demon-worshiping priests practice their dark arts in primeval forests, and where sell-swords, bravos and mercenaries of every stripe carouse away their fortunes in the crowded taverns and hazy lotus dens of vice-ridden port cities. There are fortunes to be won and lost, epic battles to fight, despots to usurp, and ancient evils to destroy. So grab your sword and a fast horse, there is adventure to be had!

Erisa is the “official” campaign world of the Legends of Steel Sword & Sorcery setting, but you can also use the resources in this book to create a Sword & Sorcery world of your very own. You can also use the BASH! Fantasy: Legends of Steel rules engine to drive a more high fantasy style campaign if you wish. Additional support products coming soon will aid you in this.


BASH! Fantasy: Legends of Steel uses the BASH! Engine also used by BASH! Ultimate Edition, and all the other BASH! family of products. The core mechanic is roll 2d6, multiply by the Stat, Skill, or Power being used, higher number wins (ties go to the Hero). Something that differs here is BASH! Fantasy: Legends of Steel is made for characters at the Heroic Scale, as opposed to the Super Heroic Scale of BASH! Ultimate Edition. 

This game features fast character creation, quick combat, and dozens of powers to build your character. You only need a pair of ordinary six-siders, this book and and a 3x5 card for your character, but we included a character sheet anyway! There are hordes of monsters, traps, and other dangers for your heroes to face down as well.

The Download includes 2 files: a high-res version of the PDF and a lower resolution version that makes it easier to handle on a tablet.




The following supplements are planned for the near future: 

SCEPTER OF THE SERPENT QUEEN: An original adventure by Chris Rutkowsky

NARRATOR'S SCREEN: A 3-panel (6 page) set of GM Screen inserts. Use them to roll and run random encounters, look up equipment, hazards, extended checks, and a variety of other useful information without even opening the book!

FANTASY RACES GUIDE: A cross sectio of dozens of fantasy folk from elves, dwarves, goblins, and orcs, to rarer and stranger beings such as the naga, forgedfolk, and cathulian.

CHARACTER BUILD TEMPLATES: A number of pre-made "Packages" to help quickly build a character by assigning powers, skills, advantages, etc. Will be usable as a printable deck of cards so you can "deal" a character on the fly!

GRIMOIRE OF MAGIC: A no-frills PDF packed with spells for the Seven Colleges of Magic (earth, fire, air, water, light, dark, and nature), Universal Spells, Epic Spells, and a "Spells Per Day" alternate magic system called Spellcrafting.

FOLIO OF MAGIC ITEMS: A book with dozens of magic items, as well as rules on how to create your own, how to identify and repair items, etc. 




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April 30, 2018 2:47 pm UTC
Hi there, interested in getting into Bash. I have the old Bash fantasy. was wondering if I get LOS, are the codex, folio, and grimoire compatible or needed with LOS?
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Chris R April 30, 2018 3:42 pm UTC
They are compatible. They are not needed, but each adds something to the game. LoS is a sword & sorcery game where magic is more rare and humans are the only playable species. The add-ons are for doing a more high-fantasy campaign. The Codex adds fantasy races, the folio adds magic items as equipment (in LoS you can buy them as a Power) and gives dozens of example items and rules for crafting them, and the Grimoire adds a defined spell list and magic system (magic is divided into various elemental "Colleges" each with their own spell list; by default anybody with the Magic Advantage gets access to two colleges). It also includes Epic Spells that allow you to do more powerful things, such as resurrect a fallen ally.
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April 30, 2018 9:19 pm UTC
thanks. I'll start with LoS .
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George F March 23, 2017 12:50 pm UTC
How different is the core of this from the original BASH! Fantasy Edition?
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Chris R March 23, 2017 6:44 pm UTC
The difference is pretty significant; about as different as BASH! Ultimate Edition was from the original BASH!.
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George F March 23, 2017 7:19 pm UTC
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Nicholas B January 05, 2016 9:42 pm UTC
Keen to check this out although working in insurance/pension the name Erisa is evoking a very different reaction in me not related to high fantasy.....
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Jeffrey M February 05, 2016 2:14 pm UTC
Though I worked in Health insurance and Human Resources at the time- so I get it - the name is really derived from the Greek Goddess Eris- Goddess of Discord, Strife, and Chaos.
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