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BIND: Core Rules

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BIND is a fast-paced fantasy RPG focussed on problem-solving for players, and easy game-maintenance for GMs.

Who needs backstory?  Players get thrown into a new world, and spend Story Points to summon their past only once they see the world.

Who wants to read all that lore on session 0?  Default character creation here is random, so nobody needs to make decisions. If you roll up a high Strength score and a low Speed score, you need to decide what that means, buy a few skills for your concept, and the game starts.

Gnome, dwarf, human, gnoll, and elf - standing by a wall.

Players get Fate Points, enemies don't. The result is fast-paced combat, where even the largest opponent can be felled in one or two strikes.  Combat rarely goes past two rounds.

The XP system contains heavy narrative elements, with players picking a code which gives rewards for embodying their creed.

BIND will never see house-rules. You can download all source-files online, change them, and reprint the pdf.

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Greg H March 27, 2023 10:56 am UTC
Seems to be an error - I’ve purchased it, it’s in my library, but doesn’t have a download link
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Malin F March 27, 2023 3:42 pm UTC
It looks like yesterday's update went wrong. Sorry about that! I've added the pdfs.

Thanks for the note!
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Kyle S September 12, 2017 11:53 am UTC
Very nice. Although I have to ask, are some pages supposed to be all in bold text? As near as I can tell they aren't any different from the other pages otherwise.
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Kyle S October 22, 2017 8:30 pm UTC
On closer inspection, those pages aren't so much bold as fuzzy (pg 170 for instance). Not sure what's up with that. And, minor point, "auguary" ought to be spelled augury.

Pretty good looking game overall though.
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Anthony T July 06, 2017 2:15 am UTC
Do you really want this to be PWYW for the softcover?
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Wayne R June 20, 2017 4:20 pm UTC
Enjoy rules-lite. Enjoy classless. Gave this a click. The Warning popped up: "ADULT CONTENT!" Huh? This isn't Gor or an "adult themed" sci-fi game. Full-size preview shows an ordinary set of rules. "Alternative preview" same rules, with a cover which includes an illo of a nude woman, partially screened - not full frontal. Has nothing to do with the rules themselves, nor the theme, milieu, or anything else. Seems gratuitious. "Sex sells"? Hope this was not just a marketing ploy. Rules do look interesting. Would have tried them anyway.
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Malin F June 21, 2017 2:23 pm UTC
Thanks for the comment. For the curious, the cover was intended as a nod towards the artistic style of Frank Frazetta, the driving force behind Fire and Ice, and Conan the Barbarian.
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