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Red Mists: Swords Against Sorcery

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Sword & Sorcery gaming has never been so fast and visceral! In Red Mists, you play an adventurer in the mold of Conan, the Gray Mouser, Moonglum, and Fafhrd. Your hero ventures forth to do battle with evil sorcerers, bestial man-apes, and winged horrors, all the while plundering long-forgotten vaults and rescuing captive lads and lasses. Red Mists focuses on the steel-wielding heroes of the genre, portraying wizards and sorcerers as foes to be feared and hated.

Characters are defined as much by their predilections for slaughter, debauchery, and self-preservation as they are by their thews, reflexes, and instinct. Mechanics are simple, evocative, and fast in play. Creating a character takes a matter of minutes.

The mechanics are inspired by the Freeform Univerasal RPG. You start with a base die, add a number of d6 based on a relevant stat, then subtract a number of dice based on difficulty. You then roll the pool. Assuming your stat was higher than the difficulty, your result is the highest die. A 6 means "yes, and", a 5 means "yes", a 4 means "Yes, but", a 3 means "no, but", a 2 means "no", and a 1 means "no, and." If your stat was lower than the difficulty, the result of the roll is the lowest die. One of the notable mechanics is DICEing your opponent. DICE stands for Dismember, Impale, Crush, Eviscerate. Basically, you're trying to hack your opponent to pieces, as in classic S&S fiction. EVery NPC/creature has a DICE rating. If you deal damage in a single blow higher than their DICE rating, you have severed/crushed (etc) a body part. The location of the body part is determined by any dice left over after in your pool. Combat is very fast and fun. Characters do not fall victim to DICE, as that doesn't reflect the source material. While this may seem unfair at first blush, it makes combat a blast since characters are more willing to dive headfirst into bloody conflict, again, as in the stories. Characters do not practice magic; they fight against it. You have five attributes: defiance, guile, instinct, reflexes, and thews. You have five impulses that you can use to improve rolls: slaughter, self-preservation, debauchery, plunder, and obsession. Players roll all dice. You gain experience by completing adventures (failure or success), gaining wealth and blowing it in colorful ways, and using your impulses.

 
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Alex R July 06, 2017 1:15 am UTC
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Bill, you sent an email asking buyers for feedback, but as far as I can tell there's no way to send it. The email doesn't allow replies, and I don't see a way to PM via this website. Am I missing something? Did you want feedback posted publicly?
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Bill E July 06, 2017 3:11 am UTC
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Hi Alex, I assumed incorrectly that the email would have a way to respond. You can send your thoughts to me at southconway@yahoo.com. Thanks!
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Laszlo B November 21, 2018 9:02 pm UTC
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Is this email address live? I haven't got any answer to my question yet.
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Bill E November 21, 2018 11:05 pm UTC
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It is still live. I have just emailed you regarding your correspondence.
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Benoit L October 26, 2016 7:57 am UTC
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Hi. From what I understood, maximum damage is 6 (dice) +2 (huge weapon), so when I encounter a monster with a DICE rating from 9 to 13, does it mean it can't be DICEd ?
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Bill E October 26, 2016 12:21 pm UTC
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If you have enough Slaughter points to spend, you can boost your damage. You can start with up to 4 points in slaughter, and improve it as you gain advancements. It does mean that a "low level" character couldn't DICE a Earth Shaker, for example. However, the more I think on the matter, this may be problematic. I may need to revise this aspect of the rules. Do you own it on pdf or hardcopy?
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Benoit L October 30, 2016 8:52 am UTC
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Ok thanks. Just bought pdf ^^

For Impulses I will certainly allow a flexible pool : you have an authorized max, but they are replenished depending on the situation and choices PCs make, so characters could change with time, going with Debauchery when they've fulfilled a vengeance with heavy Slaugther (after his love has been killed by the thieves'guild with which he used to Plunder). Or more simply, switch partially their Impulses when we start a new story and some time has passed : the previous pirate is now a cavalry captain with an eye on the queen, etc...

Also,maybe the wording could be sligthy different for Impulses : most of them includes circumstances of use, +1 to final result, and sometimes special ability, but just outside this text box we have the re-roll one die (for the 5 Impulses) that may easily be missed/forgotten. Self preservation is sligthly different, but if there is no real statistic difference between add one die and a final +1, I would certainly streamline it. Like...See more
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Bill E October 30, 2016 4:38 pm UTC
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Thanks Benoit! I will look consider your suggestions and possibly revise the document and/or include them in a second edition.
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Scott B May 07, 2016 12:04 am UTC
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I'm very much looking forward to running this, it seems interesting. Although on the second page of items there are no costs listed. I hope you'll update that.
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Bill E May 09, 2016 10:01 pm UTC
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Thanks for catching that! I'll fix it.
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Craig H May 05, 2016 6:36 pm UTC
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Any chance this will be available as a POD?
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Bill E May 06, 2016 1:05 pm UTC
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Yes. I am working on doing that this weekend!
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Craig H May 06, 2016 3:39 pm UTC
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Thanks. I'll pick up a copy once it's up!
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Chris P June 20, 2016 3:34 pm UTC
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Hi gang. Any update on the POD version?
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Bill E June 23, 2016 1:32 am UTC
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Yup! Just waiting for the proof copy to arrive so I can approve it.
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Bill E October 30, 2016 4:38 pm UTC
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POD version is up!
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