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Softcover B&W Book (8.5" x 11")
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Blood spilled on the snow. Stone-tipped spears brandished against the dark. The howls of wolves echoing across the tundra.

This is a time before writing, money, walled settlements and the many other comforts of civilization. The ice-age wilderness is harsh, and filled with dangerous beasts. In dark forests and the depths of caves, there exist other, stranger creatures; mad beasts that are the products of magic.
The ice age is coming to an end. Retreating ice-sheets reveal tracts of land unseen for millennia with each spring, and in their wake leave the environment in turmoil. As the snow withdraws, modern humans follow, and every year new tribes of humans enter the Neanderthal‘s ancestral lands.
Against this backdrop, magic begins to emerge as a force in the world. Driving the rise in art – jewellery, cave paintings and figurines - that will fascinate later historians, some humans begin experimenting with the supernatural, learning to shape the wild forces of the world into controllable spells and items of power.

Strange Prehistoric Roleplaying

Included in this book is everything you'll need to run or play in games set in the fantasy ice age.  Inside, you'll find-

  • Quick character generation, with classes for human hunters, skilled experts and magicians, and for the race of Neanderthals.
  • Optional rules to play as lurking mutants, unnatural morlocks, orphaned children, mystics worshipping strange powers, or cannibalistic wendigos.
  • Systems for food, weather and sickness that drive home the struggle for survival.
  • Quick, dirty, brutal combat.
  • Rules for gathering and leading a stone-age tribe.
  • A magic system that combines familiar Vancian casting with the dangers of experimentation in a time before spellbooks.
  • Guides to running a game of exploration in the wilderness or deep underground.
  • Systems to create unique monsters on the fly.

All in a rules system that will be familiar to any fan of the OSR. Stripped down, streamlined, and customized to match the stone-age setting.

 
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Thilo G May 04, 2017 11:32 pm UTC
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Any news on that revised hardcover? I'm really interested in having a print of this.
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Emmy A June 15, 2017 1:47 am UTC
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It's WIP at the moment, but soooon.
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Thilo G June 24, 2017 7:40 pm UTC
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So stoked!!! And thank you for the reply!!
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Owen B January 22, 2017 12:50 am UTC
Can I use your Flesh & Grit system in my game if I credit you for it?
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Emmy A June 15, 2017 1:46 am UTC
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I nicked it from Last Gasp Grimoire, no need to credit.
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Derek H November 16, 2016 8:36 pm UTC
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The spell Creation mentions the casting using the crafting skill to create complex items. How is that possible if magicians do not have the skill?
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Emmy A November 18, 2016 2:08 am UTC
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Magicians have Crafting at the base 1-in-6 chance, like everybody else does. If they have a good intelligence modifier (which is likely), then they might actually have a better chance at this.
It's possible for other classes to use the spell if it's been bound into an item (such as a wand). An expert with 6-in-6 crafting and a few shots of Creation (thanks to a magic item) can do some very interesting things.
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Derek H November 18, 2016 2:52 pm UTC
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Okay, that makes sense. Though the skill section does not mention that everyone has access to all the skills.

Thanks for the response, Ms. Allen.
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July 14, 2016 10:27 am UTC
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Glad to see the POD is out! Will there be a hardcover, or is the softcover the final version? Thanks.
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Emmy A November 18, 2016 2:09 am UTC
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I'm working on an updated hardcover version - with improved layout and actual art! - but it's probably coming after a couple of other things that I have in the pipeline.
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June 16, 2016 6:19 pm UTC
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Hear, hear. Make a hardcover version available, and I *will* purchase it.
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Emmy A June 20, 2016 9:05 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
I'm working on this, but having problems PDF-wrangling.
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Peter H May 25, 2016 6:29 pm UTC
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I would love to see a Print on Demand option for this book. Is that possible?
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Emmy A June 20, 2016 9:06 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
As mentioned above, this is something I'm working on. It's just a matter of getting the test-printings back in a shape I'm vaguely happy with.
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