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25 years after the first edition was released by Iron Crown Enterprises, Bladestorm returns in a completely redesigned, corrected, colorized and expanded Second Edition.

The fast paced rules enable quick battles between any kind of forces gamers wish to create. Regular troops, heroes, monsters, spell users, standard bearers, units, vehicles, musicians, leaders; if it's a miniature, it can be turned into a Bladestorm combatant!

Base your hero on one of 16 fantasy races and equip weapons and armor from more than 60 weapon and natural attacks. Spell users choose from 222 magic spells within the reknown Rolemaster realms of Channeling, Essence and Mentalism.

With Bladestorm Second Edition you can get even more out of your combatants by assigning one of 14 professions to create a unique hero. More than 26 skills can be developed during the competitive campaign game. 

10 scenarios with random encounters and plenty of loot options await the arrival of daring adventurers. Roll the dice while visiting the hiring halls and contract any one of more than 80 mercenaries...if you can afford them. Gather loot from your enemies, from chests and bosses and use the item creation system to uncover unspeakable artefacts. 

Bladestorm Second Edition is accompanied by the free and easy to use Bladestorm Calculator that lets you design and organize your forces with the click of a button. Start the adventure today with 14 archetype characters that can be played out-of-the-box.

  • 16 Fantasy Races
  • 60 Weapon and Natural Attacks
  • 222 Magic Spells (74 Channeling, 74 Essence, 74 Mentalism)
  • 14 Professions 
  • 26 Profession Skills
  • 10 Scenarios
  • 80 Mercenaries
  • Item Creation System
  • 14 Prebuilt Character Archetypes

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Ed S September 18, 2022 7:40 pm UTC
Do you allow 3rd party releases to be posted and sold on DTRPG?
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Jonathan L April 29, 2020 4:24 am UTC
Does the POD hardcover ship to Canada?
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Sebastian K August 11, 2020 9:28 pm UTC
DriveThruRPG ships worldwide as far as I know. They choose the printing facility closest to you for fulfillment. Unfortunately I do not know if they have a facility in Canada under contract.

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Eric S March 11, 2018 3:51 am UTC
This is hands down the best fantasy skirmish rules ever done, and I have tried just about all of them. It works for any setting, its quick, easy, comprehensive, and has a great way of introducing rules.

My only issue is that this version needs a bit of errata in regards to unit construction, but hopefully that gets fixed soon.
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George F October 20, 2016 5:54 pm UTC
Is this a skirmish game or a standard FRPG?
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Sebastian K November 02, 2016 9:04 pm UTC
Bladestorm is a skirmish game which is inspired by the Rolemaster FRPG. Playing under the standard rules offers a lot of possibilities especially once you upgrade a regular combatant with a profession. When using professions and skills, your games will already benefit from a touch of role playing. If you wish, you can add more FRPG concepts by adding maneuvers and fumbles from the optional rules and raising stats in between campaign games. The game scales with your favorite way to run a tabletop game.
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Dan E October 16, 2016 7:02 pm UTC
Any chance for a print on demand? how about a printer friendly version?
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Sebastian K October 18, 2016 6:23 am UTC
The print on demand version is currently being put together. So yes, that's coming up next. The PDF is optimized for webview.
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