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Crying Blades: volume two


The Crying Blades Houserules

Volume Two
Sorcery and Blessings


The Crying Blades Houserules is an OSR fantasy roleplaying game, built on the foundation of the tradition and with a few innovations and twists. It was inspired mostly by Lamentations of the Flame Princess and by Swords & Wizardry, but many other games also had a significant influence on the design, from WhiteHack to BlackHack, from Dungeon World to Fate.

This is the second book in a series of three volumes, which will compose the full game: one - characters and rules; two - sorcery and blessings; three - monsters and adventures.

If you're looking for the basic rules of The Crying Blades, you need to get Volume One instead.

This book, instead, is volume two: Sorcery and Blessings. This manual contains the rules for Sorcerers and Clerics and their magic, full spells and blessings lists for the two classes, and some instructions for generating magic potions, scrolls, and various magic items.


This is still a beta version: it is complete but is missing monsters, random tables, advice for the GM and so on, which will be covered in the third manual. The product, though, together with volume one, provides a complete framework to play with any of the old school adventures you find on the internet or have sitting on your shelves.

If you buy now - in pdf or in print - you are basically signing up for the beta playtest phase. Read and play the game, get in touch with your feedback, and get all the updates as soon as they're released. And as with any beta version, you accept the risk of getting a game which has a few issues, typos, mistakes, and will maybe even remain incomplete. But it will be a fun ride, for sure. The plan is anyway to release the final product as an update of this title, so you should always get your pdf way cheaper than in the final release, if you buy the beta.

If you buy the POD (printed) version, you do it at your own risk: the text will change in the future and your copy will probably be of no value. On the other hand, if you want to bring it to the table and don't want to print at home, go for it.

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Josep S June 24, 2018 11:57 pm UTC
So what about Volume 3?
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Davide P June 25, 2018 5:24 am UTC
It's currently on hold, I'm sorry. I got stuck twice and I'll need a fresh start, but it's unlikely to happen even in 2019 (stuff going on in real-life).
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