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Mageblade! Zero

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MAGEBLADE! is a game of fantastic adventures, inspired by the Occidentalist fantasy of Hayao Miyazaki and many, many JRPGs.

Built around a d20 roll-under mechanic, its main features are:

  • Focus: each character class is focused on one specific ability, gaining by a level-dependent Focus bonus. Fighters get their bonus in combat, Casters on spell power, Rogues on luck, and Mageblades in eldritch combat with they magic blades and in generally awesome.
  • Low dynamic range: low level are competent, and high-level characters have more staying power and their Focus is better, but not incomparably so. This helps introducing players to the game, mixed level parties and sets a specific tone for your game worlds.
  • Mana: each character gets mana, which can be spent to activate magic items and to reroll saves. Casters, Rogues, and Mageblades can also spend mana in specific ways.
  • Perks, Skills and Packages: characters learn different tricks and skills, and start with a different background package.
  • Magic: mana-based system, compatible with Wonder & Wickedness.

A5, 32 pages, black and white. You will get updates and the final PDF for free, with extra pages of campaigns and tools, as development progresses.

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Thilo G. [Featured Reviewer]
August 24th, 2018
An review This game system clocks in at 32 pages, with the wrap-around cover provided as its own .png. If you take playtest thanks and editorial together, they’ll take up about half a page, and the character sheet provided sim [...]
June 8th, 2017
A brilliant and light-weight fantasy rpg. While it owes something to THE fantasy rpg, it has flavor and interesting rules-choices, and does not feel like 'yet another OSR game'. Mageblade is pleasantly terse, and works well as a rules-reference, withou [...]
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