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Mageblade! Zero


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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Jeremy H July 30, 2019 5:26 am UTC
No full-size preview? Where is the project in development? Has there been a YouTube review of this one? It's been out for quite some time now and I ran across it just now. It is intriguing but a bit pricey if it's no longer going forward.
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