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Capharnaum Quickstart: THE TEARS OF AMPHAROOL

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The Desert of Fire, the fearsome Aramla El-Nar, holds many secrets, a fiery waste which has swallowed entire armies and kingdoms whole. When their trade caravan is engulfed by a mysterious sandstorm, your Dragon-Marked heroes receive a call to adventure which may set them on their path to glory. Participate in all the romance, mystery, and adventure of the One Thousand and One Nights, with ancient magics, terrifying foes, and a forgotten betrayal which might change the world…!

 The Capharnaum Quickstart: THE TEARS OF AMPHAROOL is a complete and playable introductory adventure for CAPHARNAUM – THE TALES OF THE DRAGON-MARKED, featuring an abridged set of rules, five pregenerated characters to get to playing right away, and an action-packed scenario spanning one or two sessions of play. 

Check out the Capharnaum RPG Kickstarter page for much more on this exciting new setting!

"It will definitely be worth exploring this system, based on its demo version. It's with a clear conscience I can recommend it to players who want to enjoy RPG sessions in a setting straight from the stories of Scheherezade." Poltergeist -

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Alexandre L November 23, 2017 2:09 pm UTC
By the way, the system ain´t FATE. Please change that field. If I didn´t knew the Product before I would have lost interest as soon as I saw that...
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Sarah N November 23, 2017 2:49 pm UTC
Apologies, Alexandre - we're getting this mistake corrected as quickly as we can. Yes, the system isn't FATE, it's its own system, and very different from FATE. Sorry for the erroneous data.
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Alexandre L November 24, 2017 12:49 pm UTC
Thank you Sarah.

While I´m at it I just might add that something seems off regarding the Initiative and Action mechanics. While a document I saw in french pointed out to multiple actions per round base on how high the initiative score for each round was, meaning if initiative was 4 for round 1, said character could act in "phase" 4,3,2 and 1, with each type of action "Costing" 1,2 or 3 actions.

This QS doesn´t mention this mechanics BUT still has a table which gives us the "Cost" of each combat action, at the same time it gives was a list of what actions one can take per round, disregarding said table (with the cost per action). what am I missing here?
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Sarah N November 24, 2017 10:24 pm UTC
Hi Alexandre,

What you're seeing in The Tears of Ampharool are actually the 2nd edition mechanics. You're quite right that the first edition mechanics are different and a little more complex. The English version of Capharnaum will use the 2nd edition mechanics, which features several streamlinings on 1st Ed, particularly with regard to initiative, the calculation of magnitude, and Babouche-Draggers.


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Alexandre L November 24, 2017 10:33 pm UTC
I thought that might be the case (though i prefer the 1st edition rules to be sure), but what baffles me then is the reason to add that table with the action cost per combat action, when such cost isn't applied anymore since the rules establish what and how many actions a character can take. It just seems odd, like an artifact, that someone forgot to remove.

In any case Sarah I wish you the best of luck with the KS campaign. Top notch product.
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Sarah N November 25, 2017 7:00 am UTC
Thanks very much, Alexandre, really glad you like it!

Yep, the actions table still totally applies using the 2nd ed action system. It summarises the actions you can take. So, you can take 2 actions per round: you can only take 1 attack action, plus a standard action such as a move; a brutal attack is a double action, so you can only take one per round and do nothing else; and a charge is a triple action so happens on your initiative in the next round. And so on.



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