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The Brotherhood of Cain: Patience of a Sinner
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The Brotherhood of Cain: Patience of a Sinner

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The Brotherhood of Cain - Patience of a Sinner

Supernatural horrors and dubious morals clash as Queen Victoria's watchdogs illuminate the shadows with the torches of wisdom... or the fires of wrath.

A young woman is attacked on the streets of London and refuses to wake. As investigators for the darkhanded Brotherhood of Cain, you’re tasked with uncovering the truth... and making sure there isn’t further trouble...

Patience of a Sinner is a quickstart module that includes characters, backstory, and all the rules you need to explore this saga and the GRAM role-playing game. This product features a full-color PDF, a printer-friendly copy with images and background removed, and a set of references that can be printed as needed.

The GRAM Role-Playing Game

Named after Odin's sword, the GRAM role-playing game focuses on telling narrative-focused sagas worthy of the eddas.

  • The game mechanics are easy to understand as both a player and as a GM and math has been minimized as much as possible making it ideal for younger audiences and players who are new to the hobby. Players need only a single twenty-sided die, a character sheet, and a one page reference sheet to have everything they need (and never need the rule book), the GM also has a second reference sheet and shares a deck of playing cards with the table.

  • Characters are built as a personality first, statblock second and are created by selecting from a diverse range of abilities instead of structured classes that highlight teamwork, utility, and alternative problem-solving paths which allows and encourages players to bring their unique concept to life, from sniper-mages to rap gods to sentient barrelfolk.

  • Players earn rewards for invoking their character concepts such as quirks and relationships which lends to players staying more in character, interacting with their party, and participating in the story and less time metagaming and rules-lawyering.

  • The game engine and the characters are created to be flexible and adapt as play progresses; characters can evolve and their character sheet changed. There are no strict archetypes forming a dedicated path to power or destiny and no one way to ”win.”

  • Conflict is resolved through competitions which are fast paced and engaging, using a deck of playing cards. There is no dedicated set of skills, but attribute tests using twenty-sided dice against static numbers or compared to an opponent’s roll when opposed. These options come into play more frequently than combat, which when it does happen takes place on a grid and is quickly but tactically resolved.

  • Creativity is encouraged for players and GMs with customization suggested in the form of tips and tricks from the development team on how to make the game your own from renaming and tweaking abilities to borrowing from pop culture, and including anecdotes about real-play experiences.

  • Nearly 30 different campaign sagas have been played to date, from classic fantasy to near-modern horror; from contemporary modern day to far-reaching sci-fi. This includes both original campaigns and “fanfiction” mock ups of worlds from popular shows, movies, and books. These have all been detailed to provide options to get started and inspiration for you to build your own worlds!

Are you ready to FORGE YOUR OWN SAGA?

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KEVIN D February 19, 2018 5:50 pm UTC
Nice work, although I think the digital-pdf-version needs to be optimized a little as it is 460+MB for only 20 pages of material! Might want to fix that.
For comparison, a recent core rulebook pdf uploaded to RPGNow at 692 pages at 300dpi quality is 322MB.
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Andrew M. \"Fish\" P February 19, 2018 6:02 pm UTC
Kevin, I will look into this right away and see if I can't get the file size down. Thank you for the feedback!
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This title was added to our catalog on February 06, 2018.