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Delve - Second Edition

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Welcome to Delve

You awaken on a beach surrounded by the debris from a wrecked ship, you are not alone as others seem to be also awakening from their ordeal. You had no time to pack and all you have is what is in your pockets or what you can find amongst the wreckage. This begins your adventures on the island of Cragbarren.

Delve is a fantasy RPG of discovery and adventure, you are on a lost island with no way to leave. The island is filled with dungeons, ruined cities, old caves, mad mages and monsters, with a lot of opportunity for an awesome GM to create their own.

This book has everything you need to play:

Both quick and advanced Character Creation.
Rules for lighting and fighting your way across Cragbarren
The town of Wreck Haven
The City of Stench
Gear and Equipment including crafting rules.
Magic spells
Bestiary
And much more.

So grab a sword and some friends and go seek your fortune or just some adventure on the island of Cragbarren.


 
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Mark H March 19, 2021 10:56 am UTC
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I'd like to suggest the addition of Mediation [Empathy] as a skill in v2.5 for use with both diplomacy and bartering.
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Jay L April 18, 2021 5:12 pm UTC
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Thanks will give it some thought
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Charles F March 16, 2021 6:31 pm UTC
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The characters sheets that come with this and Cragbarren are wrong. They're both for another of your games called "Stranded".
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Jay L April 18, 2021 5:11 pm UTC
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That's weird, I will look into it. Thanks
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Mark H March 12, 2021 3:43 pm UTC
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I would like to see more Official Character Classes, specifically Alchemist, Herbalist, Assassin, Barbarian, Explorer, Gladiator, Monk, Paladin.......I've played around with the classes already available, and I realise that some of the aforementioned can be approximated using current class builds, but I would prefer to see some official content.
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clive W February 13, 2021 4:53 pm UTC
The Menu states d100/d100 lite is this compatible with other d100 games eg: Runequest, Openquest ,BRP etc ?
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Jay L February 16, 2021 10:26 pm UTC
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Not really character creation is different but the rolls are the same for skills etc.
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Jay L September 09, 2020 12:55 pm UTC
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We are currently running a crowdfunding campaign for the City of Gnarling and an Update to Second Edition, check it out https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/delve-second-edition-city-of-gnarling/x/18325858#/
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Rob L August 16, 2020 9:03 am UTC
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Hi, I've bought the pdf copy and like the system enough to buy a hard copy. Is there a way to get the £3.81 I have already payed discounted from £15.28, the price of the pdf & hard copy please? Many thanks,
Rob
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Jay L August 16, 2020 3:05 pm UTC
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Hi, Rob, I have sent out a discount code to everyone that has bought the PDF of Delve that does just that, so it should be on its way to you as I type. Thanks for buying Delve.
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Rob L August 16, 2020 3:17 pm UTC
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Hi, thank you that's fantastic. I've just completed the purchase of the hard copy. Great game. Many thanks once again
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Jay L August 16, 2020 3:22 pm UTC
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Happy to help don't forget to hit those 5 stars :)
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Jeff M August 14, 2020 3:16 pm UTC
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Hi, just bought Delve 2nd Ed today. I can't find a duration for most of the spells. Some have a specific duration or an instant effect but a lot don't seem to have one ie Levitate?

Also, there is no map of the island itself. I can see that that might be on purpose as it can be infinitely expanded but it would be nice if there was map with the landing bay, Wreckhaven, Gnarling and Stench on it perhaps?
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Jay L August 14, 2020 9:35 pm UTC
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There is a Guide to Cragbarren which has a load of maps of various places as well as the island. The city of Gnarling is coming as a separate book.
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Eric S July 26, 2020 9:01 am UTC
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I really enjoy this book and system. I think you need to do a kickstarter and take all the additional material from the PDFs in the series and combine them into the book. I hate pdfs and while I have them and like the material that they add, I do not like having to rely on my laptop that is prone to crashing and freezing. I do not have a printer. This is a great system and deserves a new edition with all the materials collected into one book.

This would also allow you a chance to re organize and be sure that things are placed in an order for easiest learning of the game. The game would be able to reach a new and greater audience. A new printing would fix some of the print copy issues (my hardcover had many, although still totally worth getting), like a picture out of place and covering some type. You would be able to add some things if you've had any new ideas. A few tables and advice for solo play would be great with the current situation the world finds itself in.

Just a thought....See more
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Jay L July 26, 2020 12:49 pm UTC
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Yeah, the plan is to do a Kickstarter for the Gnarling City Guide which will include a 2.5 of the core rules where I can do all of the above and more. Thanks for your feedback and I am glad you enjoyed the game.
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Eric S July 28, 2020 1:08 pm UTC
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Send me a notification when the kickstarter happens and I will support it!
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Jay L July 30, 2020 1:53 pm UTC
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Great thanks mate
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Eric S September 15, 2020 8:50 am UTC
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Thank you. Thank you for listening and doing the Indiegogo campaign. Amazing prices and content on it. -Nekkral
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Spartan 3 April 23, 2020 3:21 am UTC
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I tried this system on a whim after seeing a review posted online. Our group is made up of one GM and 3 players, and we have played multiple systems, ranging from various d6, d20, "proprietary dice", etc. This was the group's first time playing a d100 system, and we love it. The core book is an easy read (so much so I found I almost read through it in one sitting without realizing it). It includes a beginning adventure that runs smoothly and explains the rules as you go along. Character creation is a breeze. The character sheets are simple and clean. NPC's are well thought out and easy to roleplay (shoutout to Cedric) The art is well done. It has the OSR vibe and that's a good thing. I've since gone back and purchased the companion book, the Castaways guide, and the Everglade and Other Tales pdf. There are a few spelling errors in the book, but they are easily overlooked. If you are looking for a new system, give this one a shot.
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Jay L April 28, 2020 1:51 pm UTC
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Thanks for your honest and great review :)
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Spartan 3 June 22, 2020 10:55 pm UTC
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No problem. Thanks for making the game! What did you have in mind for the value of coinage in the barter system? I know it has intrinsic value as a metal, and metals have different uses (Iron/steel would seem to be worth more than gold on the island), but most of the setting seems to lend itself to coinage not being worth much. Is there a good "rule of thumb" for determining barter value of coins? Thanks!
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Allen D April 13, 2020 1:37 pm UTC
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For anyone coming here and wanting to check this out on a VTT, the author, FeralGamersInc, gave me permission to convert this into Fantasy Grounds and release it for free. You can find info on how to download it free here:

https://www.fantasygrounds.com/forums/showthread.php?56049-Delve-Second-Edition-Free-Tabletop-Conversion&p=494222#post494222

Please check it out and then come back and support the author by purchasing a copy!
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Nathaniel D March 28, 2020 2:56 pm UTC
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Thank you so much for this.
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Jay L March 28, 2020 9:09 pm UTC
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My Pleasure I hope you enjoy it.
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Christian F March 17, 2020 8:21 pm UTC
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Thank you for the gift!
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Jay L March 18, 2020 9:56 am UTC
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My Pleasure
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Jonathan W March 26, 2020 2:29 pm UTC
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seconding the awesomeness that you shown. Will subscribe and look for more of your products in the future!
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Jay L March 28, 2020 2:55 pm UTC
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Thank you that is much appreciated
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Stacie W August 13, 2019 5:57 pm UTC
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The Full size preview isn't loading right for me. (Using Google Chrome if that matters).
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Jay L August 20, 2019 8:20 pm UTC
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It seems to be working for me and I am on Chrome, try refreshing.
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Daniel C April 02, 2019 3:24 am UTC
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To be honest, I loved this. I am building rules where Magic Users can drain Magic Points from other party members in a worse case scenario. Of course Magic is connected to Life, so there may be some unfortunate side effects...... who can say? Muahahahahaha!!!
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Jay L April 03, 2019 9:10 pm UTC
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Awesome to hear, Delve is your game so have fun with it.
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James B February 28, 2019 1:33 am UTC
started to read to rules and was curious why every class was getting MP, when only the wizard and witch have magic?
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Jay L February 28, 2019 3:20 pm UTC
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We are planning a spell book which will have spells for all classes, so that was set in place for in the core book so we would not need to later.
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Phil W December 30, 2018 2:13 pm UTC
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"The island is filled with dungeons, ruined cities, old caves.."
Is there a map of the Craigbarren and Wreck Haven? What about the dungeons? How much of the 122 pages is setting vs system rules?
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Jay L December 30, 2018 4:48 pm UTC
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The PDF comes with a map of Cragbarren and has a guide inside to the City of Stench. To get more dungeons and stuff I suggest also picking up the Castaways Guide to Cragbarren which is also available on here https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/259579/Castaways-Guide-to-Cragbarren. Pages 7 - 57, 58 - 82 is a guide to Wreck Haven which includes Magic, Crafting, etc, pages 83 - 90 is a guide to the City of Stench, and pages 91-117 are all monsters. The rules are set out as one huge play example, and Wreck Haven explains certain rules which are linked to certain traders, resting & leveling up at the Tavern, crafting and barter at the blacksmiths, Magic, and alchemy at the Mages Guild. Hope this helps.
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