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Solar Blades & Cosmic Spells

The universe is in collapse, as planets and systems struggle for freedom under the rule of sinister despots. Against the malevolent sorcery of the Overlords stand the few remaining bearers of the legendary Solar Blades.

What will you do when the forces of the Void close in?

Solar Blades & Cosmic Spells is a rules light, Star & Sorcery Role Playing Game with an Old School spirit. This is a complete Role Playing Game, inspired by the Old School Renaissance, the Pulp Literature and the many Science Fantasy stories brought to us by movies, comics and games. Based on the Sharp Swords & Sinister Spells RPG, this game system provides players and Overlords (that's how we call the GM in this game) a set of flexible and streamlined rules, as well as an array of tools to make gameplay fast and fun, allowing them to have exciting adventures with solar blades and cosmic spells!

What is in the book?

Although the book has more than 450 pages, it’s filled with hundreds and hundreds of illustrations, tables to generate all sorts of game elementos (from items, NPCs, monsters to an entire galaxy). The rules themselves occupy less than 150 pages (including examples and lots of other helpful things). The game also comes with a ready to play adventure, full os possible endings and with great hooks for future game play!

So grab a few dice, call your friends and get ready for a life of adventure with Solar Blades & Cosmic Spells!                  

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Nathaniel M August 13, 2022 8:41 pm UTC
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Could someone clarify a rule for me please?

The Tough has a special ability "I can take them All". Which says "The character can make a number of attacks per round, equal to the difference between their level and the highest number of HD of an opponent in close range."

If I read that correctly:
-a Lvl 1 fighter vs any number of 1HD opponents in close range cannot make extra attacks. (there is no difference).
- A Lvl 5 fighter fighting say 3 1HD opponents in close range can make 4 attacks against them - the number doesn't matter only the highest number of HD) .
However, as written it implies:
- A Level 1 fighter vs a 5HD opponent, can make 4 attacks against the superior enemy. (still a 4HD difference)
Is it correct this ability only works one way, i.e against lower HD enemies?

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John M August 19, 2022 10:31 am UTC
Probably works one way. Doesn't make sense to get more attacks the stronger an opponent is.
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Michael T June 14, 2022 2:17 pm UTC
Is the book digest sized? thanks!
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Phillip G April 30, 2022 6:41 pm UTC
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Any chance of a fillable character sheet?
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Michael G October 24, 2021 2:12 am UTC
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Just so I know, does this have rules for spaceship stuff like combat, maintenance and things like that?
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Diogo N October 24, 2021 4:36 am UTC
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Yes it does. Including stuff that lets all the party to have a significant role in these situations!
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Neil S August 03, 2021 11:26 pm UTC
Does this have an alien and planet generator
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Diogo N August 24, 2021 12:34 pm UTC
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Yes, there’s a location and alien generator. The GM screen has even more tools for that.
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Arthur F July 31, 2021 1:41 am UTC
I love the random tables, sheer creativity and "Heavy Metal Masters of the Universe" feel of this game. I will say that we did eventually go back to using the basic three classes, hit points, armor system, and luck role from SS&SS because we just liked those more in actual play, but fortunately it was not hard to port them over.
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Jonathan B May 17, 2021 10:09 pm UTC
Still waiting for the alternate cover before I buy a hardcopy + PDF.
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Alan B May 18, 2021 1:56 pm UTC
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Early next week.
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Alan B May 26, 2021 2:54 pm UTC
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It's now live: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/260570/Solar-Blades--Cosmic-Spells-Variant-Cover
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Brett P May 08, 2021 11:31 am UTC
Hi there,

I got bought this book by a friend,so don't have the pdf to check,but am I being mental,I cannot find the character sheet that the book says is at the end of the book. Is there a downloadable char sheet?
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Richard H January 26, 2021 6:15 pm UTC
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Is there any chance of getting the better (in my opinion) alternative cover available on Drivethru' again? The price on Lulu is too much.
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Alan B January 26, 2021 7:07 pm UTC
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It'll be coming back!
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Richard H January 26, 2021 9:05 pm UTC
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Awesome! Much prefer it to this one; any idea when?
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Alan B January 26, 2021 9:09 pm UTC
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Fraid not. Reproofing times are kinda up in the air. Hopefully only a few weeks.
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Richard H May 09, 2021 9:05 pm UTC
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Any progress?
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Alan B May 10, 2021 7:26 pm UTC
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Hey Richard! Hopefully, it'll be up next week.
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Thilo M May 15, 2021 12:05 am UTC
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Cool. Will buy if available :-)
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Alan B May 26, 2021 2:54 pm UTC
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https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/260570/Solar-Blades--Cosmic-Spells-Variant-Cover
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Chris C December 20, 2020 4:58 am UTC
Judging from the incredible amount of b.itching by people at this game's author, this must be an amazing game that excites a lot of people.
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Andrew P August 09, 2020 2:31 am UTC
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I'm curious about the shift from Usage Die being used for luck in SS&SS vs. the roll under d6 system here, and the choice to have the "Blood" system from the addendum to SS&SS be the default HP method here. On the surface, it appears to be an attempt at allowing the game to be played with nothing but a d20, and a few d6, but it looks to me like it shifts the math of the system quite heavily against the players. Someone correct me on that if I'm wrong, I haven't fully crunched the probabilities, but a life time of nerddom is telling me that it's easier to die in this system, and that your Luck runs out quicker.

Can anyone offer some insight into this? (Haven't gotten to play it yet.)
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Sandra S October 17, 2020 4:26 pm UTC
I'm a math nerd. Can you post / paraphrase the rule in SS&SS and the rule in SB&CS and I'll crunch the crunch for ya♥
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Arthur F August 18, 2021 11:58 pm UTC
I'm not a math nerd at all, but after trying the game out a few times as written, I've decided that I greatly prefer the original rules from SS&SS a LOT more (three classes, HP, luck die by class, the simpler class abilities, the way armor works, non-abstract wealth, etc.) I never really thought about it in terms of starting level competency or probabilities, I mostly just like having the full variety of polyhedrals. I dunno, the original system just felt a lot more fun in actual play to me. I absolutely love all the setting information, charts, tables, and powers list from from Solar Blades though, and fortunately it wasn't that hard to port the old system mechanics back in. I have a feeling the 2nd edition of SS&SS will probably use the newer version from Solar Blades and Dark Streets... In which case I hope they at least add an appendix for using the original system and antagonist chart instead.
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David B July 27, 2020 12:27 am UTC
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I just received my hardcover copy of the book and have noticed an odd, and somewhat disappointing phenomena compared to the pdf. This is not a comment on the quality of the game, which I adore as I do all of Diogo's games, but it is about the printing. Simply, in the book many many images have a crude outline where they meet the text, like an amateur used MS Paint to crop them out and past them to the page. These lines are not present in any of the images on the PDF, but occur quite often in the physical book. An explanation for this is all I ask at this time, because I find it odd. This hasn't happened on other hardcover or softcover printings I've ordered from DrivethruRPG.
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Alan B July 27, 2020 2:15 am UTC
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Hi David!

We will look into that. It shouldn't be the situation and we haven't seen it before on this product so we're going to look into it
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David B September 01, 2020 1:42 pm UTC
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Any news on the printing situation?
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Alan B September 01, 2020 2:23 pm UTC
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We're waiting on revised print proofs right now!
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David B November 26, 2020 9:52 am UTC
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Any news?
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Alan B November 29, 2020 4:39 pm UTC
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Hey David - If you email shipping AT gallantknightgames DOT com, I'll replace your copy for you!
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Wayne P July 24, 2020 5:29 pm UTC
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Diogo, Bravo! I've really enjoyed reading over this and looks like it will play very well. It may be a few months to get it to the table, but I am looking forward to running the game! Is there a Discord server setup for your games?
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Alexander A July 13, 2020 12:57 am UTC
The publication date for the variant cover (dust cover format) is Feb 1, 2019 (as of this writing). I see that the file for this version was last updated on May 2019. Is the text of the lulu version up to date with this one?
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Alexander A July 13, 2020 2:33 am UTC
To clarify, I am referring to the dusk jacket version on lulu.
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Diogo N July 20, 2020 12:56 pm UTC
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It is.
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Jacob B March 31, 2020 1:38 am UTC
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Purchased this book shortly after it became available. Finally had a chance to read it after all this time. I really enjoyed it.
Is there any more materiel for this? Adventures? Supplements?
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Diogo N April 01, 2020 7:48 pm UTC
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We have an adventure and a zine with another adventure and other contents for it.

There is also a small number of 3rd party supplements for it and other stuff in the works!
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse.php?keywords=solar+blades+cosmic+spells&x=0&y=0&author=&artist=&pfrom=&pto=
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Dwight F April 30, 2020 5:54 am UTC
Can't find them. Have the titles? Are they also on Lulu?
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Andrew M March 29, 2020 3:02 pm UTC
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The art and lore alone were worth yesterday's sale price. Very neat book.
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