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Lighthouse System Core Book

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A simple, universal storygame system.

The entire Learn the System section can be read in the Full-sized Preview link, above.

This book contains everything you need to create settings, characters, and stories and play them out. Players narrative duties with the guide, making the system highly collaborative. Bid on the degree of success you'd like... as well as the degree of failure you're willing to accept. 

The book contains the follow, divided into easy-to-reference sections:

Learn the System

How the core mechanic works, the types of actions characters can take, and how to narrate outcomes. Control your character's degree of success and complications of failure through the use of risk dice, a simple bid system.

Build a World

Engage in meaningful worldbuilding. Create as much of the setting as you need to convey important ideas and guide the characters through the story. Keep preparation to a minimum by sticking to details you’re most likely to use. Three short sample settings are provided.

Create Characters

Create all of the the essential elements necessary to portray the protagonists of the story. Learn how descriptive traits work. Look over sample pregenerated characters provided for three sample settings. Give your character wonders, special abilities like magic and superpowers.

Tell a Story

Notes on guiding the beginning, the middle, and the end of the story. Learn how each section of the story affects the characters and the setting. See how the system and the story interact on things like recovery and character development. 

Guide the Game

Advice on managing the group, the story, and the system. Maintain the canon for your game, to uphold continuity, build more of the world, and find future stories. Create and run antagonists, supporting characters, and groups.

Aside from the core mechanic, this is edition vastly different from the previous edition.

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Tyeric M February 18, 2019 3:39 pm UTC
K, but quick question, what is it? I understand wanting to do something different, but you have to explain what it is that makes your product different.

Is this a full on game to play, or more of something like GURPs that's used to play any kind of game the players and "guide" can think of?
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Berin K February 19, 2019 4:14 am UTC
A simple, universal roleplaying system driven by collaborative storytelling and character development.

The entire Learn the System section can be read in the Full-sized Preview link, above.

Yes, it's a game system that can be used for any setting or genre.
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Tyeric M February 25, 2019 2:36 am UTC
Ok. Thank you.
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Jeffrey K February 17, 2019 9:37 pm UTC
The full-size preview is still not working.
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Berin K February 18, 2019 1:45 am UTC
It's working for me. I'll put in a ticket.
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Jeffrey K February 18, 2019 3:53 am UTC
It's working now. Thanks :)
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Chad H February 15, 2019 8:04 pm UTC
Hey folks - I'm getting a 404 when clicking on the full-size preview.
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Berin K February 15, 2019 11:58 pm UTC
A ticket has been submitted.
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Berin K February 15, 2019 11:59 pm UTC
It's working for me now. Try again.
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Dani J February 15, 2019 7:36 pm UTC
Is there discount for previous purchases?
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Berin K February 15, 2019 11:50 pm UTC
It's 100% new material. Aside from the core mechanic it's essential a new system.
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Dani J February 16, 2019 3:36 am UTC
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Jeff M February 15, 2019 3:19 pm UTC
i have the lighthouse revision 3 is there something different in this version ?
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Berin K February 15, 2019 5:51 pm UTC
Other than the core mechanic, this is significantly different. You can look over how the system works in the full-sized preview.
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Michael P February 15, 2019 7:02 pm UTC
The full-sized preview does not appear to be currently working.
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Berin K February 15, 2019 11:49 pm UTC
I'll put in a ticket.
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Berin K February 16, 2019 12:00 am UTC
It's working for me now. Try again.
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