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HC SVNT DRACONES Second Edition

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THIS IS THE CURRENT EDITION OF HSD

Welcome to the second edition of HC SVNT DRACONES, the bestselling post-humanity sci-fi tabletop RPG!

HC SVNT DRACONES puts you in the body of a human experiment that outlived its creator, and has gone on expanding into the galaxy while trying to heed the lessons of a race that fell to ruin. It's about exploration and fear, expansion and conquest, intrigue and subterfuge, and ultimately, it’s about you, learning to be you, when all the trappings of humanity you define yourself with are dead and gone.

A unique character generation system allows you to assemble your Vector layer by layer, from their family to their species to the unique anatomy that defines their appearance. Interact with your story on two legs or four, from 6 feet up, or less than one. Explore new character interactions and problem solving possibilities when your party can range dramatically in size and shape from person to person.

HSD encompasses themes from intrigue to combat to horror and more. Within this setting are areas that will allow for just about any narrative you wish to spin, and unique creatures and elements to help those concepts along. Explore varied societies with rich histories and use the combinations of techniques and near-magical surgical upgrades to create awesome combinations for powerful and unique characters

Great utilities exist to help you play, including weapon and armor cards for easy inventory management (included in the core book for photocopying or available for purchase in card form here: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/268981/HSD-2-Core-Card-Set )

and contract adventures are being regularly developed and released to provide ongoing content to explore!

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This update to the bestselling first edition of HSD features all new mechanics and possibilities, from new character options to a wealth of new weapons, items and armors, to expanded surgical and implant upgrades. HSD2.0 is both a new beginning and huge expansion, and this book is all you need to get started in HC SVNT DRACONES!


 
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Christopher S June 04, 2019 11:11 pm UTC
Does the current character sheet on Roll20 work for 2nd edition as well? If not, do you have plans to get a 2nd edition character sheet on there? Looks like an interesting game, eager to give it a try, but I'd like to run an online game with the conveniences involved.

Thanks!
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Andrew C June 02, 2019 8:54 am UTC
I hope they revamped the combat system. The old "this is for the look of the thing but we don't think it's important" system was really unsatisfying.
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Jordan E April 01, 2019 4:33 am UTC
Is the setting different at all this time?
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Sil B April 12, 2019 6:31 am UTC
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Not really. The lore stuff in the book is presented from a slightly different perspective, but nothing major has changed in the setting AFAIK.
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Stacie W March 30, 2019 12:57 am UTC
Translation and pronunciation of game title pretty please.
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Joel M March 30, 2019 1:28 am UTC
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A bastardized spelling of the Latin phrase "Hic Svnt Dracones", which translates to "Here, there be dragons". For pronunciation, there's plenty of reference material just by entering it in any search engine. Too long and nuanced for a comment in here. The gist is "Heek Soont Draw-Cone-Ayss"
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Geoffrey W March 31, 2019 1:30 am UTC
It's not even bastardized. It literally was on (two) maps as HC SVNT DRACONES. It's just pronounced "Hic Sunt Drac-o-nes." Here are dragons.

AKA "We don't know what's over here but we think it's probably dangerous."

More common was HIC SVNT LEONES, here are lions.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Here_be_dragons
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Stacie W April 02, 2019 7:30 am UTC
Thank you a lot. :)
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Andrew B March 29, 2019 2:13 am UTC
Will you keep the First Edition of this RPG available, as well as the versions of the supplements for said first edition? I sometimes find older materials of interest for reference, and occasionally personal system tweaks, so I would like to think that could still be reasonable (although discontinuing print-on-demand for the out-of-date edition may make sense). Maybe combine all of the old versions into a single PDF bundle?
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Pierce F March 29, 2019 6:52 am UTC
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There are no current plans to remove first edition from DTRPG. Thanks to print on demand it doesn't really cost anything to leave it up here, so it's around if people want it. It is however no longer the supported format, so new material will be made using second edition's rules.
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Andrew B April 01, 2019 5:57 pm UTC
Cool. Thanks for the prompt reply.
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