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Lightmaster is a game of pulp fantasy where you can loot ancient tombs, sail your flying ship to the moon, and engage undead Martians with flintlock, sword, and spells.

With its skill and level based characters, detailed combat involving critical strikes and specific injuries, and extensive path based magic system, Lightmaster is a retro-clone of a popular role-playing game from the 1980s. The game greatly streamlines and tunes the mechanics found in its source game, while providing a familiar feel. However, you don’t need to have played that game in order to play Lightmaster – the game can be enjoyed on its own merits.

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To play Lightmaster, you will need more than just this book. You will need both the Lightmaster Core Rulebook (this book) and the Lightmaster Book of Tables in order to play the game.

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Chris M October 09, 2020 5:03 pm UTC
For those who own/read both books would you say that "Lightmaster" is an evolution/refinement of "Blood, Guts and Glory"?
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Jordy A June 20, 2020 7:48 am UTC
There are any alternate way of generate characteristics?

Does the usual 4d6 and drop the lowest dice work?
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Mamading C June 27, 2019 1:49 am UTC
Can I use supplements for the source game with this? Would there be any conversion involved?
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Newbie F June 09, 2019 8:29 am UTC
In the foreword, it says this:

"Welcome to Lightmaster! This game is a retro-clone of a particular edition of a popular role-playing game from the late 1980s. Unfortunately, for legal reasons that game can’t be named here, [but if you check out the attack tables and critical hit tables in the back of the book] it should be obvious which set of rules this game emulates."

Which leads me to believe that the author originally intended the tables and charts to be in the same book as the core rules.
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Joe C June 09, 2019 12:41 am UTC
Looking forward to this hitting p.o.d
I will be getting hold of both books.
Be great to see it in a complete volume but
is a cool putting the tables in a separate one.
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Newbie F June 07, 2019 5:39 am UTC
I really would've have preferred if both PDFs (The Book of Tables especially) included bookmarks (Like Dark Dungeons did). But the game is so polished and high-quality I have no authority to complain, lol.
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