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The Blackest of Deaths - Dire Old School Fantasy RPG (Deluxe Edition)

The Blackest of Deaths - Dire Old School Fantasy RPG (Deluxe Edition)

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The Blackest of Deaths - Dire Old School Fantasy RPG

"The Blackest of Deaths is what it says on the tin. Your character is dropped into a brutal, unforgiving world that is actively opposed to your survival. You're prey that doesn't know it's place yet. There's no character advancement, no way to pull victory from the jaws of defeat. There is you, a handful of meager items, a few minimal abilities, and the finality of defeat.

Now, that sounds like a real downer to most. Why would anyone want to play that? Isn't the point of a roleplaying game to experience some kind of power fantasy and character agency? Well, the answer to all of these questions is yes -- and that's the beauty of Blackest. Surviving to fight another day in this game feels like a genuine accomplishment. Your character will struggle like never before. Your character will fail. Your character will die. 

But not every time. And on those rare occasions when you do manage to leap from the gaping, inexorable jaws of oblivion, you'll walk away with a great story to tell your fellow gamers and a gaming experience worth remembering. You will live. You will cheat death. You will survive.

This time..."

 - James M. Spahn, Ennie and Origin Award winning author, Creator of The Hero’s Journey & White Star RPGs

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David B February 21, 2020 2:47 am UTC
Great question! It's about 100 pages of extra content like: Rules for Terror, Additional Playable Races: Changeling, Half-Medusa, Serpentmen and Kobold, Added classes: ASSASSIN, BARBARIAN, BEAST MASTER. FORTUNE HUNTER, GLADIATOR, MENDER, MONSTER SLAYER, NECROMANCER, RANGER, STREET RAT, WAR MAGE, WARLOCK & WITCH, WARRIOR OF THE EMPTY HAND and a huge addition to the bestiary, new adventures, settings and other goodies. :)

Here's the Table of Contents:

Table of Contents
Introduction & Prefatory Matters 6
Rules vs Rulings, Core Mechanic 10
Hindrance, Benefit, Advantage & Disadvantage 11
Attributes 12
Hit Points, Healing & Death 14
Saving Throws, Leveling Up 15
Luck, Evade & Armor Points 17
Everything in Turn, Initiative 18
Move and Terror 19
Choose a Race 20
Choose a Class 31
Magic 58
Weapons, Armor & Gear 64
GMs Section 68
Monsters 76
Random Encounter Table 96
Bonus...See more
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Kevin R February 21, 2020 1:49 am UTC
What does the Deluxe Edition contain, that is not in the Ashcan version?
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