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From the mind of a long time player comes The Coin. A world teetering on the edge or balance and chaos. 

This contains all you need to play the game. Including the rules, characters and a short adventure in the world of The Coin. 

For the last few years I have been working on a new type of RPG, looking at the way people play and interact, what they have difficulty with and what they find most meaningful in their characters. Trying to find a way to reward them for being creative with their builds instead of the all too normal penalization for going out of the character tropes. I have come up with this: The Coin.

The Coin exists as two parts of a whole, the world of balance and the world of chaos and in between is The Cogs, the force that channels life energy from one side to the other to make sure the entire thing stays in perfect or nearly perfect harmony.

The system runs on a card-based system with each player having a standard deck of cards from which they draw determined fate.

The GM has two decks of cards, the contested and Fate decks.

Players that fail checks under most circumstances can push Fate and attempt to deny what has been put in their destiny. However, fate does not like to be pushed and failing a push Fate often leads to catastrophic failure.

The world itself exists in balance of six elements Order, Earth, Fire, Water, Wind, Chaos. In this case Order does not mean good, nor Chaos bad. These are the forces that make up all living things.

I wanted to step away from traditional fantasy races so the people you will find in the coin are varied and different. Most are humanoid in shape, but their function has been changed to represent the elements they are in line with.

Characters a built on a point-buy system where race, abilities, and skills all come from a pool of points. Bought at a discounted price at character creation but the price scales up as players grow showing the issues with learning and advancing.

A complete rulebook is in the works but for now this will teach you how to play and give you an idea of how it should be run. 

Please Enjoy! 

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August 23, 2019
This title was added to our catalog on August 25, 2019.