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Warp Lords Core Rulebook (Artless Beta)

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Warp Lords takes place in a sci-fantasy multiverse where eccentric and selfish gods raise their followers until they ascend to godhood themselves. It's a game where genre, tone, and power level can vary wildly from game to game or even within a single session. It's a game that encourages players to get creative and find unusual solutions to their problems. Trying to kill the sun god? Let's go to a cooking competition run by one of his followers and lure him out by heckling the judges.

The rules are just as flexible as the setting. Warp Lords uses the unique Blackjack Grenade Engine as its core system. It uses a d12 roll under system for unopposed skill checks where rolling your stat is a critical success (blackjack) and pools of exploding d12s for opposed contests (grenade). Character progression uses a single pool of experience points (XP) to purchase abilities or upgrade stats.

This system lets players only take the skills they want so they can create their concepts easily without having to wait 15 levels and being bogged down by unwanted extra class features. Want to be a time-stopping mad scientist? You can do that. Want to be a giant spider that only has the power to give people clammy hands? You can do that. Want to be a normal human fighter? You can do that and be good at it too.

Warp Lords is simple enough for new players and GMs to pick up, but offers enough depth and unconventional combinations to keep more experienced players engaged. Combat is uses a dynamic action system with no set order, so no more waiting 40 minutes for your turn only to miss and have nothing to do for the next 40 minutes.

Warp Lords also features simple rules for creating custom character options. This makes it easy to homebrew new skills, races, and classes for your players. Many of the skills in the book started out as custom content created during playtesting.

This is an artless beta version. Rules are formatted and have been playtested for years (some sections more rigorously than others). We're releasing an artless beta to build a player base so we can fund a full art version and a print run later on.

Includes character sheets, a sample bestiary, and index.


 
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