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For Coin & Blood is a classically-inspired fantasy roleplaying game, which takes the direction of playing the scum and villains you normally fight inmost fantasy campaigns!

Playing assassins, cult leaders, blackguards and more, For Coin & Blood is a different look at the other side of the coin of fantasy roleplaying games. Inspired by the writings of authors such as Kate Elliot, Joe Abercrombie, Sarah Monette, Glen Cook, Anna Smith Spark, Scott Lynch, and more, For Coin & Blood is dark fantasy roleplaying about antiheroes, thieves and assassins, rooted in the darkest recess of mankind’s depredations.

For Coin & Blood makes no pretenses about what it asks you to be. You’re the villains that other campaigns fight. You’re the cult leaders, assassins, fallen nobles, murderers, mercenaries, necromancers and thugs.

Well, there's a lot of reasons. The first edition was our first "classic adventure" game, inspired by the old fantasy RPGs of the 70s and 80s.

But there were a few places we felt we could improve it after a few years. New content, clearer rules, smoother mechanics. It was Alan's first dive into that style of game design, and frankly, this new edition is a lot better. 

Some of the new things we've included: 

  • Improved and clarified skill test resolution.
  • Revised attribute names and descriptions to fit the theme better. 
  • Four new classes: The Diabolist: a cruel and dark demon summoner, the Executioner:  a feared slayer of humanity, the Machiavellian: a scheming noble and plotter, and the Witch Hunter: slayer of mages and magic users.
  • Improved rules for hirelings, property, and more.
  • Legacy XP, so you can build your next character as you play!
  • Poisons and firearms, as well as revised gear rules.
  • Rules for: artifacts, corruption points, smuggling, investigations, journeys and travels, mass battles, light, increased enemy lists (including specific demons to summon and their pacts they offer!)
  • A full-setting ripe for your adventures (with maps!)

We've also added over 10 pages of art by Ger Curti (which comes to something like 5 half-pages, 4 new character illustrations, enemy art, 20 spot illustrations, and maps!), a new cover by Daniel Jimbert (the cover from the Spanish translation!), a new fiction piece from gaming author Mari Murdock and lots more!

 
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Mariusz G November 14, 2021 9:56 pm UTC
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What are the experience resources ? Per book it seems that there is only gold per killing monster and ritual killings ? Was the experience for gold omitted by accident or is it intended ?
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Alan B November 15, 2021 5:22 pm UTC
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Hey Mariusz - due to the nature of the OSR compatibility, you can of course port in any experience system you like!

XP for Gold would be very easy to add in.
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Mariusz G November 17, 2021 7:57 pm UTC
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So by the book it is EXP only for enemies and rituals ? Thats very cool, I was not sure.

I know that I can add other rules. I was just curious what was the intention of authors. It makes totaly different playstyle.
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Jimmy G October 19, 2021 5:44 pm UTC
Maybe Its because I'm new to old school role-playing games but I don't understand the magus' spells per level section. The spells section in the back of the book has 6th level magus spells but the class section only shows levels 1 through 5 and has no spell slots for 6th spells at all.
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Alan B October 19, 2021 10:46 pm UTC
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Hey! No worries: The intent is that those spells are narratively obtained, via an intense quest, rite, or other method the player and the GM work out. They're not inherently built into the class abilities.
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Samuel S July 23, 2021 12:31 am UTC
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A question about Degrading Weapons: it refers to the "weapons damage dice (the printed damage die above)." However I'm unsure what this is referring to.

There are no damage die listed for any weapons, not are there any listed on page 58 "above" anywhere. Does this refer to the classes base damage?
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Michael G June 27, 2021 1:43 am UTC
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This game is pretty good so far however i wanted to give some feedback about the witch hunter. While he's no doubt weak i have no idea why he's saddled with a no bonus xp rule. Half of his abilities only do anything agaisnt spellcasters which might be one or two enemies in every big fight if even that considering this encourages a world where magic is much less common. He feels really situational and like he's missing some kind of ability where his abilities can apply to any enemy he can convince people to be a spellcaster even if he isnt one. That would have been a really thematic thing for a witch hunter, further emphasizes he's not nice and allow his cool abilities to apply to more situations if you took the time to scheme and rally people.
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Alan B June 29, 2021 12:45 am UTC
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The feedback and idea is really appreciated. Thank you.

We'll keep it in mind.
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Sean W April 23, 2021 3:33 pm UTC
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Why two sets of rules for magic weapons, one based on exploits and the other using corruption points, they seem to conflict a bit and the latter seems a better fit for the anti-heroic tone of the game ?
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Coleman M April 20, 2021 2:02 pm UTC
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Love the book and the game but I'm having a little trouble with the Investigation rules. On page 80 regarding searching for clues it states "the Narrator rolls 1d6. On a roll of 1-2, the player characters have uncovered a Clue, though their roll is modified based on the table below." On the aforementioned table the modifiers seem a bit contradictory. An Easy to discover clue adds +1 to the roll, a Learning attribute over 15 adds +1 also, effectively making it more difficult to roll that 1 or 2. Am I missing something or is that backwards?
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Alan B April 20, 2021 2:31 pm UTC
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Ah! I see the confusion.

A +1 would mean you need a 1-3. It increases the successful range you need to roll, not increasing the dice total.

So if it was easy (+1) and you had Learning 15+ (+1), you'd succeed on a 1-4.
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Coleman M April 20, 2021 2:42 pm UTC
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Oh I was adding the modifier to the wrong number. I get it now. Thanks for the quick reply.
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Wayne R April 14, 2021 12:45 pm UTC
Is there a reason the full size preview is an Errata document? I'm not sure if that's the best marketing option is it? ;)
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Pietro G April 07, 2021 9:09 pm UTC

I sent an email about publishing for another language.
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Alan B April 08, 2021 12:21 am UTC
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Hey Pietro,

Unfortunately, we haven't received your emails. Additionally, we have existing translation partners we're very happy with! Thank you!
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Pietro G April 08, 2021 4:39 pm UTC
It is for brazilian portuguese. The email (contact form) was sent from www. gallantknightgames. com

Is there another way of contact? The interest is to publish in physical format.
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Alan B April 08, 2021 4:40 pm UTC
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Hi Pietro!

We already have translation partners we're happy with in Brazil who will have first chance to translate the game if they wish! Thanks!
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Pietro G April 08, 2021 5:54 pm UTC
Thank you.
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Michael G April 07, 2021 4:40 pm UTC
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Does the revised edition of the PoD version include the rules for spellcasting die somewhere in it? Im kinda burnt out on vancian magic nowadays and prefer more novel approaches but it seems kind of silly to keep a 3 page errata around just for the description of spellcasting.
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Alan B April 08, 2021 12:24 am UTC
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It does not. Those have been relegated to the errata PDF only (sorry. Our intention was to go to Vancian, so we went with that.)
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Michael G April 08, 2021 1:55 am UTC
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Yea i understand the decision. I dont like it much but I understand. Maybe that spell system can be used in another game in the future, who knows. f
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Pietro G April 07, 2021 12:11 pm UTC
I sent an email about translating for another language.
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David O April 06, 2021 4:21 am UTC
This is so wonderful. I can't wait to play it now.
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Sean W April 04, 2021 11:23 am UTC
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Hi, is the rulebook going to be updated with the errata soon? Only asking because I'd pick up the hardback then.
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Alan B April 05, 2021 1:38 am UTC
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The POD and PDF are already updated. The errata/FAQ is kept as a courtesy for previous purchasers who might need access. We'll clarify that in the description.
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Sean W April 05, 2021 5:29 am UTC
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I don't understand then - The Blackguard table for spells still starts at level 1, spellcasting die is still in. I only bought it and downloaded it yesterday and it's the only version showing, dated 20th January 21 ?
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Sean W April 05, 2021 1:06 pm UTC
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The note in changes made: 2021-01-20: A separate file has been uploaded with the FAQ for the second edition of For Coin & Blood 2e while we wait to upload the revised PDF and POD interiors
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Alan B April 05, 2021 1:49 pm UTC
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We will take a look today at the PDF. I can confirm the PODs have the errata rolled in (I'm holding them at the moment and looking at them.)
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Sean W April 07, 2021 6:51 am UTC
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Thanks for fixing the PDF Alan :)
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DA SAEM L April 02, 2021 1:59 am UTC
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Finally!
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Kai P June 19, 2021 8:51 pm UTC
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I would like to ask how the XP for opponents are calculated. Especially as a 3rd-Party-Indie-Publisher who likes to keep "in line" with established rules/formats ;) Thanks in advance
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