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BLACK SWORD HACK is a dark fantasy roleplaying game inspired by books such as Michael Moorcock's Stormbringer or Karl Edward Wagner's Kane series. It is a stand-alone game that uses the Black Hack 2nd edition as a foundation and adds a few tweaks.

  • There are no classes, characters are built according to their origins (Barbarian, Civilized or Decadent).
  • Tools are included to help you build your own dark fantasy world
  • You'll find rules for dangerous spells, demon pacts, spirit alliances, twisted science, rune weapons as well as ship navigation and combat.
  • To help you start right away, the game comes with an introductory adventure: Scalpel Surprise.

As with our other games, you should be able to read the whole game and run your first adventure on the same day you got it!

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william N October 23, 2020 5:52 pm UTC
Any plans on making a Conan themed version?
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Alexandre J October 23, 2020 9:26 pm UTC
No but you can easily do a Conan style campaign with this ruleset: ignore weird science and rune weapons and you're good to go.
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william N October 23, 2020 11:28 pm UTC
I was thinking about doing those very things. I just though I'd check.
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Alejo T October 13, 2020 6:50 pm UTC
Any chance this will get a PoD option?
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Alexandre J October 13, 2020 7:08 pm UTC
Yes of course, in three weeks at the most. People who get the PDF now should get a discount for the POD.
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Wayne P October 10, 2020 9:15 pm UTC
I have enjoyed my read-through. Good job. I do have questions and would like to report typos. Where is best place to report these?
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Alexandre J October 10, 2020 10:30 pm UTC
There are two places, my forum: or my mail: ajeannette_AT_gmail_DOT_com

Thanks for the help!

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ED G October 09, 2020 1:39 pm UTC
how to say ? a nice try from Kobayashi especially as I love black hack but here we ...we have a super hack minimalist Sword & Sorcery dark atmosphere very dark, with lots of new ideas ...(Origin, magic, runes ) transform, adapt, modify ...successful test
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simon O October 09, 2020 10:46 am UTC
c'est beau c'est bon et ça rafraichit l'haleine! un système fluide et inspirant, qui plonge dès la lecture dans une ambiance noire et riche, qui donne tout de suite envie d'invoquer des démons et de raser des cités... meilleur rapport qualité prix que l'on puisse trouver pour un système de ce genre ...à acheter d'urgence!!
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Dimitri C October 07, 2020 10:53 am UTC
Another masterpiece of sharp game mechanics design by Kobayashi. Perfectly suited to the genre (Hawkmoon, Elric, Eternal champion style), it pushes the Black Hack 2 to its finest !
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Pascal S October 07, 2020 7:26 am UTC
The game reflects the feeling of Moorcock's works, Leiber or Wagner and proposes mechanisms that revive Black Hack and favour immersion in the genre: better use of armor, Wisdom for initiative, a much more balanced generation of attributes, the use of origin and background instead of class (more flexible and very evocative) and rules to favour immersion in the emulated genre (such as allegiance to the great forces of the universe).
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October 13, 2020
This title was added to our catalog on October 05, 2020.