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As seen on the DungeonCraft YouTube channel, Deathbringer RPG is a grimdark fantasy rules kit compatible with 5E and any OSR retroclone. This tri-fold rules set contains all you need for character creation, combat, & spellcasting. The unique Deathbringer Dice mechanic replaces traditional features, feats and skills with a fast, flexible alternative. Get ready for breakneck, bone-crunching, skull-smashing, action with DEATHBRINGER! 

 
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Karlen K August 03, 2022 9:25 pm UTC
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The 1.5 pdf has an upside down page.
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Stephen D July 30, 2022 2:10 pm UTC
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I am a big fan of Prof DM and this product is a perfect example of simple, streamlined design.

I hope the designer reads these comments and makes a few revisions. Here is a list of ideas. The first is at least one typo that I found, and the rest is a summary of what I've gleaned from others.

1) Typo: Under "Corruption" should read "Gain +1 when you commit an evil deed..." NOT "Gain +1 when you commit and evil deed..."
2) Shield: Shield should be added to the Armor list with Defense Bonus and price (See comment below Daniel L on July 21)
3) Healing: Should be revised to "Heal HP = 1 + CON every day of complete bed rest" OR "(Minimum +1 per day)" INSTEAD of "Heal HP = CON every day..." (See comment below Kyle W on July 22)
4) CON explanation: On the full-size character sheet CON explanation lists "Hit Points", which may confuse by implying that CON bonus applies to Hit Points. A better description...See more
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Sean M July 28, 2022 10:35 am UTC
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Big fan of this kind of rules overlay! Great stuff Deathbringer (and PDM too I guess)
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Kyle W July 22, 2022 1:33 pm UTC
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So I asked about shields and healing on the YouTube comments of Proffesser Dungeon Craft. He replied. Shields are +2 Defense (it is not on the equipment list). Healing is actually CON +1 per day instead of just CON per day. That is to prevent characters who put all their stat points in other stats than Constitution (aka CON=0) can still heal naturally by bed rest at a rate of 1 per day. If your character has a Constitution of +3, then they heal 4 hit points per day of bed rest.
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Daniel L July 24, 2022 5:03 am UTC
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Thank you for your efforts to find the answer. I didn't even see the problem with natural healing.
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Daniel L July 21, 2022 5:45 pm UTC
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Deathbringer class has a shield, but I can't find what a shield does under the equipment list. Is it +1 DEF?
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Kyle W July 22, 2022 1:36 pm UTC
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I asked in the YouTube comments about shields and healing. Shields are +2 Defense, added to your armor. He forgot to put that on the page.

In case you are wondering, healing is actually CON +1 per day, not just your straight CON ability. That is so character with a CON of 0 can still heal up thru bed rest. It says just CON twice in the rules, under healing, and under the Stat Abilities descriptions.
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James W July 20, 2022 8:43 pm UTC
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Two questions...is their any limit to the points you can put in bonus for ability? Can STR get a +8 for example?
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James W July 20, 2022 8:47 pm UTC
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Is there any limit to the points you can put in bonus for ability? Can STR get a +8 for example? In 5e you are limited to a +5 on an ability but I can imagine in this system that limit does not exist so someone could get a really high AC if they dump points into DEX, to get an AC above the max 19 which would the max if your are only able to have a max bonus of 5. I am thinking of dusting off some old classic modules and run my players through it with these rules. Should be fun.
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Paulo Jorge Soares F July 21, 2022 4:51 pm UTC
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It's on the Basics section: maximum +6 at first level (the equivalent of ability 18 plus proficiency). Can be increased to +10 total as you advance.
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Matt K July 20, 2022 8:08 pm UTC
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Witch Hunter ability is "Turn Undead at Will". Does this mean that the Witch Hunter can turn an unlimited amount of undead, at any time, at no cost?
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Paulo Jorge Soares F July 21, 2022 4:53 pm UTC
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Not an official answer, but this is how I do it -> I ruled it works as the old Turn Undead from B/X and BECMI rules: you can try to turn at will, no limits, turning a specific number of HD of undead on a success. Or you can use turning rules from 5E, just with an unlimited number of attempts per day.
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Kyle W July 22, 2022 3:47 pm UTC
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Yes, but don’t forget the rules of your favorite RPG. I use Basic Fantasy. Those rules are still in effect, such as needing a skill roll vs stronger undead, or just can’t, and failure of a skill roll puts the power on a short cool down period.
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Mateusz J July 20, 2022 12:08 pm UTC
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Basics & Abilities section state that you have 8 build points, but the example has 9 points: "Ex: STR +5, DEX +2, CON +1, INT 0, WIS, 0, CHA +1".
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Mateusz J July 20, 2022 12:09 pm UTC
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Basics & Abilities section state that you have 8 build points, but the example has 9 points: "Ex: STR +5, DEX +2, CON +1, INT 0, WIS, 0, CHA +1".
The Character Sheet states that CON is connected to Hit Points, but in Basics & Abilities section you state that "HP = “Pure” Hit Dice, do not add CON", so this is very misleading.
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Kyle W July 22, 2022 1:41 pm UTC
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It is probably just a typo. You start with 8 points, and can only put 6 to any single stat. However, "Leveling up" gets you another stat point to put where you want, and then the max becomes 10. It might be possible that a "level-1" character starts with that level up stuff, and thus 9 total?!? Maybe start as a level-0 character? I wouldn't play it that way, though.
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Robert B July 13, 2022 4:41 pm UTC
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So what is the purpose of the Kill Shot table? I was originally thinking vs helpless foes but that seems pointless. I'll follow this up on the facebook group.
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Kyle W July 22, 2022 1:42 pm UTC
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It is for GM fluff. Its just for fun, similar to your background tables. You technically don't need those, but they're fun anyways. The idea of the kill shot table is to just have a quick and convenient description of how you killed your enemies.
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Brian C June 16, 2022 6:18 pm UTC
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Any chance of a preview of the game or the rules?
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Edward R June 27, 2022 3:25 am UTC
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The system is super simple and only takes up 2 pages. The other 2 are the intro page and character sheet. While 4 dollars seems a little steep for 2 pages , I see it as a donation for this awesome little game.
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Brian C June 27, 2022 11:43 pm UTC
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So it's essentially OSR? Roll d20, meet or beat a target number? Level up? I don't mean this to be dismissive - I really like OSR stuff, especially elegant minimal systems. I just want to get a sense of what's actually IN there, before I plunk down a few bucks. I already own lots of OSR stuff...what's the 'awesome' that this rules set brings to the situation? Cheers!
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Jacob G July 19, 2022 4:19 pm UTC
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_6r7Ntc2Es
An overview by the author
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Brian C July 22, 2022 9:08 pm UTC
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Thanks, will give the YouTube video a look-see!
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Edward R June 09, 2022 5:17 am UTC
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Great stuff here, is there a chance of getting the pdf in standard pages layout? It pops up in the mini pamphlet form and its hard to read.
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Eric W June 28, 2022 4:34 pm UTC
Not sure how much work you want to put into it, but you can blow the mini pamphlet up to full size and screenshot each page. From there, you should be able to upload the screenies to a JPEG to PDF conversion site and get a usable PDF out of it I did that once with a rulebook I really wanted to read. As an irony, the author of that particular rule set released a normally formatted book about a week after I did that. :)
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johan U June 07, 2022 9:12 pm UTC
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One of the pages in the 1.5 version of the PDF is upside down. Not a big error but I thought as you bring us such good content I would point that out so nobody gets mad. Keep up that good work professor and may all your rolls be 20s
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Luc M July 19, 2022 8:44 pm UTC
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The page is intentionally upside down. When you print pages 2 and 3 double sided and flip on the long edge you get the everything in the right for a tri fold document just like it says on Page 1.
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Jaakko R August 01, 2022 3:20 pm UTC
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I have tried several times, if I print it out with the long edge flip, the other side is the upside down if I compare it to the other side.
And with each print, both sides don't align properly, I have about 1,7cm between the dotted lines from one side compared to the location of the other side, so if I would get them the right way around, folding it wouldn't align it properly.
If you have any advice for this I would be happy to hear it
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Jaakko R August 01, 2022 3:56 pm UTC
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Edit: Turns out the file is designed for american standard paper (8.5x11 inch) and not A4 standard paper that I have access to.
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David P May 19, 2022 1:34 am UTC
Hey, love your channel. You happened to misspell it.
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