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Dark Souls: The Roleplaying Game

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This is the updated version of the book, published on the 25th of July 2022

So it is, ash seeketh embers…Experience DARK SOULS™ like never before in this complete tabletop roleplaying game of adventure, horror, and tactical combat. Inside these pages is everything you need to run thrilling roleplaying campaigns set in the ruinous DARK SOULS™  universe.

Like the video games, DARK SOULS™: The Roleplaying Game is designed to be a punishing but rewarding experience that will delight hardcore fans and roleplayers alike. Few obstacles are easily overcome. Every enemy is a challengeProgress is hard-won. You’ll die many times over. You’ll also rise again with DARK SOULS™: The Roleplaying Game’s death and rebirth mechanics, based on the video games’ unique system that rewards willpower and perseverance. You’re not alone. As well as fellow roleplayers, a host of familiar faces stand ready to assist you. Engage in jolly cooperation to vanquish your foes!

Explore a land of shadows and flame where hollows, demons, and Abyssal creatures abound. Open up a crumbling world of exploration with the DARK SOULS™: The Roleplaying Game core book. Inside is everything needed to run incredible roleplaying campaigns.Your characters. Your decisions. Your DARK SOULS™ story.

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Travis S August 07, 2022 12:12 am UTC
I've put in three tickets on the steam forged site asking for a refund as I no longer have interest in a physical copy, and steam forged has ignored that request instead saying "We hope to resolve these issues, and the product should be shipping soon." Last time I'll purchase from this company, complete waste of money, poor product and customer service.
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August 01, 2022 5:12 pm UTC
Any chance to actually get a meaningful preview?
Right now, the preview is just 10 pages with almost all of it being cover and titlepages... I can't really make much of it. I would love to see some of the actual content to get a proper impression of the quality and how well the setting was addressed.

The rule of thumb for me in drivethru is: The more you show me, the higher the chance that I will buy the product :)
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Lew B July 31, 2022 9:20 pm UTC
I understand that there have been many problems identified in the release of Dark Souls. I also understand that the publisher is trying to address these issues.

Is Steamforged making any progress in correcting the problems with Dark Souls and has a date been announced as to when a fixed hard copy will be available?

Being a Dark Souls fan, I would like to purchase this game. However, I am reluctant to buy Dark Souls given all the issues with the product.
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Miguel G July 27, 2022 2:27 pm UTC
Is it possible to get a changlog of the updates? Otherwise I’m not sure what’s different across all the updates, except from obvious errors.
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Warren D. S July 25, 2022 8:05 pm UTC
We are on version 1.15 of changes to this product. I purchased the $100 collectors book and awaiting deliver. However, I'm concerned about what version the printed copy will be? I don't want to pay all that money for a collectors book that is not the latest, corrected version (or at least until the dust settles as there seems to be so many changes right now)...

What say you?
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Richard A July 26, 2022 11:29 am UTC
Hi Warren, the current version is the one going to print. It's being sent in the next few days. All changes will be included in the printed copy.
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Tom S July 25, 2022 2:18 pm UTC
So, i like the design and the idea of an dark souls rpg. So i bought it to use it within foundry vtt. But the file ist protected so i cant copy and paste things from it directly to my world. This makes it nearly useless for my use case, because typing everything manually isn't something i really want to do.
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Adrian W July 18, 2022 8:44 pm UTC
Dear Steamforged Games,

Glad you used my google docs to fix the pdf! Unfortunately, I didn't have time to write down everything I wanted, here are some other bugs. There are not enough of them to make sense to include them iin my docs:

page 48:
Thief gains Cunning Action on 1st level while the ability block on the next page says it should be available on 2nd level.

page: 100
Exhausted - Hit point maximum halved. There are no hit points in this system. Probably should be “Starting position halved” but this also isn’t a big punishment because of the existing Temporary Position System, the pool of which is much larger.

page 112:
Your Turn, last paragraph - Should be “forgot” instead of “forgo”.

page 127:
Underwater combat mentions about types of weapon (like trident) that isn't exist in this system.

page 134:
Fireball - Missing space bar after “1d6”.
IMPORTANT! Great Chaos Fireball -...See more
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Dani J July 21, 2022 3:40 pm UTC
If this is true, I am more than willing to invest soon.
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Richard A July 22, 2022 12:12 pm UTC
Hi Adrian, thanks for your help!
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Adrian W July 22, 2022 5:15 pm UTC
No problem! This is our journey to make things better. I also apologize for wrong page numbers, I don't know how this got here.

Page 68:
Swapped order of task difficulty. Should be 30 for “Nearly Impossible” and 25 for ”Very Hard”.

Page 71:
Common Uses, first frame - last letter isn't colored.
Second frame - Increase your attack damage for minimum 5 positions. 5 position = how much additional dmg? What's about spending 7? 10? "by however you wish". Can I spend 5 positions to add 999 damage to my attack so I could oneshot boss? You know what I mean, this must be specified.

Page 76:
At this page there is an "Armour Class" frame which describes adding a Dex modifier to armours. But in this system there is ( ONLY! :( ) one herald armour which are adding Con modifier so I suggest adding a similar frame to the next page under Constitution.

Page 113:
Casting Time refers to spells that require bonus action or...See more
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Craig E July 16, 2022 12:35 pm UTC
How does the deprived class's a-la-carte ability selection handle abilities with previous or subsequent tiers?

For example, say a deprived takes Improved Favored Enemy at level 7. A mercenary would already have one Favored Enemy, which was gained at level 1, and the upgrade at level 7 gives an additional choice from the list. Does a deprived who takes this ability gain 1 option, or 2? When he reaches level 17, the level the mercenary would get their 3rd choice of a Favored Enemy, does the deprived get that one, too?

What if you get an upgrade that doesn't exist in the basic version of the ability, such as Fast Hands, the level 3 thief ability? This adds more options for things that can be done with Cunning Action: sleight of hand, disarm a trap, pick a lock, or Use an Object (which I think already includes picking locks and disarming traps, but who's counting?). The only thing is, a deprived doesn't get Cunning Action to begin with, so do you get that PLUS all the new options, or do you...See more
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Richard A July 18, 2022 9:32 am UTC
You gain all of the previous elements of an ability, BUT if you need to take an additional ability to gain said effects (as with Fast Hands), then you need to take the separate ability in order to gain effects.
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Craig E July 16, 2022 10:28 am UTC
Does the thief get Cunning Action at level 1 or 2? The table says 1, and the text box says 2.
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Craig E July 13, 2022 5:41 pm UTC
Sorry to nitpick, but the paladin... I mean, the Herald table lists the extra attacks ability, but the text omits it. Can we get the specifics?

Speaking of that ability, the Deprived gets it at level 15 and jumps straight from the default single attack to 3 per round. Is this correct, or did you forget to put in the first iteration of the ability (the one that gives you your second attack)?
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Richard A July 14, 2022 1:17 pm UTC
Yeah, that's being added in this evening. Thanks for spotting it!

No, that is correct. You gain two additional attacks.
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Adrian W July 10, 2022 4:44 pm UTC
Dear Steamforged Games,

This is a link to (re)created google docs list of things to fix in book - . It's isn't finished of course. I ended proofreading of I Chapter - Character Generation for now. I suggest to start fixing pdf in Monday while I will be adding things to list catched from reddit comunity.

Kind regards
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Heiko J July 10, 2022 4:32 pm UTC
I purchased the physical book at Travelling Man in the UK, but they refuse to answer my questions about receiving the complimentary PDF-version? Any chance I can send you my purchase receipt to receive the digital version?
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Richard A July 10, 2022 9:35 pm UTC
Hey Heidi, yep, we can sort that for you. If you start a query on our support system:

We’ll get that underway.
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George K July 10, 2022 12:17 pm UTC
Is there a conversion system to regular 5E anywhere? Or is just just a stand-alone variation on the 5E rules set?
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christopher A July 08, 2022 7:32 pm UTC
Both preview links are broken, keeps sending you to DTRPG home screen. Pretty pricey to purchase sight unseen.
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Richard A July 09, 2022 9:14 pm UTC
Hi! We’ll try and sort that ASAP on Monday!
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Steven B July 08, 2022 12:19 am UTC
What's wrong with the book?
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Richard A July 08, 2022 8:58 am UTC
Hi Steven, we made some mistakes with the initial release. The book is now fixed, and we think it's a really good game!
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Abraham Z July 08, 2022 5:01 pm UTC
You fixed the mistakes? Humanity restored? Hey Richard, if you guys are currently handing out review copies, I would love to feature the corrected version in my Youtube channel. Is there an email where I can contact you?
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Michael B July 09, 2022 8:27 pm UTC
Only a few of the most glaring issues have been fixed, but many, many mistakes have not. The pdf in its current version hasn't been professionally copyedited or proofread (yet?), and there are too many small mistakes than fans can catch.
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James L July 07, 2022 10:55 pm UTC
Hey Steamforged, you need some help there? Throw a copy at me and I'll happily proofread it for you. :)
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