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Reaver: Sword & Sorcery RPG Quickstart

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Reaver Sword & Sorcery Role-Playing Game is less gonzo and more grit! Inspired by the fantasy works of Robert E. Howard, Charles R. Saunders, Karl Edward Wagner, and others, with a heaping dose of historical adventure fiction by the likes of Bernard Cornwell and Poul Anderson.

  • A unique die-chain mechanic that doesn't require special dice--the d5, d14, and d16 can all be easily emulated
  • Player-facing rules that let the PCs be the focus
  • Action-packed combat in which the PCs can be heroic but still feel at risk
  • Dark and dangerous magic, for those willing to face the consequences
  • Meta-currency for the players and Chronicler (game master)

This is a hefty "quickstart," with a substantial helping of the finished rules and an action-packed adventure! Here's what you get:

  • Introduction & Basic Setting (6 pages)
  • Equipment (8 pages)
  • Game Rules (21 pages)
  • Sorcery (4 pages of rules; 9 pages of spells)
  • Chronicler's Rules (7 pages)
  • Scenario (18 pages; two hooks/adventures, setting info, can be played as one-shots or as a more long-term sandbox)
  • Adversaries (10 pages)
  • 6 Pre-generated 3rd-level characters (included separately)
  • Cheatsheet (a handy reference to help you learn the rules)

If you like what you see, find something unintelligible or hard to understand, or simply have any other feedback, please reach out and help us finalize the rules!

Reaver Title, three grim reavers, a Thraxian rogue, an Akkarite sorceress, and a Nymbean scout.

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Garnett E January 18, 2023 5:40 pm UTC
Alright, so you've read 'Dread in the Water,' haven't you?
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Joseph S January 19, 2023 1:31 pm UTC
I've not heard of it. I'll check it out!
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Joseph S January 19, 2023 1:37 pm UTC
Okay, just got it, the description sounds amazing! I can definitely see why you asked! The quickstart adventure grew out of short campaign I did that started in the city mentioned in the text, Karakuum.
Can't wait to read this!
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