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This 6-page, printable screen for THE SECRET FIRE enables Master Creators to keep the secrets of the game hidden from the players and provides a quick reference to commonly needed material for both MCs and players alike:

The Players' Side features:

• Energy Point Special Effects for Weapon Attacks, Prayers & Spells, and Exploration

• Light source areas of illumination and durations

• "Revenge of the Elder God" tables for Critical Failures

• Effects of all States (Blind, Deaf, Pinned, Vulnerable, etc.)

The MC's Side features:

• Attack Matrix

• Ability scores and their associated Adjustments and Descriptors

• List of Skills and Difficulty Levels

• Daily, Exploration, and Battle Sequences

• Common attack adjustments

• The Montage System

• Wound Effects

• Damage description table

• Effects of all States (Blind, Deaf, Pinned, Vulnerable, etc.)

Note that the PDF is large (approximately 100 mg) to retain the highest print-quality possible. Pages can be printed out and inserted into generic game master screens available at local and online hobby stores or clipped to screens from other RPGs for use during SECRET FIRE game sessions. You can also save each of the six pages as a 72 dpi jpeg for use on iPads, iPhones, or other tablet or mobile devices.  In addition, the file was created for full-page bleed, so depending on your printer, you may have to shrink it to around 95%. (The file was created this way since a printed version of the screen will be released later in 2012.)

Forged over the course of a decade, THE SECRET FIRE, which emphasizes rolelaying and exploration, is a game of creativity, flexibility, and limitless imagination, in which three-dimensional characters set out on daring quests into the dark and dangerous unknown. It's a DriveThruRPG bestseller and was ranked #2 out of the Top 5 Gifts for Tabletop Gamers for the 2011 holiday season by The National Examiner.

“A flavor-filled approach to fantasy gaming that puts the mystery and magic back into the dark recesses of the dungeon.”

— Monte Cook

“With THE SECRET FIRE, George Strayton has captured the sense of wonder, possibility and (yes) MAGIC that I felt when I first played D&D back in 1979.”


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February 02, 2012
This title was added to our catalog on February 02, 2012.