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Warlock!

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Customer comments:

‘looks very cool. Reminds me of that other game – battle hammer....war mallet....whatever. Also the old "choose your path" adventure books.’

‘This is a fantastic hybrid of Fighting Fantasy and WFRP 1st ed., both extremely nostalgic for me. Cracking little game and easy to hack!’

‘I really like some of the design decisions you made. Every game should have your rule: “any situation not covered in the rules, roll a D6.” Career choices are great, every skill for everybody is fascinating, and going statless is bold. Everything is old school and dead simple. Can’t wait to run the game.’


 
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Jakob S June 05, 2020 5:55 pm UTC
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Just another question to pass the time until the print version arrives: How is damage handeled in this one? Is it just 2 points of Stamina per hit (as in the old game books), are there d6 tables (like in Advanced Fighting Fantasy and Troika!), or something entirely different?
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Greg S June 05, 2020 7:03 pm UTC
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Each weapon dies a different amount of damage via die rolls to stamina (e.g. 2d6 etc.). Armour allows you to roll to then subtract from this. You’re fine until Stamina reaches zero, then hits cause critical damage which is lasting injuries. Stamina in Warlock is your ability to keep in the fight - at zero it means you’ve been knocked around enough toNot be able to defend yourself and therefore are not open to a killer blow.
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Jakob S June 05, 2020 8:15 pm UTC
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Thanks!
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Daniel H June 05, 2020 1:32 pm UTC
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Buying printed version as soon as it’s in
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Shannon L June 02, 2020 7:58 am UTC
When can I get the premium color hardback version?
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Greg S June 02, 2020 8:37 am UTC
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Here, once I've proofed it! No idea why it's taking so long - I've contacted support.
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Greg S June 05, 2020 1:11 pm UTC
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OK so CV19 has slowed things up. The new print version will be ready as soon as possible, but there will be a delay. Sorry folks.
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Jakob S May 31, 2020 3:55 pm UTC
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I really like Troika!, that weird RPG derived from similar roots, so I guess I should get Warlock! (and that it is from the same author as Summerland is also an incentive). However, I want a print version at some point - if I buy the pdf now, will I get a print discount when/if it becomes available?
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Greg S May 31, 2020 4:26 pm UTC
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Hi, to be honest there’s no way to handle that but manually. I suggest holding off until the print version is back.
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Jakob S May 31, 2020 4:43 pm UTC
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Thanks - I'll be chomping at the bit for just a little while longer!
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Lee R May 25, 2020 2:23 pm UTC
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Good day<br>
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I recently picked up a PDF copy of Warlock and would love to do a review on my fledgling YouTube channel- I was just wondering if you would be happy for me to use pages from the book as part of that review- like a few example pages, a snipped rule, career or monster, that sort of thing

Thank you

My channel is
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaqrwfyIj_jR2iU0Imy3xJA
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Greg S May 25, 2020 4:23 pm UTC
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Yep that’s fine.
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Greg S May 31, 2020 8:20 am UTC
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Just saw your review. Awesome, glad you liked the game. Thanks for choosing Warlock to review.
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Anton R May 25, 2020 2:47 am UTC
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Such a beautiful game!
Tell me, what skill do I need to use to attack with axes?
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Greg S May 25, 2020 6:56 am UTC
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Thanks! You’re so trying to hit someone with a blade edge, so blades!
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Anton R May 25, 2020 6:09 pm UTC
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Great, then another question: what skill i should use for the pure physical test of strength?
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Greg S May 28, 2020 5:31 pm UTC
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I would use athletics.
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Jerry N May 23, 2020 5:56 pm UTC
The POD option seems to have disappeared. Is it coming back? And will it still be digest-sized?
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Jerry N May 23, 2020 6:02 pm UTC
Oops, never mind, just say the below reply.
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Greg S May 23, 2020 6:23 pm UTC
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Yes, just final proofing after the typos were fixed. We’ll be in a week or so. The book is 6”x9”.
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Jerry N May 26, 2020 4:19 am UTC
Excellent size! Is there any more support planned for this, adventures and such? Also, how compatible is this with a certain fantastical fight-centric series?
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Greg S May 28, 2020 5:32 pm UTC
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Yep, supplement incoming! Pretty compatible I would say! Skill is expanded into different areas in warlock, but works in a similar fashion.
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Jerry N May 29, 2020 2:36 am UTC
Great! Thanks for the reply!
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Alexei V May 22, 2020 3:37 pm UTC
What happened to the Hardcover option?
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Chad K May 22, 2020 4:08 pm UTC
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Read message below. It is being updated to correct any typos.
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Greg S May 22, 2020 4:43 pm UTC
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Yep, will be available again in a week or so.
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Chad K May 22, 2020 8:00 pm UTC
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@ Greg S.- Cheers to you for working to make a great product and correcting any small errors along the way. I hope Warlock gets future support. Thanks.
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Greg S May 22, 2020 9:55 pm UTC
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No problem, I want warlock To be as good as it can be, and it’s with help from the community that I can do it!
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Greg S May 22, 2020 10:29 am UTC
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I have uploaded an error-free PDF, a new version of the character sheet and uploaded new print files which I will need to proof again. Bear with on the print version. Thanks all for the help finding typos.
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Greg S May 20, 2020 8:43 am UTC
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Hi all, assistance with snagging errors very much appreciated!

It gets a bit hard to follow here, so here's an invite link to my discord where we can catch errors and discuss the game:

https://discord.gg/HtJVjDQ
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KEVIN D May 20, 2020 7:25 pm UTC
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Duly noted.
Will post issues there. Thanks!
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Justin W May 19, 2020 10:20 am UTC
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Regarding the character sheet, it would be good to have a space for Traits and Spells.
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Greg S May 19, 2020 11:27 am UTC
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Good idea, I'll make a second page.
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Justin W May 19, 2020 1:35 pm UTC
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Great! I will definitely by getting a hardback version of this. I may even add a Talents system- using inspiration from Advanced Fighting Fantasy- essentially everyone gets a Talent to start with but more could be acquired for say 5 advances. Things like a Dark Seeing, Hardy (+2 Stamina) or Lucky (+ 2 Luck).
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Greg S May 19, 2020 4:10 pm UTC
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Nice! And thanks for the support!
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Justin W May 20, 2020 5:09 am UTC
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Another thing regarding the character sheet. I found myself placing an asterisk on the character character sheet for the 5 skills which could be improved from a career. Perhaps a box could be added before each skill?
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Greg S May 20, 2020 9:16 am UTC
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I'll have a look at that.
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Greg S May 22, 2020 11:24 am UTC
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New character sheet uploaded!
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Greg S May 18, 2020 9:03 pm UTC
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Preview fixed, you may have to clear your cache.
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Greg S May 18, 2020 12:56 pm UTC
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New version uploaded with typos/errors removed.
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Neil B May 18, 2020 6:35 pm UTC
Quick question: are the errors updated in the print edition as well?

Also, I don't know if this was intentional, but the full size preview is now just the character sheet rather than the 30 page preview you had previously. I know of a couple of people who may have taken a closer look with the more complete preview...
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Greg S May 18, 2020 8:33 pm UTC
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Whoops! I’ll change that.
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Greg S May 18, 2020 8:47 pm UTC
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At the moment I can't fix the preview, I have no idea why. It should be the first 30 pages, I'll get onto support.

The print version isn't updated yet, I'll update when I'm sure I have all the errors.
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Greg S May 19, 2020 4:10 pm UTC
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This is sorted now.
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Gary A May 17, 2020 10:35 pm UTC
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Will there be a softcover version?
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Greg S May 18, 2020 6:41 am UTC
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No, just the hardcover.
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Chad K May 17, 2020 8:24 pm UTC
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Looks very cool. Reminds me of that other game- battle hammer....war mallet....whatever. Also the old "choose your path" adventure books. Im adding a copy to my next print order.
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Greg S May 17, 2020 8:50 pm UTC
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Cheers. Can’t think what you mean!
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Chad K May 17, 2020 9:11 pm UTC
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I couldn't wait and bought the PDF to tide me over. Really enjoying the book so far ! Im reading through it now. Is there some place I can reach out about small spelling errors & such? Thanks!
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Greg S May 17, 2020 9:19 pm UTC
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Hi, I’ve had most pointed out I think, but put them here and I’ll find them!
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KEVIN D May 19, 2020 1:43 am UTC
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Being a fan of Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2nd edition and dabbled in WFRD 1rst edition, definitely going to grab the hardcover when the spelling errors have been confirmed fixed.
As you no doubt spent a lot of time with the FF rules, any chance there will be some conversion guides made available from other systems that inspired this game to port them relatively easily over to Warlock?
That's usually my biggest hurdle in getting players onboard with my classic British RPG preferences when I try to sell them on a new system.
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Greg S May 19, 2020 11:29 am UTC
PUBLISHER
Hi Kevin, thanks for the kind comments. Regarding conversions, I'm not sure, I'll have to look into that.
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KEVIN D May 19, 2020 4:36 pm UTC
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Thanks for considering it. Got a lot of FF 2nd edition that I can muddle over but would be nice to have an official guide.

I saw you have a FB page but not planning on making an account anytime soon. Perhaps MeWe might be an option? It would be nice to discuss the game with like-minded people and it seems to have been popular with RPG crowds converting over when Google+ went away.
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Greg S May 19, 2020 5:13 pm UTC
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I have a discord channel. I’ll post a link later.
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Chad K May 19, 2020 6:23 pm UTC
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p. 35 Initiate Your God #2 " trice blessed" should be Thrice
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Greg S May 19, 2020 8:16 pm UTC
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Got it!
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Chad K May 19, 2020 9:40 pm UTC
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P.20 money THEN have - THEY
p.33 Hunter: eat OF be eaten- OR
p.46 Soldier: #3 Unmen SQEAL- SQUEAL
p.47 Thief: a THINK non-descript cloak- THIN
p.49 Tomb Robber: #1 gold STAIND with blood- STAINED #2 book of BLASPHAMY - BLASPHEMY
p.65 Charlatan: so that you can get THE to buy - THEM
p.67 Highwayman: a TICORN hat - TRICORN
p.133 Unman: and make ORADS a danger- ROADS
p.136 Wyvern: hunting down AN killing- AND
p.139 magic IS warlock is pervasive - IN

Love the book though- plan to buy a hardcopy once small errors are fixed. Thank you!
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Andrew M May 19, 2020 10:14 pm UTC
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Same with me. We should make this the typo thread. I'm going to go through the text myself and post onto this. Wicked game. Simple but elegant.
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KEVIN D May 20, 2020 4:53 am UTC
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To add to the typo idea mentioned, from the sample preview posted:

P.4 Instead Warlock aims to give you a simple and concises set of rules that you can shape as you need.
(concise should be non-plural)

P.19 Thrown - there's an art to hitting something with a stone, a javalin or a tomato.
(spelling: javelin)

P.26 1. Vilus, the vilepriest
(the vile priest?)

P.24 The secret of Madam Von Hossburg.
P.26 The head of the Von Tassenback family.
(Pretty sure surname 'Von' should be 'von')

Planning on snagging the pdf to give it a good go-over I think to help the cause.
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Greg S May 20, 2020 8:40 am UTC
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Much obliged! :-)
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Greg S May 20, 2020 8:40 am UTC
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Much obliged! :-)
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Greg S May 20, 2020 8:41 am UTC
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Lovely thanks!
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Justin W May 17, 2020 9:41 am UTC
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This is a fantastic hybrid of Fighting Fantasy and WFRP 1st ed, both extremely nostalgic for me. Cracking little game and easy to hack!

Just a quick typo: the character sheet lists a Stamina skill which I assume is a mistake.
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Greg S May 17, 2020 12:31 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Yes, that got renamed as endurance and I forgot to remove it. Thanks, you hit the nail on the head for inspirations! If you could leave a star rating or even a review I’d be much obliged.
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Justin W May 17, 2020 3:20 pm UTC
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Cool. Will do once i have absorbed it all. Incidentally there doesn’t appear to be a Willpower skill to resist attempts at persuasion, illusion, intimidate etc. Would that be handled with a non-opposed test?
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Greg S May 17, 2020 4:52 pm UTC
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Illusion is handled as an unopposed test (the test to cast the spell). For the other tests you could either run as unopposed, or if you wanted use Appraise (the target seeing though the ruse). I would say it depends on whether the intimidate etc. is a lie or not.
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