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CRUSADERS, the roleplaying game of superheroic action, takes you back to the 1980s, at the time of some of the most awesome comics epics ever published – but with a far simpler system than the great superhero RPGs of this glorious decade.

Leaving behind superfluous stuff like sub-stats, complex calculations or real-world physics, CRUSADERS combines genre emulation with old school spirit, using a simple, robust yet elegant D100-based core mechanic.

This 100-page rulebook includes (among other things) the description of more than 40 powers (with a myriad of options and possible refinements), GM-ing tips on how to create your own setting, sample villains and even some elegant optional rules for those who want to make their game grittier or more four-color! 

So what are you waiting for, true believers? CHECK IT OUT!

P.S: Full-size PDF preview here: http://storygame.free.fr/CRUSADERSpreview.pdf

 
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Steve R June 27, 2022 11:07 am UTC
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This game is giving me all the feels. As a massive Golden heroes fan, this product feels comfortable to me but with some nice innovations. Like the notion of flip-flopping the power choices for example. I'm excited to get some of my old Golden Heroes characters statted up in this ruleset and alos to create some new ones. I'll be writing a review as soon as I can.
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sylvie I June 27, 2022 12:54 pm UTC
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Great! And don't hesitate to join us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/groups/1179124842928774
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Rick H June 25, 2022 10:18 am UTC
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I couldn’t find anyplace (besides here) specifically dedicated to discussing this great new game so I made a Facebook Group. Come check it out!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1179124842928774/?ref=share
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Rick H June 27, 2022 12:35 am UTC
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Note - creator Olivier Legrand has joined us and is answering questions, giving sneak peeks at what’s ahead, etc. Come check it out!
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June 23, 2022 8:30 pm UTC
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Question, it mentions using d6 dice for damage on page 18, but I can't find anything else referencing a d6 in the entire book. Am I missing something?
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sylvie I June 23, 2022 8:42 pm UTC
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Aw sorry! This is an oversight from an earlier draft! We'll correct this ASAP!
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sylvie I June 23, 2022 9:23 pm UTC
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The error on p18 has been corrected. An updated PDF is now available. Buyers should have received a notification. Thanks for spotting this mistake!
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June 24, 2022 1:03 am UTC
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Awesome, thank you!!!
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James S June 23, 2022 8:07 pm UTC
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Just bought this... very cool little game!

I do have a question though. I see there is a section on Knockback, a staple effect of most superhero games. However, it does not appear to say what the effects of knock back are. It mentions only that if the damage exceeds the target's Physique score, Knockback occurs. I'm assuming it is a certain distance per point of damage above Physique but it doesn't mention any distances.
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sylvie I June 23, 2022 8:44 pm UTC
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No distance is mentioned because they are left to the players' description - as in the Movement rules. Knockback occurs as a dramatic effect - you're either knocked back (and stunned for one turn) or you're not.
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James S June 24, 2022 6:37 am UTC
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Ah okay, that makes sense. I had completely forgotten that ranges are abstract. So basically getting knocked back might knock someone from Center to Perimeter, that sort of thing.
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sylvie I June 24, 2022 1:30 pm UTC
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Yes - although this specific interpretation is not explicitly mentioned in the rules. It all depends on how "wide" you imagine the Center of action to be - but this idea is a very interesting one - thanks for sharing it!
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James S June 24, 2022 6:35 pm UTC
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One more question regarding zones. Zones are not meant to be static, right? If a Villain blaster starts out at range from a Hero martial artist, they would both be in the Perimeter to one another. If the martial artist Hero takes the Engage action on his turn and charges, they are now toe to toe and would be considered in the Center of action, correct? Also, suppose we have Hero A and Hero B and Villain 1 and Villain 2. Hero A is engaged with Villain 1 and 30 feet away Hero B is engaged with Villain 2. Hero A and Villain 1 would be considered in the Center to one another as would Hero B and Villain 2, but Hero A and Villain 1 would be considered in the Perimeter of Hero B and Villain 2. Do I understand that correctly? Meaning that the center of action is wherever 2 or more people are engaged with one another toe to toe and the perimeter is anyone at range from others and can change as combatants move around the battlefield.
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sylvie I June 25, 2022 2:44 am UTC
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Exactly. Zones are always relative and subjective, with the Center of the action being where HTH combat happens.
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Eric T June 20, 2022 1:37 am UTC
The review mentions that this book uses a table to resolve actions. I know it's a throwback to 1980s superhero RPGs, but I was hoping I wouldn't need to have the book constantly open. I like to look at rules as little as possible once play begins. Okay, truth is that I'm also blind, and this means I'll probably have to transcribe the table into Braille. I did that with the old Marvel game back in the day, so it's not a deal-breaker. Still, is this table intuitive? Easy to memorize? Thanks.
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sylvie I June 20, 2022 2:34 am UTC
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We like to look as the rules as little as possible, too! The table is based on a very simple formula, that should be familiar to many players and GMs:

Base chance of success = 50%
Each point in favor of active score = +5%
Each point in favor of opposing score = -5%

Or, in other words:

Success % = (Active score + 10 - Opposing score) x 5%

So if you have an active score of 13 and you must beat an opposing score of, say, 17, your chances of success will be 30%.
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Maxwell T June 19, 2022 9:51 pm UTC
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This looks FANTASTIC! Seriously, I just did a quick flip-through, and I cannot wait to roll up and/or write up characters for this game! Very excited about the supplements to come, too! And as soon as (or if) there is a print option, I will be all over that :)
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sylvie I June 20, 2022 2:37 am UTC
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We'll release micro-supplements (approx. 3 page each but filled with useful stuff!) on a monthly basis, in the form of a PWYW mini-webzine. Issue one will be released in 2 weeks or so and will be double-sized. Thanks for your enthusiasm!
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David B June 19, 2022 5:03 pm UTC
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Hello! Will this be available in print?
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sylvie I June 19, 2022 5:25 pm UTC
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Not in the immediate future - but who knows?
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June 19, 2022 2:57 am UTC
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I can't give it a proper review just yet, but from my quick read through I like this enough that if it goes to print I WILL be buying a physical copy!!
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Jeff M June 18, 2022 12:23 pm UTC
Bonjour, est ce qu'une version française sera t'elle disponnible ?
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sylvie I June 18, 2022 2:18 pm UTC
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Ce n'est pas au programme pour l'instant - mais qui sait ?
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Jeff M June 18, 2022 3:49 pm UTC
Merci, si ce n'est pas prévu ce n'est pas grave, mon anglais est bon, mais comme les JDR de super héros sont parfait pour initier les plus jeunes (ma copie originale de Marvel Super Héros tient avec des bout de scotch, c'est dire qu'en 30 ans je m'en suis servi).
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sylvie I June 18, 2022 10:47 am UTC
PUBLISHER
Hello everyone
Just to let you know: there is some weird problem with the PREVIEW. We can assure you that the first page of the preview does NOT look like this at all - just check the following pages to get a proper view. We'll try to fix this matter ASAP. (Legrand Games Studio)
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Lee S June 18, 2022 10:27 pm UTC
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Thanks. Would it be possible to get a Full Size preview with Table of contents also? Thanks again.
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sylvie I June 19, 2022 3:32 am UTC
PUBLISHER
Of course! Check it out here:

http://storygame.free.fr/CRUSADERSpreview.pdf
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