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Riftbreakers
Publisher: Blackoath Entertainment
by Dennis [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 04/10/2024 11:34:08

Haven’t played yet just got the softcover standard book and it looks gorgeous!! Well worth getting the physical book. I also own Ker Natalas and that book is only bnw but that might be for the theme. That plays good so I’m thinking some of the mechanics carry over to this game. Blackoath is pumping out great stuff.



Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
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Riftbreakers
Publisher: Blackoath Entertainment
by Thom O. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 06/19/2023 21:03:18

I'm certainly a fan.

Riftbreakers is a D100 based fantasy TTRPG pulling inspiration from MMORPGs with solo and coop rules. So far has been a very fun game to play solo or coop with my partner; character creation and management is a breeze and the rules are intuitive and flow well. I could definitely see more elaboration to turn the solo/coop oracle into something more inspired by MMOs, along with adding more to followers with concepts like guilds. A game that has a lot of potential for growth yet very enjoyable as is.



Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
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Creator Reply:
Thank you so much for your review! Speaking of guilds, they are coming, as a matter of fact the rules are already in my Patreon. They'll be part of the upcoming expansion, later this year!
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Riftbreakers
Publisher: Blackoath Entertainment
by Richard S. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 06/05/2023 14:09:35

A great D100 fantasy rpg with mechanics lifted from MMORPGs. Others have explained the system well so I'll just add two points that I really like about this game.

  1. It has a perfect balance between game and roleplaying. As a solo roleplayer this is an element that I have come to appreciate. There is plenty in the book to help you build a rich roleplaying experience that will be different every time. Its very solo friendly. In fact that appears to be the main mode presented in the book along with co-op play. It is also easy to adapt for a traditional group experience. However, it also has a robust game like structure to it that allows you to sit back a bit when you are too tired to be very creative. Having a manual job I really appreciate being able to decide which mode I want i.e. more of a game or more of a story telling experience.

  2. It has a unique bestiary. There are no orcs, goblins or dark elves here. Everything about the setting feels comfortably high fantasy but the author has steered clear of some of the more obvious tropes in the genre. I love that. It makes travelling through a fantasy land a bit more like the reason you enjoyed it when you first encountered it! More authors should try this!

An excellent book, highly recommended.



Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
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Riftbreakers
Publisher: Blackoath Entertainment
by Newton P. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 05/24/2023 15:46:07

This is a great product that adds a refreshing twist on d100 systems.

Riftbreakers runs on a framework similar to Basic Roleplaying (BRP): with skills ranging from 1-100 and requiring the player to roll under their skill rating on d100. This is very intuitive for new players, and players familiar with BRP.

However, the Author has added several features that avoid some of the issues with other BRP systems: which can be bland and combats become a tedious roll 'to hit' only to find your opponent just rolls successfully to parry/dodge your hit. Riftbreakers has added a large selection of abilities (called "hearts") which are very reminiscent of D&D4e's abilities: as some are 'at-will', 'encounter' and 'daily' abilities.

Each 'Heart' focuses on specific areas of interest: Arcane Heart has abilities that function like magic spells; while Arrow Heart are abilities if you want to specialize as an archer. Similar for Blade Heart, Shadow Heart, Bastion Heart, etc. There are 10 Hearts in all. These Hearts specialize and make your character unique. They make combat very exciting with "moves" that are simple to execute. (I much prefer this, rather than the Mythras/RuneQuest matrix with special successes that can leave players with 'decision paralysis'). Since (like BRP) this game is class-less, players are free to make any combination of Hearts to get exactly the abilities/PC they envision.

Another distinct flavour of this game: the author has (purposely) made use of several mechanics to emulate video games (MMO's). Riftbreakers makes very good use of Difficulty Tiers, Loot Quality, Crafting, etc. These don't feel 'gimmicky' for the sake of emulation - they are very functional rules that I would happily import into any BRP game.

The game also boasts rules for Solo play and random quest/dungeon design.

I highly recommend this game, and the Author is very active on the Discord channel if there are any rule questions.



Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
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Riftbreakers
Publisher: Blackoath Entertainment
by Robert R. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 05/23/2023 18:09:02

Riftbreakers is a blast. It is true to its form as it tends to emulate MMO play and does so without being forced or pretentious. Develop your character, explore the world, questing, gathering resources, crafting, and building your story. I found this to be enjoyable. The creator of Riftbreakers is active in his community commentary on the product and attentive on the editing of minor errata. I also bought the hard copy of the book and it is BEAUTIFUL. So I just wanna give the author +1 for great work and lots of fun. That’s why I play - for the fun of it. :)



Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
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Creator Reply:
Author here, thank you so much for your kind words! This sort of stuff really makes all the work worth it!
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