A Dark FATE continues

Today I finished my work on a powered-by-FATE(tm) compatible version of my Examples of the Dark Arts Vol.02.  Unlike its predecessor, Vol.02 is a straight item list without any “fluff text”, but puts the focus on the items and the rules. And of course, I made some minor changes to some of the items, in order to integrate them into the new rules set. And until the end of April 2017, you are able to get this title for a reduced price at drivethrurpg.com by following the link above.

So much for the sales talks. Now, lets get to the stuff you are all here for: free examples of some of the items included in Examples of the Dark Arts Vol.02 (PbF)

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A Dark FATE continues

A different take on OSR healing spells

Lamentations of the Flame Princess and some other OSR games suggest to use (slightly) alternate versions of our own world as backdrop for adventure games. This approach has a lot of advantages, as everybody is able to read up on a given area via wikipedia.org or other websites like this one (for the Tudor Area). And the real world was (and is) a grim-dark place for sure: there was the 30-years-war in Germany, the reign of the black plague in Europe, life in Paris during the time of musketeers was filthy and cruel, the “northmen” still were vikings as the first christian missionaries arrived, the Conquistadors were terrible savages in their own right, etc. Using the real world leaves a GM with a problem in regard to one class, so: clerics, due to their healing spells.

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A different take on OSR healing spells