Features of Fantasy Dice

Fantasy Dice is the roleplaying game engine that powers Crimson Exodus.

So what are some of the features that make Fantasy Dice interesting:

  • Super simple, but tactically versatile task resolution.
  • Character defining characteristics and aspirations with real benefits.
  • No classes – occupation and path help define the character – not restrict.
  • Attributes specify number of dice to roll.
  • Skills specify type of die to roll.
  • Attribute average is two keeping most rolls to one to five dice.
  • Fast resolution – no modifiers and no adding dice together.
  • Detailed, but fast character creation.
  • Linked attributes.
  • Carefully selected skills to balance variety with simplicity.
  • Super fast NPC creation.
  • Friendly NPCs controlled by players.
  • GM Friendly – running an RPG should be fun not stressful.
  • Advise on scene handling and plot pacing.
  • Wide range of weapon types with different strengths and weaknesses.
  • Assemble your own armour.
  • Three distinct arts of magic: witchcraft, sorcery and the black arts.
  • Witchcraft requires blood and sacrifices.
  • Sorcery is hard and draining.
  • Black Arts dangerous and forbidden.
  • Tactical combat system where defending is as important as attacking.
  • Handling of weapon reach, counter attacks and other tactical elements.
  • Bias system for social conflict.
  • Structured, but Roleplaying focused, social conflict handling.
  • Simple ways to handle fear and fatigue.
  • Fun wealth system that handles trade with coin and barter.
  • Details on artefacts, herbs, poisons, alchemical potions and elixirs.
  • Stats and behaviour for beasts and monsters.
  • No hitpoints – realistic, but simple wound system.
  • Wound system that can be expanded seamlessly with Trauma.

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Fantasy Dice was designed specifically for Crimson Exodus, but the versatile and simple game system makes it an excellent choice for any fantasy setting, and with a bit of tweaking it could conceivably be used for other settings too.

Crimson Exodus is available from RPGNow.

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