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Sun & Steel Fantasy Adventure Roleplaying Game

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Sun & Steel is a rules-light fantasy roleplaying game that uses numerals on a die as runes.. It can be used to play in established fantasy worlds, game worlds of your own creation, or with the Strange Exile game world primer that is included.

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Marja E May 16, 2021 6:46 pm UTC
What sort of character creation options does this have?
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Lazaro I May 16, 2021 7:07 pm UTC
Hello Marja,

Characters have four physical and four mental abilities with both a score and rank. The abilities are a combination of what a character can do and sometimes what they can resist. As an example, the Guile ability is for taking actions that influence others (like persuasion or intimidation) and resisting supernaturalism (one of the types of magic in the game).

The ability score is how potent the ability is and the ranking is how versatile it is. Ranking for example determines how many skills a player can extrapolate from the ability. An ability with the highest rank allows a character to extrapolate any skill they can think of that's related to the ability. The GM uses that to determine what characters can do and how well they can do it.

With the combination of ability score and ability rank, just about any type of fantasy archetype can be created - fighters, mages, druids, monks, paladins, and rangers to name a few. The Strange Exile campaign primer includes...See more
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Marja E May 16, 2021 7:40 pm UTC
Thank you. Among other things, I was wondering if it is oriented towards random or non-random character creation, does it address unusual strengths and weaknesses, etc.?
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Lazaro I May 16, 2021 7:53 pm UTC
The ability scores are determined randomly and then assigned among the abilities while ability ranks are a non-random set of values that can be slightly modified and then assigned to the abilities. The rest of the character creation process is non-random.

Unusual strengths and weaknesses are represented by how the scores and ranks are assigned and/or by working with the GM to assign specific Special Traits in a balanced way - for example giving a PC low-light vision in exchange for an allergy to iron.
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May 16, 2021 3:52 pm UTC
The full-size preview doesn't appear to work (at least for me).

Where can we find additional information about the game? Is it a dice pool, roll under, tag-based, etc.

Thank you!
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Lazaro I May 16, 2021 5:05 pm UTC
Thank you for letting me know, I'll send an email to the DTRPG team right now.

Sun & Steel uses two d10s. One d10 is for success/failure so you roll and add modifiers vs. target number. The other d10 is rolled at the same time and the numbers are read as runes instead. How the rune matches or opposes the attribute used for the roll can affect success/failure and/or provide positive/negative side effects to the action.
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