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Blood and Bone is a dark and gritty fantasy roleplaying game.

Play as a ragtag company of sellswords, a savage band of raiders, or a gang of outlaws and thieves in the unique and deadly world of Ossura.

Create rich characters, driven by human desires in stories fueled by war, intrigue, and exploration.

Mechanics:

The core mechanic is a simple, streamlined d20 based system -- easy to learn and easy to use.

Character customization is the heart of the system. There are no professions or classes, instead, characters define themselves through an expansive list of unique Traits.

Half the book is a campaign setting, which can be easily used with any other roleplaying system.

To get a free copy of the Quickplay rules, click here.

To get the Campaign Setting, click here.

This title includes:

  • Blood and Bone Core Rules
  • Ossura Campaign Setting
  • Introductory Adventure: The Red Road
  • World Map
  • Character Sheets

 
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Patrick H May 18, 2018 10:01 pm UTC
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Any chance you plan on rebalancing the NPCs? They are statted crazy high across the board.

Also is Void doing 8+ Blood Skill rank to evasion correct or is that a typo since Evasion starts at 10?
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Patrick H May 18, 2018 10:10 pm UTC
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Also are Butcher and Cleaver supposed to have Formidable as part of the Two Hander chain instead of Mighty?
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Arcana G July 17, 2018 9:53 pm UTC
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Hello Patrick, yes, we are planning on re-balancing NPCs.

Void is worded correctly, it replaces the default evasion formula.

Butcher and Clever are supposed to have Formidable and not Mighty. We'll fix it in the next update.
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Jonathan D April 29, 2018 4:31 am UTC
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While money is mentioned in a very broad way, I don't see much to go on as far as a baseline to determine the value of an item. The income of a poor laborer or sellsword is listed but there are no standard prices listed for anything. I have no idea what it takes to purchase a weapon or what the price difference is for leather armor vs. banded armor. How much does a meal cost? A loaf of bread? A cow? Any common commodity for a baseline would be helpful in determining just what can be purchased with a copper ring or a silver coin. How does one determine what equipment a character should start with and when they can purchase different/better equipment or ingredients for alchemy?
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Arcana G May 02, 2018 12:11 am UTC
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Hello Jonathan. We decided to leave currency intentionally broad as a device to add flavor to the world rather than a countable progression metric. Simply put, its a not a counting gold and collecting loot sort of system. If that is an element you would like to incorporate into your game, just a choose baseline and stick to it, e.g. price a small item at a copper ring and go from there!
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.. . January 28, 2018 7:51 pm UTC
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Is there a chance of discount for PoD for those of us who have bought the PDF?
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Arcana G February 13, 2018 7:35 am UTC
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There sadly isn't a way to make the free PDF with the print copy retroactive. Send me an email at GamesArcana@gmail.com and I'll send you over a discount code.
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Jeremy H January 25, 2018 6:18 am UTC
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I purchased the PDF version but now the link in my library now goes to a broken page. So, I went to the Publisher's Page and found the game re-listed somewhere else? Is this a problem with the OBS database or...?
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Arcana G February 13, 2018 7:38 am UTC
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Hello Jeremy, sorry to hear you're having trouble. If you email me at GamesArcana@gmail.com with your customer email, I can fix the issue.
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GeoCentric D February 18, 2018 6:17 pm UTC
I've got the same thing. It shows up in my purchased files, but the link is dead. This page shows I haven't purchased it. Was there an update with a new page created?
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Sébastien G January 18, 2018 1:39 pm UTC
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I've received today, my copy of Blood and Bone softcover. Great quality of paper, art print is very good and NPC's Statblocks, unlike the pdf version, is very good quality print.
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Sébastien G December 29, 2017 2:15 pm UTC
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No explanation about "CMW" on NPC's statblocks. I've found the answer here reading a customer but no answer from the author. It's very strange that's not explained in the book, even if this is not a game destined to beginners.
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Arcana G January 01, 2018 9:23 pm UTC
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CMW refers to "Chance of Major Wounds" it's just a reference to save the Arbiter a bit of time. We'll be updating the NPC section soon to address it as well as add some new content.
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Sébastien G January 02, 2018 9:59 am UTC
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Hi-res pdf wil be planned?
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Tommy K December 27, 2017 9:41 pm UTC
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I already downloaded the free setting and decided that it was a perfect fit for my upcoming campaign. Even though I won't use the Blood and Bone system, I decided to purchase the game to show my support. Keep on the good work!

I do have one question though - would it be possible to add a printer friendly version of the game and/or setting document? Simply removing the background image would do the trick.

Thanks in advance.
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Arcana G January 01, 2018 9:27 pm UTC
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Thank you for your support!

While we don't have printer friendly versions at this time, the PDF's do allow copy-pasting, so you can reproduce sections as plain text for personal use in your games.
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Tommy K January 04, 2018 6:54 am UTC
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Allright, thanks for the info.
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Dave D December 27, 2017 9:28 pm UTC
Could i get some clarification on how to balance encounters against enemies? The book says its based off traits, etc but I'm exactly clear on it.
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Arcana G January 01, 2018 10:27 pm UTC
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Absolutely! There's an Encounter Table on page 37 that gives a rough outline on balancing fights. It has three columns, the number of enemies in relation to the players, their relative strength, and the resulting threat level to the group. In general, the players should find an equal number of NPC's with similar abilities areal fight; less or weaker enemies makes it easier, more or or stronger enemies makes it harder. These are just guidelines -- balance encounters based on what you're group likes and what is appropriate for the type of game you're running.
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Christopher R December 26, 2017 2:33 pm UTC
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Bought the book over the weekend and have a question after reading it. What does "CMW" mean in the NPC example stat blocks mean?
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Dave D December 27, 2017 8:17 pm UTC
Pretty sure this is the "Cause Major Wound #" which is not explained anywhere that I could find.
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Christopher R December 28, 2017 12:27 pm UTC
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That does make sense, thanks!
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Jay L December 18, 2017 10:58 am UTC
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I bought the PoD of this a while ago and just received an email saying that the PDF has been updated with artwork, and more or expanded sections, does this mean the PoD I bought is now out of date?
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Kevin M December 18, 2017 9:20 pm UTC
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I'd like to know the answer to that too, as I did the same. Even an idea of, specifically, what was changed would be helpful.
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Kevin M December 19, 2017 6:26 am UTC
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I went through the printed Hardcover book and compared it to the new PDF. Looks like there are several pieces of new art (including some great pieces in the NPC section), four new things to craft with Apothecary (including an Ossuran equivalent of Greek fire and a Corpsebloom bomb), and the only change I noticed to the Traits was that the Potent Blooded Ability was replaced by one called Surge that does the same thing and grants a new Desperate Action that allows you to take a temporary decrease to your max Power to avoid taking Wounds.

Obviously, I wish these changes had been implemented before it was made available for Hardcover printing (the new NPC portraits, in particular, are really awesome and would have looked great in print), but the new game material does not appear to be substantial enough to make me feel like my print copy is now invalidated.
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Jay L December 19, 2017 9:22 am UTC
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Ok that's good to know, still feel a bit miffed but as long as they don't decide to update the PoD I can deal with it.
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Arcana G December 24, 2017 5:32 am UTC
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We intend on continuing to update the PDF with new art, new content, and balance changes. These updates are free and accessible to anyone who has purchased the game. While we do include a summation of the new content, we have not itemized them publicly. We do not currently intend on implementing these changes in our print on demand options. If you have any more questions, please let us know!
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HaikenEdge . October 05, 2017 2:14 pm UTC
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The Full-Size Preview won't load.
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Arcana G October 05, 2017 5:51 pm UTC
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Thanks for the heads up, it should work just fine now!
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HaikenEdge . October 06, 2017 12:08 am UTC
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Still neither of the previews work.
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Jesse B October 01, 2017 4:58 pm UTC
$40 for an 89 page book? That's a bit steep. What a shame, I waited 2 months for the PoD. Good luck.
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Arcana G October 01, 2017 5:13 pm UTC
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We opted for a premium heavyweight print in full color -- this means a more expensive but superior quality product.
We may yet release a soft cover product that will be significantly less expensive.
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Johnathan T October 02, 2017 4:06 am UTC
yea, 40 bucks for 89 pages, ill have to pass, possible get the pdf .
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Arcana G October 21, 2017 7:43 pm UTC
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We now have a more affordable softcover option as well.
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Logan H September 09, 2017 10:22 am UTC
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Will we see any further supplements to the game?
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Arcana G September 10, 2017 3:39 pm UTC
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Absolutely. We plan on releasing some adventures in the near future.
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Arcana G September 08, 2017 5:02 pm UTC
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Print on demand go live on October first!
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Ryan H September 04, 2017 5:36 pm UTC
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The text and images for the NPC, Risen and Bestiary sections of the book are blurry making it difficult to read without squinting at it. Just thought I would bring it up since no-one else has made mention of it yet.
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Arcana G September 08, 2017 5:03 pm UTC
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Thanks for the heads up Ryan, we compressed things to make the file easier to download, but we can increase the resolution on those sections.
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Jesse B September 01, 2017 9:20 pm UTC
Any update on the PoD? The cash is burning a hole in my pocket.
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Arcana G September 08, 2017 5:03 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Print on demand go live on October first!
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