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Godbound: A Game of Divine Heroes (Deluxe Edition) $19.99
Publisher: Sine Nomine Publishing
by Matthew L. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 07/07/2016 12:13:56

I'm hard-pressed to think of an independant (and solo) game designer who puts as much love and hard work into this craft as Kevin Crawford. Godbound is a sterling example of what happens when an old-school rule set is combined with a modern-day approach to play; the result-magic! Player's are the demi-gods in a broken land, mortals imbued with words of creation who set about forging their own paths in a setting rich with conflict and plenty of room for growth. The rule-set also supports less mythic heroes, right down to average mortals and turnip farming adventurers seeking to better their lot in the world.

Godbound provides a rich setting, ripe for plunder, havoc, rule, destruction, conquer; whatever the pc's desire! True to Sine Nomine form, this book is packed to the gills with options to help a GM get a sandbox campaign off the ground and running. This is especially useful given the power level of pc's; anybody who is unfamiliar running games for super-beings or demi-gods have nothing to fear as Mr Crawford provides excellent advice and guidelines for constructing a setting and challenges which will make for entertaining and lasting campaigns. The setting has enough information without becoming bogged down in senselss detail, and the book has plenty of suggestions for alternate campaigns and ideas which break from the standard game. It is clear that the book's strong focus does not diminish it's utility as a toolbook for demi-god's in a fantasy world, no matter which system you use. It is a book designed to be used and played, not just read.

For fans of a certain rpg which will remain nameless, Godbound also supports themed demi-gods including elemental scions, shapeshifters and god-walkers; huge war engines capable of massive devastation. I will say no more!

I could say much more about this game; it's excellent and tasteful artwork, clear layout and font and the author's excellent narrative voice and prose. However, I'd much rather you go and pick up a copy and see for yourself.

Sine Nomine is a class act in a market flooded by mediocre and expensive titles. I only hope that this game and future releases receive the recognition amongst gamers that they deserve.

[5 of 5 Stars!]
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