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Elizabethan Adventures: Players' Book

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A complete, simple role-playing system in a finely detailed setting where the supernatural can exist, a dark realm where corruption is rife and evil takes many forms. None can be trusted and the concept of hidden characters creates a hidden side to every campaign. Adventurers have the potential to have many secret aspects so that on the surface they travel together innocently, but their motives are their own. Voyage to fabled lands or try to win your fortune in a harsh realm ruled by fear where outlandish and unsettling ideas may be taken as truth. Elizabethan Adventures is set in a richly depicted society that differs so much from that of today that the difference is an adventure in itself. A unique, fast combat system simulates the many fighting styles of the age. Countless professions and skills are described to help mold fascinating characters and adventures. The Players' book comprehensively details Character Creation, Professions (of which there are over a hundred), Skills (similarly volumous), Combat (with descriptive crit tables), and Injury (including a detailed section on healing and a pharmacopoeia of useful items). 164 pages. Fully illustrated in colour. 

Elizabethan Adventures comes in two core books - the Players' Book and the Gamemaster's Book. A Campaign Book will follow.

 
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Jason K February 20, 2019 4:24 pm UTC
I'm hesitant to jump on this without seeing the combat system. I am sure the setting information would be great but my goal is to run a game of courtly intrigue and back-alley skulduggery along the lines of the Giordano Bruno novels by SJ Parris. For that, I require a tense and dangerous tabletop fencing and pugilism simulator - or at least *emulator*.

Do you have a review, preview, or peek at the combat system anywhere?
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Matt M June 23, 2019 2:15 pm UTC
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The combat system is fairly complicated, approaching but not quite reaching the level of crunch as "Blade of the Iron Throne" or "Song of Swords." All three games appear to be going for high levels of realistic weapon combat and were written by people with strong knowledge and interest in historical martial arts. I got this game because I am such a person myself, though I can't give a true opinion of what I feel about it until I run it. I will try to sum up combat as best I can considering that.

Elizabethan Adventures relies on character's skills, and each character has an entire category of skills that are just for combat. These combat skills are divided into 1-handed weapons, 2-handed weapons, missile weapons, and miscellaneous for things that don't match the other three. Each has several skills under it, with 1-handed weapons having 14. Of note is the 1-handed skills are all paired combos (e.g. Broadsword & Shield, Rapier & Dagger). Each weapon skill has a base...See more
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michael L November 27, 2017 11:44 pm UTC
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will there be a print option?
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Matthew W February 27, 2018 8:57 am UTC
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Elizabethan Adventures RPG is now available in Hardback, Paperback and Digital formats. Check out the full system, including discount bundles, the London map, and the Character Generator at

http://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse/pub/12296/Matthew-Wallhead
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David B November 23, 2017 10:31 am UTC
armed constabulary?
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