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Solar Blades & Cosmic Spells

The universe is in collapse, as planets and systems struggle for freedom under the rule of sinister despots. Against the malevolent sorcery of the Overlords stand the few remaining bearers of the legendary Solar Blades.

                                                                       

What will you do when the forces of the Void close in?

                                                                       

Solar Blades & Cosmic Spells is a rules light, Star & Sorcery Role Playing Game with an Old School spirit. This is a complete Role Playing Game, inspired by the Old School Renaissance, the Pulp Literature and the many Science Fantasy stories brought to us by movies, comics and games. Based on the Sharp Swords & Sinister Spells RPG, this game system provides players and Overlords (that's how we call the GM in this game) a set of flexible and streamlined rules, as well as an array of tools to make gameplay fast and fun, allowing them to have exciting adventures with solar blades and cosmic spells!

 

What is in the book?

 

Although the book has more than 450 pages, it’s filled with hundreds and hundreds of illustrations, tables to generate all sorts of game elementos (from items, NPCs, monsters to an entire galaxy). The rules themselves occupy less than 150 pages (including examples and lots of other helpful things). The game also comes with a ready to play adventure, full os possible endings and with great hooks for future game play!

 

So grab a few dice, call your friends and get ready for a life of adventure with Solar Blades & Cosmic Spells!

                                                           

                                               

                                   

                       

             

 
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March 20, 2019 6:09 am UTC
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Hi there—

I realize the answer to this question is probably going to be “whatever you want”, but just in case...

The default setting encompasses at least multiple galaxies, maybe huge numbers of them. So as you imagine it, about how big are hexes and sectors, compared to your average galaxy? Is each sector its own galaxy, say? Each hex, even? Or do multiple (or even innumerable) sectors fit in a single galaxy?

Thanks.
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Jordan R March 18, 2019 3:14 pm UTC
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Hi Diogo,

I folowed the indigogo back when it was up, but ultimately decided I had enough rpgs already. Today, I finally caved and bought the book. Man, this is so great! I also backed DS&DS : I'm not missing out, this time!

I was wondering if the promised Reference Booklet was available to non-backers. I'd very much like to grab it.

Thanks!
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Diogo N March 20, 2019 12:41 am UTC
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The Reference Booklet is still in the making with Andre's Adventure. Should come out in a couple of months! I am basically stripping down the book and having to redo layout and stuff. But it will be available to anyone!

Oh, and thanks for supporting DS&DS! I really appreciate it!
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Cassiano C March 11, 2019 10:48 pm UTC
Any plans for bringing this game to Brazil? I would love that ^^
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Diogo N March 12, 2019 2:16 am UTC
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Yes! Sagen Editora will be releasing it there soon!
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Cassiano C March 12, 2019 4:09 pm UTC
Thank you. I'll wait ^^
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Russell D March 05, 2019 5:13 pm UTC
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Okay DTRPG won't let me review on here because I signed up to publish my games on here later, so I'm going to tell folks my review/ramble on HOW FREAKING AWESOME THIS GAME IS can be read over at my website:

http://chaosgrenade.com/2019/03/05/rambling-on-solar-blades-cosmic-spells/

I love Diogo's work and I think he's one of the better voices in the "old-school", DIY and Indie Press scenes. His games are a healthy dose of old-school philosophy, new school sensibilities, and providing enough for any GM who's crunched on time to be able to whip up adventures and NPCs on the fly.
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Jeff M February 23, 2019 7:55 pm UTC
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hello Diogo, i have a question, which rpg source would you recommand to adapt more races to SB&CS ?

i really like how this book as a flair of Métal Hurlant (it s the french title for Heavy Metal) and Valérian Agent Spatio-temporel (later known as Valerian & Laureline), and i would love to run a campaign inspired by those titles with a pinch of Lexx tv show.
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Diogo N February 24, 2019 2:35 am UTC
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I am not sure. Most of my players just invent the races they want to play on the fly and we discuss their powers and hindrances to make it somewhat equivalent to being human. Usually one simple power lowers its Luck score to 3, or they chose a hindrance (Negative Die to something). Each additional power can either give an additional hindrance or cost them 1 more adventure/objetive to level up. Strange Stars have some cool species. Star Wars has many?
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Jeff M February 24, 2019 10:08 am UTC
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thanks a lot for the hint.
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Jeff M March 01, 2019 11:04 pm UTC
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Hello Diogo, got an other silly question, for the Nimble archetype, i saw there is a "That’s an Easy Target" ability for the nimble archetype, if one of my player wants to play more like a thief/assassin and get really close to know an ennemy, can they swap it with the "Sneak Attack" ability from SS&SS the Specialist archetype ? and of course not using the two abilities unless they purchase it with advencement.


and so far, i really enjoy SB&CS.
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jeferson L February 09, 2019 1:17 am UTC
Parabéns pelo trampo Diogo.

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Diogo N February 09, 2019 8:00 pm UTC
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Valeu Jeferson! Muito obrigado!
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Graham S February 06, 2019 9:53 pm UTC
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I'm not able to leave a review, so will comment here that this game is a ton of fun! I very much enjoyed Sharp Swords & Sinister Spells, so was delighted to see this suddenly appear (I haven't been keeping up). The same smooth engine, honed for cosmic opera, vehicles, spaceships and chases, packed with flavoursome ideas to get you into play.

I was so enamoured that I'll be getting the game to the convention table at North Star in May and might offer something online before then.

Bravo!
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Diogo N February 07, 2019 6:47 pm UTC
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If you do take to the convention, I would love to see pictures of the game and know how it went! :)
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Michael L February 04, 2019 7:40 pm UTC
Any word on when the full size preview will be up?
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Alan B February 04, 2019 7:49 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Hey Michael.

Right now we don't have an ETA. That's in DriveThruRPG's hands.
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LI JEN L February 02, 2019 2:09 pm UTC
Stylistically. Is this setting more Buck Rogers/Flash-Gordon, Dune, or John Carter of Mars/World of Synnibar?
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Diogo N February 02, 2019 10:03 pm UTC
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The simplest way I could codify my intentions with the setting would be to say it’s Dark Sun in Soace. It’s post-apocalyptic, dangerous, magic and psionics corrupt mortals, there are tyrants every sector. But it’s a setting with a toolkit. It gives you the main themes a lots of tables to generate your universe in accordance to the main themes of it.
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James R M February 02, 2019 5:30 am UTC
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I purchased the soft cover/pdf combo. I must say that I'm loving it so far. I like the aesthetic very much. It kind of allows you to go over the top with your ideas, where its generic enough to do so, but has enough meat in it to make it mean something. Can't wait to get the hard copy to dive in deeper, because I'm old school like that. Or just old. Also, the character and vehicle sheets are AWESOME!!! Good job fellas! I highly recommend this for your cosmic adventuring needs.
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Diogo N February 15, 2019 6:55 pm UTC
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Thank you for the kind words!
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Chris M February 01, 2019 10:16 pm UTC
I think the preview is temporarily #$%*@ as a result of the very recent server work/migration pf the DTRPG website. I've had trouble viewing many other PDF previews on the site since the site went back up a day or two ago.
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Pierre S February 01, 2019 2:52 am UTC
You really need more substantial previews with a selection from your 456 pages. Also it helps in the text to show the unique features of the rules, to distinguish yourself from Stars Without Number or Starfinder.
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Diogo N February 01, 2019 2:00 pm UTC
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We will look into that. The setting is a post-apocalyptic future with kind of Sorcerer-Kings ruling sectors and a few independent and chaotic regions. Technology is rare and in control of those in power. There is magic and psionic power, but they are really taxing to use and not very reliable, although they can be powerful.

System wise it's a very streamlined system with the main mechanic being rolling a d20 equal to or below than your Attribute but above the Difficulty. There are 4 Archetypes that can be infinitely customizable by the character concept (which functions similarly to Fate aspects), a Luck mechanic, character complications, non-vancian magic; and a lot of tools and tables to generate things like monster, events, adventures, titles, planets, sectors, artifacts...
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Lee S January 31, 2019 6:26 pm UTC
Can we get a full size preview please? Thanks.
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Diogo N February 01, 2019 1:55 pm UTC
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I think something went wrong with DriveThruRPG server. We uploaded it but it's not showing. Will look into it.
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