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Soulbound: Dark Industrial Fantasy BETA

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Soulbound is tabletop game about wielding randomly generated, arcane weapons which are bound to one's spirit. It is set in the golden age of invention, a time plagued by giant fauna and corrupted demigods. As hunters of the inhuman it is your duty to slay these beasts. 

In Soulbound players assume the role of wielders, regular humans who have been bestowed unique weapons with supernatural powers. A wielder is no one kind of person. They are heroes and villains, thieves and saints. The universe has granted a small population with these soulbound weapons, roughly every one in one-hundred people, but how each person chooses to use their gift is what determines their fate. Such people live in turmoil, shunned by those who fear their powers and controlled by those who wish to abuse them.

The game has been made with an original setting and unique rules for a complete product, no supplements necessary!

  • Played with Six-sided Dice - Soulbound is played using only six-sided dice. The rules are quick to learn, rolls are measured by counting a number of successes, similar to predecessors like Shadowrun.

  • Billions of Weapon Combinations - Weapons, also known as bonds, are randomly generated by rolling dice. From a list of 100 weapons, 3 distinct builds, and 36 arcane powers there are literally billions of combinations, making each character’s weapon truly unique.

  • Organic Growth - Rather than progressing along a predetermined route characters in Soulbound grow organically. New magic powers are gained by slaying corrupted enemies, and players must roll each level to learn new skills and tricks.

  • Hex-grid Combat - Soulbound is designed to be played on a hexagonal grid, with specific rules for fighting against many of the large beasts one will face. This isn’t necessary of course, the combat is just as fun in the mind’s eye if a Storyteller chooses to play it as such.

  • A Dark Fantasy - The plane is Solum is one wrought with struggle and despair. Humanity has, by matter of impending extinction, been forced into vertical cities with towering walls. Beasts which hide behind masks of bone, deceivers, and shapeshifting demons, the Akuma, lurk in the shadows as an incomprehensible and ever present threat. These foes will not be easily slain, and players can expect to perish quickly if they are not well prepared.

  • The World of Solum - Soulbound takes place on the plane of Solum, a vast land which has been roughly divided into six nations. Primium, Uhyre, Agrewin, Qray Ralim, Rajan, and Sozo each possess their own culture to serve as the backdrop for endless adventures.

  • Hunting Houses and Trades - In lieu of traditional classes players may opt to join one of 3 Hunting Houses. Each of these houses then branches into 3 Hunting Trades for a total of 9 Trades between all houses. These academies provide indispensable hunting to gear to those who wish to brave the dangers outside of the walls.

  • Industrial Era - Soulbound takes place in an industrial golden age, where ingenuity is key for survival. In addition to the technological wonders offered by the hunting guilds players may purchase upgrades for their weapons and build their armor sets piece by piece.

  • Arcane Abilities - By using their weapons players may conjure simple arcane tricks, easily produced effects they’ve learned on their own, or devastating arcane powers, gifted to them from another realm. When slaying especially dangerous foes characters even have a chance to become mutated by corrupted energy, gaining all new abilities.

 
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Andi L September 14, 2019 4:31 am UTC
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Thank you for playing Soulbound! If you are interested in getting the most up-to-date version of the game you can check out my patreon at www.patreon.com/soulboundrpg. Otherwise I would love to hear your comments and feedback!

Happy Hunting,
Andi
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Chad H September 13, 2019 8:16 pm UTC
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Andi - I can't believe you're just giving this away! You should consider making it Pay What You Want, I'd definitely give you some cash for this.
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Andi L September 14, 2019 3:59 am UTC
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Hey Chad! You have an excellent point, just made the change! Thank you!
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Chad H September 14, 2019 8:27 pm UTC
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And I just dropped you a few silver ;)
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David P September 05, 2019 8:34 pm UTC
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Two things:

One, thank you for making eBook formats for this. Every game publisher should do this.

Two, at first glance this looks really cool! I'll be looking forward to seeing a kickstarter or other retail release for this!
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Andi L September 06, 2019 4:22 am UTC
PUBLISHER
Thank you!! I know the eBook is little janky in places but I'm glad you're getting use out of it. I plan on having people play the game and getting feedback before doing another kickstarter, but the patreon (/soulboundrpg) is always open!
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Derek H September 05, 2019 7:08 pm UTC
Any chance for a print version? That file size isn't going to work for me.
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Andi L September 06, 2019 4:23 am UTC
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Hey Derek! Not sure why it's listing it as a 1.6 Gb game on the side bar, I swear it's not that big. The file size for the pdf is about 166 mb. I'm trying to get more feedback before doing a print, but it's certainly in the works!
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Derek H September 06, 2019 1:08 pm UTC
Good to hear on both points. The preview alone tells me I want this if nothing else to mine the zillion good ideas you included.

Thank you for writing and publishing this!
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