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Crown is an easy-to-learn, rules-lite old school fantasy roleplaying game. In a compact sixty pages it contains all the rules you need to set out on perilous adventures, dangerous journeys, and harrowing quests. This is a complete game based off of Whitehack and strongly influenced by games like Maze Rats and Whitebox: Fantastic Medieval Adventure Game. These rules are compatible with other OSR products with only a little conversion. This book contains the first half of the full rulebook and is intended for both the players and the Game Master. The second half, full of tools and advice for the Game Master, can be found in Crown.

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Roll-under d20 rules focused around a character's attribute scores. Three character classes (Fighters, Mages, and Rogues) and one optional class (Clerics). Slot based encumbrance with possible item destruction. Simple but extensive adventuring and combat rules centered around class statistics and character attribute scores. Rules for hiring retainers. Permanent injuries. Morale for monsters and retainers. Magic rules based on unique spells made by the Game Master. Optional rules for backgrounds and nonhuman (demihuman) characters.

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January 17th, 2024
I would LOVE to get into a game of Whitehack. It seems to me that Crown adds in many of the rules that were intentionally left out of Whitehack because they are more simulationist and far less narrative. Which, I can understand some folks thinking Wh [...]
January 23rd, 2021
This is based in the Whitehack, probably the best adjacent OSR there is, at least numerically (Black hack is more random, Into the Odd may too simple for some people). But I recommend using this one because it is much better defined and explain [...]
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This title was added to our catalog on July 03, 2020.