Saturday, April 1, 2023

Hack'D & Slash'D Revised Now Live

I'm going to see Dungeons and Dragons tonight, and what better way to celebrate than releasing my own riff on the game? Hack'D & Slash'D (Revised) is now live.

Hack’D & Slash’D is a lean, fast, flexible, old-school fantasy RPG with several modern flourishes. While a previous edition of this game was rooted in the OGL, this new edition uses an original game engine, and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike license, allowing you to take, modify, and expand the game as much as you’d like. Hack’D & Slash’D:

  • Uses 1d12 exclusively with one-roll resolution.
  • Has flexible character building, allowing you to mix and match traits and tags to create any character you can imagine.
  • Employs an innovative magic system that allows you to easily track mana and make strategic decisions about how and when to use magic.
  • Includes simple and flexible rules for creatures, allowing you to quickly generate foes on the fly, or to develop more nuanced and unusual monsters, as needed.
  • Provides simple, consistent rules for checks and task resolution with concrete guidance to resolve all common game situations.

Additionally, Hack’D & Slash’D is supported by several resources linked directly from the Splintered Realm blog. A living bestiary, campaign setting, and mega-dungeon are in progress, receiving frequent updates with new content. These will all be available as free resources in perpetuity.

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