A while back I posted the rules of my, then rough, Sword and Sorcery rules that I have created.
Basically I have either created rules or taken shit from various blogs or books and created a system that my players and I like.
I’ve cleaned it up, formatted it better and added pictures and blurbs/poetry from various sources (some original) to keep the Sword and Sorcery feel.
Here’s the PDF- WrathofZombie Frankengame Complete Rules. ENJOY!
Explanations and Credit
The main system mechanic is Castles and Crusades mixed with some Lamentations of the Flame Princess, Pathfinder, and Adventurer Conqueror King.
I redesigned all the classes using the C&C structure. Classes got abilities every couple of levels and that was it. I wanted to avoid the plethora of options that is 3.x/Pathfinder.
The class abilities are a mishmash of things from C&C, Pathfinder, original stuff, and other sources.
I decided like ACKS to curb leveling at level 14. Gaining abilities stops at level 10.
Many of the Witch Hexes are from the Pathfinder Adventure’s Guide and Rolang’s Creeping Doom- Creepy Witch Spells.
The Sunder Shield rule is from Trollsmyth.
The Alternate Save VS Death Mechanic is from The Alexandrian.
The Called Shot Mechanic is from Playing D&D With Pornstars.
Luck is D&D take on the bennies mechanic from Savage Worlds.
Backgrounds are something I came up with to help the Castles and Crusades mechanics and differentiate different characters a little bit more.
The starting gear is just to get people stocked and in the game without thumbing through any of the damned books.
Sundering items is a little quick thing I came up with to facilitate quick and easy resolution on attacking objects. It’s worked good thus far.
Anyways, this is what I use when I play D&D.. I always am looking for new ways to improve it and new things to incorporate in it.
Currently I’m looking at maybe merging the spell mechanics I have currently with a more Barbarians of Lemuria free form spell casting system, but I really haven’t looked at that yet.
It appeals to me because in the end I want to be able to just use this PDF and not carry a bunch o’ books around with me.. or have a bunch o’ PDF’s open and have to scan through em.
This, like the weapon damage listed would be an alternate casting system to what is already in the book.