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Swordpoint is a d100 swashbuckling-themed zine using the Legend OGL (from Mongoose Publishing). The tone and theme is inspired by MusketeersCaptain Alatriste, and European Continent around the 1600s, as well as older games like En Garde, Flashing Blades, and more. As part of Gallant Knight Games' participation in the 2021 ZineQuest on Kickstarter, Alan Bahr did the layout himself. 

From Alan: "The rules are condensed to about 60 pages in a 5"x8" landscape format. I always wanted to try a landscape book, and I like how they read on tablets and phones, so I figured why not. I did all the layout myself, so it's not super fancy, but I tried to keep it simple and functional."

What it has:

  • The rules you need to play. A hacked d100 system (it'll feel familiar if you know d100 RPGs.)
  • New rules for this iteration of the d100 RPG: Style points. Streamlined combat. A lightweight magic system. 
  • Genre rules for grudges, revenge, rank, duels, and some enemies (not many enemies though. Like 3.)
  • A compatibility license. 
  • PDF bookmarks. 

What it doesn't have:

  • Lots of rules.
  • Lots of art. Most of the art is from Shutterstock or public domain. There's only like 5-6 pieces in the book total, just to fill white space.
  • Fancy layout. Remember: DIY layout. It should be pretty straightforward and easy to read though.

At this time, due to the sizing format, there is no POD, though we are looking into the option. 

 
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Greg H March 27, 2021 11:33 am UTC
PURCHASER
Hi Alan, is it possible to have a more informative preview? The current one, despite being the first six pages, doesn’t tell us anything about the game.
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Alan B March 27, 2021 3:51 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
I've updated the preview! It might take a bit to go out and recache.
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Jeff M March 19, 2021 9:13 pm UTC
PURCHASER
Hey Allan,
Have you any plan to give us a character sheet ?
Or just like Siege Perilous an index card could do the trick ?
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Alan B March 19, 2021 9:23 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Oh! I actually have one. We'll upload it later this weekend! I'm so sorry.
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Jeff M March 19, 2021 10:22 pm UTC
PURCHASER
Can't wait, thanks Alan.
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Jeff M May 21, 2021 7:17 pm UTC
PURCHASER
Hello Alan, i have a question about a small detail : can main gauche dagger type could be used only as a small shield rather than a second weapon ?

i mean usually those are used to deflect and or lock other swords.
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Alan B May 24, 2021 1:30 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
I don't see why you couldn't rule that!
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Jeff M May 24, 2021 6:57 pm UTC
PURCHASER
thanks again Alan.
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Copper seller
Rule System(s)
Pages
63
Publisher Stock #
GKG-082
File Size:
16.33 MB
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This title was added to our catalog on March 19, 2021.