I got in on the 2nd edition on Kickstarter. While waiting, I pledged enough to get all the 1st edition content and read through that behemoth of a rules book. And I fell in love with the system.
This is not a bash on second edition or anything, they simply went for a more narrative style that a lot of people enjoy. But I like the rough and gnarly rule set of the first edition. I like that you can use wits to actively defend yourself if you’re not great at fighting, or that if you are a pure land duelist then you totally suck on a boat.
I LOVE that panache, being boisterous and affable, gives you more screen time in combat, even if that makes you not as great a fighter. I LOVE that you can have 5 hit points and that it can last you 10 to 100 damage.
Are there any games with a similar system? I know roll and keep games do exist out there, but the initiative and damage system seem wholly unique.
A lot of this comes from me wanting to homebrew something a little more rules light to make it more universal. To make this game fit fantasy, or space opera, or anime, or anything. If there are other versions of this game engine, I want to know about it.submitted by /u/FluorescentLightbulb