The Hotness
Games|People|Company
Legacy of Dragonholt
Tomb of Annihilation
Dread
The Streets of Marienburg
Tales from the Loop
Starfinder Core Rulebook
Eternal Lies
Player's Handbook (D&D 5e)
Planet Mercenary
Player's Handbook (AD&D 2e)
More Adventures in Arkham Country
Vornheim: The Complete City Kit
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles & Other Strangeness
Dungeon Crawl Classics Role Playing Game
Golden Sky Stories: Heart-Warming Role-Playing
Dungeon Master's Guide (D&D 5e)
Blades in the Dark
Maze of the Blue Medusa
Star Trek Adventures Core Book
The Forbidden Caverns of Archaia
Borg Cube Collector's Edition Box
James Bond 007
Polaris: Chivalric Tragedy at Utmost North
AM1: Amazing System Guide
Mythic
AM3: Bughunters
The Great Pendragon Campaign
Heroes of Battle
A Spy in Isengard
Twilight Imperium: The Role-Playing Game
Dungeons & Dragons Starter Set
Superbabes: The Femforce Role-Playing Game
All the Damn Time
Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 2nd Edition Preview
Tome of Adventure Design
The Yellow Submarine
Demonspore: The Secret of the Shrooms
Monster Manual (D&D 5e)
Adventures in Middle-earth Player's Guide
Wilderland Adventures
Bree
White Star: Galaxy Edition
Forbidden Lands Core Book
Forbidden Lands Campaign
Raven's Purge
Players Handbook (AD&D 1e)
Unearthed Arcana
The World of Greyhawk
The Burning Wheel Fantasy Roleplaying System (Revised)
Dogs in the Vineyard
Information
RPG
Genre
Series Code
 
Category
Mechanic Show More »
Designer
Artist
Production Staff
Publisher
Year Published
2013
Primary Name
SAGA: An Optional Story-Based Combat System
Alternate Names
 Corrections
 Customize View
xml RSS Feed 
Facebook Twitter Delicious Google
ObjectID: 150457
Versions
Pg. 1
Nick: 
PDF version
Publisher: 
Year: 2013
Electronic (PDF, DOC, eBook, HTML, etc.)
67 pages
Size: Letter
English
View
Corrections
Link Image
Description Edit | History

From publisher blurb:

"Damn," muttered the player. "How many of those things are there, anyway?"

"It looks like forty demons of various sorts, plus another 1000 orcs." The Game Master gazed glumly at the large map.

Groans echoed around the table. One of the players shook her head. "This is going to take all night!"

It Doesn't Have To.

SAGA gives Game Masters an entirely new combat system -- one that moves away from the tactical skirmish-level miniatures game forms the basis of Pathfinder combat. This new system can be used with the existing feats and abilities, and can be used in combination with the traditional rules -- each system governing combats with different emphasis.

In fiction, combat serves to highlight and resolve conflict. The scene shows us something important about the world, the characters, and their relationships with one another. Combat also acts as a symbol for danger, sharpening the tension in a scene by giving us a visceral sense the characters might die.

In a role-playing game, though, combat occurs so often it blends into the background. The scene tells us little about the characters or the world. Instead it serves as a way to work with numbers and explore various tactical options. We play a game of combat in which random chance, character building choices, and tactical savvy stand dominant over narrative concerns.

With SAGA we try to combine narrative flow and the game elements of RPG combat. The players make meaningful choices and face obstacles worthy of heroes in the pursuit of goals that mean something. Meanwhile, the game elements provide both play options and the dramatic tension associated with the possibility of failure.

This supplement contains:

  • An overview of Story-based Combat
  • A detailed new narrative combat system for Pathfinder.
  • A guide to the tools needed to design and manage encounters under this system.
  • A chapter of example encounter templates.
  • Feats and abilities from the Pathfinder Core Rulebook, Advanced Player’s Guide, Advanced Race Guide, Ultimate Magic, Ultimate Combat, Bestiary and Bestiary 2 translated into the new system--and guidelines for how to translate new feats and abilities from any other Pathfinder-compatible products.

Kiss the 5-foot square good-bye!

More Information Edit | History
Updating...
Thumbs Up
Marketplace
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No items found
{{product.numforsale}} for sale {{product.price}}
{{product.prettycondition}}
{{product.listdate|truncate:"10"}}
Updating...
Thumbs Up
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No items found
{{item.title}} {{item.timeleft}}
{{item.currentprice}}
Updating...
Thumbs Up
Images
Gallery:
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No images found
Updating...
Thumbs Up
{{title}}
Category: Language:
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No videos found
{{video.numrecommend}} {{video.title}} {{video.language}} {{video.username|truncate:"10"}} {{video.numcomments}}
Updating...
Thumbs Up
{{data.config.moduletitle}} Relationship:
[] [Forums »] [Post »] [Search »]
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No threads found
{{thread.numrecommend}} {{thread.subject}}
Last Post {{thread.lastpostdate|truncate:"10"}} Posted {{thread.postdate|truncate:"10"}}
{{thread.user.username|truncate:"10"}} {{thread.numposts-1}}
Updating...
Thumbs Up
{{title}}
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No posts found
{{post.numpositive}} {{post.title}}
by
{{post.numcomments}}
Files
Title | Hot | Recent
[Browse »]  [Upload File »] Language:
Pg. 1 of 1
No Files Found.
Linked Items
Sort: Pg
Relationship:
Pg. 1
No Articles Found
Updating...
Thumbs Up
GeekLists
[Browse »] [Summary »]
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No lists found
{{list.numpositive}} {{list.title}} {{list.username|truncate:"10"}} {{list.numitems}}
{{list.lastreplydate|truncate:"10"}} {{list.postdate|truncate:"10"}}
Statistics
RPG Item Rank: N/A
Num Ratings: 0
Average Rating: 0.00
Standard Deviation: 0.00
Num Views: 322
GeekBuddy Analysis: Analyze
Similarly Rated: View
Avg. Game Weight: 0.0
Fans: 0
Personal Comments: 0
Users Owning: 1
Users Wanting: 0
Users Trading: 0 [find trade matches]
Price History: View
Total Plays: 0
Plays This Month: 0
Tags
Your Tags: Add tags
Popular Tags: [View All]
Updating...
Thumbs Up
Web Links
Category: Language:
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No Web Links Found
Link {{cat}} {{lang}}
{{weblink.postdate|truncate:"10"}}
User Information
Use this tool to rate games, save comments, and manage your collection.
Front Page | Welcome | Contact | Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Advertise | Support BGG | Feeds RSS
Geekdo, BoardGameGeek, the Geekdo logo, and the BoardGameGeek logo are trademarks of BoardGameGeek, LLC.