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Updated free PDF version
Publisher: Kenzer and Company
Year: 2012
Electronic (PDF, DOC, eBook, HTML, etc.)
Product Code: K&C2500A
232 pages
Size: 8.38 x 10.88 inches
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Publisher: Kenzer and Company
Year: 2010
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Product Code: K&C2500A
198 pages
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Publisher: Kenzer and Company
Year: 2009
Soft Cover
Product Code: K&C2500
ISBN-10: 1594591032
192 pages
Size: Letter
1.00 pounds
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Congratulations! In a world where there is no shortage of mediocre games, you’ve managed to find one of the true gems. Designed from the ground up to be played at a table with real life friends, this hard-hitting, old-school game makes no qualms about its heritage. This is the way role playing games were meant to be played and we present to you the best of breed.

This version of the game is 'basic' only in that it serves as a gateway to the dynamic thrill of the HackMaster game. Gone are the days of waiting around for your 'turn', of battling static opponents or of being anything but totally in charge of your own destiny.

Here’s just a sample of what you’ll find in this free 231-page PDF:

  • A combat system geared for quick, hard-hitting, dynamic action.
  • 11 Ready-to-Play characters
  • Knock-back rules that eliminate static “conga line of death” battles
  • Penetration damage, damage reduction from armor and shields and revamped ranged combat rules, including shield 'cover'
  • A combination of slot and spell point system that allows for 'straight up' mage play but at the same time allows your mage to change spells on the fly or increase a spell’s range, duration and other effects
  • 70+ spells (including Skipping Betty Fireballs and Heat Seeking Fist of Thunder)
  • Classic fantasy races (dwarf, elf, halfling, human) and classes (fighter, thief, mage, and cleric) for your campaign
  • Five clerical classes to choose from!
  • An all-new thief statistic: Luck Points!
  • Quirks and flaws that transform your PC into a real character
  • Building Point rules that let you customize a character to your own style (there are no ‘cookie cutter characters' here!)
  • Quick-Start rules for even faster character creation
  • Skills, Talents and Proficiencies (including all weapons and armor) and specialization open to every character class... for a price
  • Honor tightly integrated into play and with more flexible usage
  • GameMaster chapters with treasure tables, 75 monsters, magic items, tips and more
  • Three adventures included so you can start gaming immediately
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