The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 1

I’m putting together a Dark Souls pen and paper RPG, let me know what you think!

It started out as an extensive DnD 5e homebrew, but as I worked away at it I realized that I needed to more or less start from the ground up to be able to capture the depth of Dark Souls. The biggest different I can name from DnD is the combat. Rather than relying on dice rolls, everything is determined by numbers, with players able to choose different modes of attack and methods of avoiding incoming damage. Gone are the days when your armor made you invincible to damage; if you want to stop yourself from taking damage, you need to block, dodge, or parry, just like the real thing.

There are other changes and additions as well, such as a set of "alternative lore" that I've provided. This is explained more in the doc itself but the gist is that I've made a solid, revised timeline of Dark Souls' major events so that players and DMs can have a more certain world to play in. We all love Miyazaki's vague storytelling and how much it leaves to the imagination, but IMO in a tabletop you want, at the very least, your DM to have all the answers.

With all that said, have a read and let me know what you think is good, what sucks, what's missing (there's a lot, so focus on less-obvious stuff; I know I need to write down weapons and items) and what's just weird.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1w7LzlqHXgFd_rTce2K2XkYSAbVX4bVuE-kRKYIcoE1I/edit?usp=sharing

Edit: Sorry if this is the completely wrong flair; overall it's a creative fan work, so that seems like the most fitting thing.


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    seb
    Mar 15, 2018 11:44 pm

    skimmed through it and it feels very much incomplete, also, please start off by pitching the general mechanic instead of some classes which doesn’t make any sense since we don’t know what the different attributes mean

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