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HM0 : Introduction, Table of Contents, Changelog
« on: June 14, 2017, 11:02:08 AM »
Heron-Marked: The Art of Bladecraft
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"Never give a sword to a man who can't dance." - Confucius

Amateurs think that fighting is about passion, and strength. They roar defiance and charge into battle headlong, as if their enemies were grains of wheat waiting to be reaped. The farmer defending his land against goblins wields his father's rusty sword, and is a danger to himself as much as his opponent.

Veteran soldiers know that skill and cooler heads usually prevail. They see combat as a science, prescribing a set of rules by which one can cut down one's aggressors. They train new recruits and each other, and seek out battle less frequently - the bloodthirsty are usually the first to fall.

True masters of bladecraft understand that swordwork is an art, not a science. It is a dance, an ebb and flow, like sailing a ship through a razor-sharp reef on stormy seas. Each duel is different - a deadly game of feint and counterattack, parry and riposte. The interplay is as beautiful as it is (often) fatal.

The optional rules presented here give players and DMs a means of creating a master of the blade.
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Re: Introduction, Table of Contents, Changelog
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Changelog
  • Ported to MMF!
  • Added Barbarian, Duskblade, Factotum, Hexblade, Marsha, Psychic Warrior, Samurai, Soulknife, and Swashbuckler ACFs.
  • Finished removing the feats I'm going to remove, and added bard, monk, ranger, paladin, ninja, and dread necromancer ACFs.
  • Wrote first few ACFs (scout, rogue, knight), and removed some feats
  • Added "Special Rules" section to handle specific combat situations (actual text is still TBA)
  • (old) Added a new special material to Bladecraft Items
  • (old) Updated and posted the Blademaster PrC
  • (old) Added rules for using Bladecraft w/ a bunch of published PrCs (all from Complete Warrior, as it happens...)
  • (old) Created a Homebrew Connections post, including an ACF for the Evolutionist.
  • (old) Updated intro post to mention Homebrew Connections & the published PrC stuff


Current Priority List
  • Add a bunch more Fighter-style feats
  • Write the "Special Combat Rules" section
  • Reaver (+ Thorn style) and Warden (+ Husk style) 5-level PrCs. {note: style names may change}
  • Other material TBD; haven't decided if I'm actually going to write the Bladecraft-incarnum PrC, but if I do it'll probably be 10 levels.