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'''Fantasy Craft''' is a fantasy [[role-playing game]] based on the [[Dungeons & Dragons Third Edition]] rules, released under the [[Open Gaming License]]. It is based on the [[Spycraft]] 2.0 rules.
 
'''Fantasy Craft''' is a fantasy [[role-playing game]] based on the [[Dungeons & Dragons Third Edition]] rules, released under the [[Open Gaming License]]. It is based on the [[Spycraft]] 2.0 rules.
   

Revision as of 04:14, November 8, 2009

Fantasy Craft

Fantasy Craft

Designer
Alex Flagg, Scott Gearin, Patrick Kapera
Date of Publication
2009
System

Fantasy Craft is a fantasy role-playing game based on the Dungeons & Dragons Third Edition rules, released under the Open Gaming License. It is based on the Spycraft 2.0 rules.

Character Creation

Character creation follows a pretty typical pattern. Each character has an Origin, a Class, and various character traits. The origin consists of a species, such as Human or Drake, a specialty, such as Aristocrat or Fighter, and the choice of two origin skills. Splinter races are defined by the use of Species Feats, such as Elemental Heritage denoting a special affinity with earth, water, wind, fire, or some other element, or the Hill-Born feat, which turns a standard, or mountain,dwarf into a hill dwarf.

Most traditional D&D classes are represented in some capacity as a Speciality. For instance, Barbarian, Bard, Cleric, Druid, Fighter, Rogue, Sorcerer, and Wizard are all presented as options, in addition to Acrobat, Adventurer, Fist, and Warden. Each specialty grants a bonus feat and a few useful abilities.

The classes cover a wide range of options. Each has a [i]core ability[/i] available only to a character who chooses to make that class their chosen class. The classes grant a number of abilities tied a class's particular theme. Fantasy Craft somewhat resembles d20 Modern in that the classes are not strongly tied to a specific background or vocation,but rather a specific style, role, or realm of ability. The core classes in Fantasy Craft are:

Assassin: A Talker/Combatant who specializes in deception and death.
Burglar: A Specialist/Combatant who excels at stealth, agility, and dirty tricks.
Captain: A Backer/Combatant who leads by wit and courage.
Courtier: A Talker/Backer who who is an expert at persuasion and resources.
Explorer: A Solver who specializes in rare knowledge, treasures, and exotic travels.
Keeper: A Specialist who excels at a particular skill.
Lancer: A Combatant/Talker with an emphasis on mounted combat and heavy combat.
Mage: A Wildcard who is master of arcane spells.
Priest: A Wildcard/Backer who commands miracles and counsels and aids their teammates.
Sage: A Backer/Wildcard who possesses great knowledge and inspiration and dabbles in many fields.
Scout: A Combatant/Solver who uses stealth and prowess to overcome obstacles and slay creatures.
Soldier: A Combatant who is a master of combat feats and profiencies.

In addition, the core rulebook presents several Expert classes, available after level 5:

Alchemist: Backer, an expert in elixirs and magical transmutatons.
Beastmaster: Specialist, a wilderness survivalist with exotic creature companions.
Edgemaster: Combatant/Backer, expert in deadly strikes and terrifying displays of weapon skill.
Paladin: Wildcard/Combatant, powerful warrior who draws strength from their Alignment.
Rune Knight: Combatant, warrior who combines might at arms with arcane magic.
Swashbuckler: Talker/Combatant, dashing fencer.

Bestiary

The Fantasy Craft bestiary includes a number of traditional foes as well as "rogues," or NPC opponents. Fantasy Craft uses a system that allows opponents to be quickly generated to any Threat Level relative to the PCs based on defined traits. For instance, a monster's attack ability will scale according to its Threat Level.

Mechanics

Fantasy Craft makes use of Action Dice to influence encounters.

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