New in The Mark III Revision
The Mark III Revision of the Game Manual streamlines the game more while retaining Epic's tactical options. Among the highlights of the Mark III Revision:
Vital Attributes: they now range from -10 to 10. VAs in the range of -2 to 2 are considered average, while -10 and 10 represent the extreme ranges of human variation. VAs now more directly modify facets of play, and VA rolls have been given a more robust functionality becuase they scale just like skills.
Skill Progression: Progression rolls for skill advancement take the place of adding and tracking experience, and are directly linked to important moments of play in the game.
Simpler Tactical Play: Attack rolls now directly affect damage and the damage roll has been removed, greatly streamlining the combat experience.
How Do I Start Playing?
Visit our online store or visit your local hobby shop and purchase the Epic RPG manuals: The Game Manual, Bestiary, and Atlas of Eslin. To begin, you'll also need to grab: some friends to assemble your gaming group - we recommend three to seven - some ten-sided dice, pencils and paper, plus mounds of chips and salsa. For the technically minded, computers are also fantastic for providing organization
and even adventuring soundtracks. Then, craft your characters as detailed in the Game Manual and send them into legend!
A Short FAQ
Epic Role Playing is flexible and realistic, yet with enough opportunities for death-defying heroism to satisfy the wildest imagination. The highlights of Epic Role Playing include a tactical and fast-paced combat system that integrates stealth and magic directly into the strategic options available to characters. It uses a streamlined and intuitive game structure with a 10-sided die mechanic.
Epic Role Playing uses a unique and expansive magic system replete with non-standard disciplines, such as the arcane science called metaphysics and the body magic known as shen, that integrate smoothly into the skill and tactical system.
Character design uses professions that are defined directly from the society of the campaign setting to provide unique characters that have a cultural context from day one. With the flexible skill system offering a diverse multitude of special abilities and directions for maturation, only you (not a rigid game system) will control your character's growth.
Our campaign world designed for Epic Role Playing, Eslin, provides numerous richly detailed non-standard fantasy settings (no stock elves and dwarves here). Of course, Epic Role Playing is a modular system and is designed to be adaptable to your custom campaign world with ease.
Check out our Long FAQ, specifically designed for gamers who want an in-depth look at Epic Role Playing. It's filled to the brim with information, we swear - just look at how satisfied these guys are!
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