On the background and basics (Them Deeper Bones, design diary 1)

Hex Map with two structures and an X to mark the spot
A Hex Map of Apple Vale and surrounding areas, the setting of TDB playtests

Influences

The Basics

d20, roll high. Get bonus dice to rolls instead of static bonuses. Dice are there to save your butt when you’ve as a player role-played yourself into a pickle. Magic is not full-on reliable Vancian resource, but more random and unique. There are only 3 classes. Base stats are more in line of “player skill” approach than those in D&D. And there is a kick-ass combat system that is mostly compatible with red box monster stats.

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