The universe is in collapse, as planets and systems struggle for freedom under the rule of sinister despots. Against the malevolent sorcery of the Overlords stand the few remaining bearers of the legendary Solar Blades.
What will you do when the forces of the Void close in?
Solar Blades & Cosmic Spells is a rules light, Star & Sorcery Role Playing Game with an Old School spirit. This is a complete Role Playing Game, inspired by the Old School Renaissance, the Pulp Literature and the many Science Fantasy stories brought to us by movies, comics and games. Based on the Sharp Swords & Sinister Spells RPG, this game system provides players and Overlords (that's how we call the GM in this game) a set of flexible and streamlined rules, as well as an array of tools to make gameplay fast and fun, allowing them to have exciting adventures with solar blades and cosmic spells!
What is in the book?
Although the book has more than 450 pages, it’s filled with hundreds and hundreds of illustrations, tables to generate all sorts of game elementos (from items, NPCs, monsters to an entire galaxy). The rules themselves occupy less than 150 pages (including examples and lots of other helpful things). The game also comes with a ready to play adventure, full os possible endings and with great hooks for future game play!
So grab a few dice, call your friends and get ready for a life of adventure with Solar Blades & Cosmic Spells!
Watch this review of Solar Blades & Cosmic Spells by Questing Beast!
Many TTRPGs can be played with any number of players! Typically there is a GM & several Players who make up a party of PCs (Player characters). I've played with as little as one other player, but typically 3-4 players is the sweet spot. Of course it varies from group to group. Try it out with 3 of your friends and see how it goes!
Most roleplaying games (this one included) have varying play times. You might run a one-shot that only lasts 2-4 hours and have tons of fun. You could also play a "campaign" which takes place over multiple play sessions but continues the story with the same characters, much like a seasonal TV show. Campaigns can seem extremely daunting to run at first, but really you only need to drop the players into some classic action to get the ball rolling.
Lots of YouTubers & bloggers have covered solo roleplaying. These games are typically "best" enjoyed with a group of trusting friends but you can certainly find some enjoyment in solo play. There are systems called "Oracles" which allow you as the player to ask questions and receive answers about anything you might encounter.
Hopefully these answers help. TTRPGs are a wonderful act of shared imagination and storytelling, one of the most enriching experiences you can have as a creative. Have fun!