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Blood, Sweat & Steel, a Sword & Sorcery Tabletop RPG

A project in Reno, NV by James Paese
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Blood, Sweat & Steel is a dark fantasy, sword & sorcery tabletop RPG based on the FUDGE game engine; quick to learn, quick to play!
Backers: 199
Average Pledge Per Backer: $35

Funded: $6,897 of $2,500
Dates: Apr 27th -> Jun 26th (60 days)
Project By: James Paese
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Latest News

Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU, 199 times!!

June 26th - via: kickstarter.com
We did it! And it was all because of you wonderful supporters! This journey has been inspired to this point, and the hard work will continue! The final text and layout are complete! We are just waiting on a couple of pieces for the sample bestiary,... (Read More)

Just 1 Week To Go!

June 18th - via: kickstarter.com
Well, we are on our way to $6k! It has been an incredible journey to this point, and we can't wait for the next phase! Proofing is just about completed, so we're still a little ahead of schedule so far! We're hoping to send the core rules off to the... (Read More)

Home Stretch Update!

June 13th - via: kickstarter.com
Wow, what a ride it has been! First, thank all of you again for your support and giving me a chance to create what I believe to be a truly unique game that really captures the sword & sorcery genre. The core text was completed a few weeks early,... (Read More)

Sign up for our Patreon to get loads of content!

June 11th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello everyone! With the early success of our Patreon launch, we wanted to update everyone on what to expect when you sign up. There are 2 levels; $1/month and $5/month.  The Adventurer tier ($1) includes: Patron-only posts and messages  ... (Read More)

You did it!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!! $5k Reached!!

June 10th - via: kickstarter.com
We just hit our 2nd stretch goal of $5,000! And to celebrate, we'll be including the adventure module, "Horror from the Void" as a digital PDF! You will now be able to grab your copy of "Horror from the Void"! We were originally going to offier it as... (Read More)

Sample Bestiary Sample

June 5th - via: kickstarter.com
This post is for backers only. Please visit Kickstarter.com and log in to read. (Read More)

Regular Livestreams added to our Patreon Page!

June 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
Hello everyone! We wanted to let everyone who is thinking about joining our Patreon know that we will be adding regular livestreams to discuss various elements of the game; such as character creation,GM preparation, handling complex combat scenes,... (Read More)

More Bestiary Samples!

June 1st - via: kickstarter.com
We are plugging away and things are still just a little ahead of schedule, so we're trying to stay on track! To that end, Bret has some more images completed, so I wanted to show a few of them here! Image by Bret Rood Image by Bret Rood Image by Bret... (Read More)

Fudgit! Publishing Patreon is live and generating content!

May 28th - via: kickstarter.com
Well, we were going to wait a month to start putting out content for our Patreon, but we already have subscribers, so we're stoking the fires and kicking up our pace to start adding content right away! If you are thinking about joining our Patreon,... (Read More)

Q&A On putting your work out there

May 27th - via: kickstarter.com
This post is for backers only. Please visit Kickstarter.com and log in to read. (Read More)

Halfway there, 175% Funded! :)

May 27th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey there, James here! I just want to say that I continue to be overwhelmed by the amazing response to our little campaign so far! I'm so very grateful to everyone who has thrown their support behind my lifelong dream! I only hope that I might get a... (Read More)

Near The Halfway Point, We're Very Pleased With Progress!

May 24th - via: kickstarter.com
Wow, what an adventure it's been so far! We are so grateful and humbled at the great progress we've made already with this campaign! We hit our funding in 9 days, met our first stretch goal at 17 days, and we are working our way towards another... (Read More)

Bestiary Samples!

May 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
Bret has been working hard on all of the little beasties going into the core rules as samples, and the upcoming bestiary for Blood, Sweat & Steel. We wanted to give you a sneak peak of some of the creatures you may find while adventuring, so be... (Read More)

Fudgit! Publishing Coming To Patreon!

May 21st - via: kickstarter.com
Image by Bret Rood With the overwhelming response we've received so far, we decided to take the plunge and set up a Patreon in order to provide weekly and monthly content to support Blood, Sweat & Steel! We're still working on the tiers, but the... (Read More)

New Stretch Goal at $5k! Official Adventure Module, "Terror from the Void"

May 20th - via: kickstarter.com
People have been asking about supplements in addition to the bestiary and future setting, so we wanted to get the ball rolling with a new adventure module, "Terror from the Void!". Every backer will already be receiving a complimentary copy of the... (Read More)

New MIlestone! 100 backers! THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH!

May 18th - via: kickstarter.com
I just want to thank everyone who has helped us to reach this milestone for us! This wouldn't even be a thing without you and your support, so I am just very appreciative! This is been the adventure of a lifetime so far, and I'm just so glad that... (Read More)

Stat Block Examples for Creatures!

May 15th - via: kickstarter.com
Now that we are on our way to creating the official bestiary for BS&S, we wanted to show what the stat blocks will look like. They are fairly typical as stat blocks go, but we did attempt to make the creatures as complete and usable as possible.... (Read More)

We Broke Past $3500! Official Bestiary is Now Unlocked!

May 13th - via: kickstarter.com
I'm just so excited to have reached this milestone! Thanks to a very generous backer (see the comments) upping their pledge, we have crossed the threshold to put out a bestiary! As I mentioned previously, 75% of the data is already done, so the main... (Read More)

Join me in my Q&A Interview on the Randomworlds Discord Channel!

May 12th - via: kickstarter.com
Please join me tomorrow evening (Thursday, May 13th) starting at 5:30 pm PST, as I'll be interviewing with Dan from Randomworlds on their Discord channel about Blood, Sweat & Steel!  It's a text-based discussion, and anyone can chime in with a... (Read More)

I was just Interviewed by Mildra the Monk on YouTube! It was a Blast!

May 11th - via: kickstarter.com
For anyone interested about hearing more about the game, please tune in to my interview with Mildra the Monk on YouTube! I was asked some great questions, so I hope I gave some great answers! I think there is some good inside information here for... (Read More)

So Close to our First Stretch Goal!

May 11th - via: kickstarter.com
This post is for backers only. Please visit Kickstarter.com and log in to read. (Read More)

Cover Prototype and New Logo Reveal!

May 10th - via: kickstarter.com
I'm absolutely blown away with how good the cover is looking, and the new logo has me giddy! We now have 2 logos to choose from when it comes to shirts! You can go with the original logo:  Original Logo Or, you could go with the new logo on your... (Read More)

Non-Linear Wounds in a Nutshell

May 8th - via: kickstarter.com
We've had several people asking about the non-linear wound system and how it actually works, so we thought we would elaborate here. In a non-linear wound system, there are no hit points or wound tracks to manage. There are 4 degrees of magnitude when... (Read More)

Time to Push for our First Stretch Goal of $3500!

May 7th - via: kickstarter.com
This post is for backers only. Please visit Kickstarter.com and log in to read. (Read More)

Our First Game Demo Tonight!

May 7th - via: kickstarter.com
We're so excited to be able to offer folks the opportunity to take our game for a spin with a demo, with the author GM'ing the session! Our first demo game is this evening, starting at 5 pm, and will run a couple of hours. You have the option of... (Read More)

WE JUST BROKE $2500! A special thank you reward will be included with all pledges!

May 5th - via: kickstarter.com
We are now focusing on our stretch goal of $3500, at which point we'll be able to add the Bestiary to this project as an add-on!aventure PDF, entitled, "Curse of the Black Hand" to get you started on your adventures with "Blood, Sweat & Steel"!... (Read More)

Demo Sessions Now Available on Discord!

May 4th - via: kickstarter.com
Would you like the opportunity to actually play a demo game of Blood, Sweat & Steel? We are now scheduing demos for people who would like to take a peek under the hood and see how the game plays.  We use Discord for voice chat, and Roll20 as our... (Read More)

Week 1 In Review!

May 4th - via: kickstarter.com
Wow! All I can say is thank you to everyone who has joined this campaign so far! I honestly never expected to be almost 90% funded in the first week! We are workding hard on the final layout and are ahead of schedule to have everything ready to go to... (Read More)

How to Add Dice to your Kickstarter Pledge

May 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
I've had a few people ask how to add dice to their Kickstarter pledge, so I did some research, and it looks like it's a little bit of a process. Kickstarter Add-on's aren't an "official" part of Kickstarter, so you have to go about it a bit... (Read More)

Fudge Dice Now Available As Add-On!

May 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
Thanks to Grey Ghost Games, we have dice available as add-ons for you Kickstarter pledge!  You can get single packs of 4 Fudge dice in 5 different colors (black, blue, ivory, red, and white) for $5 per pack. Single Packs There are also dice packs... (Read More)

Core Rules Samples!

May 1st - via: kickstarter.com
We're still dialing in the layout because of all of the new art going into the book, but we wanted to give you a peek at the core rules to give you an idea of what it's going to look like! Please feel free to comment or ask any questions you may... (Read More)

Editable Character Sheet is ready!

May 1st - via: kickstarter.com
A lot of people say that you can tell a lot about a game by looking at the character sheet. To that end, here is the editiable character sheet pdf. Character Sheet Page 1 Character Sheet Page 2 If you are familiar with Fudge and RPG's in general, you... (Read More)

Bestiary Stretch Goal Added!

April 30th - via: kickstarter.com
by Dean Spencer After putting out some feelers, it looks like most people would like to have an official bestiary before the setting. I've already started working on the bestiary, so if we hit $3500, I can make it available as an addon for this... (Read More)

Over 60% in the first 3 days! Perhaps it's time to discuss stretch goals?

April 30th - via: kickstarter.com
by Dean Spencer I'm just blown away so far at the response our little game has gotten so far! As we close in on 100%, it looks like we might surpass our goal, which brings up the subject of stretch goals! I have 2 projects I'm currently working on... (Read More)

Simultaneous Actions Combat - How Does it Work?

April 28th - via: kickstarter.com
by Dean Spencer After receiving multiple questions regarding the Simultaneous Actions Resolution System, I thought it might help to try and elaborate a bit on how it works. In a Simultaneous Action Resolution System, there are no initiative or... (Read More)

How Does The Game Play?

April 27th - via: kickstarter.com
 I wanted to post a quick update to tell you a little bit about what makes this game unique by highlighting some of the core mechanics in the game. Unified Dice Mechanic Every single roll in the game uses the same 4 Fudge/Fate dice. The 4 dice each... (Read More)

Game Art

April 27th - via: kickstarter.com
Here are some samples of some of the art you will find in the core rulebook! by Dean Spencer by Eric Kemphfer by Stan Morrison by Dean Spencer  (Read More)

Correction on the Ultimate Fan Level

April 27th - via: kickstarter.com
It looks like we forgot to include the softcover book in the included items for the Ultimate Fan level. This post is to inform everyone that the Ultimate Fan level includes both a softcover and hardcover copy of the game, in addition to all of the... (Read More)

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