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Solar Blades & Cosmic Spells - Character's Complications

Artwork by Louis Glanzman

Let's check out another preview of Solar Blades & Cosmic Spells rules! Today we look at how to use character's Complications during the game!

Using a Character’s Complication


Nothing is so bad that cannot get worse. Characters’ lives are full of adventure, they run into trouble looking to gain something in the end, but sometimes trouble comes looking for them.

During character creation, every player establishes a Complication for their characters. Not only this helps develop a stronger foundation for the character in the gaming universe and provides the Overlord with possible hooks, but the player can use the Complication to insert even more trouble in the adventure. But why would he do that?

To get a temporary point of Luck. By activating his Complication, the player gives the Overlord the permission to insert the character’s Complication at any moment he deems appropriate for the immediate benefit of a temporary point of Luck (that will go away at the end of the adventure if not lost before that). That means the Complication doesn’t have to come into play immediately, and the Overlord can use it later, in a more dramatic moment, to make the lives of the players characters more exciting! This can be done once per adventure, and the Luck score can’t go higher than 5.

Having almost ran out of her Luck points, Alice says she is activating Kaylia’s Complication to gain a point of Luck. Now, whenever he thinks it would be dramatically appropriate, the Overlord can insert the “Crazy Evil Twin Sister” to torment her.

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