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Solar Blades & Cosmic Spells is being crowdfunded now! Help me make this game awesome!

I’ve been posting some of the process of creating and writing my current project on this blog for a few months and it has come the time to finally share with you the result of all that work. Well, something like that.

Solar Blades & Cosmic Spells is a much bigger project than Sharp Swords & Sinister Spells was, even counting the Addendum. SB&CS has pretty much all the rules on both of these books, but now with examples to make everything clearer, and a complete setting toolkit!

The rules are a revised version of the ones in SS&SS books, and we add in some psionics mechanics and vehicle battles. But where the book really shines is in the setting toolkit and feel.

This is a game about sword and sorcery adventures amongst the stars. The universe is grim, unforgiving, controlled by cruel sorcerous despots. The PCs can oppose them, serve them or simply try to survive their tyranny and earn some Credits in less than honorable ways.

Anyway, the full draft text of the came is available on the IndieGoGo page in the updates section. This link will lead you directly to it.

For the campaign, go to!

And please, spread the word! We already reached our initial goal, but every extra funding will go directly to artists and other people contributing to the campaign, doing editing and proofreading! Help us make this book awesome!

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Hello space hobos!

Layout is about to begin and I have a surprise for you guys: The (as of right now) final text PDF of the Solar Blades & Cosmic Spells, together with the Character Sheet and Vehicle’s Sheet!

With those, you can begin your crazy adventures in the Known Universe and try your luck under the cruel gaze of the Galactic Overlords. Try to earn a good amount of credits transporting goods or refugees through the sectors. Or even try to awaken a sleeping Star God to repair some of the damage the wars have brought upon our reality.

So grab your Solar Blade and ready your Cosmic Spells! We are about to go on an adventure!

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