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Offline Rasyr

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Novus 2e Bare Bones Edition Now Available!
« on: December 16, 2021, 09:46:40 AM »
Well, I was able to release the Novus 2e, Bare Bones Edition this past weekend!!

I am currently working on adding in artwork for the full, normal version (or "meaty" version as one person called it). Below is a copy of the description that I posted for it.

Click here to purchase Novus 2e Bare Bones!

Welcome to Novus 2e!

Taking Novus to the next level, Novus 2e is a skill based system with no levels or classes.

The basic mechanics are simple, roll 2d10, add mods and meet or beat the Target Number! But that is just the beginning! There are flourishes, such as exploding dice, the Novus Roll, and Fumbles. There are also a variety of ways that the dice, while still following the basic mechanics, can be interpreted!

Novus 2e includes:

  • 7 Races - Includes Human (2 types), High Elves, Wood Elves, Orcs, Dwarves, Gnomes, and Dwelfs (see below)
    • 5 Kindred templates - allows you to mix-n-match any 2 races allowing for both half-races and even quarter-racial mixes)
    • 15 Cultures - Each gives a bit of background flavor and ranks in verious skills.
  • 12 Taining Paths (3 each of 4 categories of character types)
    • Casters (Cleric, Magician, Mystic)
    • Fighters (Archer, Warder, Warrior)
    • Adepts (Bounty Hunter, Rogue, Scout)
    • Hybrids (ELemental Guard, Monk, Ranger)
  • 27 Skills - The 27 skills are divided into 5 groups of related skills. Each skill can be a Base skill (used for all variations of the skill), Specialties (each Specialty is learned as a separate skill), or Proficieny (one of a group of related skills)
  • 14 Special Skills - These are like skills except that they do not improve the way normal schools do.
  • 99 Background Options - 24 Disadvantages & 75 Gifts; each helps make your character unique!
  • 100 Combat Moves - The Basic Moves are free, the Advanced ones must be purchased. Combat Moves can affect many different aspects of combat, such as your skill bonus, how much damage is done, and some can even trigger Saving Throws from the targets to avoid special effects.
  • 7 Combat Styles - These packages allow you to learn a number of Combat Moves at a discount, along with a few special abilities available only to practitioners of the style.
  • 72 Spells - These are customizable spells, each having one or more Casting Options that may be chosen after your Casting Roll (yes, spell casting is a skill as well!). Plus we include 18 Cantrips (non-customizable) that may be learned.
  • 31 Monsters - We have a variety included here in the core book, allowing for a wide variety of potential encounters!

To make a character you follow a few simply steps
1) Select Race
2) Select Culture
3) Select Training Path
4) Select Background Options
5) Spend Character Points (on Kindred Templates, Skills, Combat Moves and Combat Styles, and Spells)
6) Tally up and Tally ho!

If you like Novus, please visit to provide feedback on our forums. We would love to hear from you!

And to top it off, we are releasing Novus 2e core rules under a Creative Commons license!

Click here to purchase Novus 2e Bare Bones!

« Last Edit: December 21, 2021, 07:15:43 AM by Rasyr »