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SABRE rpg?

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So does anyone know much about this game called 'Sabre'?

http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/185867/The-Sabre-RPG-Basic-Edition

It looks very much like a MRQ D100 SRD game with a few name changes for core Characteristics. The character sheet looks close to OQ, Renaissance, Legend, and Mythras/RQ6.

I haven't come across it before, and I thought I knew all of the BRP games...

 

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I wasn't aware of the existence of this game. It seems to be a weird amalgam of concepts drawn from d100 games and the d20 system, with some interesting customizations. If you read the OGL Section 15 attributions at the end, it appears that the d100 elements are drawn from the MRQI SRD and the authors were not aware of the improvements implemented in MRQII / Legend and later refined further by RQ 6 / Mythras. The d20 elements aren't really my cup of tea, but there are a few very cool ideas hidden throughout the book. The bestiary also looks interesting. Apparently the author is also working on an SF version:

http://stephenlnowland.com.au/sabre/

And almost everything is released as OGC for anyone who wants to integrate elements into their homebrew Legend / OpenQuest / Renaissance variants.

The basic edition is free, but there is also a Premium Edition and a Bestiary:

http://www.rpgnow.com/product/185867/The-Sabre-RPG-Basic-Edition

http://www.rpgnow.com/product/186612/The-Sabre-RPG-Premium-Edition

http://www.rpgnow.com/product/186795/The-Sabre-RPG-Bestiary

Based upon an initial scan I'd definitely recommend supporting this author. I don't know that it's a perfect game system, but it's not bad and it looks like the author plans to release a free update every six months as he refined the system. Nice find!

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On 7/6/2016 at 1:14 PM, Mankcam said:

I haven't come across it before, and I thought I knew all of the BRP games...

There are several of these somewhat obscure d100 games, like for example Eternity Realms, Incarnate or Runed Age.

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1 minute ago, Prime Evil said:

I love obscure RPGs. There is a certain joy to finding a cool system that nobody else seems to know about.

Yep, and they often have some interesting ideas found nowhere else. :)

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