Saturday, 2 February 2013

Spears of the Dawn brings African fantasy to a tabletop near you


It's easy to get lost in the sheer amount of fantasy RPGs out there at the moment, especially with the OSR movement still going relatively strong, but Sine Nomine Publishing have brought a refreshing twist on the genre with the African-inspired Spears of the Dawn.

The game is built using Stars Without Number as its core system and is described by the publisher as a "full-fledged sandbox game" complete with tools and resources for turning your old school fantasy game into an exotic African campaign, with new classes, rules for managing the quarrels of rival nations, one-roll NPCs and fast culture creation tables.

Spears of the Dawn is the result of a Kickstarter campaign and certainly looks deserving of your attention. It's about time we hand more cultures to play in within our old school campaigns, so this sounds like a major win.

You can buy the core rulebook here, and the release stated that the first adventure module, The House of Bone and Amber, will be out in March.