Dragon Age

Dragon Age RPG Set 2, Now Available!

Green Ronin, the people behind Mutants & Masterminds came out with the Dragon Age RPG Set 1 way back, which detailed the rules for characters of Level 1 to 5.  While the set was (very) well received, a lot of gamers were also left somewhat unsatisfied with the idea that they were essentially stuck with a Starter Box.  This is all about to change as Green Ronin has just recently released the PDF version of the Dragon Age RPG Set 2 over at DriveThruRPG

The Dragon Age RPG has been called the best introduction to RPGs in 30 years. Set 1 put adventurers on their path and covered characters of level 1 to 5. Now Set 2 brings them to the next stage of their journey, providing everything needed to play characters of level 6 to 10. Its many highlights include rules for playing the legendary Grey Wardens, the introduction of roleplaying and exploration stunts, nearly 40 new spells, expanded world info and character backgrounds, and the addition of specializations like arcane warrior, berserker, and assassin.

Dragon Age RPG Set 2 is a boxed set containing two beautiful full color books (an 80-pagePlayer’s Guide and an 80-page Game Master’s Guide), two different heavy reference cards (with multiple copies of each to share around the table), and a poster map of the world of Thedas depicting Orlais, Rivain, and everything in between.

Return to Ferelden and face the Blight in Dragon Age Set 2!

The Dragon Age RPG Set 2 PDF is available over at DriveThruRPG for $20.00 or about Php 880.00

[How Do I: Fantasy] #4 Dragon Age

"He's behind me, isn't he?"

"He's behind me, isn't he?"

Dragon Age is the latest Fantasy IP from Bioware, the makers of the esteemed Baldur’s Gate PC game.  While Baldur’s Gate was set in the Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting of D&D, Dragon Age is an original setting, one that was conceived to fit the bill of “Dark Fantasy.”

As a setting Dragon Age thoroughly deconstructs a lot of Fantasy cliches, while keeping some stereotypical aspects whole.  Elves, for example, were a high race with culture and religions of their own, until Humanity came along and reduced them to slaves.  The Dwarves are portrayed to be a very political society, something that I found to be very interesting, and breaks up the monotony of the “Monoculture” element present in many Sci-Fi and Fantasy races.

Bioware even went so far as to come up with an original set of metaphysics to explain magic and how it works, as well as it’s effect on society and the stigma associated with those who use them.

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