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The Indie Hack

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The Indie Hack (TIH) is a minimalist fantasy roleplaying game, build up from the ideas in The Black Hack, that is played with pencils, paper, dice, and imagination. It takes old-school gaming and gives it an indie edge: you get heroes, magic, traps, and monsters but the players get more control over the richness of the story.

The characters are ruled not by abstract ideas of goodness and order, but by Masters (who they try to impress) and Goddesses (who they need to appease when they are near death). The characters have relationships with each other and NPCs that mechanically evolve. Players answer class-centric questions about the world during character creation, to help the GM develop the setting and tone of the adventure.

There are seven classes to choose from: The Veteran wades through battle. The Exorcist banishes the Unliving. The Hunter can find anything in the wilderness. The Scoundrel bypasses traps and locks. The Elementalist manipulates fire, water, and stone. The Occultist summons up dead things. And The Outlander is... well... different.

In The Indie Hack, you don't collect XP, you collect scars.

At just 28 pages, The Indie Hack a light-weight way to shift your dungeon-delving paradigm.

 
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Jeremy H April 10, 2017 3:06 am UTC
I'd like to see some more of the artwork before I purchase this one.
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Slade S June 19, 2017 6:04 pm UTC
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That's a fair point, Jeremy H.

We've got a new preview that goes up to page 14 now. It now shows off a bunch of great art pieces! Although, I found that I had to clear my browser history to have the full-sized preview show the new pages. I hope this helps you (and others) decide.
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Jeff E March 08, 2017 2:20 am UTC
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A couple of pages (10 and 22) are black background, with gray text, making them effectively unprintable.
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Slade S March 17, 2017 5:41 pm UTC
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Hey there Jeff,

If you'd like, I can make a print-friendly version. Any other changes you suggest?
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Jeff E March 18, 2017 1:13 am UTC
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Not really. Other than those two pages, it's very printer friendly, skipping the cover, of course. I just found that the black seemed out of place with the rest of the book.

One of the things I like about these "Hacks" that have been coming out, is that they are little books that you can print out a couple of copies, and have them ready for a quick game. Hack on, dude!
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Slade S March 23, 2017 7:57 pm UTC
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Sounds good. I'll get those files whipped up as soon as I can. Although, it might be a week or two, as we are busy over here at Scablands at the moment. More hacks are in the works!
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Diego B December 02, 2016 10:46 am UTC
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Why is it so expensive to just 30 pages?
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Slade S December 15, 2016 6:43 pm UTC
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It's pretty good! Also, it's got some pretty nice artwork. I compare it in scope to things like The Rad Hack or Into The Odd.
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Diego B December 27, 2016 9:13 am UTC
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Taken!
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Gordon C March 04, 2017 4:41 pm UTC
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Worth it.
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