Second Look - Boardgame reviews in depth. Check out that cat.It wasn’t long ago that I had posted about Crimson Blades, a Dark Fantasy RPG on DriveThruRPG. I’ve read through the book, and was surprised to find a pretty easy-to-play RPG in there.

Crimson Blades is based off OPEN GAME LICENSE Version 1.0a by Wizards of the Coast, so a lot of the rules will seem familiar to players of D&D 3rd Edition and other OPEN GAME LICENSE games. There’s enough in here to set it apart from other games, and the theme is a fairly interesting one. The book is short, but contains everything you need to get up and running in a short amount of time.

CB_Front_covReally, you can’t go wrong if you’re into RPGs and don’t mind spending a whopping $2.50 to try something new.

Crimson Blades is by no means an RPG that can go toe-to-toe with any of the larger RPGs out there, but it’ll get you and a few friends into the swing of things without a lot of time or money needed. It all comes down to how much you like the theme, and if you want to keep things light.

A copy of Crimson Blades was provided free for review.