Wednesday, May 31, 2023


HELVECZIA by Gabor Lux, is an OSR RPG set across the flip of the seventeenth and 18th centuries, in a reimagined historic Switzerland.

And it has a nifty Alignment system I have never seen repeated anyplace else.

It is available in a boxed set, and is a whole recreation: 204 pg. hardcover rulebook. 70 pg. softcover setting information with key areas keyed to the hexmaps, and a 32 card taking part in card deck:

Character Sheet:

On to Alignment:

Your “Alignment” is definitely a 0-21 Advantage scale.

On the finish of each session you are taking inventory of your PC’s actions and are assigned a variety of factors by the GM that transfer you up and down the Advantage scale.

The seven Virtues and Seven Cardinal sins are used a Pointers by the gamers and GM to measure the PC’s actions in opposition to and assign a degree worth:

As you may see one’s advantage rating can impact your saves and assaults – however at commerce offs in different areas of the sport.

Clerics and college students are the 2 “spellcasting” lessons within the recreation. (Cleric, and Pupil. There are additionally Fighters, and Vagabonds.)

Your Advantage rating not solely results what spells {that a} PC can solid  – nevertheless it additionally determines who spells can be utilized in opposition to, and their potential impact. 

Right here is an instance of the kind of spells within the recreation, and as you may see from this and the earlier examples; Setting taste is just not one thing to be discovered missing within the Helveczia RPG:

I actually like that whereas this recreation solely goes to 6 ranges – Helveczia clearly delineates precisely what these ranges imply for PC’s and NPC’s within the context of the sport world:

Even the Saving throws get the Gabor Lux therapy:

Right here we will see the proof that WotC would by no means have something to do with this recreation:

Wish to play a Gypsy, Jew, or an illiberal Dutchman?

Helveczia has you coated.

There may be additionally the entire thing the sport does the place you should use a deck of taking part in playing cards, or a duplicate of the Holy Bible throughout play as meta mechanics.

The one factor I’ve seen even remotely corresponding to Helveczia by way of setting taste built-in into each facet of the principles is Lion and Dragon.

Anyway, any questions and all that – I am right here all week…

*EDIT* Aaron the Pedantic did a flip through assessment some time again:



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