What is the Earth of the Fourth Sun RPG?
The Earth of the Fourth Sun is a pen and paper RPG. It has a point-based creation system that allows the user to create
a fully-developed character without the use of crippling Disadvantages, while allowing him a full scope of Skills, Advantages
and Gifts. Gifts reflect the ambient magic of the Fourth Sun, and include such abilities as Regeneration, Tap into Leyline/Node,
Detach Soul, Soft-Fist, and Enter Other's Dream. Although a player is encouraged to create his own character from scratch,
there are included a series of 13 character Templates that can be used to create a character quickly. For some more information
about what makes up a character, click here :
The Magic system allows the character to cast spells as often as he wishes- there is no set number of times per day a spell
may be cast, nor is there any management of spell-points. Yet the magic system is not unbalanced, for the nature of magic
is chaotic, and may induce penalties such as Manna Aspecting and Backfires for those who are unwise and unlucky. Each spell
is given as a template- the player customizes each spell. Included are 40 spell templates. Also included are the means of
creating new spells, as well as creation of magic items.
Combat in the Earth of the Fourth Sun is more cinematic than realistic. A character has the option of using up to 30 Special
Combat Manuevers against his foe that normally can not be countered. Such manuevers include Lucky Strike, Backslash and Falcon
Wing. Damage during combat relies on skill as much as the weapon being used.
Best of all, this is the FREE playtest version!