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Whitehack Third Edition

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Whitehack is a fantasy role-playing game in the original tradition. In addition to custom adventures, campaigns and settings, it is designed to run just about any material from 1974 onwards with zero or little conversion.

This is the third edition, in which the game has been revised and edited to better welcome new and returning role-players.

+ New rules for character bases and leaders.
+ New rules for factions, relations and reactions.
+ New rules for custom sets of character attributes.
+ New rules for modern genres.
+ A clarified and improved version of the game system, including powerful group mechanics, free form magick, auctions, zero up AC, boss monsters and much, much more!

The digital version is fully bookmarked and hyperlinked. You get a package with two files---one adapted for the tablet and one for the phone.

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Brian O April 20, 2021 5:04 pm UTC
Hi! Really enjoying my first experience with Whitehack 3E. I'm on my first readthrough and on pg 30 the 1st paragraph refers to the character sheet being on page 56. There's no character sheet there (It's on page 43) and there seems to be no page 56 at all. Thanks for these really thought provoking rules! I'm excited to try them out!
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Brian O April 20, 2021 5:04 pm UTC
This is the softcover, landscape print from Lulu, Btw.
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Christian M April 20, 2021 6:34 pm UTC
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Thank you!

Yes, you are right! The sheet was moved to make the landscape book work better (i.e. the reference is correct in the non-landscape books). I'll see if I can make a script to get the reference right without forking the project the next time I make an update.

Good catch!

C
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leigh R March 13, 2021 7:37 pm UTC
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Just a heads up page 18 toward to end of paragraph. I think it should read "circumscribed by rigid rules" and i suspect autocorrect has sabotaged you ;)
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Christian M March 13, 2021 7:51 pm UTC
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Yes :). Thank you!

Best,
C
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Christopher K March 16, 2021 6:25 pm UTC
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Following up...

On p. 18...

"Traditionally, character concept = class. But in Whitehack, character concept × class."

Should that read "Traditionally, character concept = class. But in Whitehack, character concept = Groups × class."?
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Christian M March 17, 2021 4:55 pm UTC
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I see your line of thinking, but that one isn't a mistake. You could probably discuss it for a very long time---like "what are the boundaries of a character concept?"---and still not arrive at a water tight definition expressed as arithmetic. But I like the current phrasing because the only thing that changes is the mathematical sign, which is the point: classes in Whitehack aren't containers for concepts---they are different approaches to them.

Best,
C
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Christopher K March 18, 2021 1:34 pm UTC
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Got it. Thanks!
(There was a reason I added a question mark! I wasn't sure!)
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Jeremy A April 08, 2021 8:02 pm UTC
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Hello Christian:

About "Traditionally, character concept = class. But in Whitehack, character concept × class."

Now that I have a print copy of the book... I do have a suggestion. I understand why you like the "x" multiplier... I really do think it will be less confusing, and for more readers, if it was something like:

`character concept > class`

I don't think the multiplication 'reads' as a relationship, at least not on my first reading. There are other symbols in computer science that show inheritance (wouldn't mean much to non-programmers) ...

If you don't like the "greater than" carrot, I might actually prefer spelled out words rather than arithmetic.

After all, the relationship you are trying to describe is *not mathematical, as in the numbers on the character sheet. Rather, the class-concept idea belongs to *the fiction being represented by the character sheet.* Does that sound accurate or...See more
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Jeremy A April 08, 2021 8:07 pm UTC
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Um, funny thing above. The comments here translated my "greater than" symbol into html, and then I think the html is blocked on DriveThru RPG.

So the symbol I was trying to type up there is being treated as illegal syntax. (Sounds dramatic, but more funny than anything else.)

I can't even type the symbol I'm trying to suggest to you, here. Ha!
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Matthew G March 06, 2021 1:01 pm UTC
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Is there a package discount for purchasing both the print and PDF copies?
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Christian M March 06, 2021 1:19 pm UTC
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Sorry no, I can’t handle that administratively. The different Whitehack versions take advantage of options found in different publishing solutions. I try to keep prices reasonable, however, and Lulu gives regular discounts for physical books.

Best,
C
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Matthew G March 07, 2021 3:37 pm UTC
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Thanks for the response. Happy to support your work - loved second edition (in print!) and looking forward to third!
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Christian M March 08, 2021 3:12 pm UTC
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Thank you!

C
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jim P March 06, 2021 2:11 am UTC
I went and bought the print-copy on lulu and I hate lulu. Good luck with your project.
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Christian M March 06, 2021 7:29 am UTC
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Thank you!

Best,
C
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Sean C March 05, 2021 3:03 am UTC
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When's the adventure/campaign world stuff coming out? Will definitely buy and review!
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Christian M March 05, 2021 7:38 am UTC
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My best guess would be autumn, but you never know---sometimes I can get a lot of things done during summer, so could be earlier!

Best,
C
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William E March 03, 2021 10:34 pm UTC
Could I get a description of sorts of what "powerful group mechanics" entails? Thanks!
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Christian M March 04, 2021 7:35 am UTC
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It means that your character will belong to groups, such as a species, a vocation and various social groups (like a guild or church). You can tie those groups to the character's attributes in different ways, align them with the character's class (or not!) and get various effects depending on how you do this. Groups can also be used for alignment, to hire henchmen, to mark long lasting injuries and probably something else that I am forgetting :). The groups system is at the heart of the Whitehack character development, but each use of a group will also say something about the game world. Over time this makes the world emerge, or if it is already there, gives it more contour.

If you want to learn more about the game system before making a decision, you could check out the Review section on whitehackrpg.wordpress.com. There are over 50 reviews there, and some of them are very indepth.

Best,
C
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William E March 04, 2021 11:18 pm UTC
Excellent response, thank you!
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Julien M March 01, 2021 11:31 pm UTC
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I have an existential question, how do i fill character sheet with attribute scores, inside or outside the circle !?

I would choose inside, and keep the space outside for groups, am i right ?
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Christian M March 02, 2021 7:18 am UTC
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Yes, that is the way I intended it :).

Best,

C
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Christopher K February 27, 2021 3:21 pm UTC
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Christian, can you describe the hyperlink functionality?

Most RPG PDF have bookmarks from the table of contents to the chapters. Does this book do more? Can you describe?

Thanks!

Big fan of Whitehack for some time now!
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Christian M February 27, 2021 3:38 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Hi Christopher!

The bookmarks are like any good pdf -- i.e. if you use your pdf-viewer's bookmark/navigation tab, you fill find a table of contents to go to the chapters and also to any section or subsection within the chapters.

In addition, Whitehack is fully hyperlinked. Instead of using the pdf-viewer's bookmark/navigation tab, you can go to the book's own table of contents and click/tap on any listing there. Similarly, each page reference within the book is a proper hyperlink, so you just tap it to go to that page. You can also tap the page numbers at the bottom of each page. If you tap the left one, you go directly to the Table of Contents. If you tap the right one, you go directly to the index. The index is also fully hyperlinked, of course.

I always hated pulling out the pdf-viewer bookmark/navigation tab. This is why I did the above. I have no idea if it is standard or not.

The phone version works exactly like above too, except to go to the ToC you tap...See more
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Christopher K February 27, 2021 3:47 pm UTC
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Thank you for the reply!
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Jordan R February 27, 2021 12:55 pm UTC
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Hi Christian! A nice preview would be appreciated. Thank you!
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Sean C February 27, 2021 3:09 pm UTC
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Seconded!
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Christian M February 27, 2021 3:46 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
I'll investigate and get back to you!

Best,
C
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Christian M February 27, 2021 4:10 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
There---I think that fixed it.

C
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Jordan R February 27, 2021 5:11 pm UTC
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Thank you!
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DIOGO A February 27, 2021 11:24 am UTC
Is there going to be a POD option ?
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Christian M February 27, 2021 11:53 am UTC
PUBLISHER
You can always find the current PoD alternatives here: https://whitehackrpg.wordpress.com/buy/

Best,

C
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