The first devlog, and 0.2.0 release!

Hello! I meant to do a full write-up on this game after the jam, but instead I decided to completely overhaul a major part of the game!

When I was first creating Pilgri Mage, one of the main goals was to create a magic system that was open-ended with an emphasis on creativity, yet still had a way to determine whether or not a spell was hard or easy to cast.  My first go at that idea was the Component system, where by answering several questions, you would come out with a number that represented both the MP cost of the spell, and the initial amount of times you have to successfully roll to cast it. This system was flawed however, as I soon discovered the questions were not only too limited in scope, but they were a pain to go through and answer. I know any pen-and-paper rpg involves a decent amount of math, but it felt too tedious.

So today I completely scrapped the component system and went for a much simpler difficulty system! Whenever you create a spell, you just have to judge for yourself whether or not it's Easy, Medium, or Hard, and roll a couple d6's to determine the MP and ML (mastery level). While this gives the player more freedom than the previous method, I figured that it's probably for the best. 

That wasn't all I added in this update. I also included rules for playing this game with friends,  some of my favorite generators usable in any roleplaying games, and some modified spell-creation tables from Maze Rats!  If you haven't checked it out, I highly recommend that you do here! It's an amazing game and a huge inspiration for Pilgri Mage.  

That's it! If you haven't tried Pilgri Mage out yet, please check out the new update! I'm including a link to the version 0.1.2 pdf at the end of this post, so anyone who's interested in the scrapped component system can give it a read over! I've hidden it from the main download page for obvious reasons.

That's it! I 'd love to hear any thoughts on the changes I've made to this game.


Pilgri Mage Ver 0.2.0.pdf 261 kB
Mar 25, 2019
Pilgri Mage Ver 0.1.2.pdf 191 kB
Mar 22, 2019

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