Hearth & Blade is a homebrew campaign setting for the first edition of the Pathfinder roleplaying game. Explore Yavmir, a frozen realm steeped in rich Slavic folklore. Delve into ancient ruins, acquaint yourself with strange creatures, and fight to survive in a world the gods have forsaken.
Beta version 1.0 of the Hearth & Blade core rulebook was released on January 4 2021 through itch.io. These PDFs include a modified version of the Pathfinder rule set as well as everything you need to play in the Hearth & Blade campaign setting.
- Face the challenge of gritty low-level play based on the P6 Codex
- Experiment with new and revised classes, such as the ingenious Delver and scrappy Crusader
- Build your character using a streamlined feat tree based on our popular Elephant in the Room feat tax document
- Play as two new races: the hulking Olbishims and the owl-like Syekas.
- Become fully immersed in the campaign setting through a comprehensive almanac of Yavmir’s cultures, faiths, history, and regions
- Fight monsters inspired by Slavic mythology, from ominous Likhos, to towering Leshies, to skittering Nailheads.
Development of Hearth & Blade is ongoing, and we encourage your feedback and questions as we move through the beta test! The game is licensed under the OPEN GAME LICENSE (OGL), as outlined below.
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