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Santa Vaca: A Hack of the World's Most Popular RPG

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For some reason or another, I was thinking, “Could I change D&D without changing the character sheet?”
After a short while, I said, “Yeah. I could.”

— from the Introduction

Santa Vaca is a hack of the world’s most popular RPG. It includes all the “sacred cows” of the game, but all new mechanics for each. It includes:

  • A whole new system using the standard d20
  • A new way to use abilities
  • A new way to use alignment
  • A new way to use armor class
  • A new way to use hit points
  • A new way to use just about everything on your character sheet
  • An alternative system using d6s instead of the standard d20
  • Two completely different magic systems
  • GM advice

80 pages, full color

 
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Aaron S September 24, 2018 5:07 pm UTC
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Download link is now working
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September 25, 2018 12:39 am UTC
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Just got the word back from the publisher node.
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Mark G September 24, 2018 4:52 pm UTC
Review based on DL from another site (with working download links):

This book has some excellent ideas for adapting parts of a D&D game. For example, there are some great changes to backgrounds, with new related abilities and bonuses, and dealing with the issue (that the author specifically mentions) that some default 5e backgrounds can roll character behavior that would make them evil. Classes are replaced with "guilds", which give the character social connections and roles as well as abilities; and alignments become "primal powers" which can be called upon for help.

Unfortunately a lot of the actual system based material is weak. The basic system is d20 roll-under a-la the Black Hack, but the stats have not been rebalanced to allow for this. So it is possible to make a starting character who, after about 2 weeks, will be immune to all physical damage! Spells have no saving throws, so a first level Wizard with 2 spell points can force Zeus to sleep for 10 minutes....See more
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Daniel C September 24, 2018 4:22 am UTC
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Download link still isn't working. Somebody send some smoke signals up. Maybe that'll work.
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olivier R September 23, 2018 6:54 pm UTC
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Same Problem
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Josep S September 23, 2018 5:39 am UTC
The game’s title is really weird. Sacred or holy cow in Spanish is “vaca sagrada”, not “santa vaca”.
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Petras F September 25, 2018 2:09 am UTC
Curiously, it makes sense em portuguese, although we also use "Vaca Sagrada" for canonical stuff that keeps being used yet not being pratical anymore. Maybe he didn't want it to be too direct?
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Matt S September 25, 2018 11:43 am UTC
This.
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September 22, 2018 7:27 pm UTC
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Same here. I used my publisher links to report the issue, should get attention quickly.
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Nolan S September 21, 2018 11:45 pm UTC
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For some reason I get an error when I try to download. Anyone else get this?
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Michael W September 21, 2018 11:56 pm UTC
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I'm having the same problem. Both direct download and dropbox links report the file doesn't exist. Possibly bad information in the links? I'm sure it'll get sorted out soon.
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Christoph F September 22, 2018 11:06 am UTC
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Same Problem
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daniel B September 22, 2018 1:47 pm UTC
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Me too
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Jacek M September 22, 2018 4:31 pm UTC
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as above
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Marco F September 22, 2018 6:23 pm UTC
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me too
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Oscar A September 22, 2018 10:52 pm UTC
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Same for me
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Brian L September 24, 2018 7:23 am UTC
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Same for me
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