From the announcement:
Tales of Blades and Heroes is a fast-playing, uncomplicated set of fantasy rpg rules based on the origins-nominated song of blades and heroes miniature rules. Its key features are:
A character sheet that fits on a 3x5” index card;
D6 based skill and action system;
Simple enough for newcomers, yet sophisticated enough to satisfy expert players;
No classes or levels: create any character with a point system;
Combat is based on a single d6 roll and damage tables: play faster, meaningful battles where your tactical decisions matter;
Play with miniatures, counters or paper figures;
Online support via the song of blades yahoo group and an active community of players and creators;
Story and character-based rewards: gain experience for being imaginative and playing in character;
No spells to memorize: the freeform magic system encourages ingenuity and lets you create any magical effects through the combination of power words.
Note: this book has all you need to begin playing, but we are working on a GM’s book, Tales of Beasts and Perils.