From the campaign:
In the world of Voidlight there are two forms of magic that are in constant battle with each other. Void magic is mostly considered evil and is wielded by demons from the Void planes as well as many undead creatures. Light magic exists to fight the Void and drive back it's evil corruption. As a player you will find a lot of your adventure will have influence from one of these magics.
Combat in Voidlight is designed to be very reactionary. Have you ever been facing an enemy that you thought was an easy target only to watch it get incredibly lucky rolls and felt like there was nothing you could do? Almost every attack roll in Voidlight is met with a defense roll, giving player a more involved feeling of combat. No more attacking, then hoping your opponent doesn't roll well enough to hit you.
Leveling a character in Voidlight provides more of a bonus than just increased stats. Every new level provides a player with Leveling Points that may be spent on a variety of different things. Playing a tanky character? Spend a Leveling Point on more Health to absorb more hits. Is your spell caster chewing through Mana too fast? Spend a Leveling Point on more Mana. The most unique part of leveling is the option to create a Special Combat Move.
Special Combat Moves are modifiers that add additional effects on successful hits. These modifiers vary from bleed damage, stuns, and even self healing. As your character gains more levels you will not only be able to create more Special Combat Moves, but also add more modifiers to existing ones.
Spells may also be enhanced in the same way. Ever wish your basic healing spell would heal your target over the next couple turns? Spend a Leveling Point on an enhancement for your spell. Or if you simply need to cast a spell more often, you could spend a Leveling Point on reducing it's Mana cost.
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