Swordbearer is a fantasy system with some innovative ideas. Characters have no classes or professions, instead learning whatever skills are appropriate from six different “spheres” of skills. In this moneyless system, successful characters increase in social status, automatically gaining whatever material benefits their status confers. Playing out of character can result in loss of social status. Magic is based on elemental summoning and spirit control
Swordbearer was designed by B. Dennis Sustare with Arnold Hendrick, featuring art by Denis Loubet.