View Full Version : Original System Golden Sun D&D

2015-05-22, 12:14 PM
Hi Guys,

After my last group fell apart due to attendance issues, I was looking for a new system to try out in a new group.

I was thinking about games I've played in the past that would make for some really cool D&D experiences, and one of the first I thought of was Golden Sun. Anyone familiar with the series was probably as addicted as I was to it, and would jump at the chance to delve into that world again.

My search for a D&D system similar to Golden Sun led to finding a couple of unfinished projects, which was disappointing.

I decided to take it upon myself to design this system so that I could experience that world again, with a group of friends who never played the games.

There are still many kinks to be worked out, but the project has moved along to the point where it's usable in our campaign. This means that there will be many updates weekly after our sessions, so without further ado here is everything you need if you wish to run this system on your own.

These links are for Viewing only, they are the Rulebook and Sheets that I use in my campaign, and as such will be edited as I feel necessary. Feel free to make copies if you wish to edit rules/use the sheets for yourselves. (There are scripts running on the Character Sheet to change classes/spells automatically, these may not be running when you create a copy)

Rulebook (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1SgRtZKjhxSm63xu26BR1K7s6dQpTb3pzcKgoWbx4INo/edit?usp=sharing)

Character Sheet (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/17KmIIs8roGtftteySh9TY7SiiDh60_ab0eChcMnwk9o/edit?usp=sharing)

Equipment (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1anSmCk21RQapY53C2kyy-q6vXYwJb358iBjI4tBeBVc/edit?usp=sharing)

Monster Maker (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1dH2Uh2nq5Q9EOPdQNJ_mhz4K5D0qmx9uW-_L09qtr1o/edit?usp=sharing)

Please enjoy! :)

2015-05-22, 08:21 PM
I'm liking what I see and will be keeping an eye out. Sadly I only played the 2nd one, but greatly enjoyed it. Guess I'll have to brush up on the games.

2015-06-12, 03:53 PM
A couple of questions about the rules.
1) You state in the Ambush section that you roll 2d6 to determine who was ambushed. But in the combat section, you say it's a d8. Which is it?
2) Under several of the sections, you have a grid with pluses and minuses. What do those mean, numerically?

2015-06-15, 08:48 AM
I remember once starting a homebrew attempt at converting Golden Sun to a D&D3.5 ruleset. It would have been more of an additional splatbook and such rather than creating a new system like you do. I stopped working on it very early because of multiple issues I encountered such as how to implement Djinni, the sheer amount of Psynergy I would need to write and balance against each other, different types of Adepts, etc. Dark Dawn wasn't even out back then (and that was a long time ago) so if I would want to continue now I would need to add stuff from there as well. I don't really have a lot of time to go through the system, let alone getting people to try it with me. Anyway, keep up the good work.

2017-12-17, 10:39 PM
OK so idk on how to properly comment on this forum but my question is how do you obtain the Djinn? is it simply up to DM or is there some other thing in there