What version of Bloodlines & Black Magic is this character sheet for? It has a "LCK" attribute in addition to the usual d20 STR, CON, DEX etc. Contrariwise, the version of Bloodlines and Black Magic I purchased has a "THreshhold" attribute on the character sheet but no "LCK". I conclude, then, that the 2 sheets are for different editions.

Is the game with the "LCK" attribute a newer edition? What does "LCK" abbreviate?


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LCK is Luck based on the Quick-Start Rules

I grabbed a copy of the Quick-Start-Guide, June 2022 of the game, and its Charsheet features "LCK" in the middle between the standard d20 attributes:

Snippet from the Quickstart-guide's char sheet, top left corner

This shorthand is not referenced anywhere else, but it is talked about on page 1 of the Quick-Start Rules, which implies that the Abbreviation LCK stands for Luck:

  • The Bloodlines & Black Magic Roleplaying Game uses seven ability scores (instead of six), adding Luck as an ability score to the traditional six: Strength, Dexterity, Constitution, Intelligence, Wisdom, and Charisma.

The page also says something about compatibility (emphasis mine):

The original edition of the Bloodlines & Black Magic Roleplaying Game was designed to be compatible with the first edition of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game.

This edition of the game has instead been designed to showcase its compatibility with the 5e-version of the d20 system. We hope that, with this PDF, players familiar with other 5e or d20-based games will find learning to play the Bloodlines & Black Magic Roleplaying Game more enjoyable. Players familiar with 5e-based games should note the following: [...]

So, the QSG is for .

LCK is retained on the official char sheet

The official character sheet is the same as in the quickstart rules, so again, it would mean Luck. It is thus also for .

Is it an Edition conflict?

There are currently two different Editions in existence, as far as I could find out:

The two games are totally separate. The whole game was rewritten from Pathfinder 1e to D&D 5e, as page 2 of the edition for D&D 5e tells (visible in the sample file) with emphasis added. In fact, that part even implies the two are not fully compatible:

Within weeks of releasing the original version of Bloodlines & Black Magic, individuals immediately began to ask — can we get this in 5e?

For well over a year we spent days and nights working on conversions, all while trying to ensure that we didn't lose any of the elements that make Bloodlines & Black Magic what it is; at the end of 2019 we decided to write this as its own game.

Bloodlines & Black Magic uses the OGL but has otherwise been redesigned to accommodate the setting in which we want to play.


Whatever version you own, the character sheet belongs to the exact other version, as do the Quick-Start rules. And since the Quick-Start belongs to the edition, you own the edition.


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