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08/18/2017 -- The following changes were made:
• Fixed a number of spelling errors that my spellchecker didn't see for some reason.

08/12/2017 -- The following changes were made:
• Did some editing in the PDF, and altered the formatting a bit. Improved the overall appearance and readability.
• Separated the hero sheet back into its own PDF, as it used to be.

08/10/2017 -- The following changes were made:
• Entirely converted rules to PDF format.
• Chapter 1: Editing.
• Chapter 2: Editing.
• Chapter 2: Clarified a number of Feature rules.
• Chapter 2: Features can now affect Focus loss or regeneration, just not War Abilities or Techs.
• Chapter 2: Added that each Feature can have only one effect.
• Chapter 2: Changed how Feature balance should be sought; instead of having the same sum of Positive and Negative degrees in a single character, just make sure every player has the same amount of degrees of each type.

08/06/2017 -- The following changes were made:
• Chapter 2: Clarified the definition of Agility.
• Chapter 2: Changed Coordination to Dexterity.
• Chapter 2: Added a note in Step Five about what to do when Peace Abilities need to get more specific in how they're used.
• Chapter 2: Added Features as Step Ten, and added talk of them to Step Two.
• Updated the hero sheet to reflect these changes.

07/28/2017 -- The following changes were made:
• Chapter 2: Did some editing.
• Chapter 2: Added rules for races.
• Chapter 2: Added that race and homeland may add to the list of free Skills possessed by a hero.
• Chapter 2: Made a note in Skills about how free Skills should be written down only if the player has intent to grow them.
• Chapter 2: Added that PAs, IAs, and RAs all stack.
• Chapter 2: Added some text to reflect that classes in ORBA are about roleplaying rather than rules.
• Updated the hero sheet for races.

07/05/2017 -- The following changes were made:
• Chapter 2: Gave players 4 points to distrubute in Peace abilities at Devotion 1, instead of 2.
• Chapter 2: Put a +2 limit on Peace Abilities at Devotion 1.
• Chapter 2: Changed Wits to Battlemind. Altered the description a bit.
• Chapter 2: Changed Willpower to Resolve.
• Chapter 2: Added Agility as a new Peace ability. Noted in the description how Agility and Speed are different.
• Chapter 2: Altered Coordination, removing its measure of clumsiness. Added that it measures the hero's ability to work with their hands.
• Chapter 2: Noted that Mind also measures the ability to react quickly outside of battle.
• Chapter 3: Edited the "Chapters And Hero Advancement" section a bit.
• Chapter 3: Heavily edited the "The End" section.
• Updated the hero sheet.

06/30/2017 -- The following changes were made:
• Updated the Terms of Use regarding distribution. It was just a clarification, really.
• Did a lot of editing in every chapter.
• In chapter 2, cleared up some errata. The Proficiency Adjustments section. It was still talking about Rank Dice there.
• Removed the creating NPCs section from chapter 2. Didn't seem needed.
• In chapter 3, revised Events so that Plot Forks and Trials are just a kind of Event. Also added two new forms of Events: Dialogues ans Happenings.
• In chapter 3, revised how Skills work. Made it so that the bonus they provide depends on a roll.
• In chapter 3, fixed an issue in the "The End" section that didn't say what the Forms should be reset to.
• In chapter 3, tweaked the sandbox rules a bit. No goal equals no Devotion increase.
• In chapter 4, removed the "Number of Combatants" section. Seemed unneeded.
• In chapter 4, revised the "Starting Placement" rules. Placement is now more free, and rules were added for how to handle surprise.
• In chapter 4, made it so enemies can revivce KO'd allies and recover Focus.
• In chapter 4, added a clarification about only two Techs being allowed in a combo.
• In chapter 4, revised the "Defeated Heroes" rules to make it so enemies are also considered KO'd by defeat, but heroes can imemdiately kill them.
• Added "Chapters Completed" to the hero sheet.
• Added "Total" fill-ins for Rank + PA stuff on the hero sheet.

06/28/2017 -- The following changes were made:
• Chapters 2 and 3 were modified anywhere necessary to make it clear that Focus is restored after a battle's end. The rules were contradictory on that point.

06/21/2017 -- The following changes were made:
• Changed Attack Form "Endurance" to "Fortitude".

05/18/2017 -- The following changes were made:
• Added optional rules to Chapter 3 for sandbox games.

05/02/2017 -- The following changes were made:
• In general, ORBA has been streamlined and expanded.
• Only d6 dice are used now.
• No Luck and Rank die anymore.
• Peace Abilities have been added.
• Battle Abilities can now have the grade of "S".
• The way Skills work has been changed.
• Total revision of all the rules for Trials.
• Added rules for Unskilled Trials.
• Revised the advancement rules for all the new stuff.
• Made it take 10 chapters instead of 5 for a PA.
• Added the battle option of delaying turn.
• Confrontations no longer take place over three phases.
• To further decrease dice rolling, Base Defense has been added.
• Tech use has been altered to fit new confrontation rules.
• Tech Combo rules have been added.
• Successful Tech use has been made a little more likely.
• Made it possible to run from battles.
• Updated the Hero Sheet to reflect all these changes.
• Added a section in Chapter 2 for creating NPCs.
• Spontaneous Trials are now permitted to potentially affect the adventure.
• Edited Chapters 1-4 a bit.

04/27/2017 -- The following changes were made:
• Added links to the Hero sheet to chapter 2.
• Updated chapter 1's section, "What Makes ORBA Special?"

04/26/2017 -- The following changes were made:
• Updated the definition of Devotion in chapter 2 to include faith.
• Changed "Power" Adjustment to "Proficiency" Adjustement, throughout all pages.
• Changed "Resoureful" attack form to "Resourcefulness" in chapter 2.
• Added a PDF hero sheet.
• Some light editing in chapter 3.

04/24/2017 -- The following changes were made:
• Updated the Terms of Use.
• Some edits to chapter 2.

04/12/2013 -- The following changes were made:
• Some edits to chapter 1.
• Removed "The Scripted Main Plot" section from chapter 3.
• All "Spontaneous" sections removed from chapter 3.
• Some small edits to better reflect no longer having the removed sections. Changes made only in chapter 3.

03/30/2013 -- The following changes were made:
• Updated the Terms of Use.

03/13/2013 -- The following changes were made:
• Lots of additions and modifications to chapters 2, 3 and 4!
• Added expanded Ability rules, with five Forms of Attack and Defense.
• Added a new section to chapter 3, "An Optional Trial Idea: Stages".
• Reduced the number Chapters required for a +1 PA to 5. (Was at 10.)
• Increased the maximum positive PA to +7, reduced the maximum negative PA to -2.
• Added a rule that states IAs and negative PAs stack together.
• Removed the "Italics" section from chapter 3.
• Removed the Trial difficulty chart from chapter 3 and replaced it with a section called "A Tool for Designing Trials".
• Added terms "Luck Die" and "Rank Die".
• Added term "Rank Bonus".
• Arena zones are now called "focus zones".
• The center zone is now called the "aggression zone".
• Added terms "attack roll" and "defense roll".
• Added term "aggression modifier".
• Changed Tech ranks to Tech levels.

02/26/2013 -- The following changes were made:
• Across all chapters "FP" is now simply referred to as "Focus". (Affects chapters 2-4.)
• Across all chapters "ATT" and "DEF" are now simply referred to as "Attack" and "Defense". (Affects chapters 2-4.)
• All Focus lost during a Trial is restored at the end of the Trial.
• Modified "Spontaneous Battles" in chapter 3.
• Added "The Scripted Main Plot" to chapter 3.
• Removed "Roleplaying And Adventures" from chapter 3.
• Removed "Is The GM Needed?" from chapter 3.
• Removed "Rest Areas" from chapter 3.
• Removed "Losing All FP In A Trial" from chapter 3.
• Removed "Forbidden FP Refreshment" from chapter 3.
• Removed "Making Attacks" from chapter 3.

02/23/2013 -- The following changes were made:
• Editing: Ch. 2

02/11/2013 -- The following changes were made:
• Editing: Ch. 3

02/09/2013 -- The following changes were made:
• Editing: Ch. 2
• Editing: Ch. 3
• Rule Addition: Ch. 3, "Spontaneous Events" (two additions).
• Rule Addition: Ch. 3, "Spontaneous Plot Forks" (one addition).
• Rule Addition: Ch. 3, "Spontaneous Battles" (one addition).
• Rule Subtraction: Ch. 3, "Plot Forks" (one subtraction).
• Rule Subtraction: Ch. 4, "Starting FP" (one subtraction).

02/08/2013 -- The following changes were made:
• Rule Modification: Ch. 4, "All Heroes KO'd" (one modification).

02/04/2013 -- The following changes were made:
• Editing: Ch. 3
• Rule Addition: Ch. 3, "Death" (one addition).
• Rule Subtraction: Ch. 3, "Rest Areas" (one subtraction).
• Rule Modification: Ch. 3, "Rest Areas" (one modification).
• Rule Modification: Ch. 4, "Victory for the Heroes" (one modification).
• Rule Modification: Ch. 4, "All Heroes KO'd" (one modification).

01/19/2013 -- The following changes were made:
• Uploaded chapters two through four.

12/22/2012 -- First uploaded.