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Offline RubySlippersTopic starter

Free RPG Rules Online
« on: May 02, 2012, 09:18:28 AM »
Okay I found this gem some times back eight pages of rules-LITE goodness in eight pages and find it highly playable and I know from experience. Its called Altars and Archetypes. And is eight pages long and defined with open gaming content licensing. I suggest read the list of assumptions about the game and I feel the game rules creator got the point of gaming including rolling funny dice ...  ;D

Enjoy!

http://altarsandarchetypes.webs.com/

Anyone else have good rules to post we can look at and use for games her or tabletop?
« Last Edit: May 02, 2012, 10:17:21 AM by RubySlippers »

Offline Blue Leah

Re: Free RPG Rules Online
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2012, 01:33:04 PM »
Thanks for sharing! :)

If anyone has any curiosities about the system, Shadowrun 4th Edition has quickstart rules online here. No classes, a D6 system, and potential for all kinds of insanity. :)

Offline Avis habilis

Re: Free RPG Rules Online
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2012, 01:56:10 PM »
All five versions of Talislanta: http://talislanta.com/?page_id=5

Dog Town, an RPG of crime & brutality in 1970s New York: http://www.coldbloodedgames.typepad.com/

Thrash, an anime/video game martial arts game: http://dsg.neko-machi.com/thrash.html

Offline DarklingAlice

Re: Free RPG Rules Online
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2012, 08:34:11 PM »
Oh...free games? I might know a thing or two:
http://blog.retroroleplaying.com/2012/02/new-searchers-of-unknown-rpg-collection.html

The most recent compilation of Searchers of the Unknown variants. Minimalist roleplaying in pretty much any genre your heart desires.

I might also have a new personal offering in this area if things go as planned in the next few weeks.

Offline DarklingAlice

Re: Free RPG Rules Online
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2012, 07:28:32 AM »
Oh, and I have just remembered that 1d4chan archives a bunch of indie games made by the good folk of the traditional games board on 4chan. Most of them are tongue and cheek, but some seem quite cool.

http://1d4chan.org/wiki/Main_Page

Offline Cosmic Knight

Re: Free RPG Rules Online
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2012, 08:22:12 PM »
My own current miniature obsession of the hour is with Risus:

http://www222.pair.com/sjohn/risus.htm

It's fast (character generation takes less than 5 minutes, depending on how fast you type/write), great for comedic games, and it's the only rules-set I've ever seen that fits on the side of a coffee mug.

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Re: Free RPG Rules Online
« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2012, 09:43:46 PM »
Okay, I was kinda hoping that they'd be legible on the coffee mug as well.  'Cause that would be cool - sitting around the table and consulting your mug when there's a rules question.

Offline MasterMischief

Re: Free RPG Rules Online
« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2012, 10:34:17 PM »
PDQ and PDQ#.

Offline Cosmic Knight

Re: Free RPG Rules Online
« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2012, 10:51:42 PM »
Okay, I was kinda hoping that they'd be legible on the coffee mug as well.  'Cause that would be cool - sitting around the table and consulting your mug when there's a rules question.

Yeah, I didn't realize the mug was quite that blurry.  There's a lot of extraneous text, though; you could probably cut down the length and use a larger font.  Maybe a print-on-demand shop or CafePress or something would be able to work that out.

Offline Moraline

Re: Free RPG Rules Online
« Reply #9 on: July 01, 2012, 12:26:54 PM »
Okay I found this gem some times back eight pages of rules-LITE goodness in eight pages and find it highly playable and I know from experience. Its called Altars and Archetypes. And is eight pages long and defined with open gaming content licensing. I suggest read the list of assumptions about the game and I feel the game rules creator got the point of gaming including rolling funny dice ...  ;D

Enjoy!

http://altarsandarchetypes.webs.com/

Anyone else have good rules to post we can look at and use for games her or tabletop?

Thanks for the link! 

I didn't have this one and I like it. I enjoy something with really simple rules and a lot of freedom for story telling.

Offline SinXAzgard21

Re: Free RPG Rules Online
« Reply #10 on: July 01, 2012, 01:56:37 PM »
Cosmic, the link you gave was awesome.  I like how simple and quick to pick up it really is.

Offline Cosmic Knight

Re: Free RPG Rules Online
« Reply #11 on: July 01, 2012, 07:14:43 PM »
It really is simple.  I find it makes a great game for teaching people who have never played an RPG before how the whole idea generally works.

There are a lot of optional rules that you can add onto it, as well, from the Risus companion, and it's really easy to modify to add more complexity or if you're going for a specific feel or something like that.