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High Fantasy Magic: A Simple Magic System for Fate Core & Accelerated

High Fantasy Magic: A Simple Magic System for Fate Core & Accelerated


". . . [High Fantasy Magic] feels like the kind of thing that should have been in the Core rules - aspects for permissions, skills for actions, stunts for bonus stuff. Well done." - Christopher Dolunt (Author of Savage Worlds: Rippers) ". . . I like that it's a very light touch on the existing skills and action...   [click here for more]
Nathan Hare  Pay What You Want

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Dagger by Proxy

Dagger by Proxy


Package includes: All-in-one rule book, using the elegant and flexible d6 system Mobile friendly digital character sheet (1-click to calculate a skill check!) Interactive world map for keeping track of past missions and to show the global shift in power Random enemy generator (ideal for random encounters) Cryptor: a tool similar to the enigma for enciphering / deciphering...   [click here for more]
Covert Ops Games  Pay What You Want

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Delta Green: Need to Know

Delta Green: Need to Know


Gold Ennie Award winner for Best Free Game, 2016 WELCOME TO THE APOCALYPSE Born of the U.S. government’s 1928 raid on the degenerate coastal town of Innsmouth, Massachusetts, the covert agency known as Delta Green spent four decades opposing the forces of darkness with honor, but without glory. Stripped of sanction after a disastrous 1969 operation in Cambodia,...   [click here for more]
Arc Dream Publishing  Pay What You Want

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Delta Green: Briefing Documents

Delta Green: Briefing Documents


WELCOME TO THE APOCALYPSE This five-page reference document summarizes the core rules of Delta Green: The Role-Playing Game. They cover creating Agents, using skills, conducting combat, and falling apart as sanity dwindles. Find an expanded quickstart guide in Delta Green: Need to Know, and the complete rules in Delta Green: Agent's Handbook. ...   [click here for more]
Arc Dream Publishing  Pay What You Want

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The Downtown Dataheist

The Downtown Dataheist


Ms. Singh wants you to steal a data file from a downtown research facility. Easy in, easy out, right? It's all fun and games until the street hears what you're planning. They'll find their own uses for you. A few days ago, a fixer asked you to recover a file from this facility. Who is the fixer and do you trust them? A corporation is leaning on you to sabotage the mission. Which corporation?...   [click here for more]
Ardens Ludere  Pay What You Want

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Michtim: Fluffy Adventures PWYW + Charity

Michtim: Fluffy Adventures PWYW + Charity


Buying this will support Pride School Atlanta! They will receive 40% of the selling price. They offer their students a safe atmosphere to learn without being bullied for being different. I wish such a place would have existed when I went to school! Click the badge to find out more about them. This is the Pay-What-You-Want page for Michtim: Fluffy Adventures....   [click here for more]
GrimOgre Laboratory  Pay What You Want

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Covert Ops - GMs Screen Print & Play

Covert Ops - GMs Screen Print & Play


See Core Product here Hide mission-critical intel from operatives! This is a game master's screen for the Covert Ops role-playing game (see Core Product). It is presented in a 6-page layout to be printed landscape and inserted into sleeve-based universal GM screen systems such as those sold elsewhere. Alternatively, you can print on project paper (the printable self-adhesive paper available at...   [click here for more]
DwD Studios  Pay What You Want

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Toypocalypse

Toypocalypse


In Toypocalypse, players play as sentient toys in an ominous world where humans have mysteriously vanished. No one knows where the humans have gone, but everything has been left in place, and the toys have been left to pick up the pieces. Powerful toys have created oppressive and tyrannical governments to rule the scraps. The players can no longer suffer the oppression of these hastily formed...   [click here for more]
Top Rope Games  Pay What You Want

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Conspiracist: the Game THEY Don't Want You to Play!

Conspiracist: the Game THEY Don't Want You to Play!


I stumbled out of the crashed alien spacecraft and toward the secret government bunker that housed the real Statue of Liberty. Agent Burks unloaded his plasma thrower into the surrounding forest, melting the trees before they had a chance to burn. The lizardman clone we were supposed to transport safely was bleeding to death in my arms. I had only one thought: “Abraham...   [click here for more]
Playful Leviathan Press  Pay What You Want

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Heaven's Shadow

Heaven's Shadow


Selected as one of Tommy Brownell's Top Six of 2013! Heaven's Shadow is the first game published under the Bedroom Wall imprint. Written and designed by John Berry, this is a game of faith and assassination set in the modern world. Players take on the role of Shadows, assassins in the service of God, empowered by Faith to hunt down and eliminate...   [click here for more]
Bedroom Wall Press  Pay What You Want

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In Residency

In Residency


In Residency is a short, live action American Freeform game for 10-16 players about the relationship between trauma and art, and about the weird atmosphere of artists’ colonies, where intensely personal daily work rubs up against a claustrophobic cocktail-party environment at night. Brython: it’s where we’re all alone together. For residents at this elite artists’...   [click here for more]
Stark Scenarios  Pay What You Want

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Retrostar -- Lightspeed Adventure Manual (Quick-Play)

Retrostar -- Lightspeed Adventure Manual (Quick-Play)


About Retrostar Excitement. Adventure. Disco. (Skin-tight jumpsuit not included) Retrostar is a roleplaying game that faithfully emulates the science fiction TV shows of the 1970s. This is not simply a standard universal system that just happens to be adorned with era-specific artwork. Every aspect, nuance and trope of those wonderfully cheesy old shows is brought to life by the game system....   [click here for more]
Spectrum Games  Pay What You Want

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TZE001: TROPES: Zombie Edition (PDF)

TZE001: TROPES: Zombie Edition (PDF)


Ever wanted to play a game that explores the deep personal horror of the zombie apocalypse? Where the choices you make in times of crisis define who you are? Where zombies are only a backdrop and humans are responsible for the true evils in the world? Well, go find another game! This game is about killing zombies, so you can forget all that touchy feely crap! TROPES: Zombie Edition...   [click here for more]
Small Niche Games  Pay What You Want

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H.G. Wells' Little Wars

H.G. Wells' Little Wars


Published in 1913, and strongly influenced by Kriegspiel, H.G. Wells chronicles the creation of his miniature wargame, and lays out its fascinatiing rules in Little Wars. This edition has kept the original text intact, while updating the formatting and layout, and condensing the number of pages. It has also been complimented with both original and modern illustrations and photographs. ...   [click here for more]
5Realms Publishing  Pay What You Want

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The Frost Papers - The Hallway Game

The Frost Papers - The Hallway Game


THE FROST PAPERS "The Ouija Board of Roleplaying Games" - Occult Victorian parlor games for those who love paranormal investigation and ghost stories. This is the first of the ten... There is nothing quite like them. The Papers combine elements of live action roleplaying games, mass hypnosis as performed by stage magicians, the guided meditations...   [click here for more]
Arcana Games  Pay What You Want

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Neverwhere 3rd Edition

Neverwhere 3rd Edition


The third - and probably final - edition of the Neverwhere RPG, produced with permission and available for PDF only. This is the final, comprehensive edition of the game with an improved system, more detail an expanded A-Z and advice for running the game in tabletop, online or as a LARP. 'Pay what you want' should be considered free. Any money given will be taken as a donation towards future...   [click here for more]
Postmortem Studios  Pay What You Want

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Pandemonio

Pandemonio


THE LAST WAR HAS BEGUN Demons feed on innocent souls while angels obliterate cities. Humans are caught in the middle: possessed, devoured, judged, damned. The world needs a hero. Unfortunately, there aren't any, so what the hell, you might as well give it a try. You're a Disciple, a supernatural warrior on the front lines. Wielding bizarre magics like Sexpletive, Death Panel,...   [click here for more]
Neoplastic Press  Pay What You Want

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Wushu: Black Belt Edition

Wushu: Black Belt Edition


The Ancient Art of Action Roleplaying Wushu is all about style. Its fast-and-loose mechanics are designed to emulate Hong Kong action classics like Crouching Tiger, Kung-Fu Hustle, and Hardboiled, not to mention The Matrix, superhero movies, and 80's action flicks. This omnibus edition includes revised and improved core rules, expanded advice for Directors, and three sample settings for zero-prep...   [click here for more]
Daniel Bayn  Pay What You Want

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CyberKittens: Project Bakeneko

CyberKittens: Project Bakeneko


Their first mistake was to think they could tame the soul of a cat. Their second mistake was to imagine they could improve it. Their third mistake was to believe what they were experimenting on were still cats. Their last mistake was not quite closing the cage door. CyberKittens: Project Bakeneko releases the Once-Cat, a hybrid fusion of feline and machine,...   [click here for more]
Ardens Ludere  Pay What You Want

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[SPANISH] Carne Fresca

[SPANISH] Carne Fresca


Carne Fresca es un juego sencillo que os llevará a representar experiencias de supervivencia en una crisis zombi mundial. Incluye un sencillo sistema basado en dificultades y reglas completas de daño, tensión y persecuciones. Así que, agarra un puñado de dados de seis y reza lo que sepas porque ¡ya están aquí! Pesadilla en Midville...   [click here for more]
Three Fourteen Games  Pay What You Want

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Killshot Files #0: Retribution

Killshot Files #0: Retribution


No one stumbles into assassination or tries it out for a lark. It's a calling. How you came into this work never matters, it's how fast you learn the trade. It's not something you can walk around calling yourself simply by blowing someone's head off and getting a small wad of cash for it; any idiot can do that. To be considered a true assassin, you have to prove you're capable of getting the job...   [click here for more]
Broken Ruler Games  Pay What You Want

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Stay Alive!: Lite Edition

Stay Alive!: Lite Edition


'Stay Alive!' (SA!) is a modern rules variant that is intended for use with the Tunnels & Trolls role-playing game. This is not a standalone game. While intended and designed for version 7.5 of the T&T rules, any edition will work as the basics are all fairly similar. The system will work well if you are planning on running a game in a multitude of modern campaign genres. Future volumes from...   [click here for more]
Darkshade Publishing  Pay What You Want

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The Irresponsible Hero

The Irresponsible Hero


The Irresponsible Hero is an experimental roleplaying story game where players are secret agents in a poorly-written action film doing things that dont make any sense and would certainly lead to their death. ...   [click here for more]
post world games  Pay What You Want

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Modernity (Fate Edition) Coordinator's Toolkit

Modernity (Fate Edition) Coordinator's Toolkit


This pay-what-you-want product is an interactive PDF designed for use by coordinators with the Modernity (Fate Edition) RPG. The PDF has two modes: a printable version and an electronic game tracking version that you can use in realtime at the game table. The Coordinator's Toolkit contains: Game Briefing Sheet (front & back) Hero Briefing Sheet (front & back) Session...   [click here for more]
Wistful Tiger  Pay What You Want

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Ambrosia : Nectar of the Gods

Ambrosia : Nectar of the Gods


What would you do if you were offered the power of the gods? Would you fight for Justice? Would you avenge a lost soul? Would you change the world? Go ahead, take a drink… Ambrosia : The Nectar of the Gods is a Tabletop Role Playing Game like no other. Using a simple dice system, an innovative character sheet, and a trump system involving...   [click here for more]
Monster Chest Productions  Pay What You Want

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Unbelievable Macho Bullshit

Unbelievable Macho Bullshit


I lied. You've done it now. You and your evil compatriots have managed to piss off a secret Black Ops Commando Special Agent. They've armed themselves with an array of deadly weapons, finished their training montage, and smeared camo paint on their considerable muscles. There's no way out, and they are coming for you. All you can do is hope you die last. Unbelievable Macho Bullshit is...   [click here for more]
Newstand Press  Pay What You Want

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Blood: Path of the Shinobi Quick-Start Primer

Blood: Path of the Shinobi Quick-Start Primer


The Quick-Start Primer is a quarter-sized distilation of the game BLOOD: Path of the Shinobi. It contains the raw essentials and basics of a game that's already about keeping things clean and simple. The Primer will introduce you to the world, show you its heroes and its villans, and easily boils down the simple-to-digest mechanics. This product is available free of charge (or a free will donation)...   [click here for more]
Lettuce Inn Games LLC  Pay What You Want

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Everything is Dolphins

Everything is Dolphins


Everything is Dolphins is a role playing game hovering somewhere between side scroller video game, talking animal fairy tale, and triptastic fun. It's a pen and paper RPG that you play at a table, not a computer RPG - don't be confused. It's also an art book with work by a selection of high and low and elsewhere artists. “Excellent work...especially fun to see the original source material...”...   [click here for more]
The Hutchingsonian Presents-PlaGMaDA  Pay What You Want

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Apocalyptia v2.0

Apocalyptia v2.0


This is the second edition of Apocalyptia, an open-source tabletop roleplaying game about The End. The setting is our world in the not-too-distant future. The game includes outlines for 12 Apocalyptic Scenarios, each with their own unique challenge and feel. Character development is not so much about leveling up stats as it is about the dynamic changes in response to experiences...   [click here for more]
Jordan Fannin  Pay What You Want

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Infected: A Living Archive

Infected: A Living Archive


This zip file contains: The most current version of the (in-development) Infected (which will be updated as the game is). All previous versions beond the in-house playtest. All the Infected art, in JPG format, and free for use. All of the Infected fiction that has been cleaned up into PDF format. A miscellany of other pieces. Infected is a game about an Apocalypse...   [click here for more]
Levi Kornelsen  Pay What You Want

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The Coin's Hard Edge

The Coin's Hard Edge


The city is a dark and dangerous place; loads of folks would just as soon kill ya as give ya the time of day. It's hard for any right guy or dame to keep sucking air, let alone make any headway in this town. Most of the time it's a toss-up, and it all comes down to The Coin's Hard Edge. The Coin's Hard Edge is a Noir-themed Role Playing game which relies on a d2 (a coin...   [click here for more]
E. Bryan Rumph  Pay What You Want

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Arcana Rising

Arcana Rising


Arcana Rising is a modern-day urban fantasy role-playing game that posits a world where magic and the supernatural have awakened once more after millennia of slumber beneath the frozen ice of the Antarctic. Generations ago, the source of all raw magic was sealed away beneath the frozen ice of the southernmost continent, but now, with the breaching of the ancient seal by Russian scientists,...   [click here for more]
Bedroom Wall Press  Pay What You Want

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Cartel: Quickstart

Cartel: Quickstart


Cartel is an RPG of Mexican narcofiction Powered by the Apocalyse, a combination of Breaking Bad, The Wire, and El Mariachi from Mark Diaz Truman, one of the creators of Urban Shadows. In Cartel, you take on the role of someone tied to the Sinaloa Cartel, trying to stay alive in an increasingly dangerous game of drugs, money, and power. The Sinaloa...   [click here for more]
Magpie Games  Pay What You Want

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Dauntless -- Supplement for the Invulnerable Super Hero RPG

Dauntless -- Supplement for the Invulnerable Super Hero RPG


Dauntless is a supplement for the Invulnerable Super Hero RPG, adding many new options for your heroes! Dauntless includes: New Origins (like Mutant Animals, Atlanteans, Golems, and the vehicle-shifting Convertibots) New Power Enhancements New Talent Focuses (including new Team Training!) A new Profession and Tactical Role Package system to speed character...   [click here for more]
Imperfekt Gammes  Pay What You Want

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Zombie Hour

Zombie Hour


What separates us from the zombies? Something stronger than a heavy steel door. It is what’s in our hearts that elevates us above them. But when our hearts race, chests tighten, and breaths come hard, our humanity becomes a liability. Exhaustion and the ravages of time wear us down, while leaving them untouched, narrowing the gap between us and them. Ultimately we will fall within their...   [click here for more]
Hour Games  Pay What You Want

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Gossamer Worlds: GlimmerGloam (Diceless)

Gossamer Worlds: GlimmerGloam (Diceless)


The Grand Stair stretches behind the scenes of the multiverse, The Doors upon its unfathomably vast span leading the way to gossamer worlds of limitless variety and infinite possibility. In some of these realms, nonsense is the only sense, and madness reigns supreme. GlimmerGloam is a dark wonderland of chaos and creation – a topsy-turvy faerie realm frothing over with dangerous nonsense...   [click here for more]
Rite Publishing  Pay What You Want

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Modos Roleplaying Game version 1.30.1

Modos Roleplaying Game version 1.30.1


For bonus content, search the Web for: "Modos RPG" Game masters, player-characters, my friends! You're afraid that this is the same thing that torments me: a game of countless hit points, number-crunching, faceless heroes, and no fellowship of players, but it is not this game! This game we play for: Character design that begins with character concept, not numbers! Opposed roll...   [click here for more]
Michael Terlisner  Pay What You Want

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The Black Cauldron

The Black Cauldron


Black cauldron is a game of your own personal horror that provokes you on going postal, mass murders, school shootings. You’re a psychopath decided to settle scores with your life and took your riffle to kill people on the beach. Black cauldron uses easy generate system, a little harder system of self restrictions or taboo and a table of accidents. Also in the end of the book you can find the...   [click here for more]
Red Hedgehog  Pay What You Want

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High School Hearts

High School Hearts


High School Hearts is a fun, light tabletop role-playing game of high schoolers dealing with love, rivalry, and the rest of the emotional roller-coaster of adolescence. It's easy to play, makes fun of high school, and uses standard playing cards. This release includes PDF, Mobi, ePub, and azw3 releases for all major eReaders, and a PDF of print-and-play tokens (not required,...   [click here for more]
Brent P. Newhall's Musaeum  Pay What You Want

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White Lies - Admin Toolkit: Class Creation Guide

White Lies - Admin Toolkit: Class Creation Guide


During development of White Lies, we tended to overthink things. Game balance... difficult and elusive. Especially in a world when a bullet can end a rookie agent in a single moment. In any given session, it may be your bluffing skills which win the day. Or your investigative prowess. So game balance becomes a bit of a complex subject. In this PDF, which we're giving you for free (though...   [click here for more]
DwD Studios  Pay What You Want

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Something to Hide

Something to Hide


Something to Hide is a story game of investigating a murder, where everyone is a suspect. Only one of you is the murderer, but no-one is truly innocent. Everyone has something to hide. ...   [click here for more]
May Contain Monkeys  Pay What You Want

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Rewind: Temporal Tales

Rewind: Temporal Tales


Rewind: Temporal Tales a rules lite framework for telling stories of time travel, time loops, and precognition. Inspired by movies like Ground Hog's Day and Edge of Tomorrow. Eric Simon wrote up a nice review here if you want more info... https://erictheunabridged.wordpress.com/2016/04/13/grrr-1-rewind-temporal-tales/ ...   [click here for more]
Tangent Zero  Pay What You Want

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Judgment Day: Quick Start Guide (Savage Worlds)

Judgment Day: Quick Start Guide (Savage Worlds)


Inquisitor Steel stepped out of the Land Rover and onto the pavement. “You are blocking my passage,” he told the beast. The beast let out a guttural scream that shook the SUV. The demon was quite large. Both Inquisitor Steel and Andreson were slightly over six-feet tall, and this demon was at least two-feet taller than them. Inquisitor Steel grabbed his platinum...   [click here for more]
Mystical Throne Entertainment  Pay What You Want

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OWB007: Attack on Hilo Ahu Beach

OWB007: Attack on Hilo Ahu Beach


ATTACK ON HILO AHU BEACH is a support mission designed for WWII: Operation WhiteBox™. It’s the morning of Dec 7, 1941, and you’ve just stumbled onto a squad of Japanese marines, hell-bent on destruction. Can you stop their murderous rampage as the bombs rain down on Pearl Harbor? Attack on Hilo Ahu Beach is designed for 3-6 characters of 1st-3rd level....   [click here for more]
Small Niche Games  Pay What You Want

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triptych (rules preview)

triptych (rules preview)


THIS IS AN EARLY PREVIEW OF THE FULL GAME, COMING 2018 triptych is a game of mystery and investigation for 3 players. It is designed to be able to tell engaging and interesting stories over the course of 2-3 hours. Unlike in traditional roleplaying games where one player is the game master (GM) and the other players portray a single character, in triptych the functions and characters that the players...   [click here for more]
Frenzy Kitty Games  Pay What You Want

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Demon Hunters Role Playing Game

Demon Hunters Role Playing Game


Do you want to add meaning or purpose to your life? Would you like to travel the world, or even to other planes of existence? How about extensive training along with a chance for paid college tuition? How does a really cool tattoo sound? You just might be the kind of person we’re looking for. Join the ranks of the Brotherhood of the Celestial Torch—better known as Demon Hunters!...   [click here for more]
Dead Gentlemen Productions, LLC  Pay What You Want

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G-Core

G-Core


G-Core is now up to v2! Get cool new rules like: Teamwork, where working together pays off! What is G-Core? G-Core is a simple set of rules for use in any genre. Spawned and updated for the modern gamer, G-Core roots come from the original MarvelTM Superheroes Role-Playing Game or more famously known as FASERIP. This ISN'T the original FASERIP nor is it a product of Marvel Comics,...   [click here for more]
Dilly Green Bean Games  Pay What You Want

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ImagiNation

ImagiNation


A personal game about depression and its effects intended to help people with invisible illnesses broach the subject and explore it in a way they can have power over it. ImagiNation is set after the fall of mainland Britain to a strange reality breakdown. The barriers between imagination and reality, dreams and nightmares have shattered and strange things dreamed up by people caught in the event...   [click here for more]
Postmortem Studios  Pay What You Want

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Quickstart Ruleset [Sixcess] - HR1001A

Quickstart Ruleset [Sixcess] - HR1001A


Before you take the plunge on Sixcess Core check out the Quickstart Rules! This brief overview of Sixcess (6S) condensed down into 7 pages will give you the basics of how 6S works and what it can offer your gaming experience as well as some insight into what the full book offers. Clean and easy to read or print. The Quickstart Rules also include a free sample adventure set in a (mostly) generic...   [click here for more]
Harsh Realities  Pay What You Want

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The Death of the Gilded Age (PWYW)

The Death of the Gilded Age (PWYW)


It's the last great party, thrown by the last great host of the age. With sex, fame, wealth and reputation all in play, what will your hosts fate be when the last guest leaves? The Death of the Gilded Age is an art nouveau fiction game for 2 or more players. The players attend the last great party of the age, thrown by a mysterious and complicated Host. During play, you use playing...   [click here for more]
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