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Ouroboros Tabletop Roleplaying Engine

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This is a rules engine designed for use in fantasy roleplaying.  Features of the core mechanism:

  • Resolution uses a small pool of d20s, attempting to score equal or under an attribute.  
  • It's very easy for the Guide to present interesting choices and complex situations as single rolls, by setting up the dangers and opportnities each roll provides - and for players to decide not just "IF they do well" but "HOW they do well" when stakes like that are played out.
  • "Breath" is used as a means of tracking encumbrance and weariness, as stunt points, and for use in social action.

This engine doesn't include a setting, introduction to roleplaying, or precdure for building gaming situations.  These are available for download, however:

1. Fundamentals Of Tabletop Roleplaying, a guide to the very basics of playing tabletop RPGs.

2. Tenocha: The Old Empire, a fantastic setting for play.

3. Situations for Tabletop Roleplaying, a set of situation generators for creating setups for gaming. 

...All of which are free components, available on Drivethru.

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October 11th, 2012
Cleanly, concisely presented in well-organised fashion, with bare black-and-white iconic art. Feels to me like a potent book of magic for the minimalist spellcaster! [...]
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July 26th, 2012
This book and it's companions are a nice modular game system. I liked the way it is written. The system is easy to understand and use. The engine seems unfinished and there is yet another booklet on the way. Give it a try. The companion books are a great [...]
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This title was added to our catalog on April 08, 2012.
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Levi Kornelsen
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