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The Chimera RPG Basic Rules

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Chimera Basic is a rules-lite framework designed to provide ultimate creative flexibility while saving you time. Take whatever inspires you-books, movies, TV shows, or your own imagination-and turn it into a playable campaign for table-top play in record time.

  • Streamlined mechanics for fast action resolution
  • 11 basic classes you can translate to any setting or genre
  • 20 universal Abilities define anything (and everything) a character, NPC, or monster can do
  • Player-defined advancement lets you shape your character's growth
  • 50 Perks and Flaws you can use to tweak the rules without breaking the system
  • 52 powers to cover spells, miracles, psionics, or super-powers in any setting
  • Unique combat system provides realistic results with the speed of "old-school" games
  • Create NPCs and monsters in minutes; samples included 
  • Sandbox development tools let you create whole campaigns in a matter of hours

Fast and completely customisable, Chimera Basic is easy to learn and fast to play. Run the game you want-in any setting or genre-with minimum preparation so you can get the most out of your precious gaming time and get busy playing!

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February 19th, 2016
A universal game, which means half or more of the rules have nothing to do with you. Nevertheless it has some good ideas. Character advancement is actually rather random, with a roll to see if you improve or not. Also no normal traits, just skills out [...]
November 16th, 2007
Fans of Tru20 would probably appreciate this game. It's another attempt at streamlining OGL and does so in a similar manner [stats are bonuses]. Chimera offers 4 attributes rather than 6 [wisdom and charisma are gone], a customizable traits, flaws and [...]
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