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The Exodus System is a new standalone RPG inspired by my favorite systems of all time, including Black Hack, Cortex Prime, Numenera/Cypher System and the Adventurer, Conqueror, King System (ACKS).

Inside is a complete game ready for you to hack. It's suitable for any genre, from stone age historical to sci-fi. Character creation is fast and easy. You get to create your own class by simply choosing two Roles and two Flavors. Every character gets a Role that's useful in combat and one that's non-combat applications so everyone always has time to shine.

This purchase comes in both PDF form, for easy reading, and in a Word document so you can hack the system. Besides the name "Exodus System" and my name, Jacob DC Ross, everything in the book is Open Content with the OGL. 

Thiese files have no interior art in order to make printing easier and less expensive. You can find a version of this game with gorgeous art as part of a bundle with this product.

As a living document, this game is going to get regularly updated, and your purchase here gets you access to those updates. 

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Jeremy H June 10, 2018 3:10 am UTC
Jacob R., will you continue to update this SRD or is it finished now that the full book is released? I really like your system, but for a generic game I prefer no art. That probably sounds weird (especially considering I am an RPG artist myself), but for an anything goes system I have always found artwork constraining. Dunno. Good luck with getting recognition on this awesome project.
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Jacob R June 10, 2018 2:06 pm UTC
Thanks for the kind words. Oh, so you're THAT Jeremy H. The guy with the crazy space monsters. Cool beanz. Yeah, I am going to update the SRD. Like a dummy I added the new content in another file instead of my master for the SRD. It's gonna be a pain to transfer and edit, so it'll probably be a few weeks.

I'm surprised at the response to this game. It's been crazy. A good kind of crazy.
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Jeremy H June 11, 2018 2:24 am UTC
Crazy space monsters? Really? Not so much. I mean, I guess I do have a few. Check out my free "JH Illos Newsletter" here on OBS for a fairly recent overview of my efforts. Most of my individual stock art is currently science fiction or science fantasy because I've taken the lion's share of my fantasy work and placed them them in Fantasy Stock Art Packs (3 of them, 60+ concepts and over 130 images each). I have been selling stock art on here since 2014 but some of my older pieces weren't getting much traffic and clogging up my storefront so I'm smooshing them into the previously mentioned stock art pack format. I still have yet to do that for my science fiction/fantasy stuff though. I'm trying to make room for my newer work on my storefront and also, maybe reorganize a bit.

Regarding your system, I think you've hit upon a definite sweet spot of new school mechanics, brevity and universality. So, when you put the final touches on the SRD document, I will definitely be taking the PDF to a local...See more
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Jeremy H December 04, 2017 4:07 am UTC
I like what I'm seeing so far, but it's a lot to get my head around in a digital format. I think I want to get it printed. Is this digest or letter sized in layout?
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Jacob R December 04, 2017 4:09 am UTC
It's in letter format.
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Jeremy H December 04, 2017 4:32 am UTC
Ok. Thanks for the quick reply. The layout seems a bit spacious for letter. I would have guessed digest. Perhaps I phrased my question poorly. Maybe I should have asked what the body font size is and what are the intended print dimensions.

Also, the page numbers seem to be out of sequence. They begin with 2 after the cover and the contents are character creation which ends on page 15. And then, immediately after page 15 the pages are numbered 2 to 28.
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Newton P August 23, 2017 12:33 pm UTC
I assume this is different from the "Exodus rpg" (post-apocalyptic rpg by Glutton Creeper Games)?
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Jacob R August 23, 2017 3:14 pm UTC
Yeah, it's not that. I hadn't heard of that one. Placeholder code name for the project was Genesis. Someone mentioned that FFG is doing something called "Genesys", so as a joke I changed the name to Exodus System.
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David J June 09, 2018 9:31 pm UTC
Perhaps, since Genesys and Exodus have been used, you could call it the Deuteronomy System.

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Jacob R June 10, 2018 12:48 am UTC
True. I wasn't aware of other Exodus game when I wrote this up. So it's "he Exodus System". :But yeah, Deuteronomy. , I could go Goth and call it Lamentations.
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