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What Is This?

One Shot World is a hack of the excellent Dungeon World RPG that removes most of the long-form mechanics and replaces them with simple rules designed to facilitate one-shots and short campaigns. This initial release is for the beta rules, which are 100% playable.

What's Changed?

  • Playbooks have been simplified down to just a few background and core moves, as well as a few optional advances.
  • One Shot World uses the standard Dungeon World basic moves, though some have been tweaked to facilitate a shorter game.
  • Alignment and Bonds are replaced with questions that serve a similar function.
  • Rations and encumbrance are gone, and wealth and equipment are simplified.
  • Racial moves have been removed in favor of a playbook-specific backgrounds, which provide a package of ability score bonuses, moves and starting equipment.
Included are the core rules, playkit & playbooks, starters and supplements intended to make your one shots shine! 
This game is (and always will be) FREE OF CHARGE. 
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August 13th, 2018
This hack represents what I love most about the RPG community. Not only did the author's love of Dungeon World shine through in this one-shot focused hack, but their work elevates the original and makes it more accessible to new players and groups. Whe [...]
July 13th, 2018
Great introduction to PbtA for new players and all around amazing hack. Can't stop running it. [...]
May 27th, 2018
One Shot World is a perfect one-shot or short campaign game. I enjoy the fast pace and narrative arrangement of these games, and OSW seems to deliver a fast paced, rules lite, action heavy game experience. This game would be a great way t [...]
May 25th, 2018
If you're planning a one or two session game, this is a fantastic option for you! It doesn't just cut out all the stuff you'll never get to. It also changes a few things to make for a less fiddly play experience and offers great adventure building tool [...]
May 22nd, 2018
From first looks, this seems to be a great RPG! I like how it is focused on One-Shots which breaks the usual RPG norm, and I am very exited to play! Any idea when the full version will be released? UPDATE: The publisher contacted me and said sometime [...]
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121.58 MB
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File Last Updated:
June 21, 2018
This title was added to our catalog on May 21, 2018.
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Yochai Gal
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