Written by: Kyle Schuant
Generic just got interesting! The game you want - where generic system does not mean bland! We kill bland and take its stuff! Then get bored and take something interesting's stuff! We are a violent generic engine! This is the system Ninjas fear!
Okay, maybe we're hamming it up a bit.
d4-d4 is a roleplaying system best suited to the sorts of games people play: realistic in flavour, with short campaigns friendly to newbies.
A die roll of two four-sided dice, the one subtracted from the other and added to a Trait, and compared to a Difficulty level, resolves most actions. Traits are rated with a description, so that you can say, "Djim is an Outstanding Cook," or "Jane is a Middling Swimmer." From that, you get a performance from Crap to Famous.
The system is designed to allow a range of game styles, from Hack to Thesp. Not only do some Traits compliment one another - so your Excellent Physics can help your Middling Engineering - but personality aspects help, too. This encourages you to bring the character's personality out.
d4-d4. Pyramid versus pyramid, just like ancient Egypt only better.
Current reviews we know of:
- Review by Will Perman at Gaming Report.com , "a rare pearl... the rules are very easy to understand..."
- Review by Rob Muadib , "To summarize, D4-D4 is good. It is a solid and workmanlike system based around a descriptive and narrative style of mechanics."
- Review by Berin Kinsman, Uncle Bear, "Final word: d4-d4 is well worth your time and money. Good touch all around."