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This is a quick and easy RPG system designed for use across multiple genres. It defines characters in a very simple, freeform way, and gives a framework for resolving conflicts using playing cards. It would serve well for pick-up games, or if you want to try out some setting ideas with a minimum of rules fiddling.

Status. Here's the deal. This initial version has not been tested. That's why I'm throwing it out there as a simple, cheap document. Ihope that folks will send feedback by email or comments here. If there are updated versions of this document you'll get them free as usual. It's kind of a pdf 'ashcan'.

Update. There's now a fantasy setting outline, Tigers of Eternity. Check it out on the Silver Branch page. The characters are drafted by fate, becoming the next generation of the eternal band of heroes that protects the world of Arken.

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William W. [Featured Reviewer]
January 30th, 2011
Loom is an abstract, generic RPG rule system that uses playing cards as a randomizer. This is just a system - no setting or genre-specific material is presented at all. Characters are created by choosing one trait in each of six categories - Background [...]
December 8th, 2010
Loom is a card-based, cinematic / narrative rpg. Since there are already excellent reviews of this game available, I would like to point out that customization will yield rich rewards if you put forth the effort. Also, the price to purchase this game [...]
December 2nd, 2010
Very enjoyable read, the rules have a LOT of potential! The rules, although simple, could definitely use a few more examples for folks who may not be used to narrative games. I think Loom could be a great system, it just needs some more t [...]
September 19th, 2010
First, I actually used this system for a test-run of a one shot game. Something I'm going to be polishing and bringing to a convention soon. So, I not only know how it reads, but how it plays. And, to my delight - it's very playable! You have to [...]
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