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One-Shot RPG System Rules (Modern)

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Check out the system in action with the live stream of the One-Shot RPG adventure CLOWNS OF FUNLAND. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odOfHJ88I28

Have a one-shot idea and need an easy-to-play rules system? The One-Shot RPG system is designed specifically for one-shot adventures in any modern genre. It offers quick character generation and a flexible, comprehensive system using D10s. I'll be releasing additional versions for historical and fantasy genres in the coming weeks.

This document includes: 

  • 2-page Players Rules
  • 2-page DM Rules
  • 6 different character sheets (Generic plus sheets from One-Shot RPG adventures.
  • 8 pages of weapons & equipment (Modern, WW2, Futuristic)

If you are looking for an adventure, check our other One-Shot RPG publications including:

  • THE CLOWNS OF FUNLAND
  • LIVING IN THE AFTER OF AZOTHOTH
  • THE LAST REICHSRITTER
  • THIRTEEN PINES

In addition to the story, each One-Shot RPG adventure comes with rules, character sheets, visual aids, NPC sheets, and maps,

This is a pay-what-you-want product. If you want to support One-Shot RPG publications then please donate a few dollars or leave a review. 

If you have any questions or suggestions send us an email at oneshotrpg.gm@gmail.com

 
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Brian C January 25, 2021 2:32 pm UTC
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Hi! Great system! How do player vs. player actions get resolved? For example, player A tries to tackle player B...or player A tries to hide from player B? Highest roll under Feat rating or ??? Please advise - thank you...
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Brian C January 25, 2021 5:05 pm UTC
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Hi it's Brian again - the publisher got back to me via my email and let me know that in combat, player vs. player works the same as player vs. npc. For non-combat activities, whichever player rolls lowest wins. I like this system...very elegant!
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David D January 26, 2021 4:16 am UTC
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Thanks again Brian for the great question. Just posting the text from my email. Combat is handled the same as PC/NPC.

For non-combat rolls, the lowest successful roll wins. As an example, if two characters are in a foot race, the GM would typically assign the same ODDS (e.g. 50%) to both. The character who has the lowest successful roll wins.

So if John rolled a 21 and Jim rolled a 34, both are successful but John crosses the finish line first. If by chance, they roll the exact same then it is a tie. In a foot race, there is going to be a winner so if both fail, then re-roll until someone succeeds.

In some situations, if both characters fail, then maybe no-one succeeds. For example, If both characters are trying to find an object and fail their Scavenging roll, then nobody finds it.

In some cases, you should make one character's roll contingent on the success of the other. For example, if one character is trying to hide from another. If you ask one to make...See more
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Brian C January 26, 2021 3:09 pm UTC
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Thanks David! Was wondering if the character sheets could use a few 'empty' slots for write-in Feats. For example, ride/drive/pilot is not one of the 18 standard Feats, but could be something a player-character would like to have, with GM's approval. Having a few blank lines for write-in Feats would be nice (although it's easy enough to write them in on the margins or whatnot).
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David D January 27, 2021 7:53 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Hey Brian. Thanks again for the recommendation. I've upgraded the generic character sheet to provide three extra lines for other FEATS. Your mention of the Drive FEAT reminded me of something. The FEATs can be very different depending on the One-Shot. If you look at the LAST REICHSRITTER sheet, you will see Drive is there because the characters have an opportunity to drive a tank. This is my first release of the rules - now I'm thinking I'll create different versions based on the genre (e.g. medieval, modern, future, etc).
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