Marcus L. Rowland (ffutures) wrote,
Marcus L. Rowland

Another RPG bundle offer - One Dice

This is an interesting system, using only 1D6 rolls for everything. It's also by some fairly good authors including Ken Walton, an active gamer in Britain in the 70s-80s and one of the authors of my all-time favorite story-telling game, Into the Dark Continent:

"This offer features the quick and flexible OneDice universal RPG system by Cakebread & Walton (Renaissance, Clockwork & Chivalry). With a OneDice rulebook, a solitary six-sided die, and just a few minutes of prep time, you can create characters and start running an adventure in any genre -- fantasy, science fiction, pulp, steampunk, superheroes, you name it.

To create a OneDice character, divide six points among the attributes Strong, Clever, Quick, and possibly a genre-specific ability like Magic or Cyber. These determine your scores for Health, Defense, and Move. Then choose a few skills and abilities, and you're ready to play. To accomplish a task, roll one six-sided die and add your relevant attribute and skill scores to beat a target number set by the Game Keeper. It's simple but never vague. There are rules for everything from piloting aircraft to investigating high-tech devices to negotiating with monsters, plus Stunt Points and a choice of two experience systems -- but the rules never get in the way. It's an ideal pickup system for novices and old hands alike.

Each OneDice title is a standalone rulebook, complete in itself, with the concise OneDice system, campaign settings, and special rules tailored to its genre. This bargain-priced bundle gives you a dozen rulebooks, each a springboard into a new genre -- or mix-and-match the rules for your own setting.

We provide each ebook complete in .PDF (Portable Document Format). Like all Bundle of Holding titles, these books have NO DRM (Digital Restrictions Management), and our customers are entitled to move them freely among all their ereaders.

Ten percent of each purchase (after gateway fees) goes to this offer's designated charity, Doctors Without Borders.

The total retail value of the titles in this offer is US$102. Customers who pay just US$7.95 get all six titles in our Starter Collection (retail value $47) as DRM-free .PDF ebooks, including the OneDice rulebooks for Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, Cyberpunk, Steampunk, and Pulp, plus the OneDice Universal rules to create your own worlds and backgrounds.

Those who pay more than the threshold (average) price, which is set at $14.95 to start, also get our entire Bonus Collection with six more titles worth an additional $55, including Space, Supers, B Movies, Robin Hood, and OneDice versions of two Cakebread & Walton RPGs we've presented before in their Renaissance D100 System editions: Pirates & Dragons (in our August 2015 Bundle of the Ages +2) and the steampunk fantasy Abney Park's Airship Pirates (in the September 2016 Steam-Powered Bundle)."

This is one I like - I've always been a big fan of simplified game systems, and this is about as simple as they get. The bundle price is also pretty good, and it's supporting Doctors Without Borders, which I've also supported with my Flatland RPG. Recommended, subject to all the usual YMMV things.
later - sorry, got the name of the story-telling game wrong, now corrected - not that it appears to be available any more.

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