What is the RPG Pipeline and how to use it

The RPG Pipeline is a posting board to keep track of upcoming tabletop rpgs. When I see a new rpg released, going into crowdfunding or looking for playtesters, I post it here. I cover only games (not supplements or other add-ons) and only English language.

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Friday, 22 October 2021

GURPS Girl Genius Roleplaying Game ^

GURPS Girl Genius Roleplaying Game ^: Click here to view GURPS Girl Genius Roleplaying Game
A stand-alone Girl Genius roleplaying game powered by GURPS! With your support, we will print a hardcover edition of the game. - [$12,780 goal]

Kalymba: The Roleplaying Game ^

Kalymba: The Roleplaying Game ^: Click here to view Kalymba: The Roleplaying Game
An innovative African-inspired tabletop RPG. Become a legend of Aiye! - [$50,000 goal]

Eldritch RPG 2nd Edition ^

Eldritch RPG 2nd Edition ^: Click here to view Eldritch RPG 2nd Edition
A versatile, epic fantasy TRPG tailored for both one-shot weekend warriors and GMs desiring a customizable system for longer campaigns. - [$6,600 goal]

Wednesday, 20 October 2021

5-Min-Pirate [Free]

5-Min-Pirate [Free]:

5-Min-Pirate is a short, solo TTRPG. You need a six-sided dice and some way of making a journal. A timer is also helpful.

Roll the dice to see who you are and what you are doing and write down what happens. When the time is up, stop writing. This game's theme is Time Travel.

This is a single page layered PDF. See the video for printing help.

Download NowName your own price

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CLUEDON’T [Free]

CLUEDON’T [Free]:

Written by Grant Howitt and Chloe Mashiter. Find more of Chloe’s work here.

You’re staying at your eccentric millionaire relative’s estate for the weekend when your family lawyer walks into the living room and announces that said relative has been MURDERED. You know their will stipulated that they would leave their inheritance only to their killer – and no-one else gets a cent.

As the Detective interviews you in the study, you steel yourself. Only a murder conviction will get you that inheritance, and you couldn’t do anything as boring as outright confessing to it. Time to get creative.

Cluedon’t is a one-page roleplaying game, of sorts, that uses a popular mystery board game set as a core element.

Download NowName your own price

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Surviving Supers [Free]

Surviving Supers [Free]:

In this role-playing game, you and your friends live in a world of superpowers and might, superheroes and supervillains. All that being, you are none of that. You are an ordinary person living in a world of extraordinary; but that brings extraordinary problems. 

Manage your stress and explore your own imaginative solutions to super problems. Play through three rounds and then write an epilogue together about your characters. 

All you'll need is a six sided dice, a few friends, and something to keep notes on! Have fun

Download NowName your own price

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An Old Priest & A Young Priest [Free]

An Old Priest & A Young Priest [Free]:

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Content warnings:

RELIGION, SELF LOATHING, POSSESSION, SUICIDE, VIOLENCE

The ritual is an ancient one and not many who speak the words of your faith still perform it. It is a cleansing, an eviction, a banishing; the ultimate test of all the power that your order wields to save an innocent from true damnation, or to stop that which should never be from seeing the light of day.

Your bag is packed with holy scripts, hallowed relics and, though you pray you will not need it, a heavy old pistol loaded with just two bullets. You are here to pit your very souls against this thing. Your lives are already forfeit.

You are an Old Priest & a Young Priest and tonight... you will perform an exorcism.

An Old Priest & A Young Priest is a mini RPG where you play Priests beholden to an ancient Triumvirate in a battle against a Demon that has possessed a human Vessel.

StoryGuider: Powers Control! [$2.00]

StoryGuider: Powers Control! [$2.00]:

StoryGuider: Powers Control! is a premade adventure takes place in the Hero City trilogy.  Dr. Morf, a veterinarian and pet shop owner who can change into animals, needs help when a new hero emerges and has trouble controlling their powers!

This game uses the StoryGuider system and is intended for ages 2-5.  It includes everything you need for describing different choices.  It also has color-able pictures to go along with the story and to be used for coloring breaks. 

This story also focuses on practicing the following skills:

  • Make choices between two options
  • Point to pictures when they are named and/or naming pictures
  • Give short answers (1-4 words)
  • Play simple make-believe games
  • Practice simple exercises
  • Practice gross motor skills (jumping, stomping, etc)
  • Practice fine motor skills (coloring, cutting, etc)
  • Identify emotions based on facial expressions
  • Talk about letting emotions in and out

About the StoryGuider system:

StoryGuider is a system to help make simple stories with your kid(s) so they can get used to tabletop role-playing games (TTRPGs), decision-making, problem-solving, etc.

It focuses only on the RP side of TTRPGs (there are no dice or rule mechanics).  This is so kids can get used to playing as a character and changing the story without having to simultaneously worry about learning mechanics that they are not familiar with.  It is a stepping stone into playing more rules-based TTRPGs.

I hope this helps you to introduce TTRPGs to your kid(s) and that you have fun sharing a story and starting a hobby together!

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $2 USD. You will get access to the following files:

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VEN6 System Reference Document (SRD) [Free]

VEN6 System Reference Document (SRD) [Free]:

VEN6 is a roleplaying game system specifically designed to create narrative storytelling roleplaying games with conflict mechanics and a GM option.  Players choose traits that define their character. Where those traits overlap reveals the characters' skills.

Characters are built on four Traits, four Skills, two Relationships, and one Group. Take those bits, polish it up with an Archetype and some details and you will have a character.

Character sheet templates are available as Google Docs or Google Sheets. The latest version of this document will always be available here: https://liverealproductions.com/ven6-system-reference-document/

This is the System Reference Document for the VEN6 system. It is meant to help you make your own VEN6 game. It is licensed CC-BY.

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BELOW DWELLING SEWER MUTANTS [$2.99]

BELOW DWELLING SEWER MUTANTS [$2.99]:

BDSM or BELOW DWELLING SEWER MUTANTS is a rules light, 2+ player, GM'less horror splatterpunk game about freakish mutants fighting for supremacy of the sewer as they constantly mutate.  And it's all on a single (double sided) page!Wrestle gators! Wallow in sewage! Tear homeless limb from limb! Grow spines! BDSM has everything you could want and more.

In order to download this tabletop rpg you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $2.99 USD. You will get access to the following files:

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Mission Driven [Free]

Mission Driven [Free]:

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Why another cyberpunk game? Unlike other cyberpunk games, Mission Driven takes place in the modern world, not the future. Nor is it based on an alternate history or a retro-futurist imaging of what people in the 1980s thought 2020 would look like. It’s based on our real world.

But isn’t the real world boring? No. The real world is full of violent uprisings, corrupt politicians, creepy cults, corporate conspiracies, and weird technologies. You can get a bitcoin wallet implanted in your hand. You can 3D print a gun. Drug dealers use drones to smuggle drugs into prisons. A washed up game show host was elected President of the United States. The real world is cyberpunk as fuck.

And let’s face it, role playing games are fiction. We’re not playing in the real world, but in dramatic interpretation of it. Think of television shows like Leverage and Scandal, or William Gibson’s “Blue Ant trilogy” for inspiration.

So what do we do in this game? Play video journalists exposing corporate malfeasance, startup employees trying to build alternatives to the status quo, modern day Robin Hoods stealing from the rich to feed the poor, or something else entirely.

What Will I Find In this Document? The basic principles and rules, explanations of the Playbooks and Crewbooks.

For the playtest version, I’m going to assume that you know how to play role playing games in general and are familiar with “Powered by the Apocalypse” games like Apocalypse WorldDungeon World, and Monster of the Week.

Note: at the moment this project is on hold. If you would like me to keep working on it, please email me at klintfinley@gmail.com to let me know you’re interested. Better yet, you can help out by providing feedback, playtesting the game, or even contributing content such as adventure seeds, scenarios, or additional Crewbooks.

Getting Away With It [$5.00]

Getting Away With It [$5.00]:

Getting Away With It is a tarot-based GMless tabletop roleplaying game for 2-4 players in a single sheet, printer-friendly, trifold pamphlet format.

Players create supervillains to play as, weave a villainous web between them, and head into the world to enact their Master Plans. Unfortunately for them, there are meddlesome heroes doing their daring-do-gooder best to thwart the plans and apprehend our fair villains.

Can you complete your Master Plan and put the Super back in Supervillain? Or will you fail like the villains before you always seem to do?

The game will be released this coming Friday, Oct 22. Until then, this page is in preorder status and half off! Thanks for any early support you can give!

Pre-order Now$5.00 $2.50 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $2.50 USD. You will get access to the following files when they are released:

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Hack n Slash [Free]

Hack n Slash [Free]:

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[EN] Hack n Slash is a light OSR RPG ruleset that fits your pocket.

Deadly and super light rules for old style dungeon crawling.You have almost* all you need in one A4 page: rules on the front and player sheet on the back. 

*Dice, pencil and eraser are not included :)

Printer friendly!
No full color backgrounds, save on ink.Print at 100%, there are no contents or graphic elements near the edges.

Fold it and you ready to play!

Grab it for free or buy me a coffee if you please!

And, please, let me know what do you think in the comments below!

[IT] Hack n Slash è un regolamento leggero per un Gioco di Ruolo OSR che entra in una tasca.

Un regolamento mortale e super leggero per un Dungeon Crawler Old School.
Quasi* tutto ciò di cui hai bisogno in un foglio A4: il regolamento su un lato e la scheda del giocatore dall'altro.

*Dadi, gomma e matite non sono inclusi :)

Printer friendly!
Non ci sono sfondi con colori pieni, risparmia sull'inchiostro.

Stampa al 100%, non ci sono contenuti o elementi grafici vicino ai margini.
Piegalo e sei pronto a giocare!

Prendilo gratis o pagami un caffè se ti va!

E fammi sapere cosa ne pensi nei commenti!

Tuesday, 19 October 2021

Under the Moons of Zoon [$3.00]

Under the Moons of Zoon [$3.00]:

Bas Nak Dur's heart leaped in rejoicing for Gavna Uzal Baiella, Zoolama of Vhime, still lived!

He saw her dragged to the foot of huge obelisk. He saw the Brute address her. He could not hear the creature's words, nor Gavna's reply; but it must have angered the huge monster, for Bas Nak Dur saw him leap toward the prisoner, striking her a cruel blow across the face with his metal-banded arm.

Then the White Knight of Helicon, went mad. The old, blood-red haze through which he had glared at countless foes, floated before his eyes. His muscles, responding quickly to his will, sent him in one leap to face the albino monstrosity that had struck the woman he loved. Then he was on the astonished Brute...

Under the moons of Zoon is a quick-paced rules-light Swords and Planet role playing game inspired by Edgar Rice Burroughs' Barsoom.

Within the 80 pages that comprise the game you'll find:

  • A quick and easy character generation that will allow you to create any kind of character: from hardened warriors to psionicists, from scientists to nomadic giant brutes that walk the lands of Zoon.
  • A complete Planetary Romance setting.
  • A Universal system resolution that works onthe simple roll of two six-sided dice.
  • A mass combat system.
  • Rules for creating scientific marvels.
  • A complete Psionics system.
  • A full bestiary of Zoon.
  • An introductory adventure: "A Princes of Zoon".

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $3 USD. You will get access to the following files:

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Five Days [$1.00]

Five Days [$1.00]:

The world is ending in five days. Not seven, not three, but five. And when I say THE world, I mean YOUR world. You and those around you have five days left to live. Five days to prepare for the end and maybe, just maybe, survive it. Five Days is a one page, artless RPG about preparing for the end of the world.You will need the rules, a six-sided die, some note paper and a pencil to play.

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $1 USD. You will get access to the following files:

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Dark Highway [Free]

Dark Highway [Free]:

After attending a Halloween party, you decided to drive back home. The only way home is 27 miles down Interstate 13, a lonely strip of road that stretches in the middle of nowhere. With a enough gas to take you home, you depart your friend’s house. While listening to the radio, you notice two headlights in your rear view mirror. The truck is uncomfortably close to your bumper and you start to feel like the driver has malicious intent. As the truck’s headlights is flashing, your radio is receiving a strange signal from an unrecognizable radio station…

This is a submission for the GDG's Halloween Campfire Jam.

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The Code of the Spacelanes (Hacked) [$2.00]

The Code of the Spacelanes (Hacked) [$2.00]:

THE CODE OF THE SPACE-LANES is the most FUN Science Fiction Adventure Role-playing game you'll ever play.

This new "Hacked" version fits the entire rules into a single slim volume suitable for Expert Referees or for players to use as reference at the gaming table. (Full rules are also available).

Specifically designed to focus upon the Heroes, their Adventures and the Dilemmas they face - rather than spending hours playing out hyper-detailed slugfests.

Play it anywhere with just two six-sided dice, pencil and paper.

A game can last a couple of hours. A campaign can span a lifetime.

* Five minute character creation!

* Ten minute combat!

* Hours of high-octane Sci-Fi Adventure!

* Easy to pick up and play

* Hard to put down

* THE lightweight, fast-play, Science Fiction Adventure Role-playing game

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $2 USD. You will get access to the following files:

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The Code of the Spacelanes - Delux [$9.50]

The Code of the Spacelanes - Delux [$9.50]:

THE CODE OF THE SPACE-LANES is the most fun Science Fiction Adventure Role-playing game you will ever play.

This special edition contains masses of example characters and some introductory scenarios for a bunch of class SciFi genres:

- Missions on the Final Frontier? Check!

- Scoundrels and Space Wizards? Check!

- Space Western? Shiny!

- Adventures in Space and Time? Of course!

- Gritty UK 1970's Rebels in Space? YES!

- 1960's Marionettes? Are you KIDDING me?  

Play it anywhere with just two six-sided dice, pencil and paper.

A game can last a couple of hours. A campaign can span a lifetime.

* Five minute character creation!

* Ten minute combat!

* Years of high-octane Sci-Fi Adventure!

* Easy to pick up and play

* Hard to put down

* THE lightweight, fast-play, Science Fiction Adventure Role-Playing Game

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $9.50 USD. You will get access to the following files:

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Our Dear Father [$2.00]

Our Dear Father [$2.00]:

As you sit in your large sprawling Victorian childhood home with your siblings listening to Father's cries all you can think of is how unfair it is. The man's been dying for years now and he left everything to his damn pet STOAT!Well this wont do. The family doctor said he shouldn't have visitors for more than 10 minutes at a time but that's all you need. In and out, with just enough time to change his will. But it's got to look like an accident or Scotland Yard will be on you before you can say penny farthing.Our Dear Father is a 1 page (double sided) murder TTRPG where you compete with other players to murder your sickly father (played by the GM.) The game uses a unique risk system that runs via a simple deck of 52 playing cards.

In order to download this tabletop rpg you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $2 USD. You will get access to the following files:

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Minimal DicePool [Free]

Minimal DicePool [Free]:

Minimal DicePool is a member of the OpenD6 family, specifically following the D6 Legend mechanics. The game uses regular six sided dice.

The core rules are a minimal dice pool game, with a number of options that can be plugged in if required, these can be found in the Companion.

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Forever 41 [$8.00]

Forever 41 [$8.00]:

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Forever 41 was inspired loosely by the bloodlust mechanic in Vampire The Masquerade and every god-awful second I’ve worked retail wondering if maybe sometimes homicide is the answer.

Forever 41 is a micro RPG  in which you’re a vampire working retail. Try not to lose your mind and slaughter your customers. Or throw out your back. You were turned in your 40s after all.

Forever is a really long time. Especially for someone who’s seen currencies change like nobody’s business. Nobody wants your fucking dubloons and you totally forgot to collect ancient coins back when they were new so...you need to get a job. Shit. Well, the mall’s hiring so…

WARNING: This game is rated R for explicit language, violence, themes of retail harassment that range from mild to graphic, mentions of sex, mentions of recreational drugs and mentions of blood. You are free to and encouraged to adapt any and all aspects of gameplay to suit the comfort and safety of your table, but it is a comedic AND horror rpg and therefore should be read with these warnings in mind. 

You are highly encouraged to customize anything to your liking and play for the goal you want. Maybe losing this game doesn’t feel like losing, maybe you really want to live to work another day, maybe you manage to turn an awkward customer encounter into the start of something new. Who knows! Have fun!

UPDATES PLANNED, I do have two updates planned that I will add to the game: 

  • A Holiday Hack where you play with the modified job of "Holiday Helping Elf" which is a job I once had in a mall, costume and all, and got fired for not being jolly enough after a customer got in my face and told me the last time he ate chocolates they had children's teeth in them. Yep.
  • And A Bonus Multiplayer Setting where you are locked in The Swedish Furniture Store™️  overnight with human customers.

Play one of the following settings, or create your own! Each Setting comes with it's own Event Table but can be customized for your comfort!

(1) The Fast Fashion Store™️ (“Do you have this in 2437 different colors, also I barfed in your changing room.”)

(2) Food Court Job™️ (“I ordered 14 Tiny Taquitos actually, not 13 Tiny Tacquitos and 1 Not As Tiny Tacquito.”)

(3) The Goth Spot™️ (“Do you have anything less...devil worship-y?”)

(4) The Coffee Shop™️ (“uhm I ordered a double mocha frappe latte with whole milk and this tastes like the cow was Unhappy.”)

(5) The Makeup Store™️ (“Hi, I want you to match my foundation but match it to how I describe I think I’m going to look in the summer but also it has to match me Now.”)

(6) The Lingerie Store™️ (“Hey sooooo my boyfriend and I saw you restocking the shelves across the store and we really dig your vibe... ")

Have fun and feel free to play this as creatively as you'd like! Thank you!

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $8 USD. You will get access to the following files:

Support this game at or above a special price point to receive something exclusive.

For every copy bought I'll add a copy to the community copies!

Lawman: A Roleplaying Game Of Intergalactic Bounty Hunters and Shooting People For Money [$15.00]

Lawman: A Roleplaying Game Of Intergalactic Bounty Hunters and Shooting People For Money [$15.00]:

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Lawman is a tabletop roleplaying game set in the far distant future year of AC 20406 (Nobody remembers what the AC stands for, nor does it really matter.) in the explored Galactic Core of Space. 

Old Urf, as it was known, and its originating systems have been lost to time, and now, pretty much everybody carries on like it never really existed, nor does it really matter at this point.

The descendants of humanity as we once knew it rose to near-transcendent heights of success, achieving wonders and things that we couldn't even begin to theorize throughout our millennia of existence - only to get ridiculously bored with our god-slaying scientific endeavors, and eventually fall into the pratfalls of another pseudo-dark age. (Who knew?)

When science and nerdy stuff fails, people regress back to the simpler, primal behaviors, such as 'being dumb' and 'often doin' crimes.' Such as the situation 20 years ago, when the last vestiges of idyllic utopian living were completely steamrolled to the sound of uneducated slobs fucking up the works for the rest of society.

As the looting and bedlam rage on, the local police forces, wracked with their own corruption and/or hopelessly outnumbered and outgunned, are nearly powerless to affect the situation at large. Things are bad. 

Fortunately, corporate interests have our back, once again, good common folk. The Sirius Hypercorporation has invested a good share of last year's profits into an excellent marketing and branding campaign and has created a freelance bounty hunter program called LAWMAN. (You've seen the commercials.

Willing to hire literally almost anybody off the streets (with a comprehensive background and psychological screening, of course) to be employed as a badge-toting, no-nonsense takin' son of a gun ready to operate as an independently liable, semi-competent, part-time crime enforcement officer. 

Think of a (trademarked business of instant food delivery service) driver, except they've been given the authority to arrest perps.

When you're a LAWMAN, you get your own ship (registered privately under the company to you, Gud help you if you lose it.), your own team to work with, and an infinite list of baddies worth tracking down through all five sectors of the Galactic Core, each with a hefty price on their head for their malicious crimes.  Not to mention the requisite paperwork to cross interstellar lines and get away with nearly anything you need to do in order to capture your quarry and bring them back to a hoosegow.

Things are pretty good, as long as you maintain employment, that is.  Otherwise, that friendly crew of yours might stand to make a buck off you while you sleep. Or worse.

In short, Lawman exists to give players access to an easy to construct, overconfident badass with zero sense of impostor syndrome as you explore the cosmos, looking to break noses, bust kneecaps, crack ribs, fracture skulls, scream obscenities (and receive), and haul in riff-raff for the proverbial fat stack of cash-money that everybody needs for bills and luxuries and whatnot. 

And if that doesn't happen, the worst thing that can happen is a multitude of grisly, grotesque, awful ways to get killed on the soil of backwater worlds or in the fringes of deep space.

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Lawman was inspired by some of the following things, and if you also like these things, you'll probably enjoy this game:  

  •  Cowboy Bebop. (because it's great without saying any more.)
  •  Trigun. (because it's great without saying any more. ) 
  •  Outlaw Star. (because it's great without saying any more. ) 
  •  Borderlands. (one at the time, although TWO really came and improved on it, and I'm not ready to talk about my feelings on three, yet.)
  •  Firefly. (because people still enjoy a single season of incomplete television twenty years later and for good reasons.) 
  •  Robocop. (for ultraviolence and the seething 80s satire.) 
  •  Judge Dredd. (Comics. and 2012. Same as above, and we're gonna ignore the Stallone movie for the most part.)
  •  Idiocracy. (yes, gets thrown around a lot, but it's probably the direction we're going as a society and a perfect representation of the humor. President Camacho is the perfect example of a Lawman character.)
  • and an old parody RPG that five of you may remember called HōL from Black Dog Games. (Mostly for the humor and style.)

Shrink, Shrank, Shrunk. By Moss Aurora [$6.00]

Shrink, Shrank, Shrunk. By Moss Aurora [$6.00]:

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Shrink, Shrank, Shrunk, is a table-top roleplaying game based around stories like "Honey I Shrunk The Kids" and "Grounded". In this game you and a group of other kids or your Tiny Team, have been shrunk down to incredibly small  sizes by a miraculous shrinking device. Once you're small the game really begins, and you have one goal FIND A WAY HOME! This feel-good adventure game is about friendship, growning up, and hope againts impossible odds. It supports 2-6 players and is meant for roleplayers and ttrpg fans of all ages and levels of experience. 

The when, where, why, and how of your situation is decided at the beginning of every game by the players, with the 'How Did We Get Here? ' madlib provided in the pdf. 

 In this d6 sytem you have four stats, Tend, Mend, Defend, and Befriend to divide up 16 points into. These points determine how many dice you can use on any appropriate rolls. You can choose to play this game with or without a GM or 'Field Guide' as detailed in the game pdf. 

Along with the game you get a fillable version of the charcter sheet , a printable version of the character sheet, and 6 pre-generated characters for quick start play.         Almost all of these pre-generated characters were generously provided by playtesters and friends of mine. I hope you enjoy this game as much as we have and I have creating it. 

Have fun, play safe, and don't get eaten!~ Moss Aurora 

Sunday, 17 October 2021

Paladads and Dragons [Free]

Paladads and Dragons [Free]:

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You are a holy knight of the Femme in the Moon. Ordinarily, you would be going out on epic quests to defeat evil, leaving passionate but doomed romances in your wake. But now, something has disrupted your adventures. Your last affair wasn’t with a beautiful buff butch princess, as you thought – she was actually a beautiful buff butch dragon taking human form. And now she’s off on her own adventure, and has left you with two rambunctious young wyrmlings to care for. Can you – and the dragon-kids – survive until she returns?

This is a tabletop roleplaying game for three or four players, plus an optional gamemaster (GM). The GM plays the non-player characters, describes scenes, narrates complications on failed rolls, and adjudicates the rules; if there is no GM, these tasks are shared by all the players. Two players take the roles of the wyrmlings, who seek to have fun and cause trouble for the paladad(s). One player (or two, if there are four players) takes the role of the beleaguered paladad(s), who must put their mismatched skills as a holy knight to work as a babysitter for the first time in their life. Along the way, some complication will arise that puts both the wyrmlings and the paladad(s) in danger.

Note: “Paladad” is a word I made up for the sake of the (not terribly clever) pun. The term is not meant to be gendered. Nothing’s stopping you from being a palamom or palathem instead.

The PDF is optimized for screenreaders, for those who need them.

The Long Moonlight [Free]

The Long Moonlight [Free]:

The Long Moonlight is a rules-light tabletop game about being a creature of the moonlight, causing a ruckus. You could be anything from a ghost to a goblin to a scarecrow, as long as you know how to have fun. 

The game is played using printed Pocketfold Zines. Pocketfold was created as a mod of Pocketmod by Matt Kay, found here: https://3skulls.itch.io/pocketfold.

Instructions on how to fold your game book can be found on the pocketfold itch page. The book should contain everything you need to play, as well as scratch paper on the back side for doodling and other whatnots. 

All that's required is two sets of polyhedral dice per player- at high request, I could make a simplified version using coins or other common household items. 

Download NowName your own price

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Night of the Slasher [$2.00]

Night of the Slasher [$2.00]:

Back in 198X, several people were found mutilated and murdered in this house. It’s said a slasher resided here, but they never caught who did it. It’s also said... they never actually left. Players play a group of cleaners, tasked with getting an old run-down house up to scratch to be put back on the market. However something evil resided in that house.

One player will play the role of a slasher, hell-bent on protecting their grimy palace from the sud covered intruders, even if it means spattering the walls with them. Night of the Slasher is a single page (double sided) horror themed TTRPG for 2+ players. No GM is needed.

In order to download this Tabletop Game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $2 USD. You will get access to the following files:

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The Long Game [Free]

The Long Game [Free]:

Based on minimald6 rules v3 by Norbert G. Matausch.

In The Long Game you are a team of criminals, swindlers or fugitives who use their skills to fight personal, corporate and governmental injustices inflicted on ordinary citizens. The authorities are out to get you aswell. Examples of such shows and films include Hustle, The Sting, Leverage, The A-Team and White Collar.

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Ritual - The TTRPG of Magic and High Fantasy [Free]

Ritual - The TTRPG of Magic and High Fantasy [Free]:

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Ritual is an upcoming high fantasy tabletop role playing game inspired by animist beliefs and world folklore. The system encourages creative solutions, supports non-violent encounter resolution, and seeks to decolonize traditional fantasy narratives. We're excited to see what stories you will tell...

Enter the World of Avosthal - What Stories will You Tell?

Unknown and mysterious, magic flows through and gives life to everything in Avosthal. All beings, creatures, objects, and places are thought to carry the spark of magic. For this reason, all things hold worth and are to be respected. Old tales say that the entire world is made from intricate rites cast long ago by powerful adventurers. Though each being accesses magic in a different fashion, magic is the one element that unites all.

Magic is utilized in every culture through rituals that make traversing Avosthal easier. Regions developed magic to assist with their ways of life, traditions, and their environments. Eight cultures arose from specific environments and gave way to eight Schools of Magic.

While each School of Magic was developed in response to specific environmental pressures of a region, practitioners from every school can be found across the world. Students may have a teacher, be self taught, or have a natural affinity towards a concentration of magic. Magic is accessible by all and learned in a myriad of ways. Adventurers might travel a great distance from their home to learn from a great master of magic.

Environmental regions make up the landscape of Avosthal. Sprawling plains of brush and grass stretch far and wide. Frozen tundras bracket the north with sub zero temperatures. Deep forests hide ancient magics amongst their dense groves. Because magic comes from Avosthal itself, the beings of the world have always felt bound to the land and environments they call home. These wondrous regions are home to a myriad of people and creatures.

Out of each of these regions, groups of people have formed cultures that have developed Schools of Magic to help them live in these extreme places. People are shaped by the lessons of their culture and the ways of life there. A culture is often made up of many different lineages.

Coming in a wide array of shapes, sizes, and colors, a person’s lineage affects how they interact with the world at large but is not as important as the culture they came from. While there are some lineages that are considered local to a region, it is not uncommon to see a community of them elsewhere. These cultures have developed entire societies and civilizations in places where they have to share space and resources with the creatures who live there.

Alongside these cities and societies, the creatures of Avosthal use its magic to adapt, disguise, and thrive. Having a completely different hierarchical structure to the people’s societies and an otherworldly relation to magic, the creatures of these regions possess powers and dominion over the whole region. Most creatures here are as adept at magic as their neighbors and are revered and respected.

Your Role as an Adventurer of this World

Adventurers come from all walks of life. A wanderer arriving from a foreign land. A hunter hearing the whispers of growing discontent. A shopkeeper taking matters into their own hands. All of these individuals have heard the call of adventure and chose to pursue it. Most importantly, they choose to act.

Adventurers are individuals who have the training and spells to affect real change in this world. Their abilities and connection to magic are greater than most. They understand that power must be wielded wisely and with care. Violence is rarely the answer for a permanent solution.

As an adventurer in this world, you have left your familial lineage and regional culture behind in search of more. You have, possibly unknowingly, been drawn into the growing discord between the old ways and the new development. Your regional culture has taught you skills to aid you, and your lineage has shaped your values as you embark on this new journey. You begin with a basic knowledge of magic, and as you learn and explore the world, your skills and abilities will grow. Just like the magic of Avosthal, your potential is unlimited if you learn to harness it. 

The right path forward is not always clear. Creatures and people will seek out your assistance. You must determine how to resolve disputes across the land. What you make of this world, what ties bind you, and what bonds you forge are up to you. Maintaining the delicate balance and finding your place in this world is your greatest quest.

Magic is Accessible to All - The Mechanics

Magic is summoned by action and intent. The common folk call the action of casting a spell a ritual. Part of what makes spells difficult to teach is due to the fact that a ritual can take thousands of forms depending on the adventurer.  A ritual is a combination of three components all brought by the caster:

  • Their Health - This is a d10 unless their Health has been harmed. Their health is covered by a protective shroud that is quicker to recover.
  • Their Spirit - This is a d10 unless they have curses or hexes that are given to them by creatures.
  • Their Intent -  This is the wild card that can make or break a spell. This is always the Die Level of the approach or the School of Magic being used.

When attempting to cast a ritual or accomplish something difficult, the Lore Weaver (our system's GM) will ask the adventurer to make a ritual roll. An adventurer's ritual roll is a combination of their three dice - health, spirit, and intent (their School of Magic die or Approach die). The action can resolve in success, success with complication, or failure.

The spells in Ritual allow for the adventurer to attempt to push beyond what their current limits are. In these cases, an adventurer might have to roll higher than the normal complexity to get a success. But this system allows the adventurers to make more interesting choices with their spells.

Ritual in the Media

Want to have Ritual on your channel? We'd love to come talk about it or even run a game for you. Reach out to us through email at ritual.ttrpg@gmail.com or on twitter @RitualRpg. Below is a collection of media clips from interviews and live plays featuring Ritual.

Abbey and Joel on Nerdarchy talking with Dave about Ritual before release of the playtest document:


Meet the Team

The team of The Big Tabletop is comprised of two individuals for now. Joel and Abbey met in Pittsburgh through a one and a half year long campaign of D&D 5e. Abbey brings high level understanding and research to the concepts of animism and magic that flow through our system as well as production direction. Joel provides the mechanics, spells, and experience designing tabletop rpgs. Their talents combine to create the lineages, regions, and lore of the world of Avosthal.

Why Support and Follow?

 In this sample playtest document you will gain access to:

  • 8 Regions
  • 8 Schools of Magic
  • 16 Lineages of people from our world - Avosthal
  • 16 Lessons that are infallible magic
  • 16 Trainings that are professions
  • 80 Rites and Spell Effects from the Schools of Magic
  • Basic Rules of Play and the Mechanics

In the full book we plan on crowdfunding, we will add full color artwork and layout to produce a gorgeous and complete game. In addition to this, we have written a bulk of the content that is the full game: 

  • Expanded Regional Descriptions
  • 64 Lineages
  • 40 Lessons
  • 32 Trainings
  • 360 Rites and Spell Effects from the Schools of Magic
  • Additional Content for Leveling
  • A Ton of Creatures
  • Multiple Module Adventures

We’re determined to make Ritual an amazing game. You can follow our social media, website, and this Itch page to see the game's development. We’re glad you can see it’s humble beginnings. Thank you for coming along on what we’re sure is going to be a wild ride.


--- Joel and Abbey ---

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Saturday, 16 October 2021

Zerywia RPG - 5e ^

Zerywia RPG - 5e ^: Click here to view Zerywia RPG - 5e
A Role-playing Game for 5th Edition, set in a Dark, Slavic Fantasy world called Zerywia. - [und;10,000 goal]

Our Haunt by Jamila R. Nedjadi ^

Our Haunt by Jamila R. Nedjadi ^: Click here to view Our Haunt by Jamila R. Nedjadi
A creepy-cozy TTRPG about a found family of ghosts and their haunted home. - [$5,000 goal]