You and your crew are bounty hunters registered within the BlackJack Network. People in the solar system call you Aces or Cowboys. As an Ace, choose a SUIT of actions in which you have a MASTERY. Spade: infiltrators, snipers, hackers. Clubs: gunslingers, athletes, martial-artists. Hearts: con-artists, charmers, negotiators. Rich clients and corporations, the Diamonds, place bounties on the BlackJack Network. You and your crew get the job done. When you attempt an action, the crew determines its SUIT: Spade: intelligence, keeping your cool, ... Club: physical prowess, fighting, ... Heart: social smart, seduction, ... Draw a card from a 52-deck, if the card is: a face or an ace, you get 1 HIT the same SUIT as the action, you get 1 HIT the same SUIT as your MASTERY, you get 1 MASTERY TOKEN a Diamond, you get 1 GEAR TOKEN You can spend: 1 GEAR TOKEN to get 1 HIT 1 MASTERY TOKEN to get 1 HIT, if the action is the same SUIT as your MASTERY 0-1 Hit : Complication 2 Hits : Success at a cost 3 Hits : Success without a cost 4 Hits : Success with an added benefit You start a bounty with 2 TOKENS of each, good luck cowboy!
I’ve been thinking about making a Cowboy-Bebop inspired one-page RPG, this is a good opportunity to try and make a 200 words version. Enjoy!