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[The Original Rules] • 2018 rpg

Michael Hansen • http://twitter.com/modality

In this game, each player portrays [an adventurer] [questing a magic realm] [to grow strong and reveal lore].


GET STARTED:

You'll need:
- [some] players
- [pencils and paper]
- a double spaced, printed copy of the rules

Create a character or use an existing one. On paper:
- Describe your character [using 3 descriptive adjectives]
- [Name your character]

The player [who suggested playing] goes first. The first Challenge is either [to explain how everyone met] or [a Challenge from the previous session].


ON YOUR TURN:

- Describe how your character resolves the Challenge.
- Narrate how circumstances escalate, posing a new Challenge.
- [The player on your left] goes next.


RESOLVING CHALLENGES:

When you resolve the Challenge in a way that could fail interestingly [roll 2d6]. If your description suggests an advantage, and everyone agrees, [add +1 to the roll].

- [7 or higher] is considered a [success].
- [6 or lower] is considered a [failure].
- When you [roll doubles], [cross out a bracketed section] and [add one or two new bracketed sections anywhere].


UNCLEAR RULES:

If you have trouble because a rule is unclear [change a bracketed section].


ENDGAME:

When you reach a good stopping point:

- Decide when to play again
- Change the game's name

Author Comments

If you played this game, get in touch and let me know how it went. I’m on Twitter: @modality.

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