The chances are, if you're a gamer, especially one like me who's getting a bit long in the tooth, you have aspirations about creating your own gaming system - or, at the very least, hacking an existing system so it better suits your perceived needs.
I know I have (as I've recorded in tedious detail here on HeroPress).
But now, if you don't know where to start, the wonderful Eric Bloat - of Bloat Games - has come to your aid.
This week, he released the PWYW 27-page PDF of Hack The RPG, which aims to give you the building blocks you need to start converting your thoughts and dreams into rules mechanics.
"Hack The RPG includes all the rules and mechanics you need to create your very own rules lite game, with 100% free to use text that you simply need to "Hack" or alter as you deem necessary to make it your own game! And best of all, Hack is free!
Hack The RPG uses a hybrid combination of The Black Hack by David Black and The Blackest of Deaths Game System by Eric Bloat.
It's fast, loose, and a ton of fun to play and to alter.
- Core Mechanic
- Hindrance & Benefit
- Advantage & Disadvantage
- Attributes (Strength, Intelligence, Wisdom, Dexterity, Constitution and Charisma)
- Determining Attributes, Luck
- Hit Points, Hit Dice, Healing and Death
- Evade & Armor Points, Damage Points
- Leveling Up
- Everything in Turn, Initiative, Time & Turns
- Movement & Distances (Close, Near, Far, Distant)
- Character Creation
- Character Classes
- Weapons & Equipment"