Friday, June 25, 2010
Dungeon Slayers! You've been Old-Schooled!
Dungeon Slayers is a free fantasy RPG rules set, oh and by the way, it's based on "Old School" type rules!
Here's the intro from the website!
Welcome to Dungeonslayers, the role-playing game, in which the characters are slaying monsters and looting dungeons in an archaic and old-fashioned way.
The rules of Dungeonslayers were designed to be very basic and simple on purpose, to bring the charming flair of old-school gaming back to life.
Dungeonslayers is not about having elaborate, realistic rule mechanics nor about playing out pseudointellectual drama filled with egomaniac monologues. Instead it’s about straight-forward plots in your traditional fantasy world, where evil is still evil, where monsters have to be killed mercilessly, where devious traps strike and where phat loot awaits, while pencil and graph paper work their own special magic around the gaming table.
Despite the rules' lack of details or possibly because of this, player characters tend to evolve into highly individual personalities.
So, let’s put on the chainmail once again, draw your blade or dig up the spell book, the next dungeon and its monstrous hordes await your return.
The system uses 3 races - Human, Elf and Dwarf and 3 classes - Fighter, Scout and Mage (which is then broken down to 3 different classes - Black Mage, Healer and Wizard.
There are nine attributes & abilities: Attributes are : (Body, Agility, Mind), Abilities are: (Strength, Reflexes, Reason, Toughness, Dexterity and Aura.)
You get 18 points to distribute among the Attributes and to get the Ability scores you take the corresponding Attribute score and divide by two.
There are race and class bonuses, and combat values to calculate as well. But it's pretty straight forward and won't take long, after all the main rule book is only a whopping 17 pages long.
Check out the website, everything you need to play (plus some adventures and extras) the game is online and FREE! I'm planning to run a game soon!