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"...the combat system is solid and fast paced and the whole thing screams out for some gonzo play....Murderhobos doesn't disappoint." -- Johua De Santo, Genius Loci review

"Best 6 pages of gaming I've read in awhile." -- Joe E on Google+

MurderHobos gets to the meat of dungeon crawling: killing things and taking their stuff.

Your character doesn't have Charisma or Wisdom. Your character has stats like Killing, Avoiding Being Killed, and Knowing Shit. The classes are things like Sneaky Bastard and Unhinged Priest. You roll a d20, add a few modifiers, and compare it to a target number.

But you will not be adventuring in an easy world where gold rains down on you from the heavens. No. Your weapons will break. Magical healing gets really weird, really fast. If you take more hits than your allowance, you die.

At least you heal up every day. Because you're a MurderHobo.

MurderHobos is a simple OSR game that hews closely to d20 mechanics. The stats are silly, but they do make a playable game.

Here's what you'll get:

  • A six-page PDF containing all the rules, with art by Khairul Hisham and Peter Seckler
  • A no-art .azw3 file for newer Kindles
  • A no-art .mobi file for older Kindles
  • A no-art .epub file for other eReaders

The System

Rolls are d20 + the relevant stat vs. a target difficulty number. If you roll above the difficulty, you succeed. If you roll equal to or 1 less, you get a partial success. If you roll less than that, you fail and the monster gets a free attack against you.

Want more? Check out an expanded description of the rules, plus sample characters and a play sample, at the MurderHobos web page.

Need a starting adventure? Check out The Sacrifice to the Troll God, a pay-what-you-want adventure for murderhobos level 1 to 3.

MurderHobos is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license (CC BY-SA 3.0).

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Okami S June 30, 2014 11:13 pm UTC
I'm sorry but I think the system imitates the Apocalypse Engine, but using a d20 instead 2d6. Anyway I will read before give my two cents about it. Good lucky for me!
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Jeremy H May 20, 2014 1:28 am UTC
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I dig it. However, the thing with everything having gold, gold, gold! And that being the experience system as well isn't quite my thing. Other than that though, lots of great design ideas here.
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Todd T May 18, 2014 12:35 am UTC
Wow. Not keen on games that have to stoop to profanity in their descriptions. Just my personal preference.
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Jim B May 18, 2014 4:21 pm UTC
Using profanity isn't stooping to anything. It's as valid a diction choice as any other. If it reinforces the tone of the work, then it should be used. The idea that a word that is used in a non-confrontational, non-discriminatory fashion is somehow lesser because it is "profane" (everyone should look up what that word actually means BTW) is absurd.
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Taryn F February 05, 2016 9:55 pm UTC
Because killing people and taking their stuff is okay, but killing people and taking their $h!t is not.
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This title was added to our catalog on May 15, 2014.