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OneDice Universal

Quick and easy role-playing rules for any genre


The original edition. The new revised edition is also available, with added options.

OneDice
is a quick and flexible Role-Playing Game (RPG) system. 

Whether you want to design worlds where you play mighty barbarians exploring a fantasy land, rebels on the run in outer space, superheroes fighting supervillains, or anything else, the OneDice system has been developed to be easily adaptable for your games. 

Created by the UK Games Expo Award winning designers of Abney Park's Airship PiratesClockwork & Chivalry, and Renaissance

Suitable for ages 10+

Look out for OneDice genre books and world books!

 
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Patrick S June 21, 2017 8:06 am UTC
This seems like a game built on the Basic D&D rolls of open doors on a d6, hear noise on a d6, etc.
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Steve N April 03, 2016 11:45 am UTC
Hi, hate to be the bearer of bad news, but dice is plural, "die" is the singular...
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Jeffry W April 03, 2016 1:10 pm UTC
PURCHASER
Historically, dice is the plural of die, but in modern standard English, dice is both the singular and the plural: throw the dice could mean a reference to two or more dice, or to just one. In fact, the singular die (rather than dice) is increasingly uncommon.

http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/us/definition/american_english/dice
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Benjamin N January 17, 2016 1:28 pm UTC
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I'm wondering how high characters can go in abilities when they gain experience? There doesn't seem to be a cap. It just says that 3 is the highest that a starting character can have in an ability. But character can clearly increase their abilities. I would be interested in having this question answered for skills as well. I'm more into gritty play, btw.
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January 21, 2016 11:09 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
As written there isn't really a cap, so it would be possible to add three to an Ability by Level 11, but I don't see a problem with houseruling a cap (I'd say a cap of 5). Obviously a beginning character has a cap of 3 for an Ability and 2 for a Skill. For grittier games you can reduce Stunt Points, although abolishing them all together could well be too brutal (depending on the opposition!).
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Matthew S May 02, 2015 9:34 pm UTC
Do you need this to play the genre books? Or could you play with just 'OneDice Fantasy' or whatever?
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Ken W May 02, 2015 11:40 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Each book is self-contained, so you don't need Universal if you want to play any of the others. The Universal book is for people who just want the core rules because they already have a homebrew game or background of their own.
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Jeremy H January 24, 2015 5:02 pm UTC
My buddy has a copy of this and I really dig it. Lightweight and tight. I'm debating whether or not to get it myself. I have two concerns though:

1.) I'd like to see a system/chart/etc. for designing new skills/abilities... even just a couple examples.
2.) I'd also like to see a monster book, or in lieu of that perhaps a bunch of templates to design your own baddies.

Would you guys consider a "rolling release" where you add new content later?

And, much gratitude for the Quickstart.
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March 15, 2015 5:08 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Thanks, Jeremy :) We might put together a compilation at some point - and/or possibly a "Complete Creatures" release, but we have a few more genre books we want to get out first. I think a compilation might give you the examples you're looking for (as we vary abilities, skills, and even add Talents, where we think it suits a setting/genre). Thank you for the feedback.
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Dan B August 10, 2014 10:34 pm UTC
What dice does it use? Roll high or low? Why should I buy this?
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Jeffry W August 10, 2014 10:40 pm UTC
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1d6 + Ability + Skill vs target number. Roll high.
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Jeffry W July 30, 2014 2:08 pm UTC
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Very interested. Could you point me in the direction of possibly seeing the character sheet?
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Ken W July 30, 2014 2:53 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Here you go, I've uploaded one.

http://rpg.drivethrustuff.com/product/133257/OneDice-Universal-Character-Sheet?manufacturers_id=4595
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Jeffry W July 30, 2014 3:01 pm UTC
PURCHASER
Looks great! Thank you for uploading it
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David B July 29, 2014 10:19 pm UTC
PURCHASER
What is the size of the book? Looks digest size. Also, is it saddle stitch or perfect bound? Thanks.
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Ken W July 29, 2014 10:35 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Yes, it's digest size (6.14" x 9.21"), and perfect bound. Thanks for your interest!

There's a picture of it here with an A4 pad, if that's any help! :-)
http://clockworkandchivalry.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/2014-07-29-14.11.54.jpg
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Jeffry W July 30, 2014 2:08 pm UTC
PURCHASER
looks very nice
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David C August 12, 2014 2:27 am UTC
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I received my print copy in today's mail. Perfect bound, digest size, small and slim.

I am hoping to use this as a "filler" game with my group when not everyone can make a session.
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August 13, 2014 2:44 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Brilliant! Thanks, David :)
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