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The 20th Anniversary edition of one of the world's first free RPGs (still free, always and forever). For some, Risus is a handy “emergency” RPG for spur-of-the-moment one-shots and rapid character creation. For others, it’s a reliable campaign system supporting years of play. For others still, it’s a strange little pamphlet with stick figures. No matter what you think it is, there's no wrong way to play.


Need an adventure right away? Toast of the Town is a free module for Risus! Want to play but don't have a group? Ring of Thieves is a free solitaire module for Risus! Need a campaign-scaled module focused on repeatedly murdering Santa Claus? No? I guess that makes sense, but that's what A Kringle in Time is, anyway! Love Risus so much you just want more? The Risus Companion is your gateway to the International Order of Risus (and really, just a groovy good time).

 
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Chris K February 01, 2016 1:13 pm UTC
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Great to see Risus here on DTRPG. Cannot recommend too highly. Really wonderful little system, fun and fast. easy to learn, easy to teach. Couple of dice, a pencil, a few scraps of paper - things we all carry at all times - you can be ready to play anywhere in minutes ( the rules are simple enough to just remember - even at a bar ). It may change the way you approach whatever other rule-set you use too.
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Robert B January 08, 2016 2:56 am UTC
Actually I'm kind of shocked it took this long to show up here. One of the classics of RPGing, a game you can set up and run in minutes and an amazing level of fun. Read it, it will change your life (maybe somehow.. ok not 100% on that last statement.. I'm like 80... 60% yeah I'm 60% on that.)
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Phillip D January 07, 2016 11:09 pm UTC
Finally! I love Risus and am happy DTRPG is spreading the good word!
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4
Publisher Stock #
RISUS2P01
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6.37 MB
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January 05, 2016
This title was added to our catalog on January 05, 2016.