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Pip System Corebook

The Pip System is designed from the ground up as a genre-bending rules system for any roleplaying game! Create your own setting, convert and existing one, or pick up one of our amazing worlds, like Mermaid AdventuresInfestation: An RPG of Bugs and Heroes, or A Kid's Guide to Monster Hunting

  • Perfect for introducting new players and kids to roleplaying
  • Customizable character options with minimal bookkeeping
  • Easy-to-learn mechanics utilizing only six-sided dice! 
  • Includes all the rules needed to play (even a few premade characters to get you started)

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September 22, 2017 12:48 am UTC
I REALLY like the pip system, it covers a lot of possible settings with easy to use tags and skills!

This here is just a suggestion and maybe I'm overdoing it, but I think it might offer variety/balance to an already quite awesome system:

Rename Skill Qualities → Skill Specialities to reduce confusion with the other qualities

Swap the skill / Speciality requirements
Instead of needing 1 skill to gain 1 Speciality you should need 1 specialty to gain 1 skill
Start with 24 BP instead of 16 BP as your chaarcter will be far more specialized than before
As a speciality and a skill both cost 1 bp but a specialty being inherintly weaker (used only under certain circumstances where the skill is used always) I would only buy specialties when I plan on being advanced qualities. Hence, as a balancing factor, the number of speciality ranks within the same skill should be the maximum for the skill.
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Diego B July 31, 2017 11:57 am UTC
I just played the quickstart (very funny and simple) and I was wondering if in the corebook there are rules for long campaigns, where pgs grow up with experience.
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Eloy L July 31, 2017 1:48 pm UTC
Glad you enjoyed it! And yes, there are advancement rules in the Pip System Corebook.
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Diego B August 01, 2017 9:51 am UTC
Very well. Thank you!
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Moreau J July 24, 2017 10:17 pm UTC
hey Eloy, sorry to bother you again, but i have a question about "Magic" because i feel like in some setting my player would tempted to use it this skill to use spell, but in some setting (horror for exemple) can i change it to Occultism ? or for a cyberpunk or post apocalyptic dystopia can i change it also by Psy/Weird and use the magic system template to create powers ?
and lastly, can some ''magic powers" can be use as mechanical enhancement (and if it s the case, i probably missed that part)

Thanks for your answer, and i ll probably check Mermaid Adventures Revised soon.

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Eloy L July 24, 2017 10:40 pm UTC
Hey Jeff!

Everything you're asking if you can do is fully within the purview of the Pip System. As a matter of fact, page 28 talks about this specifically under the "Customized Skills and Qualities" section.

I'm not sure what you mean about the mechanical enhancement though.

Also, we can continue the discussion here, but there is also a G+ Community set up for the Pip System specifically here:
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Moreau J July 25, 2017 8:19 am UTC
I ll check the page 28 (sorry, english isn't my mother tongue so i probably missed that chapter when i was looking at the book) and i joined your group on google +.
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Steve F July 23, 2017 2:33 pm UTC
This looks like a lot of fun. I've been looking for something that would work well for my fiancee and her and her 8 year old as well as having enough going on for a bit more serious 'grown up' play. When can we expect some sort of print option?
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Eloy L July 23, 2017 2:55 pm UTC
First off, yes! This system would be perfect for you and your family gaming situation.

And yes again! We are currently in the proofing process which always takes a bit of time. But we hope to have print versions available ASAP.
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Steve F July 23, 2017 3:28 pm UTC
Excellent. Looking forward to it. Thanks for the speedy reply.
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Diego B July 31, 2017 9:20 am UTC
I'm also waiting for the paper version XD
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Moreau J July 19, 2017 10:49 am UTC
Any chance to find a printer friendly version of the character sheet ?
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Eloy L July 19, 2017 10:53 am UTC
Hey Jeff!

There is a character sheet in the book. Just turn off the background layer to make it printer friendly.
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Moreau J July 19, 2017 12:16 pm UTC
oh true ! i m so accustomed to download PF character sheets, i completly forgot about this feature. thanks mate.
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Eloy L July 19, 2017 12:17 pm UTC
No problem. We also have a prince-friendly version and a form-fillable version on our web site, if that makes things any easier. :-)
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Moreau J July 19, 2017 1:38 pm UTC
the fillable version can come in handy. i ll check it out.
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Steve N May 31, 2018 9:31 pm UTC
You better have a princess-friendly one too or you'll be hearing from them there discriminators....
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Diego B July 18, 2017 8:46 am UTC
Is the rule system fully "traditional stule" or has narrative mechanics (distribution of "authority" in game) too? I'm talking about narrative influences like pbta games or Fate, just to mention the best selling ones.
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Eloy L July 18, 2017 10:34 am UTC
I'd say it rests somewhere in the middle. It's generally a traditional styled system, but players can spend Fortune to do narrative things at times.
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Diego B July 18, 2017 10:37 am UTC
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Charles M July 18, 2017 8:25 am UTC
Eloy has really caught lightning in the bottle with this amazing fun and versatile role-playing game system. You can easily create nearly almost any type of character. It is not only kid friendly but also adult friendly. You can really run away with this system and build almost any world or genre you can imagine. Character creation is a snap, within only a few minutes you will be creating well rounded and fun characters. The system is light and very easy to learn. Not only great for group play but I think it also plays well for solo play. This is a super fun game system, give it a try, you will not be disappointed.
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Michael H July 17, 2017 2:36 pm UTC
I really like what I see so far, and I have to point out that the pdf is a layered file so the background colors can be turned off for lighter printing of pages for whatever reason.
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