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Low Fantasy Gaming (“LFG”) is a tabletop role-playing game built for sword & sorcery adventures in low magic worlds.

Rules Light

LFG is rules light (184 pages), with a heavy emphasis on Games Master (“GM”) rulings. It’s a hybrid of old school and modern game design, based on the 1d20 Open Game Licence.

Fast & Engaging Combat

Combat is designed to be fast and engaging, with minimal waiting between turns. Creativity is encouraged via martial exploits and magic.

Dangerous & Gritty  

Battle is genuinely dangerous and every skirmish takes a toll. The threat of serious injury or death is never far away.

A “Realistic” World

LFG worlds tend to mimic our own classical or medieval periods. Humans are the default player race. Magic and fantastic monsters exist, but are very rare. The Midlands Low Magic Sandbox Setting supplement is an example (also on DTRPG).

Dark & Dangerous Magic

Magic is not only rare, it is dark and inherently dangerous. Sorcery is a power not meant for mortals, and adventurers engage with it at their peril.

Riches & Glory

LFG is about exploring the unknown; delving into the lost places of the world to unearth new mysteries. Player characters are not epic heroes charged with saving the world; they are bold adventurers seeking riches and glory.

Open World

LFG is made for short, episodic adventures in an open world. Mechanics and random tables support GM improvisation, empowering the referee to handle any situation or side trek.

Site Support

Further LFG material is available at the Low Fantasy Gaming website for free download, including reviews, GM screen inserts, illustrated character sheets, pregens, Midlands region map, 6 city maps and more. A template character sheet is available on the Roll20 site for easy online play.

Print Copy

At more than 15,000 PDF downloads and growing, the LFG ruleset is also available via Lulu in Softcover, Spiral Bound and Hardcover formats (softcover & spiral at cost).

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Jacob B February 16, 2019 2:28 am UTC
I literally bought this system on a whim, having heard nothing about it- I’m not sure if I saw an add, or just searched low fantasy on drive thru- and was fairly blown away. The more I read, the better it sounded. Very very lax, simple, or genuinely unique rule, I could rant until I was blue in the face. EXTREMELY impressed. I was going to run a home brew Lamentations game, but in light of recent events I decided to change systems, but now I’m looking forward to it. Definitely worth checking out!!
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stephen G February 19, 2019 8:39 pm UTC
Thanks for the kind words Jacob, very glad to hear that!
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Matthew B February 03, 2019 12:56 am UTC
Also, perhaps it's my unfamiliarity with OSR type games, but I don't quite understand the "adventure" as a measurement of time...

Could anyone help with this?
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stephen G February 03, 2019 3:49 am UTC
It usually means the adventure or module you are currently playing; its very flexible, ranging from a few hours to possibly months. Then you have periods of downtime (equally flexible, but generally at least a few days) between adventures. It's up to the GM. LFG is designed for short, episodic adventures (meant to be played over a few sessions).
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Matthew B January 31, 2019 2:22 pm UTC
So excited for the Deluxe Edition. Trying to get my group to give this a shot. Currently playing 5E, and have already implemented some of the Hardmode rules. Love your work!

On a more unfortunate note, I tried to pledge money to the Kickstarter, but my bank did not allow it (I'm beyond furious with them) and I didn't notice the email in time. So, my $30 Aus dollars were never taken out, and now I've missed out completely on supporting and getting some cool stuff. Pretty bummed, to say the least.

Oh well. Still excited for this!
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stephen G February 01, 2019 7:05 am UTC
Hi Matthew,

Very glad to receive this kind of feedback, thanks for reaching out! I hope your group gets to give it a go ;D

Actually the KS PDF rewards haven't begun going out yet, due to DTRPG's publisher tools still being down (even though the customer pages are now working, it seems) - ongoing server migration problems... So if you send me an email at we can sort something out re KS rewards if you like.

Cheers! Steve.
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GUY P January 11, 2019 2:20 pm UTC
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GUY P January 11, 2019 2:23 pm UTC
Damn, missed the Kickstarter. When will the Deluxe version be available to pesants like myself?
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stephen G January 11, 2019 7:23 pm UTC
Hi Guy, thanks for reaching out. The deadline is 31 June 2019, but we hope to have it out earlier than that. There are some art assets due in March 2019 however, so not before then.
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Chad K December 26, 2018 2:02 am UTC
Rules light at 184 pages? I am very interested in this and the new kickstarter. Are firearms available? (like Warhammer Fantasy) I have to check out some reviews.
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stephen G December 26, 2018 2:16 am UTC
Hi Chad, yes blackpowder weapons are included in the Deluxe Edition as an option. "Relatively" rules light, compared to say 5e (about 900 pages for PHB, DMG and MM). In actual play, the mechanics are fast and simple.
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Chad K December 26, 2018 12:48 pm UTC
Thank you for the lightning fast reply. (wasnt expecting that) Id like to have some primitive firearms (Like warhammer fantasy) muskets & such. The Artificer intrigues me. (maybe something along the lines of an empire engineer). Id like to find out more about that since i saw a sample character with some kind of "chain-blade". (chainsaw?)
Rules light to me , means something like B/X Dungeons & Dragons, two books at 64 pages each. Im definitely going to take a look, find reviews and check out that Kickstarter. Thank you.
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RG T June 28, 2018 5:33 pm UTC
I've downloaded your game and I love the look of it.
I'm a not familiar with d&d.
I have a question about the Barbarian Hit Point example on page 13. Shouldn't the level 2 gain be 13 = 3+6+2(class table)+2(Con modifier) ?
Perhaps I've missed something.
Best regards
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stephen G June 29, 2018 2:46 am UTC
Hi RG, thanks for your message. The HP gain each level is (for a Barbarian) d6+6 + Con bonus. Sorry that middle column of the Advancement table is confusing and I will remove it if I ever do a second edition! So a fighter would be d5+5 + Con bonus, a Rogue d4+4 + Con bonus etc. Right up to 9th, and then at 10th, everyone just gets a set HP amount (no Con bonus, no dice roll).
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RG T June 30, 2018 1:02 am UTC
Get it!
Thank you for your quick answer :-)
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Oliver K May 24, 2018 9:58 pm UTC
I gave this game a short browse and read, and I really like what I see in terms of rules and character advancement. Kudos!
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stephen G May 25, 2018 1:29 am UTC
Cheers Oliver, I appreciate the feedback.
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Janne P February 21, 2018 7:26 pm UTC
Regarding the Hit Points column in class Advancement tables, what function do the numbers 1-9 in that column serve?
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stephen G February 21, 2018 10:35 pm UTC
To use the Barbarian as an example, that is meant to indicate the PC gets 1d6+6 hp (+ con bonus) per level up to 9th level. Then at 10-12th level, the PC gets +4 hp only (ie not 1d6+6 or con bonus, just +4). Older dnd versions used a similar method. Hope that makes sense.
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Janne P February 22, 2018 5:02 am UTC
Yes, that makes it a lot clearer than the rules do.

Admittedly I have only read up to the Classes chapter, but so far I have found the book to be written in a nice and concise way - except for the repetition of the numbers 1-9 in the HP column of the Class Advancement tables and the second paragraph under the subtitle “Hit Points” on page 12.

Reading just that paragraph I was left with the understanding that I will roll for HP for levels 1 through 12 AND always add whatever bonus is mentioned in the Class Advancement table, while only adding Con Mod between levels 1 through 9. It reads like there will be cases where the roll, Con bonus and an extra bonus from the table are in effect at the same time. There is no wording there to suggest the rolling stops at a specific level.

And since the text basically says “there will be numbers in that table you add to your HP roll”, you can probably see why the presence of the numbers 1-9 can be confusing. They seem like something...See more
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stephen G February 22, 2018 6:55 am UTC
Thanks Janne yes that's all fair enough. When I wrote it I had in mind folks who knew the old advancement systems, and readers would simply carry their understanding across. A poor assumption obviously! If I do a second edition I will certainly make it clearer as you suggest.
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Karl L February 17, 2018 11:26 am UTC
I love this. I also purchased the sandbox setting.
I would love a printer friendly version of this one, without the background.
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stephen G February 21, 2018 2:10 am UTC
Hi Karl, I'll upload the white background file later tonight :D
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sean W February 01, 2018 10:24 pm UTC
I get a file damaged error w/ this. DL'd it twice... FYI
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stephen G February 07, 2018 1:32 am UTC
Hi Sean, I just downloaded it ok - maybe just a temporary hiccup? :)
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