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SHATTER6 Open Roleplaying

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What is SHATTER6?

SHATTER6 is a totally open roleplaying system, free for anyone and everyone to use. The mechanics are lite and designed for collaborative roleplaying where the golden rule is the Rule of Cool

How does it differ from other systems?

SHATTER6 isn't about book-keeping and the minutiae of combat. Rather, the game is about telling mind-blowing stories and empowering players to do really awesome things. Enemies don't have hit points, whether they perish or not is up to how much effort players put into their actions. There are no classes, so players are free to concoct wild characters with few restraints. NPCs are easy to create on the fly, meaning those who value less prep time will get to the table quicker. The shatterdice let players attempt the impossible to create memorable gaming moments that you will be able to talk about for years to come. 

The tag system

In SHATTER6 the players are encouraged to build their own classes by mixing and matching tags, skills that provide broad bonuses to their actions. For example, mixing the charming, crafting and streetwise tags might give you a Forge Thief who specialises in crafting thieves tools and sweet talking their way into the houses of the rich and famous before stealing their stuff. Invent your own tags for truly infinite possibilities. 

Flexible combat that puts awesomeness first

If you want to fire off three burning arrows into the eyes of the demonlord while backflipping out of danger, you're free to do it with a roll. Using abilities, tags and shatterdice, SHATTER6 empowers players to dream up awesome actions and carry them out. This isn't about how many hits an enemy can take - the greater the challenge, the greater the reward. 

A system that begs to be hacked

As an open system, anyone is free to take SHATTER6 and do what they like with it. Create new settings or alter the rules and publish for others to play. 

 
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June 25, 2018 6:57 pm UTC
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This looks like a fun and quick system!
On a formating note, I found the "out of action" paragraph on page 2 difficult to read as the black text blends into the background.
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scott M July 01, 2018 4:05 pm UTC
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Hey - I've now made this lighter :)
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Cornell D June 25, 2018 1:35 pm UTC
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Does a monster's damage indicate how many wounds it can receive before dying, or how many wounds it would inflict on a character after a successful hit? It seems like a high TR creature only needs to hit a character twice to take them out if the latter, is that the intention? And if so, how is a monster's durability determined?
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scott M June 25, 2018 6:22 pm UTC
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I think I may have just answered your question on Reddit, but if not. NPCs intentionally don't have wounds. It's really up to the GM to decide whether the NPC dies based on the rule of cool and the risk Vs reward of the challenge. Most things will probably be one shot because it's awesome to cut through dozens of enemies in quick succession, but the massive Demon Scourge Prince with obsidian armour may take some big hits before it goes down. In this way, combat is more driven by narrative. Hope that clarifies things.
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Elias G June 24, 2018 11:48 pm UTC
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I didn't quite understand how attribute numbers are generated. Do you roll a die to generate your stats? That seems like that could create a situation where someone's character is incredibly under-powered. Or where one person's character is flat-out better than another's.
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scott M June 25, 2018 5:13 am UTC
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Yes, roll 1d6+3 for each stat. If you get a load of 4s, just check whether you can reroll.
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Jeffrey K June 24, 2018 3:50 pm UTC
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The full-size preview does not work. It says it has 0 pages.
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scott M June 24, 2018 4:20 pm UTC
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Thanks Jeffrey. This could be a fault with the site, as the preview has been set as standard. Will check it out.
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