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Two Worlds – Two Game Systems –

Linked To Create One Roleplaying Experience Unlike Any Other

You are the Player

Earth, 2471 AD. The only thing that matters is The Game. As a Player - a trained Professional or a conscripted Amateur - you Port into The Splinter with an audience of millions watching your every move. In a VR mega-dungeon of infinite size, you will struggle in conflicts dire, for your very life, and for the entertainment of the masses.

Earthside gameplay uses End Transmission Games’ DicePunk System, first seen in Phantasm(2010) and Psionics.

You are the Avatar

The natives of The Splinter - taken by Players as their Avatars - don’t know it’s an ultra-violent spectator sport for Earth. To them, The Splinter is the True Realm: an ever-expanding, ever-changing mega-dungeon labyrinth. The inhabitants of the Splinter are as strange as their environment: powerful shapeshifters gifted with the power to alter reality through will alone.

Gameplay in The Splinter uses its own deep, tactical dice-pool system that pays homage to the best of old-school Dungeons & Dragons.

On dystopian Earth, only the rich and famous can afford personal freedoms. And the only way to get famous is to put on the best show you can… or die trying.

In the Splinter, everything’s out to kill you. Even your fellow Avatars. And when you die in the Splinter, you die on Earth.

Will you kill your way to SUPERSTARDOM, or wind up a smear on someone else's highlight reel?

S.P.L.I.N.T.E.R. is a full roleplaying game core book, using an original six-sided-dice system. You do not need any other products in order to play this game.

S.P.L.I.N.T.E.R. is © 2016 End Transmission Games LLC., all rights reserved.

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Patrick B November 19, 2020 10:53 am UTC
"Gameplay in The Splinter uses its own deep, tactical dice-pool system that pays homage to the best of old-school Dungeons & Dragons"

This makes no sense to me. Old school D&D game mechanics aren't deep or tactical, and don't use a dice pool. Old school D&D is rules light narrative d20. So how does this pay homage to it exactly?
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Tim M August 17, 2016 4:18 am UTC
So I don't know where I got SPLINTER, but I have a copy and it's got a different cover. Is this another edition? If so, is there a changelog or something similar, so I know if it's worth picking up? Or is it just a reprint?
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Devon O April 02, 2017 7:45 pm UTC
It's just a reprint, with a bit of a makeover - I learned a lot about layout and design since the first publication! But the content is the same :).
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Tim M April 03, 2017 5:09 am UTC
Good to know; thanks!
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Esmeralda B January 24, 2016 6:39 pm UTC
Interesting product. I might buy it alone just for the system, since I am wanting to expand the amount of systems I have in my collection.

Just out of curiousity, what are the chances down the line of the rules-system being released separately?
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Devon O March 19, 2016 9:44 pm UTC
Many of SPLINTER's rules are fairly tied in to the setting, so I don't think we will release them without any setting info. That being said, the Earthside portions of the game are played with our DicePunk Sysem, which you can download here on DriveThru RPG.
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