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TNT (The Narrative Toolbox)


TNT (The Narrative Toolbox) is a rules-light, narrative-heavy roleplaying game.

The game mechanics are focused on one thing: narrative control. The rules don't attempt to simulate how things work in the game world. They assume that everyone understands how the game world works and what kinds of things are possible, depending on the genre. What the rules DO help you decide is who gets to take control of the narrative and describe what happens next in the story of the game.

Based around the concept of universal character archetypes and the roles they play in adventure stories of all genres, TNT is effectively a universal roleplaying game that can be used to play any kind of story about any kind of characters in any kind of world.

If you can dream it, you can do it in TNT.

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February 17th, 2013
The only thing keeping this from being a 5 star review is more specific examples of play. The one example of play provided elsewhere on this site is good, but genre specific. While it isn't hard to see how the rules would apply to different settings, [...]
January 24th, 2013
Clean, crisp, funny, simple and easy to understand. FUN, for heaven's sake. For a slightly intermediate player who has been scared off of many rule heavy games that are highly dependent on who's interpreting them and how THEY want the game to go, this [...]
January 21st, 2013
TNT is a great general narration based rpg. Rules are nice, clearly presented and intuitive. Whole premise of the game is well presented and easy to learn (as with rules of that game). Also, this can work as a toolbox for other rpgs, where you [...]
January 18th, 2013
The rules are very simple. Maybe two sessions and you will have it all memorized. Yet what you can do with it... Absolutely brilliant. It is the best combination of less means more I seen in a while. The only issue is, this is for advanced role [...]
Sean F. [Featured Reviewer]
January 17th, 2013
With only some minor flaws - primarily in the realm of fully explaining the dice mechanics (more on that below) - this is a brilliantly simple and broadly applied concept for a game. Len knows what he wants to do with this, and what he wants is to empo [...]
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