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Folklore: A Rules-Light Roleplaying GameClick to magnify

Folklore: A Rules-Light Roleplaying Game


Folklore is a complete rules-light generic roleplaying game designed to be playable after about ten minutes of reading, with enough structure to keep your adventures running smoothly. If you and your friends want to slay dragons and save princesses with little to no prep-time, Folklore just may be the game for you.

This game has been trimmed down to the point that the entire rules set fits into a nice 4 page pamphlet. The pamphlet is merely a double sided 8.5 x 11 piece of paper folded in half.

Folklore’s system uses standard six-sided dice in play, requiring players a certain amount of successes on their dice to overcome conflict. A die is considered to have rolled a success if it produces the numbers 4, 5, or 6. The system has been built around this dice mechanic and since the math never strays away from addition or subtraction, even kids should be able to play with relative ease.

Be sure to check out Basilisk! A Light Adventure Compatible with Folklore!


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May 30th, 2021
This is a very appealing rules-lite RPG, that could be used for any conceivable setting. I like the dice pool mechanic, which combines attributes, traits, items, relationships and goals. There's also a nifty little "push your luck" mecha [...]
September 30th, 2016
One of the best dollars I have spent was on this game. I picked it up and threw together a Fallout themed one shot adventure. Everyone had fun, though it took them some time (about 15 minutes) to adjust to the rules-lite-ness of it. I heard a lot of &q [...]
May 14th, 2016
I havent had the chance to play this game but boy does it read well. the mechanic is clear enough that it can be extrapolated that it would play really well! I like how injuries are just negative dice to your dice pool. i would love to use this game fo [...]
March 14th, 2015 Folklore is an extremely rules-lite roleplaying game on two pages. You can buy it for USD $ 1 at Onebookshelf (aff). The character sheets are a separate (free) download. [...]
June 21st, 2013
This is a great little RPG system. I like to keep things simple and Folklore sure meets that requirement. Character creation, skill checks, combat, etc., - it is all here on a couple of pages. If you like to use your imagination and come up with your [...]
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