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Chebyshev Function is a story roleplaying game about teenagers with psionic powers — known as primes — who are chased by the government. Forced to live outside the convenience of modern life, the characters must “go underground” to protect themselves from those who would do them harm. As the story progresses, the teenagers find themselves face to face with very real dangers that will test them, their friendships, and their will to live.

The Protocol game series uses vignettes, interrogations, interludes, and ensembles to tell a story. Each story explores disparate characters dealing with adversity and isolation in a dramatic fashion. Each game is a zero-prep game for 3 or more players. The game length is exponentially long, so games with more players take more time to complete. You may try playing with only 2 players, but interludes and ensembles (page 4) are pretty much the same at that point.

All Protocol Games are 100% GMless, require almost no preperation time, and use the same game system. There are over 50 games in the series, which means there HAS to be something here for you.

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October 15th, 2020
A great scenario to run as a first Protocol game. I've played this system (Protocol itself) a few times at game cons, sometimes with Jim Pinto running. It's simple, elegant, and has DNA that's much more similar to a fiasco and prompt-bas [...]
February 18th, 2015
This is a really interesting game. Cards are drawn in turn to spur scenes, and it is up to the players to decide what that means and what happens. Being a GM-less story game, it is of course the dirtiest of hippies, but anyone interested in character [...]
August 21st, 2014
We played Chebyshev Function, a story roleplaying game about teenagers with psionic powers being chased by the government. Only in our game, the characters didn't know it was the government who was chasing them. In the end, it turned out one of the cha [...]
February 21st, 2014
This Protocol Game was Perfect for our D&D group, we had a blast playing the Chebyshev Function. It was the first GMless game the other players had ever played or maybe even heard of. Character generation and world building was a breeze but [...]
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This title was added to our catalog on December 29, 2013.