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Mechanisms For Tabletop Roleplaying is a compilation of five articles for refining your rules.  The articles are:

  1. The Countdown Stack is basic advice on using token stacks as timers in your play. 
  2. Temptation Dice gives an easy method for handling extra effort, temptation by dark forces, and other interesting pieces.
  3. Action Scenery lays out seven options for high action using set pieces.
  4. The Wrath Count is a simple tracking method for “aggro” in your game.
  5. Escalated changes your whole game into a vicious soap opera.

In addition to being a general-use set of tools, Mechanisms is part of a larger gaming platform.  It is recommended that readers also look over Fundamentals of Tabletop Roleplaying, a basic run-through of "What happens in a roleplaying game?", and Situations For Tabletop Roleplaying, a set of five situation-generators.

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    October 27th, 2017
    Mechanisms For Tabletop Roleplaying includes several simple presentations for subsystems that are abstract enough they could easily be slipped into any game you want to use them in. They could be used as is, or tailored more specifically to [...]
    October 20th, 2016
    HOLY CRAP THIS IS COOL!!!!!!!!!!!!! I don't know that I will use it but I def am going to get some more stuff from this guy!!!!!!!! [...]
    October 10th, 2014
    This is a good set of METAGAME mechanics, but the description didn't make it clear that these mechanisms are all METAGAME in nature. These mechanics require the players to act as players rather than as their characters. GMs who do not want to erode the [...]
    August 30th, 2014
    Mechanisms Ror Tabletop Roleplaying is a collection of well-polished and interesting house rule suggestions for any pen-and-paper roleplaying system, with further suggestions for tailoring the new mechanics to a preferred system. Though the rules herei [...]
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