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Wear & Tear: Item Maintenance for any Roleplaying Game


Supplies left out in the rain by bandits. Armor roasted by a dragon. And a sword that's been buried underground for years.

These treasures have been ill-treated or abandoned. Now it's time to salvage the best for yourself and break down the rest for spare parts. Get the most out of what you find in your travels with Wear & Tear, a new rules supplement from Room 209 Gaming.

This PDF offers abstract rules to track damage to weapons, armor, mundane equipment, buildings, magical consumables and technology. A simple repair system allows adventurers to use raw materials or other damaged items to fix pretty much anything. 

Random flaw charts help determine what goes wrong with an item once there's been enough deterioration. Find ways to work around the new drawbacks or leave the damaged items for enemies to find. Or gamble everything on one last use of an item that's about to break.

The options included in Wear & Tear are generic so these rules can smoothly add on to the widest range of roleplaying games.

Your sword is going to shatter sometime. Why should that be the end of the fun?

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June 13th, 2016
I hate the way items never wear out or become damaged in most RPGs. It begets all sorts of unrealistic characters and situations, such as the tank-style figher-- those heavily armored warriors who need never bother to duck, parry or dodge because they [...]
October 3rd, 2014
An excellent resource. 'Wear & Tear' is well-written, direct, and clear. Most importantly, it is a set of clear, easy-to-use rules on the wear and tear of gear and buildings that makes sense and adds depth to a game. Easy to plug into any system, [...]
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