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For the duration of the COVID-19 situation within the US, the printed version will be sold at cost. The PDF will remain free, as always.

Mini Six is a slimmed-down version of the original OpenD6 game system. It is a multi-genre RPG that focuses on handling action-oriented games with a light-to-medium amount of "crunch." It serves as a toolkit for designing your own games and has been used as the engine of several published games by third-parties through the use of the Open Game License.

The basic mechanics and character creation are covered in the first few pages. Stock NPCs, creatures, vehicles for a variety of genres, a simple magic system, optional rules, and conversion guidelines for mixing in standard OpenD6 materials round out the middle of the book.

Mini Six Bare Bones Edition finishes with five nearly ready to play mini-settings which showcase some of the possibilities of the system.

  • Perdition: Space Cowboys surviving on the edge of the frontier.
  • Rust Moon of Castia: Classic Fantasy
  • Farnsley's Phantasm Investigations: Spook hunting in the Victorian Age.
  • Precinct '77: Busting punks in an homage to 70's and 80's cop shows.
  • Imperium in Revolt: Rebels against the Imperium in classic space opera.
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Christopher C March 26, 2020 11:22 pm UTC
I think that this is really cool of you all to do!
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Brady C February 06, 2020 5:29 pm UTC
If you only have 1d in a stat, does it explode? Is it considered a wild die? Or do you need to have at least 2d to obtain a wild die?
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Danny N February 07, 2020 4:05 am UTC
If you only have 1D, then that one is a wild die, so yes, it can explode.
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Brady C February 11, 2020 10:39 pm UTC
Thank you!
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Simon N January 10, 2020 5:20 pm UTC
Excellent game! Just started a campaign in 2020 :D
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Scott J January 03, 2020 3:01 pm UTC
Just hard to beat something this good for free.
I like this system, but I do prefer something a bit simpler and more streamlined. This system still requires charts and predetermined value targets, whereas some other systems do not.
If you are looking for a “well above average” system I would highly recommend. If you are looking for something less detailed check out FU or Tango.
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Ilias T October 30, 2019 9:32 am UTC
Page 5 "How to make a character - Splitting dice", dictates: "An attribute may have dice only (no bonus pips)" and then a little further down on the Attributes paragraph it contradicts it self: "When putting dice into each attribute you can put whole dice in each or use a mixture of whole dice and pips"

I don't understand, which one is it?
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Danny N October 30, 2019 6:20 pm UTC
Attributes can have dice without additional pips or mixed dice and pips.

It is both, (but only if you include the full text of the first rule - you stopped before reaching the end of the sentence.)

The full sentence in the first part is " An attribute may have dice only (no bonus pips), +1 or +2."

This means that you can have either XD, XD+1, or XD+2. The next increase by one pip increases the die.

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Peter H April 07, 2016 7:28 pm UTC
Looks great, I look forward to trying it out. Any chance of POD here or at Lulu? And is there a full version still in the works?
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Edward M October 18, 2016 1:46 am UTC
I second those questions.
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Brian B October 12, 2017 12:19 pm UTC
I am also interested in a full version. Hopefully in color and hard cover.
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Brian B May 16, 2019 11:51 am UTC
Still hoping for a new edition.
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Newbie F November 06, 2019 11:31 pm UTC
I concur. I don't mind a new edition to fix some typos and maybe more optional rules.
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