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Mini Six: Bare Bones Edition

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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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Ignacio M July 13, 2021 9:13 pm UTC
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Question about specializations. If a character raises a specialization of a skill and later raises that skill, does the raise to the skill raise the specialization as well? My guess would be yes but just making sure
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Ignacio M July 13, 2021 9:46 pm UTC
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Similar question: If some spends 30 points to raise their Might Attribute to 3D+1 and their Lift skill was previous 3D+2, would their Lift skill now be 3D+3 or 4D? In general, does a +3 or more ever come up in a roll?https://www.drivethrurpg.com/#
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Danny N July 14, 2021 7:40 am UTC
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This wasn't addressed in the rules. I'd do it the way you guessed, that it would also improve the specialization.
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Danny N July 14, 2021 7:40 am UTC
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There's no "+3" when it comes to attributes or skills. In your example, Lift would now be 4D.

A +2 increased by one pip becomes another whole D
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Vincent "The Evil DM" F January 19, 2021 8:57 pm UTC
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POD option is gone? :(
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Danny N January 19, 2021 9:01 pm UTC
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There were some changes in the printing process making my old file (potentially) incompatible with the printer. I've reuploaded, and have to wait for the file to be approved by the printer. I don't know if I will have to order another proof yet or not. If I don't need to, then I expect to sort out the POD option within a few days. If a proof is required, then I expect it will take a month due to shipping delays.
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Danny N January 22, 2021 10:28 pm UTC
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Update: I'm required to order a proof copy before it can be made available for sale again. I've done so. Due to pandemic related delays, it will be a while until I receive it so I can approve the POD version. I expect this to take somewhere between 5-7 weeks if I understand the printing and shipping estimates.

I'm sorry for the delays.
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Vincent "The Evil DM" F January 26, 2021 4:57 pm UTC
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no worries, just happy you are getting it done. I wanted to support you and grab some PODs for my group. I can wait. thanks.
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Danny N March 04, 2021 2:37 am UTC
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Sorry that it took so long. There were some issues, but POD is available again.
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Vincent "The Evil DM" F April 07, 2021 11:15 am UTC
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All good. happy to see it back. thanks again! Hope you do some more material for it or some updates.
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Nox S January 18, 2021 10:42 am UTC
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This is something I would recommend someone who wants to introduce their players to the basics of D6.
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Ignacio M August 28, 2020 6:47 pm UTC
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Hi, I'm a little confused about spending CP on skills. Is the CP cost based on the number of dice on the skill or the number of dice on the skill + their attribute dice for that skill? If it's the latter, the upgrades are much more expensive but you can learn new skills, if it's the former it's much cheaper but learning a new skill would be a 0 CP cost which makes no sense so I guess new skills can't be learned. Thanks
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Simon N April 28, 2021 5:09 pm UTC
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Total number of dice - eg if you have 4D Attribute and another 2D in the skill that is a 6D skill so 6 CP to advance it to 6D+1. You can thus learn new skills.
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Rob A July 14, 2020 2:16 pm UTC
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Hello! I just ordered this as PoD and have received it but the 1st half of the book is an entirely unrelated adventure! All very odd. Is it possible to order a replacement?
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Danny N July 14, 2020 6:11 pm UTC
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I'm sorry to hear that! I haven't made any changes to the print file anytime recently, so I think the error must have been made by the printer. This is the first time I've dealt with an error like this. I searched here on DriveThruRPG, and apparently you need to contact customer support and they'll sort this for you: https://support.drivethrurpg.com/hc/en-us/requests/new

Please let me know if this isn't dealt with to your satisfaction, I'll make it right one way or another!
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Rob A July 14, 2020 7:42 pm UTC
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Great, will get on this. Thanks for your help!
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Rob A October 08, 2020 8:50 am UTC
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Sorry I should have said I got this sorted straight away through DTRPG. Thanks for your help :)
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Christopher C March 26, 2020 11:22 pm UTC
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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
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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
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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
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Thank you!
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Simon N January 10, 2020 5:20 pm UTC
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Excellent game! Just started a campaign in 2020 :D
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Scott J January 03, 2020 3:01 pm UTC
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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
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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
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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
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I second those questions.
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Brian B October 12, 2017 12:19 pm UTC
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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
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Still hoping for a new edition.
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Newbie F November 06, 2019 11:31 pm UTC
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I concur. I don't mind a new edition to fix some typos and maybe more optional rules.
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