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Mini Six is a slimmed-down version of the original OpenD6 game system. It is a multi-genre RPG which 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 in 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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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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February 15, 2015
This title was added to our catalog on February 16, 2015.