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Cornerstone RPG - Basic

Cornerstone RPG - Basic

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Cornerstone is a light, universal, RPG system toolkit. It is my answer to Freeform Universal, Fate, GURPS, and Savage Worlds. The game is 1d6, works with nearly any genre, and allows for quick setup and play.

  • Easy to play and run
  • 1d6 core mechanic
  • Every roll generates interesting results
  • No metacurrency or narrative points
  • Scalable to fit broad or focused game concepts

This is the basic edition, which is a cut down and simplified version of Cornerstone (to be released in the future), without as much advice or as many examples given. But, best of all, it is absolutely free, and contains everything you need to play an impromptu gaming session in your favorite setting.

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Dirk R July 16, 2016 8:40 am UTC
I've got two questions regarding the rules:

If one of your Three Core Traits is beneficial and relevant to
your attempted action, you can trigger​​ before the roll and:
○ Add +1​ to your roll
○ Add ​an extra AND ​or BUT
○ Cancel​ out an AND or BUT

If I rolled an abnoxious success+BUT, why would I just want to cancel the BUT - when I can add +1 and not only lose the BUT but get an AND on top?

Regarding the talent/ability that a character never has to roll:
Is it correct that I can never get a BUT or AND result in those situations? It sounds weird that no one can excel (+AND) in the field he is most proficient in.
An ability can't be attack or defend, but is there clearly no situation where an ability might apply in combat (where the AND/BUT state is needed because damage/damage reduction depends on it)?

I could house-rule all of that easily but I am interested what solution you found in "official"...See more
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Ben D July 16, 2016 4:54 pm UTC
Good questions Dirk!

1) You probably wouldn't. Very rarely have people removed a "But", but it is an available option in case someone wants to do it for some edge case that I hadn't thought of or encountered.

2) I believe I state somewhere in there that you can still roll to determine an And/But status on your roll, however the point of the always-success rules is to eliminate the delay of rolling and just do what makes sense. You can of course always choose to roll as a Task, but, I'd be happy to say that you can use your Ability and roll just to determine And/But.

3) There are plenty of situations in which an Ability is of use in a combat situation, or completely negates the need for combat rolls. Which would work nicely with the above answer.

Thanks again, hope you enjoy!
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