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Codex: Story Gaming for Creative People

Codex: Story Gaming for Creative People

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Codex: Story Gaming for Creative People is an RPG for writers and other creators who want to use games as a medium to create a world and share stories within it. In Codex, a picture, short story or poem can simultaneously describe a part of the world and a character attribute.

Blue, Green and Red books let players develop a cohesive setting for themselves. A simple yet broad system determines the fates of individuals, groups and even entire nations. The conflict systems cover duels of wit, furious sword fights and massive propaganda campaigns.

Although Codex is designed for your own characters and world, the game includes the city of Eight Gates as an example setting. Use it -- or add it to your own world.

You can use Codex as a complete RPG or you can use it to manage the fictional content of other games. It's especially suited to text-based games, including those played by forum or weblog.

Codex is a densely packed 30 page product. Your download includes an easy to print version of the game. Codex is the first game in the Mobworx line of original RPGs.
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March 14th, 2012
Very thought out game system for stand alone or applying it to almost any game system. Malcolm Sheppard game system is the perfect solution for Game Master that wants the players to develop threw a story base game system threw the character Owen action [...]
July 18th, 2010
Anyone who reads most of my reviews knows that I don't mince words and I like "easy-to-grasp reading" of game rules. (I don't mind reading long-headed books if I am reading about things like politics, philosophy, religion, or if I am reading [...]
October 10th, 2006
Nice system, based on d20 roll where you add two attributes and two skills based on your character's between-game stories that the player writes. Very high-trust system. Generic enough to be applied to almost any system.<br><br&g [...]
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August 15, 2006
This title was added to our catalog on August 15, 2006.
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