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The Role With It System


The Role With It System (RWIS) is a diceless, narrative-driven RPG for two to five players, including a game master. The rules are lightweight and designed to enable fast-paced, improvised, episodic storytelling in any setting or genre. Players determine the outcomes of scenes using notecards they create, strengthen, and possibly destroy throughout the game. Each card represents an aspect of their character and influences how they develop over time.

This rulebook features artwork and examples of play from The Chronoptimizers, the system's debut series on the actual play podcast Role With It by Backward Compatible.

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March 14th, 2018
An interesting diceless system. I think I will not be able to play with it, much to my regret ! It claims to be inspired by Fate, which seems right to me : instead of trading Fate Points over Aspects written on the character sheet / notecard, between [...]
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March 03, 2018
This title was added to our catalog on March 06, 2018.
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