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Simply6: A Fast Universal RPG

Simply6: A Fast Universal RPG

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Welcome to Simply6! Simply6 is a fast, light tabletop roleplaying game by Russ Morrissey for 2 or more players which you can play using just six-sided dice.

Simply6 is a multi-genre game. You can play in fantasy settings, science-fiction settings, or contemporary settings. You can play in the Wild West or a cyberpunk dystopia. The scope of your setting is entirely up to you, and these rules are simple and flexible enough to handle them all.

In this short rulebook, you’ll find sections which tell you the core rules, how to create a character, how to adjudicate magic and combat, and a list of monsters for your characters to fight.

It's small. It's simple. It's Simply6.


This short rulebook is a living document and will get updates. It contains two documents:

  • Simply6 rulebook, which also contains two starter one-page adventures.
  • Two-page PDF of character sheets 

This is a simplified expression of the WOIN (What's OLD is NEW) roleplaying game system by Russ Morrissey.

 
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Brian C November 09, 2019 6:19 pm UTC
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Hello, may I ask a question about the 'Knowledge' skill? Is it intended that 'Knowledge' be broken out into separate fields of knowledge, such as 'Knowledge - Archaeology' or 'Knowledge - Criminology' or 'Knowledge - Accounting' based on the game being played? Or is it just 'Knowledge' and your character is plain ol' smart across every field of knowledge appropriate to the era and genre of the game? Thanks for any insight you can provide.
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Russ M November 09, 2019 6:25 pm UTC
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Yep, it’s just “knowledge” in the broad sense.
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Brian C November 09, 2019 6:37 pm UTC
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Thank you Russ - much appreciated
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Matt M September 07, 2019 10:55 pm UTC
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Is the target number to hit any NPC or monster with an attack also 10 (unless they have bonus dice in defense)?
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Russ M September 08, 2019 8:30 am UTC
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Yep, an attack is just a regular check. 10 unless something says otherwise!
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John I August 20, 2019 7:30 am UTC
hi Russ, just a question: what is that 'Trivia' skill included in some monsters' description? I can't find it in the skill list.
thanks!
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Russ M August 22, 2019 12:26 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Monsters can have skills that aren't in the main list. Dragons have FLYING for example.
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John I August 19, 2019 12:21 pm UTC
Hi All!

is it allowed to develop products for this system via the WOIN Syndicate program? thanks!
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Russ M August 19, 2019 4:08 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Absolutely! I’ll get that listed specifically ASAP, but in the meantime feel free.
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Jeremy H July 30, 2019 2:43 am UTC
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Any preview of this one available? Also, how does the price increase while it's on sale?
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Russ M July 30, 2019 9:22 am UTC
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It’s $2.24 down from $2.99 for DTRPG’s “Christmas in July” sale. Are you seeing something different?
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Jeremy H July 30, 2019 10:15 am UTC
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Aha. Well, it looks like $2.00 was the original price. I noticed the similarly weird things happening on many titles though. I spent at least an hour looking for goodies before the Christmas in July sale ends. Many, many titles had an increase in price. It seemed especially common in lower priced books.
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Russ M July 30, 2019 10:28 am UTC
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Copying the text from above, it definitely says "$2.24 $2.99" with the $2.99 crossed out. I wonder if the line through the nines is making them look like zeroes for you? You may need to squint a little! :)
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Jeremy H July 30, 2019 1:19 pm UTC
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That could have been. I was on a different computer earlier. But, I see it displaying properly now. :^)
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Russ M July 31, 2019 1:25 pm UTC
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Well, DTRPG's sale is over now anyway. :)
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Jeremy H August 01, 2019 4:59 am UTC
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I picked it up anyway. :^)
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Russ M July 22, 2019 10:38 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
v1.8 adds a new starter adventure Cedar's Pavilion (modern) which joins The Business of Emotion (fantasy).
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Blake H July 20, 2019 6:54 pm UTC
Can you give any sense of what the system is like, or what it permits that's different from One Dice or Tiny d6?
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Russ M July 20, 2019 9:50 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
I'm not familiar with those games, so I can't make a comparison. This is a d6 dice pool (a very simplified expression of WOIN) with character sheets about the size of a credit card.
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Russ M July 12, 2019 10:43 am UTC
PUBLISHER
v1.6 adds 20 sci-fi monsters to the bestiary section.
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Russ M July 11, 2019 10:34 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
v1.5 is up. New Charge action, plus optional advanced rules for special abilities.
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Russ M July 10, 2019 12:33 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Simply6 v1.4 has just been uploaded. Changes:

- you cannot put all 3d6 in the same skill.
- your level is the total of your bonuses, not penalties.
- you therefore start at level 3.
- your health is your level.
- if you spend a round aiming (ranged), feinting (melee), or focusing (magic) you get +1d6 to an attack in the subsequent round.
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Russ M July 09, 2019 10:30 am UTC
PUBLISHER
An updated version of this title is now available. The current version is now v1.1. Changes include:

- Difficult tasks.

- Health changes for PCs (level +2) and monsters (level).

- Magic changed from health cost to a countdown pool.

- Equipment addressed in the FAQ.
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