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QAGS Second Edition

Suggested Price $7.99

We're giving away the QAGS PDF for free for the time being. If you enjoy the game, we ask that you donate the cost of the PDF (normally $7.99) to your local food pantry or other do-gooder organization that's helping people during our current crisis.  

Want to spend more time gaming and less time calculating? Want to make a character rather than a walking equipment stash? Want a game that lets you have more fun in more genres for less money? With the Quick Ass Game System, you can create any character from any genre and start playing almost immediately. Pirates? Check! Ninjas? Done! Occult detectives? Easy! Romantic poets? Fast, simple, and fun!

QAGS Second Edition is perfect for newcomers looking for a story-friendly gaming system and seasoned veterans who want more from their games. Most RPGs have experience points, but only QAGS lets you use Yum Yums--edible experience points--to improve your character and influence the game world.

QAGS 2E features updated character creation rules to make better characters, not walking stat boxes. Our Qik Start Genre Guides give you the rundown on 10 popular genres so you can start playing faster. Along with that, you get all new Sample of Play Theater entries, Brand New Stupid Acronyms (BNSA), selections from the popular and sold-out supplement Stuff: The Equipment Guide, the Fine Art of Role-Playing, complete conversion rules for bringing your obsolete first edition game up to speed, Dumb TablesTM, worksheets, a complete solo game, and adult humor that won’t get you thrown in jail.

QAGS Second Edition is recommended for mature readers.

"QAGS is about fast, fun and generally cinematic gaming. Most of all, it is about a group of players being able to say 'Let's play that Babylon 5-meets-Buffy-meets-Fear Factor-meets-Super Lesbian Troopers Seventeen game tonight...' and then being able to create characters and a game within thirty minutes."--Conan McKegg,

QAGS: Play better games. Have more fun!

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Steven G January 05, 2022 12:39 am UTC
I love that you're using your flagship product to raise money for charity. I spread the word to my friends on facebook. QAGS has been on my wishlist for a while, but this put it over the top. I gave ten dollars to Bridging the Gap, a charity in Augusta, ME that provides people in need with clothing, hygiene products, and a warm place to spend harsh winter afternoons. (They also coordinate with other local charities to provide other kinds of help.)
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Dave H October 28, 2021 1:41 pm UTC
Cheers - donating the ££ to my local community pantry/cafe/art-space
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Ruth E March 24, 2020 6:37 pm UTC
Thank you for offering this for free during the covid-19 crisis, I'm going to be using this to play with my co-workers online now that we can't play board games in the office after work. I'll be donating the cost to my local food bank in Scotland.
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Jeff M March 05, 2018 9:29 pm UTC
You killed me with your most impressive advanced character sheet especially the second question of the essay, you were so edgy in 2003 (and it s still relevant in 2018 in gamerdom). Good one dudes :3
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Steve J April 15, 2016 7:38 am UTC
Most of it falls under a combination of "we were young and stupid" and "it was a different time" (the book was released in 2003). The bisexual joke is a carryover from the first edition (from 1998), where it's (I hope) made clearer that we're making fun of people who think the word "bisexual" is giggle-worthy. We left it in the 2nd edition as an inside joke for 1st edition fans. If we'd predicted the PDF market that allowed the book to reach a much larger audience and still be around over a decade later, we probably would have made more sober editorial choices.
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Leighton C May 30, 2016 2:06 pm UTC
Well said, Steve.
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Jose F April 15, 2016 7:07 am UTC
I understand the authors are trying to be funny, and I'm pretty resilient to this sort of thing, but there are many borderline and a few overtly sexist lines in the book. Also, why is the word "bisexual" used 11 times in a 98 page game book? There are ways to be funny without sounding like insecure 12 year old boys. The book cover indicates "For Mature Readers" but I don't think that is the case.
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