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Root: The Tabletop Roleplaying Game Quickstart

Root: The Tabletop Roleplaying Game Quickstart

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Root: The Tabletop Roleplaying Game is based on the award-winning Root: A Game of Woodland Might & Right board game. In Root: The TTRPG, players take on the roles of vagabonds in the Woodland, adventuring from clearing to clearing and through the forest while a war rages in the background. You take on jobs for Woodland denizens, maybe dealing with nearby bandits or a dangerous bear, but you also take on jobs for the factions involved in the war. The Marquise de Cat might ask you to undermine the Eyrie Dynasties' advance into a nearby clearing, and the Eyrie Dynasties might ask you to kidnap an important leader of the Marquisate. Your actions will reshape the Woodland, and you will gain prestige or notoriety with the different factions to mark your relationships with them.

Root: The Tabletop Roleplaying Game is based on the Powered by the Apocalypse framework, with all new rules designed to help you play a game of Woodland adventure. This quickstart includes everything you need to play a few sessions of the game, such as:

  • Basic moves and rules to play
  • Six vagabond playbooks
  • Special weapon moves for combat
  • Map and clearing generation systems
  • A faction system to represent the war

This quickstart isn't the full game, and will undergo changes, refinements, and adjustments with playtesting. Make sure you check out the Kickstarter, live on September 17th, right here:

 
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Daniel L July 21, 2020 1:02 am UTC
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The B&W Playbooks are not up to date with the Playbooks in the Quickstart portion. Scoundrel's It's Distraction mentions Blindside instead of Murder for example.
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Elizabeth L September 06, 2020 8:28 am UTC
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Judging from the date at the end of the PDF file, it seems that Scoundrel's "It's Distraction" has been updated/revamped to Blindside instead of Murder.
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Gabriel S February 22, 2020 10:01 pm UTC
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Does Root use miniatures?
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david T March 05, 2020 7:57 pm UTC
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No, Root the TTRPG is based on Powered by the Apocalypse and doesn't use minis for any of its rules. (Root, the board game this RPG is based on, uses lots of pieces and stuff like that, however.)
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Chad K January 05, 2020 9:43 pm UTC
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What affect does your species have? Bird, mouse, rabbit, etc- I don't see any.
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Dakota D January 06, 2020 10:14 pm UTC
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Hi Chad- Choice of species has no mechanical effect on the rules or combat (please see my reply to a similar question below), nor does it necessarily determine any political or economical associations. For example, even though the setting describes foxes as generally known for their metalworking and former major suppliers of coin and arms to the Eyrie Dynasty, not every fox character is required to have that skillset or background. On the flip side of that, characters of other species may choose to identify as a blacksmith.
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Philippe L March 15, 2020 3:05 pm UTC
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Flavor only.
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Chad K March 15, 2020 9:55 pm UTC
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Ok, I'll stick with other games then- thanks. Harvesters, Woodland Warriors, Rabbits & Rangers
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Brian S September 27, 2019 10:56 pm UTC
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How does armor work? Weapons and weapon skills are discussed, but no mention is given to how armor works.
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Cooper G November 11, 2019 1:38 pm UTC
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You have probably seen this by now but when you take damage that your armor would be able to block you can mark one box of decay on the armor instead of marking injury on yourself. It's in the equipment section just before the playbooks.
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John P September 20, 2019 9:00 pm UTC
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Do bird character fly in this setting? Is that represented in any of the Moves?
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Mitchell S September 22, 2019 9:07 am UTC
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I doubt it? There usually aren't a ton of rules for movement in powered by the apocalypse
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Dakota D September 23, 2019 7:37 pm UTC
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Bird characters can, in general, fly—and so too can squirrels climb, moles dig, otters swim, and so on. The moves treat all those similarly. If you’re just doing it, with no pressure or uncertainty, then it just happens! You just do it. But if you're in a situation where there is uncertainty—say, when a fox soldier is shooting arrows at you, or you’re raising another bird to the top of a tree—that’s where you can bring in a move for which the trigger fits the situation!
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