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3S - Simple Story System

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Create rich narrative stories with friends in less than 15 minutes ! 3S - Simple Story System - is a set of generic RPG rules encouraging roleplay by focusing on simplicity and storytelling:

  • Short yet complete rules for oneshot as well as campaigns.
  • Core rules and character incarnation sheet on the same page.
  • Unique incarnation system that allows you to carry out learnings from past experience when your current character exits the story.
  • Incarnation described by ambivalent aspects that favor rich roleplay even for beginners.
  • Peril system where player roll only once, avoiding back and forth in combat and focusing on narrative aspects of the story.
  • Overcoming perils through simple 3D6 rolls where players use their skills and the situation to manipulate dice results.
  • Outcomes favoring dilemmas where it's sometimes best to fail and learn rather than succeeding with complication.
  • Gaining experience - or learnings - through failures like in real life.
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Ranjith B January 01, 2021 12:04 pm UTC

After further consideration, there are two questions that have risen:

1. How do you suggest handling situations, where the incarnation still has reserve left, no rewinds, but a failure would obviously be fatal (like defusing a time bomb). Do you suggest just killing off the incarnation on a failure (and thus starting a new incarnation), or would you put plot armor in place to give meaning to the choice of failure?

2. What do you mean by "revisit an aspect of the story so far" under REWIND? I think that really needs some more explanation.

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Ranjith B January 01, 2021 10:38 am UTC

I just downloaded this and skimmed over it, so no play experience yet.

First thing I noticed is that you don't comment much on settings. While you suggest using it as a replacement for other RPG systems, in effect using their setting, the incarnations mechanism seems quite interesting to me hinting at least at a mechanical aspect of a setting. What I mean is that it sets up a world (or set of worlds) where characters are re-incarnated, be that like Moorcock's Eternal Champion in a multiple world way, or in a single world like in Xenoscape. It would be interesting if you gave more information on what you think about that aspect.

Secondly, without doing any proper math, I got the impression that the odds are kind of stacked against you. I suppose that is deliberate considering the learning mechanism and the re-incarnation bit. That's just something I noticed as most systems are either more or less 50/50 or slightly favour you.

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This title was added to our catalog on December 31, 2020.
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