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The DoubleZero System is a tabletop roleplaying game toolkit. First designed for action, espionage, and thriller adventures, the skill-driven tabletop roleplaying system is perfect for mysteries, police procedurals, and crime dramas based on your favorite television series, movies, and novels. DoubleZero works with any “realistic” modern setting that doesn’t lean into magic, the supernatural, or superpowers.

The Director's Cut features a new system designed for streamlined play. No tables or math problems, just straightforward die rolls. It's also easily customizable to suit the setting, genre, and tone of the adventures you want to play. 

On these pages you will find:

  • Detailed systems for conducting investigations, engaging in chases, staging fight scenes, and more.
  • A comprehensive character creation system, allowing you to build the exact type of character you want to play.
  • Sample characters to use as-is or serve as examples of what’s possible.
  • Information on how to build your own custom setting for whatever style of game you want to run.
  • Advice on creating and structuring adventures, including essential elements needed to tell a story.
  • Statistics for weapons, vehicles, and gadgets, including information on how to create your own equipment.

This book includes:

  • Systems: All of the information necessary to run a game, including the core mechanic, the use of hero points, and more.
  • Characters: The character creation system, explanations of abilities, and prompts for creating backgrounds.
  • Adventures: Tips on using the essential structures of storytelling to put together satisfying adventures.
  • Equipment: Rules and statistics for weapons, vehicles, and other types of tools and gadgets.

Lightspress Media is a tabletop roleplaying company with a lo-fi approach. Utility of content takes precedence over ostentatious production value. Graphic elements should enhance the message of the text, not act as page filler and eye candy. Physical books need to be compact, portable, and sturdy. This minimalist aesthetic results in powerful toolkits that are both useful and affordable. After all, tabletop roleplaying isn’t the book. It’s the creativity and collaboration that takes place around the tabletop. Our mission is to give you as much as you need, then get out of your way.

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Craig R June 17, 2022 8:10 am UTC
Well done. I always loved the James Bond gave you a Quality Result, but the Success Chance table was always rather cumbersome. This maintains the spirit of the QR in a very simple and fast system. I also want to say that I very much appreciate the minimalist approach. While I certainly love a nice high-quality book, I really appreciate having the opposite end of the spectrum. Some of the DIY RPGs are certainly inspiring, but they are just well beyond my artistic skill. This approach reminds me that it's about the story and having fun; the game book itself need not be so lavish. Thank you for that reminder.

One question though. I was unclear on Injury. It seems to be a sort of hit point type pool, but what sets the starting value? My guess is that every player-character has 10 Injury.
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A D April 25, 2022 8:56 am UTC
Are there any conversion notes for Spectres of Mars, or plans to re-release it with the new single D10 system?
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Berin K April 26, 2022 1:25 pm UTC
A new, expanded edition of Spectres of Mars is in the works.
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Berin K April 18, 2022 2:08 pm UTC
If you have purchased the previous edition and have opted in to receive messages from Lightspress Media via DriveThruRPG, please check your email.
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David J April 18, 2022 5:12 pm UTC
I have purchased it, but haven't received any messages. Could you please resend?
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Berin K April 18, 2022 6:06 pm UTC
Contact me through the Lightspress website and I can send it to you.
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This title was added to our catalog on April 18, 2022.