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From the tabletop madness of DM SCOTTY crawls EZD6!

A rules-light D6 RPG system that puts creativity over complexity, but delivers a suprising amount of variation and mechanical wiggle. 

Hey guys it's Hankerin from Runehammer. I have been in the DM Scotty cult for years. He's a great guy, and has a trillion hours at the table. All that creativity and table time really shines in this core book. You can just feel the Scotty-ness. So when this project came across my anvil, I had to throw down my best efforts!

That's when I found Sean Bova, who arted this book with such brilliance. 

Here's what you can expect:

-EZD6 Core rules: D6 dice pooling with a few key innovations like boons and banes, strikes instead of hit points and variable damage, and a fun player micro-resource called karma.

-9 Hero Paths: Scotty cooks the classics with his own spices. Each hero path is nicely separate from the next, with key roles to give you that MVP feeling in your group.

-20 classic monsters, 20 crazy ones: This is my favorite section of the book. Placing emphasis on a monster's narrative specialities, rather than numeric, seems too open-ended, but these horrors just nail it. The entries are tight enough to play cold, but weird enough to mod and enjoy from memory. 

-Tables: No RPG is complete without random ways to select baddies, treasures, NPC names, lair details, story twists, and more. We got those covered.

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To find out more, chase down DM Scotty on YouTube, Patreon, and Discord

Then there's me.. Runehammer.

I can't wait for y'all to dive in to EZD6. Now go forth and roll!

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A Note on EZD6 by Professor Dungeonmaster of Dungeoncraft...

The vermin stepped through a hole in the basement wall, skulking and sniffing. I leaped out and buried my axe in one’s skull. The thief skewered another from behind. The mage torched another, filling the air with the smell of burning rat hair…

That’s how I met DM Scotty. I had seen him, of course, on the DM’s craft, making purple worms out of toilet paper rolls and dungeonscapes out of corrugated cardboard. His YouTube channel, The DM’s Craft, was (and still is!) one of the inspirations for my own, and when he invited me to game with him over Zoom, I jumped at the chance—not just because he’s one of my YouTube idols, but because he was going to run his top-secret EZD6 system.

Some folks say you shouldn’t meet your idols—that it’s often a disappointing experience. But Scotty was just as enthusiastic and gregarious as he is onscreen, and EZD6 was even cooler than I could have imagined! When I received the beta rules, I was blown away. Within 10 minutes I completely understood the system and created a completely original, detailed character. Pretty soon my playtest group were furiously hacking our way through a sewer filled with rat men.   

EZD6 is immediately understandable to experienced gamers and accessible to new ones. You never need to stop to look up rules—everything is right there on your character sheet. Spells can be created on the spot. Karma and hero dice allow players lots of choices. Exploding dice mean you can potentially kill anything—and monsters can kill you.

To my mind, the fast, elegant EZd6 rules allow the game to be more immersive and intuitive—more like watching a movie than playing a TTRPG. So, grab a handful of d6s and let the fun begin!

                                                                                 --Professor DungeonMaster




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Delmar ? August 03, 2023 11:24 am UTC
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Question: what is the bookmarked version for?

Great book, exactly the simplicity I was looking for in ages :)
A big congratulations to DMScotty.
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Scotty M August 03, 2023 11:35 am UTC
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So glad you like the game. The bookmarks make it easy to hop to a chapter or section of the book instantly.
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Chris W July 21, 2023 4:58 am UTC
I'm curious how this might compare with the Year Zero D6 pooled dice system from Free League or the D20 but simple and brilliant system used for Mork Borg?
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Scotty M July 21, 2023 8:48 pm UTC
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For me, the main advantage is that it is not as 'fiddly' or, you might say time wasting as Year Zero (all that decision and rerolls eats up time that quickly adds up at the table). As far as D20 systems they are just a D6 system with more needless range. A 4 on a D6 is the same as a 10 on a D20. Same thing, just more wasted # space. Since you always roll D6 in EZD6 no time is wasted swapping out or collecting different die types. EZD6 is fast and smooth as a butter-slathered game.
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Scotty M July 21, 2023 8:52 pm UTC
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Another option is to check out the numerous vids online.
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Andrew O July 17, 2023 6:42 pm UTC
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Please fix the numbering. When trying to print it gets messed up because the first 6 pages are numbered 1-6, but then pages 7 onward restart at 1. Makes it impossible for me to print for example pages 1-20 odd, then flip around to print other side even. The system interprets two different pages as having numbers 1-6. Could do something like F1-F6, then 1-xxxx so that the system has 1 identifier for each page.
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Scotty M July 18, 2023 12:29 am UTC
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Did you print the file with or without the bookmarks?
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Andrew O July 19, 2023 8:02 pm UTC
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I checked it on both bookmarked and non-bookmarked. If I try to set the print range as 1-10, my print dialog tells me its a 16 page print job.
If I scroll to the 7th page of the non-bookmarked pdf, I see "1 (7 / 120)"
This makes it very hard to print. I'd suggest a different method of "numbering" the intro pages.
i, ii, iii, iv, v...... or F1, F2, F3.... chose any letter. Anything so that there are not duplicate pages with the same number.

I found a wonky walk-around where I printed to PDF, made it an "Image" pdf which causes quality loss, then printed that to real paper.

Love the content, just struggled with the PDF and thought I should reach out to help others.

Thanks
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Kevin G July 12, 2023 1:52 am UTC
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Is that awesome black and green (maybe yellow ... sorry colorblind) hardback version still available?

Either way I'm picking this up. Watched a ton of videos on it and this totally fits my DM style. Congrats to DM Scotty and Runehammer.
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Scotty M July 12, 2023 1:59 am UTC
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Sure is; the hardback has the Murkstrike cover art. Thanks for the support.
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Scotty M July 11, 2023 5:07 am UTC
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Join the Discord: https://discord.gg/hFaAjCSfMs
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Francesco C July 10, 2023 3:18 pm UTC
Hey there folks,
I'd love to get this as well as the Book of Quests hardcover copies, but I can't understand how the print/shipping would work with me being in Italy. The product looks great, but I've had bad experiences with customs and I'd like to avoid getting the books shipped from the US if possible. What do you suggest?
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Scotty M July 09, 2023 8:35 am UTC
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Join the Discord: https://discord.gg/hFaAjCSfMs
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Scotty M July 06, 2023 7:58 pm UTC
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EZD6 PDF is now bookmarked.
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Bruce B July 06, 2023 2:23 pm UTC
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Bookmarked! YAY! Now its even more EZ!!!!
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Eric S June 11, 2023 1:22 pm UTC
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A fun system that's super easy to explain and get started fairly quickly. I taught my group the basics, went through the creation of 3 characters AND played a full adventure from "You meet in a tavern" to "You defeat the Boss and loot the treasure hoard" all in one 5 hour session!
Some things are a bit too vague for me though. The wealth system for instance, when the party loots a monster den, does that put them at wealth level "Moderate" or "Cash Poor"? If the party has gained enough wealth to be at Wealth Level "Lordly Wealth", how many "Lordly" purchases can they make before they have spent so much that they go to the next Wealth Level down? That part of the system (in my opinion) isn't "simple", it's "incomplete".
I understand that this is sort of gonna be a judgement call for the RR, but still, some guidelines could've been laid out in the rules I think. If anyone has any guidance or suggestions on that, it'd much...See more
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Miles R May 30, 2023 11:28 pm UTC
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I made a mistake at checkout and bought the hardback without the pdf. Is there a way to add the pdf later or do I have to purchase the pdf for $12.50? Maybe it just sucks to be me today:)
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Scotty M May 31, 2023 1:10 am UTC
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Oppps, I can help. Email me at dmscotty5@gmail.com and I can send you the PDF.
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Miles R May 31, 2023 3:33 am UTC
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I got the pdf. Thanks for the quick response.
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Steven L May 27, 2023 6:33 pm UTC
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Millions of years ago, in a Galaxy Far far Away...
Great game, BUY IT
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Robert O May 16, 2023 1:36 pm UTC
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Since they don’t allow designers to write reviews, I’ll just write it here.
If you saw the D&D movie and wanted a game that plays like that, this is for you.
It’s very easy to run as a GM and easy to play. We played a whole adventure in one sitting. If I were to play the exact same scenario with a d&d system it would take 3 times as long. Nothing in the game drags because of it’s simple mechanics.
Players have a good amount of character options to make the character they envision. It’s got all the classics, warriors, wizards, and the mechanics make them feel like they’re supposed to with very little overhead on the GM’s part in having to look up the rules.
Some caveats; if you’re looking for a lot of mechanical complexity this may not be for you. Also, because of its rules light nature, it expects the GM to make some on the fly calls about difficulty and mechanics.
But overall, great RPG system.
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Scotty M May 16, 2023 1:50 pm UTC
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Thanks for the review, Robert.
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Joseph A May 04, 2023 4:09 pm UTC
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Take my MONEY!
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Scotty M May 05, 2023 5:44 am UTC
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OK...LOL, enjoy the game.
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Joseph A May 05, 2023 10:38 pm UTC
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Thank you kind sir, I shall enjoy this experience.
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Steve B April 14, 2023 3:27 am UTC
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Man, I have the bug to check this out! If I start with the pdf and then love it so much I want one of the print options, will I have to pay the full print+pdf price, or will I only pay the difference from the original pdf purchase?
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Steve B April 14, 2023 6:43 pm UTC
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Who am I kidding? I can resist anything but temptation! I'm placing an order NOW for the hardcovers of both the Core Rulebook and the Book of Quests!!!
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Scotty M April 27, 2023 12:32 am UTC
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Thanks, much, and enjoy. I was not able to get online so missed the question but the answer is NO...lol. The PDF is a free reward for buying the book.
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Scotty M April 07, 2023 7:06 am UTC
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For more EZD6 check out the EZD6 Book of Quests from Runehammer games.
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Juan M April 09, 2023 5:29 am UTC
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Just in time! In my country is a tradition in April 23 (Saint George's Day) to gift books and roses. I put this new EZD6 book in my wish list.
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