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Adventurous

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Old school vibe, modern design!

Adventurous is a fantasy tabletop roleplaying game (TTRPG) built from the ground up to be as easy to learn and play as possible. Every rule and mechanic is designed to be intuitive and easy to grasp to help you get started in minutes, not hours. Are you feeling Adventurous?

For more information, compatible modules and free quickstart rules, check out Dawnfist.com.

What kind of game is Adventurous?

Adventurous is a rules-light and streamlined fantasy RPG in the OSR vein but with modern and intuitive mechanics. It uses a D6 Dicepool core mechanic that handles everything from combat to jumping across a chasm. Adventurous is built for speed and ease of use, but still offers the eight iconic classes, each with unique abilities and features. Whether you're coming from modern TTRPGs (like D&D 5e), old-school games, or video games, Adventurous will feel familiar.

In the book you will find:

  • 179 pages of tersely written content
  • All the core rules, from character creation to combat
  • Eight iconic classes with distinct abilities
  • A bestiary containing 33 classic creatures, all with unique abilities and behaviour
  • Equipment lists and common services
  • Procedures for dungeon exploration and overland travel
  • Magic items, cursed items and rules for potion brewing
  • A campaign setting and region map with unique rumors to use as adventure seeds
  • 20 pages of Game Mastering advice
  • Character sheets
  • Game master cheat sheet

All the rules and resources you need, in one single book.

Notable features

  • D6 Dice pool core mechanic - The core mechanic of Adventurous, which is used in all situations where the player characters interact with the world, is a dice pool of six-sides dice.
  • Built from the ground up - Adventurous is not built on legacy systems and mechanics. Instead it's built based on feedback and input from players, novice to the TTRPG hobby, to make sure it's all intuitive and easy to grasp.
  • Player facing rolls - All rolls in Adventurous are made by the players. In combat, the player characters roll to hit and then roll to defend the opponent's attacks. This keeps the spotlight on the players and removes strain on the Game Master.
  • Low power progression - As the player characters level up, they won't grow vastly more powerful, instead they will grow "horizontaly" gaining new abilities instead of just increasing in power.
  • Horizontal progression means easy 'drop-in-drop-out' campaigns - The flat power curve in character progression means that a first-level character can play together with a max-level party with no hiccups. This unique design choice allows for smooth open-table play, optimal for episodic and West Marches campaigns.
  • Fast character creation - Creating a character in Adventurous doesn't take more than 10-15 minutes.
  • Slot based inventory - No need to track weight, encumbrance is handled by inventory slots.
  • Unique monster design - Monsters in Adventurous use a random attack mechanic, meaning that both GM and players will be surprised at the tactics employed by monsters.
  • Deadly - Adventurous is a lethal game, a goblin will always pose a threat, at first level and max level.
  • Iconic classes you will recognize - Adventurous is not trying to break new, novel ground when it comes to classes. Instead they are the eight iconic ones you've come to expect, and with abilities and features that let you live out your class fantasy.
  • Dungeon exploration procedure - The procedure and mechanics for dungeon exploration makes it easy for the GM to track time, and adds a layer of time pressure and uncertainty for the exploring adventurers.
Easy to learn, play and run!
Adventurous is designed to be easy to learn, easy to play and easy to run. We hope you will enjoy it and that it will create many fond memories for you and your friends!
For more information on Adventurous, compatible modules and free quickstart rules, check out Dawnfist.com

Images from the book


The warrior class, detailing class feature and abilities as well as talents available when leveling up to allow players to tailor their warrior to fit their preferred play style

First pages of the combat chapter, detailing distances and actions, as well as the unique and efficient initiative mechanic used in Adventurous.

Introduction to the dungeon exploration rules and procedures. These help keep the tension high in dungeons but also helps the GM track time effortlessly!


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Marc K January 12, 2024 8:28 pm UTC
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Hi!

I really like your Adventurous system!

But I do have a couple of questions and a typo:

1. The Warrior Rage ability says "On a strong success the activation of this ability..." What test do you use to activate Rage?
2. Is a Dagger supposed to do as much damage as a longsword?

Typo:

pg 140 Dragon Abilities lists "Tick Scales" instead of "Thick Scales".
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Sebastian G January 15, 2024 4:12 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Hi Marc! Thanks for your purchase, I’m glad you like the book. Here are some answers.<br />
1: Rage, like all class abilities are activated by a test of the primary attribute, so STR for warriors. On a strong success you gain rage and can act again, on a weak success you gain rage and can act next turn, in a failure you do not gain rage.<br />
2: Yes, all weapons are deadly in the right hands.<br />
3: Thanks! That goes in the 2.0 backlog.

Ignore my answers above, the new DTRPG seems to be quite buggy I’m afraid. Took three tries to get the comment to register correctly.
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Jonathan T July 03, 2023 7:18 pm UTC
PURCHASER
Hi there, I just bought the game and it's a good read so far.
I spotted an errata : Page 23, in the top left title, ISPIRATION instead of INSPIRATION
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Sebastian G July 04, 2023 6:39 am UTC
PUBLISHER
Hi Jonathan, I'm glad you like it! Thanks for finding that, it will be fixed in the 2.0 version :-).
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Jonathan T July 05, 2023 3:39 pm UTC
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Nice, thanks :)
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186
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978-91-519-9114-6
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