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Silver Branch Games takes the fan-favourite PDQ system into the realms of sword-and-sorcery and the darker sides of fantasy.

People like Jaws because it gives you what you need to get playing quickly, in one compact book, clearly explained and laid out.

The PDQ rules let you define your character by whatever you think is most important about them, and then provide simple frameworks for resolving any type of conflict, from mortal combat to devious negotiations. This book includes the standard PDQ rules, followed by a bunch of new material to slant them towards pulpy and darker fantasy - like danger levels and freeform sorcery.

The setting sketches out a classically-inspired sword and sorcery land. Peoples, outlined in a few paragraphs each, are both origins for characters and locations for adventures. From the bustling streets of Sartain to the forest ruins of Temisarum, from the moors of Kalet to the desolate sands of the Empty Cup, wonder and peril await!

Notes for the GM give advice on running the game and adapting it for different settings.

Also check out these Jaws supplements!

Serpents' Teeth - a GM's resource, with adventures, adventure frameworks and resources for using Jaws.

The Blizzard's Teeth - a standalone adventure with pregen characters, ideal for convention or pick-up games.


 Have you tried the other games in the PDQ family? One basic system, worlds of gaming fun!
 
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Chris B January 30, 2020 6:11 pm UTC
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Seems I was timed out, so I'm putting a review here:

I’ve owned and played J6S for almost ten years. I always had a soft spot for small indies by singular designers. Jaws stands out as a gem among them. The PDQ system is lightweight and easily gets out of the way, and its adoption here for dark fantasy/sword & sorcery themed fun is evocative, elegant and represents a very complete game. After all these years, I’m coming back to say how much I still love it and continue to play it.

As a GM, it’s a delight to run. Mooks and villains can be statted up in a snap with as little as Good [+2] Wolf. The resolution is fast and allows for any type of action one can imagine. The freeform magic system is great, with several flavors of low-powered consistent spellcraft to full powered and dangerous sorcery. It’s easy to construct any kind of low fantasy adventure imaginable.

The world is lightly sketched (which I prefer), but is easily adaptable to any world one wishes. It...See more
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Tim G January 30, 2020 6:27 pm UTC
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Hi Chris. I was just online when DT sent the comment alert. Thanks so much! Very glad to hear people have enjoyed it.

Hey, would it be alright to share your text on my Facebook page?
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Chris B January 30, 2020 7:32 pm UTC
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Absolutely! Then I’m off to finish a solitaire Jaws game. :D
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March 15, 2009
This title was added to our catalog on March 17, 2009.
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Silver Branch Games
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