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USR (Unbelievably Simple Role-playing)

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Have you ever fancied yourself as a space-faring adventurer, exploring the vast regions of an alien-filled galaxy? Or what about a master sleuth in Victorian England? Perhaps you want to live out the exploits of a thief in a fantasy realm? With the USR system you can do all this and more. Using the simple rules in this booklet, you will soon be creating exciting stories with your friends while munching on high-carb snacks. 

USR is an easy game to learn but there are optional rules throughout if you fancy making it a bit more advanced. Feel free to add your own rules or change current ones to match your preferences. The most important thing is that you and your group have fun with it.

USR features:

  • Super fast character creation
  • Generic system covering a multitude of genres
  • Rules-lite gameplay that encourages roleplay
  • Role-play centric advancement
  • Quick, modular combat
  • Simple one-die task resolution
  • Dynamic rules for any weapon imaginable

"I am a huge fan of this system. It is simple, elegant, and FREE" - The Mary Sue

"This is a great game - simple, well laid out and very flexible" - Tabletop Diversions

"The system does exactly what it says on the tin and provides a simple yet versatile system" - Lloyd of Gamebooks

Follow the author Scott Malthouse on Twitter @scottmalt

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February 16th, 2014
I have just had a great Sunday afternoon playing USR with my lads. The rules were a great balance between roleplaying and chaos. 10 Lego figures and a couple of sheets of A4... Perfect! [...]
February 14th, 2014
OK. What can I say other than it does what it says on the tin. However. As a seasoned roleplayer I find it too simple. The perfect system for me was the fantastic movie version of the uni system as used for army of darkness by Eden studios. Because I [...]
February 7th, 2014
This is a very rules-lite generic roleplaying game and it does what it says: it's unbelievably simple. There are some optional rules to make it more "advanced" but in its heart it is still a very leightweight system. The rules are clea [...]
February 5th, 2014
A short, sweet rules system, this product is good as is, and provides a framework to hang any type of additional sub-systems you might find necessary off of. While its simplicity and bare bones design might not be everybody's cup of tea, for someone [...]
February 2nd, 2014
It says "Rules-lite gameplay that encourages roleplay" and "Role-play centric advancement". I find these two to be untrue and downright misleading, because these two "features" are essentially non-features. It's like sayin [...]
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January 28, 2012
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