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The Chimera RPG® Beta Rules

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The Chimera RPG Beta Rules is a lightweight roleplaying game framework designed to provide ultimate creative flexibility while saving you time. Turn whatever inspires your creativity into a playable table-top RPG in record time.

  • Streamlined mechanics for fast action resolution
  • 11 character classes you can translate to any genre or setting
  • 20 universal abilities define anything (and everything) your character can do
  • Player-defined advancement lets you shape your character's growth
  • 50 perks and flaws you can use to customise the rules without breaking the system
  • 52 powers to cover spells, miracles, psionics, or weird science
  • Unique combat system provides realistic results with the speed of "old-school" games
  • Create NPCs and monsters in minutes
  • Sandbox development tools to let you create entire settings in a matter of hours

Fast and customisable, Chimera Beta is easy to learn and fast to play. Run the game you want - in any setting or genre - with minimum preparation so you can make the most of your precious gaming time.

The Chimera RPG® Beta rules were first introduced as the “Chimera Basic Rules” in 2011. With the release of the revised Chimera RPG® Basic and Core rules in 2018, we’ve renamed this ruleset to reflect its status as the published origin of the Chimera RPG®. As such, it is no longer officially supported by the publisher, but in the interest of supporting existing players, we’ve opted to release this version under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International license, which allows authors to share and adapt the material in any medium or format for any purpose, even commercially.

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February 19th, 2016
A universal game, which means half or more of the rules have nothing to do with you. Nevertheless it has some good ideas. Character advancement is actually rather random, with a roll to see if you improve or not. Also no normal traits, just skills out [...]
November 16th, 2007
Fans of Tru20 would probably appreciate this game. It's another attempt at streamlining OGL and does so in a similar manner [stats are bonuses]. Chimera offers 4 attributes rather than 6 [wisdom and charisma are gone], a customizable traits, flaws and [...]
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April 02, 2018
This title was added to our catalog on June 02, 2006.