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Written by: Kyle Schuant

Generic just got interesting! The game you want - where generic system does not mean bland! We kill bland and take its stuff! Then get bored and take something interesting's stuff! We are a violent generic engine! This is the system Ninjas fear!

Okay, maybe we're hamming it up a bit.

d4-d4 is a roleplaying system best suited to the sorts of games people play: realistic in flavour, with short campaigns friendly to newbies.

A die roll of two four-sided dice, the one subtracted from the other and added to a Trait, and compared to a Difficulty level, resolves most actions. Traits are rated with a description, so that you can say, "Djim is an Outstanding Cook," or "Jane is a Middling Swimmer." From that, you get a performance from Crap to Famous.

The system is designed to allow a range of game styles, from Hack to Thesp. Not only do some Traits compliment one another - so your Excellent Physics can help your Middling Engineering - but personality aspects help, too. This encourages you to bring the character's personality out.

d4-d4. Pyramid versus pyramid, just like ancient Egypt only better.

Current reviews we know of:
- Review by Will Perman at Gaming , "a rare pearl... the rules are very easy to understand..."
- Review by Rob Muadib , "To summarize, D4-D4 is good. It is a solid and workmanlike system based around a descriptive and narrative style of mechanics."
- Review by Berin Kinsman, Uncle Bear, "Final word: d4-d4 is well worth your time and money. Good touch all around."

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Rob M. [Featured Reviewer]
October 4th, 2005
PRESENTATION & LAYOUT The PDF itself is 89 pages laid out in a single column. The fonts are readable with color being used for section titles. Colored text boxes are used to highlight rules options and notes. It is serviceable and readable, [...]
July 26th, 2005
D4-d4 has often been compared to Fudge, another(among quite a few others, really) game with adjective ladders. But for me D4-D4 has the feel of GURPS done right, with all its associative traits and such--but without the excessive crunch in chargen. I [...]
January 6th, 2005
First of all it's important to note that d4-d4 is extremely well written. Dispensing with the geak speak this manual delivers its message in a clear, concise, and easy-to-read manner. There are touches of humour and nuggets of wisdom tucked into betwee [...]
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