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From the tabletop madness of DM SCOTTY crawls EZD6!

A rules-light D6 RPG system that puts creativity over complexity, but delivers a suprising amount of variation and mechanical wiggle. 

Hey guys it's Hankerin from Runehammer. I have been in the DM Scotty cult for years. He's a great guy, and has a trillion hours at the table. All that creativity and table time really shines in this core book. You can just feel the Scotty-ness. So when this project came across my anvil, I had to throw down my best efforts!

That's when I found Sean Bova, who arted this book with such brilliance. 

Here's what you can expect:

-EZD6 Core rules: D6 dice pooling with a few key innovations like boons and banes, strikes instead of hit points and variable damage, and a fun player micro-resource called karma.

-9 Hero Paths: Scotty cooks the classics with his own spices. Each hero path is nicely separate from the next, with key roles to give you that MVP feeling in your group.

-20 classic monsters, 20 crazy ones: This is my favorite section of the book. Placing emphasis on a monster's narrative specialities, rather than numeric, seems too open-ended, but these horrors just nail it. The entries are tight enough to play cold, but weird enough to mod and enjoy from memory. 

-Tables: No RPG is complete without random ways to select baddies, treasures, NPC names, lair details, story twists, and more. We got those covered.

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To find out more, chase down DM Scotty on YouTube, Patreon, and Discord

Then there's me.. Runehammer.

I can't wait for y'all to dive in to EZD6. Now go forth and roll!

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A Note on EZD6 by Professor Dungeonmaster of Dungeoncraft...

The vermin stepped through a hole in the basement wall, skulking and sniffing. I leaped out and buried my axe in one’s skull. The thief skewered another from behind. The mage torched another, filling the air with the smell of burning rat hair…

That’s how I met DM Scotty. I had seen him, of course, on the DM’s craft, making purple worms out of toilet paper rolls and dungeonscapes out of corrugated cardboard. His YouTube channel, The DM’s Craft, was (and still is!) one of the inspirations for my own, and when he invited me to game with him over Zoom, I jumped at the chance—not just because he’s one of my YouTube idols, but because he was going to run his top-secret EZD6 system.

Some folks say you shouldn’t meet your idols—that it’s often a disappointing experience. But Scotty was just as enthusiastic and gregarious as he is onscreen, and EZD6 was even cooler than I could have imagined! When I received the beta rules, I was blown away. Within 10 minutes I completely understood the system and created a completely original, detailed character. Pretty soon my playtest group were furiously hacking our way through a sewer filled with rat men.   

EZD6 is immediately understandable to experienced gamers and accessible to new ones. You never need to stop to look up rules—everything is right there on your character sheet. Spells can be created on the spot. Karma and hero dice allow players lots of choices. Exploding dice mean you can potentially kill anything—and monsters can kill you.

To my mind, the fast, elegant EZd6 rules allow the game to be more immersive and intuitive—more like watching a movie than playing a TTRPG. So, grab a handful of d6s and let the fun begin!

                                                                                 --Professor DungeonMaster




 
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Fredrick R June 23, 2022 8:20 pm UTC
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My Campaign Leveling System borrowed a bit from Space Gamer Magazine
Level 1 = 1 Mulligan – ie reroll any dice 1x in a Story (Adventure)

Level 3 = +1 more Mulligan

Level 5 = +2 more Mulligans

Level 7 = +1 more inclination

Level 9 = +2 more Mulligan + Gain a title and domain if char does not currently have one

Level 10 = All Rolls against character are at -1

Level 12 = All Rolls against character are at -2
To gain level at end of session players will argue with RR for Ignobles. All 9 of the Ignobles must be checked off to gain the next level. Can not check off Ignobles for next level until all checked off for current level. No forging ahead. The deeds must become ever greater and challenging.

Adventure / Travel /Intrigue
Bard’s Tale / Fame / Triumph
Battle / Military / Strategy
Crafty Deeds / Cunning Skill Use
Magic / Fathoming the Unknown
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Fredrick R June 23, 2022 7:40 pm UTC
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I'm planing on taking the Craft Engine and Faction Engine from Lavender Hack and adding to this to make it a bit deeper play
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Scotty M June 23, 2022 8:55 pm UTC
EZD6 is super hackable
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Fredrick R June 24, 2022 3:55 am UTC
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And that is a good thing :)
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Scotty M June 24, 2022 5:19 am UTC
Agreed
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Daymon M June 23, 2022 4:02 am UTC
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Is it possible to do a campaign with this rule set or is it just for one shots?
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Alex P June 23, 2022 4:17 am UTC
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I think you can definitely campaign!!
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Scotty M June 23, 2022 4:17 am UTC
There is no "leveling up" in the traditional sense in the game but there are suggestions for campaign play. I personally have run long campaigns that concentrate on story and not game mechanic gimmicks.
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Fredrick R June 23, 2022 8:23 pm UTC
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See my two post above ...I posted a leveling system
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Alex P June 23, 2022 1:37 am UTC
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First off, this is easily my favorite rpg I have ever read in all my years of searching! I feel like DM Scotty looked into my soul and gave me everything I could ever want in an rpg, all in one book! I honestly can't believe how awesome this system is!

One quick question regarding the fighter/marksman inclinations. In both, it says "If you are already trained, you can't take this inclination." Does trained refer to hero paths? For example, are warriors unable to take the fighter inclination because they already have a boon in melee weapons?
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Scotty M June 23, 2022 2:52 am UTC
Correct...But a Warrior could take the marksman inclination as they are only trained (have a boon) in melee.
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Scotty M June 23, 2022 4:45 am UTC
Also glad I could fill that need for a compact and table-smart RPG. This is the game I had wished for and I got tired of waiting around and made my own. Many hours of play went into this to distill as much table fun as I possibly could.
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Colin T June 22, 2022 9:53 am UTC
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Scotty, why didn’t you use your d6 luck dice system in EZD6 ?
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Scotty M June 22, 2022 12:23 pm UTC
The Luck Dice # range is too large so "karma" is a scaled-down version but essentially the same thing.
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Colin T June 23, 2022 5:19 pm UTC
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The Karma system though seems way too over powered, giving the players the ability to change dice rolls, also adds more bean counting, which seems oddly out of place given the ethos of the EZD6 system.
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Scotty M June 22, 2022 2:29 am UTC
Check out this video review:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QZUjGyQtYI
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Carl H June 21, 2022 7:16 am UTC
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Hello,

Is this system compatible with OSR-style adventures?
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Scotty M June 21, 2022 7:45 am UTC
The mindset is very OSR style of play but it doesn't use the same rules. The system is super easy to hack into any adventure. Any adventure could be quickly converted and I would even say you could do it as you play. It is that easy once you learn the simple ruleset.
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Joseph S June 20, 2022 3:41 pm UTC
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Like many I suspect, I discovered this game through Dave Thaumavore's recent video review. I bought the Hardcover+PDF, and am extremely pleased with the game, after just a basic review of the PDF. Can't wait to add the physical POD copy to my shelf!
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Scotty M June 20, 2022 4:19 pm UTC
Thanks again and enjoy. Dave gave an insightful review of the game.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRwoHUFILpY
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jason M June 18, 2022 2:14 am UTC
If you want me to buy this, I will need to see a pitch on YouTube from both Hankerin and Professor Dungeon Master. I will be waiting and watching. : >
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Scotty M June 18, 2022 2:23 am UTC
A hard sell...lol
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Craig S June 18, 2022 6:01 pm UTC
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Hankerin has been talking up EZ D6 a few times lately in his Hard Suits campaign recaps.
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Scotty M June 18, 2022 7:59 pm UTC
Well, that's half the requirement...Check out Prof DM's comments about it on EZD6.com
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Wayne R June 15, 2022 2:26 pm UTC
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I came here to mention a few titbits, but it looks like they have already been noted and responded to. So all I think I can add is that although the character sheet it kick XXX, it is missing a miraculous Save entry which bothers me much more than it should. :D Otherwise, great job on this and I can't wait to get it to the table!
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Scotty M June 15, 2022 3:34 pm UTC
We shall rectify this. Thanks for noting it.
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Colin T June 15, 2022 6:32 pm UTC
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I don’t want to upset anyone but I was a little disappointed with the character sheet, usually it’s the first thing I look at when picking up a new system and you can tell a lot from a good character sheet, but with all the fantastic artwork from Sean throughout the book I guess I was expecting something a bit more thematic or different. I’m a patreon of Hank’s shieldwall and love all his work but I can’t help feeling the sheet is just a bit bland.
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Scotty M June 15, 2022 7:53 pm UTC
I really like the sheet but everyone has different tastes for character sheets. I'm sure the EZD6 community will come up with some alternates.
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Colin T June 14, 2022 9:28 pm UTC
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Will we be getting an official EZD6 forum? Or are we to use the Runehammer forum for discussion and thought sharing madness?
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Scotty M June 14, 2022 11:29 pm UTC
No forum yet but we have discord: https://discord.gg/N7f2XCsQ
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Colin T June 14, 2022 9:20 pm UTC
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Any plans to release a page template? So folks can start creating additional homebrew supplements in the style of EZD6, such as adventures, rule hacks and new hero paths. Like Hank released an adventure template for ICRPG.
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Scotty M June 14, 2022 9:24 pm UTC
plans in the future yes.
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Ludwig T June 13, 2022 4:28 pm UTC
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Any VTT support plans? A d6 system with drag and drop boon for rolls would be nice.
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Scotty M June 13, 2022 4:33 pm UTC
Not at the moment, but perhaps in the future. An independent modder could create it.
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Marco E June 13, 2022 2:04 pm UTC
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Is the PDF bookmarked? Thanks :)
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Scotty M June 13, 2022 2:27 pm UTC
It is not but that is an oversight that will be recified.
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Marco E June 13, 2022 7:50 pm UTC
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Thanks for the quick answer. In the meanwhile, you sold one more copy. This game feels just insanely fun!
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Scotty M June 13, 2022 8:08 pm UTC
So glad you like it.
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Scotty M June 13, 2022 6:30 am UTC
You can download a Hero Sheet at: https://www.ezd6.com
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rob C June 13, 2022 1:19 am UTC
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I just bought the pdf. Thanks for the prompt response.
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Scotty M June 13, 2022 1:24 am UTC
So very welcome. Enjoy the game.
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