Advanced Search

Jaws of the Six Serpents
Quick Preview

Jaws of the Six Serpents

Selected Option:
Softcover, B&W Book
PDF + Softcover, B&W Book

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!
 Customers Who Bought this Title also Purchased
Reviews (4)
Discussions (0)
April 7th, 2016
The size of the book was a little smaller than I expected, but the print was large enough to read.I found the PDQ version easier to understand than the core rules, and the rules lite system much better than most systems. [...]
July 7th, 2011
I bought this PDF when it first came out, and it's one of the few that I like more every time I read through it. Of course I'm a classic Sword & Sorcery fan and a rules-lite game enthusiast. The PDQ system works well with the genre, as characters [...]
July 18th, 2010
Jaws of the Six Serpents is a Medieval-type fantasy genre world for the free PDQ game system. The PDF / book has a very nicely-done layout and wonderful artwork to accent the information. While the setting is very detailed, it tends toward a da [...]
April 14th, 2009
I confess mI'm relatively new to tabletop roleplaying, having a meagre three sessions of Dark Heresy under my belt, but I purchased the JAWS pdf due to the positive things I'd been hearing about the PDQ play system. The core mechanics focus heavily on [...]
Browse Categories
 Follow Your Favorites!
NotificationsSign in to get custom notifications of new products!
 Recent History

Product Information
Gold seller
Rule System(s)
Publisher Stock #
File Size:
7.29 MB
Original electronic
Scanned image
These products were created by scanning an original printed edition. Most older books are in scanned image format because original digital layout files never existed or were no longer available from the publisher.

For PDF download editions, each page has been run through Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software to attempt to decipher the printed text. The result of this OCR process is placed invisibly behind the picture of each scanned page, to allow for text searching. However, any text in a given book set on a graphical background or in handwritten fonts would most likely not be picked up by the OCR software, and is therefore not searchable. Also, a few larger books may be resampled to fit into the system, and may not have this searchable text background.

For printed books, we have performed high-resolution scans of an original hardcopy of the book. We essentially digitally re-master the book. Unfortunately, the resulting quality of these books is not as high. It's the problem of making a copy of a copy. The text is fine for reading, but illustration work starts to run dark, pixellating and/or losing shades of grey. Moiré patterns may develop in photos. We mark clearly which print titles come from scanned image books so that you can make an informed purchase decision about the quality of what you will receive.
Original electronic format
These ebooks were created from the original electronic layout files, and therefore are fully text searchable. Also, their file size tends to be smaller than scanned image books. Most newer books are in the original electronic format. Both download and print editions of such books should be high quality.
File Last Updated:
March 15, 2009
This title was added to our catalog on March 17, 2009.
Silver Branch Games
Publisher Average Rating