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Hillfolk
Publisher: Pelgrane Press
by Giles R. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 11/18/2017 02:37:48

Hillfolk uses an innovative ruleset to place social interactions between characters at the heart of the game. It's aim is to make an RPG play more like one of the blockbuster TV series we get these days.

The story will be largely player led, with the GM almost on an equal footing as the players in terms of input.

The rules for physical confrontations are quite light, good if you want to focus on the drama played out by the characters. If not you could easly replace them with your favourite rule system for more crunch. I kept thinking this would be a perfect system for a Runequest campaign where all the players were members of the same tribe.



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[5 of 5 Stars!]
Hillfolk
Publisher: Pelgrane Press
by Matthew I. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 05/26/2017 19:13:15

As far as ROLEplaying systems go I don't think you'll find one better. The character creation and dynamic scenes the systems create are so engaging and compelling I have used the system copy paste entirley into my other systems campaigns and my players love it. This system doesn't bother with complicated rules and stats it is simply a shared roleplaying story telling experience pure and simple. Fantastic pick up even for the most stat focused roleplayer if not just to spice up the times they do delve into a bit of deep roleplaying.



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Hillfolk
Publisher: Pelgrane Press
by Patrick H. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 11/27/2016 21:43:54

Holy crap, it's a social-minded system-based game that actually works!



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[4 of 5 Stars!]
Hillfolk
Publisher: Pelgrane Press
by Lars L. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 11/10/2016 14:10:53

For everyone who likes to play Fiasco-style narrative RPG as a ongoing game not only as a one-shot. Additionally there are a lot of scenarios available.



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Hillfolk
Publisher: Pelgrane Press
by Tiest V. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 02/28/2015 08:20:55

I love it. A great, pragmatic, balance between 'traditional' RPG and 'group-story-telling'.



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Hillfolk
Publisher: Pelgrane Press
by Jean N. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 11/15/2014 04:18:22

This is by far the best system I have ever played to build an interesting narrative fiction. When I first read it, it sounds too simple to be true and I was doubtful. Indeed, it is a work of genius, the abstract analysis of what really matters in a good fiction, and what hidden mechanisms lie beyond the flow of a good story. And it brings it into a game, full of suspens, twist, tense relationships, constant evolution. Exactly what makes you want to know more in a good tv serie. I am pretty sure it will spread around quickly. To sum up, it is a very clever way of framing scene and relationships and stakes, that enables to build up a complex and rich background, while keeping roleplay very free-form. Most of the creation and narration power remains in the hand of the players, the GM having mainly a coordination role. There is somewhere (on the publisher site) a free version of the rules themselves. Here I am focusing on the Drama System itself, the rules to simulate drama. Read them and be full of doubts first, as I did, thinking that it is too simple. They try them out. They you'll start to see the huge potential. A system is not good for what it does but it is good for what it allows you to do. It only requires very few simple ideas to make a very good system, but it takes a very sharp, abstract and creative mind to invent them.



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