Simply6: A Fast, Light Universal RPG
  • Simply6: A Fast, Light Universal RPG


    Simply6 is a fast, light tabletop roleplaying game for 2 or more players which you can play using just six-sided dice. I put this together over the last couple of days in my spare time (based on something I was playing with in the forums a while back) and have uploaded it to DTRPG. It's only about 20-pages long, and will likely be tweaked and updated after I get some feedback.


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    1. Baumi -
      Awesome tweaks! 8D
    1. procrastonaut's Avatar
      procrastonaut -
      I -do- like v1.5 but some more typos snuck in.

      Living Statue
      Fortitude 5d6 (14) - should be (17)

      Minotaur
      Athletics 4d6 (17) - should be (14)

      Vampire
      Magic 3d6 (14) - should be (10)

      And Minotaur, Ogre, Orc, Troll, and Tyrannosaur all have negatives in Persuasion, Perception, or Knowledge of -1d6 that should result in 2d6 (7) but are listed as 1d6 (3) instead.
    1. jmucchiello's Avatar
      jmucchiello -
      I just noticed the first page. If you are going to explain dice: "If you see something telling you to roll 3d6, then you roll three six-sided dice." You may as well add "and add up the results. So if the three dice read 3, 2, and 5, the result is 10."

      I mean, sure we all know that. But we also know what 3d6 means. So if you are going to explain, explain it fully.

      I still think Equipment should be before Monsters. But that's just me, perhaps. The Advanced Rule section needs a better name. It also should say, each special ability adds to your character level. It can be inferred from the Monster section so maybe it isn't necessary. YMMV.

      Antidote: So, instead of the player rolling 5 or 6 to remove the poison effect, this other character can spend his action automatically removing the poison effect? Is that how it works? (I assume this happens on Phase 4 of combat.)
    1. Morrus's Avatar
      Morrus -
      Quote Originally Posted by jmucchiello View Post

      Antidote: So, instead of the player rolling 5 or 6 to remove the poison effect, this other character can spend his action automatically removing the poison effect? Is that how it works? (I assume this happens on Phase 4 of combat.)
      Yup.
    1. Morrus's Avatar
      Morrus -
      Update v1.6 adds 20 sci-fi monsters to the bestiary section.
    1. jmucchiello's Avatar
      jmucchiello -
      You removed the adventure?
    1. Mr_Gibblet's Avatar
      Mr_Gibblet -
      People asking 5 bucks for less than 10 pages of text always blows my mind.
    1. Morrus's Avatar
      Morrus -
      Quote Originally Posted by jmucchiello View Post
      You removed the adventure?
      Oops! It’s formatted separately, so I have to remember to insert it at the end of the PDF each time I update.
    1. Morrus's Avatar
      Morrus -
      Quote Originally Posted by Mr_Gibblet View Post
      People asking 5 bucks for less than 10 pages of text always blows my mind.
      You sound nice.
    1. Morrus's Avatar
      Morrus -
      @jmucchiello Download it again; adventure restored to its full glory! (should be file 1.6a)
    1. fengmd's Avatar
      fengmd -
      I haven't read all this, but if it's all based on 3D6 and is universal, it sounds similar to a much older and well-established system, GURPS.
    1. Morrus's Avatar
      Morrus -
      Quote Originally Posted by fengmd View Post
      I haven't read all this, but if it's all based on 3D6 and is universal, it sounds similar to a much older and well-established system, GURPS.
      It’s not GURPS. Sorry, zero pointless snark points for you. Thanks, though.
    1. procrastonaut's Avatar
      procrastonaut -
      More typo stomping - hope it’s helpful!

      Assimilator
      All the positives are off by a d6 (+1d6 should = 4d6 not 5 etc). Level might need adjusting depending on how you fix.


      BattlePsyche
      Formatting is wonky. Continues thru Bounty Hunter.


      Blaster Turret
      Under Stationary “the only action they ca take” ca=can


      Bounty Hunter
      Should be Level 5


      Darklord
      Fighting & Defense are off (+2d6 should = 5d6, not 6). Level might need adjusting depending on how you fix.


      Exterminator
      All the positives are off by a d6 (+1d6 should = 4d6 not 5 etc). Level might need adjusting depending on how you fix.


      Hunter Killer HK500
      Fighting is off by a d6 (+1d6 should = 4d6 not 5 etc). Level might need adjusting depending on how you fix.


      Hunter Killer HKX
      Fighting is off by a d6 (+1d6 should = 4d6 not 5 etc). Level might need adjusting depending on how you fix.


      Science Officer
      Should be Level 8


      Star Knight
      Under missile deflection it says “Once per round the dark lord...” “dark lord” Should be “star knight”















    1. Morrus's Avatar
      Morrus -
      Updated to file v1.6b with minor eratta.
    1. jmucchiello's Avatar
      jmucchiello -
      I think charge should be moved to the special abilities section. Why would someone not charge if they were primarily a melee combatant? What is the downside to charging?

      The description in the special section (which still needed a better name) would just say "A charge attack is resolved during the melee phase of combat."
    1. Morrus's Avatar
      Morrus -
      Quote Originally Posted by jmucchiello View Post
      I think charge should be moved to the special abilities section. Why would someone not charge if they were primarily a melee combatant? What is the downside to charging?

      The description in the special section (which still needed a better name) would just say "A charge attack is resolved during the melee phase of combat."
      You remind me of a boss I once had.
    1. jmucchiello's Avatar
      jmucchiello -
      Sorry.

      EDIT: I shouldn't be snarky. I was. I'm sorry about that too.
    1. procrastonaut's Avatar
      procrastonaut -
      Is “Simply Supers” by DumpStat Studios (brand new on DTRPG, no preview available) affiliated in any way w/ Simply6?

      i ask because I believe that exact name was proposed earlier in this thread.

      https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product...c=newest_since
    1. jmucchiello's Avatar
      jmucchiello -
      I'm the one who proposed such a supplement earlier in the thread. (And I have half a document written.) But I am not associated with the makers of the above file and know nothing about it. (And my suggestion was SimplySuper, not Simply Supers. The space and the s differ.)
    1. Morrus's Avatar
      Morrus -
      Quote Originally Posted by procrastonaut View Post
      Is “Simply Supers” by DumpStat Studios (brand new on DTRPG, no preview available) affiliated in any way w/ Simply6?

      i ask because I believe that exact name was proposed earlier in this thread.

      https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product...c=newest_since
      No connection, and looking at it it's a different system.
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