Free The Tension Engine SRD: Unleash Cinematic Thrills


Welcome to the heart-stopping realm of the Tension Engine, the TTRPG system that powers Gamenomicon’s first ever published game, the pulse-pounding 1980s alt history, pulp horror game – Party First!

Roll and Keep System: Dive into the action with a sleek d6 system, where every roll propels your story forward. The Tension Engine focuses on building and breaking tension in a cinematic manner, ensuring every moment is filled with suspense and excitement.

Dynamic Tension Mechanic: Feel the pulse of the story as tension dynamically adapts to the challenges your characters face. Unlocking a car in calm circumstances may be a breeze, but as tension escalates and an adversary such as a slavering werewolf gives chase, the difficulty intensifies, creating heart-pounding moments of suspense.

Narrative Climaxes: Experience the power of tension breaks, introducing smaller climaxes throughout play. Whether facing a terrifying foe or unraveling a mysterious plot, Tension Engine provides a dynamic canvas for unforgettable storytelling moments and shaping the narrative in unexpected ways.

Rules Light, Fast-Paced Play: Originally crafted for quick, rules-light one-shot games, the Tension Engine offers rapid character and adversary generation. Dive straight into the action, making it perfect for both newcomers and seasoned gamers seeking a streamlined, immersive experience.

Versatile & Accessible: Whether you're a seasoned game master or a first-time player, Tension Engine's versatility invites you to shape your own tales of suspense. Elevate your tabletop gaming with a system where tension isn't just a mechanic; it's the driving force of your narrative.

Elevate your tabletop gaming with Tension Engine – where every roll, every decision, ratchets up the suspense in a pulse-pounding journey!

Other Tension Engine Games by Gamenomicon:

Party First - 1980s alt history where players fight pulp horror and the forces of communist bureaucracy.

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