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OneDice – fast universal roleplay

OneDice – fast universal roleplay

by Monday 13 August 2018
In August 2018 we presented the OneDice Bundle, featuring the quick, easy, and flexible universal system from Cakebread & Walton (Renaissance, Clockwork & Chivalry). Using only a OneDice rulebook, a solitary six-sided die, and just a few minutes of prep time, you can create characters and start running an adventure in any genre — fantasy, science fiction, pulp, steampunk, superheroes, you name it.

To create a OneDice character, divide six points among the attributes Strong, Clever, Quick, and possibly a genre-specific ability like Magic or Cyber. These determine your scores for Health, Defense, and Move. Then choose a few skills and abilities, and you’re ready to play. To accomplish a task, roll one six-sided die and add your relevant attribute and skill scores to beat a target number set by the Game Keeper. It’s simple but never vague. There are rules for everything from piloting aircraft to investigating high-tech devices to negotiating with monsters, plus Stunt Points and a choice of two experience systems — but the rules never get in the way. It’s an ideal pickup system for novices and old hands alike.

Each OneDice title is a standalone rulebook, complete in itself, with the concise OneDice system, campaign settings, and special rules tailored to its genre. This bargain-priced bundle gives you a dozen rulebooks, each a springboard into a new genre — or mix-and-match the rules for your own setting. There were six games in our Starter Collection (retail value $47), including the OneDice rulebooks for Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, Cyberpunk, Steampunk, and Pulp, plus the OneDice Universal rules to create your own worlds and backgrounds.

Those who paid more than the threshold (average) price also got our entire Bonus Collection with six more titles worth an additional $55, including Space, Supers, B Movies, and Robin Hood, and the OneDice versions of two Cakebread & Walton RPGs we already presented in their Renaissance D100 System editions: Pirates & Dragons (in our August 2015 Bundle of the Ages +2) and the steampunk fantasy Abney Park’s Airship Pirates (in the September 2016 Steam-Powered Bundle).

Ten percent of each payment (after gateway fees) went to this offer’s designated charity, Doctors Without Borders.