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By the late 1970s, the Chaosium staff realized that Steve Perrins RuneQuest system had the potential to become a "house system", where one set of game mechanics could be used for multiple games; Greg Stafford and Lynn Willis proved that theory by boiling down the RuneQuest rules into the thin 16-page Basic Role-Playing 1980. Hero Games used their Champions rules as the basis for their Hero System. The Pacesetter house system centered on a universal "action table" that used one chart to resolve all game actions. Steve Jackson became interested in publishing a new roleplaying system, designe ...

3d20 system

The 3d20 system is the role-playing game system used in Neuroshima and Monastyr. Like the d20 System, it uses twenty-sided dice, but unlike that system it most typically uses three.


3D&T, formerly known as "Defensores de Toquio", is a Brazilian tabletop role-playing game, created by Marcelo Cassaro. It is designed to be a very simple, beginner-friendly game system.

Active Exploits

Active Exploits is a diceless set of role-playing game rules by Precis Intermedia Gaming. The core rules are distributed for free as a pdf file, for a fee as a printed book. There are a number of published game settings and official game conversions which use these rules. The system is considered innovative, but more in common with GURPS and Unisystem, rather than other diceless games such as Amber and Nobilis The game has options for freeform and live action role-playing, as well as for converting the game to other systems. Ample conversion rules allow the adaptation of the engine to a nu ...


Alternity is a science fiction role-playing game published by TSR in 1998. Following the acquisition of TSR by Wizards of the Coast, the game was discontinued in 2000 as part of a broader rationalisation of TSRs business holdings, but it retains a small and devoted fanbase. Parts of Alternity as well as TSRs classic Star Frontiers game have been incorporated into the d20 Modern game, especially the d20 Future setting. The first campaign setting for the Alternity game, the Star*Drive setting, was introduced in 1998. A new game called Alternity was published in June 2018 by Sasquatch Game St ...

Amazing Engine

Amazing Engine was a series of role-playing game books that was published by TSR, Inc. from 1993 until 1994. It was a generic role-playing game system - each publication employed the same minimalist generic rules, as described in the Amazing Engine System Guide, but each world book had an entirely different setting or genre. David "Zeb" Cook was credited with the design of the game rules.


ⓘ Role-playing game systems

  • A generic or universal role - playing game system is a role - playing game system designed to be independent of setting and genre. Its rules should, in theory
  • A role - playing game system is a set of game mechanics used in a role - playing game RPG to determine the outcome of a character s in - game actions. By
  • Fate is a generic role - playing game system based on the Fudge gaming system It has no fixed setting, traits, or genre and is customizable. It is designed
  • Fudge is a generic role - playing game system for use in freeform role - playing games. The name FUDGE was once an acronym for Freeform Universal Donated
  • A tabletop role - playing game or pen - and - paper role - playing game is a form of role - playing game RPG in which the participants describe their characters
  • A role - playing game sometimes spelled roleplaying game abbreviated RPG is a game in which players assume the roles of characters in a fictional setting
  • An indie role - playing game is a role - playing game published outside traditional, mainstream means. Varying definitions require that commercial, design
  • High Adventure Role Playing HARP is a fantasy role - playing game designed by Tim Dugger Heike A. Kubasch, and published by Iron Crown Enterprises ICE
  • A role - playing video game commonly referred to as simply a role - playing game or an RPG as well as a computer role - playing game or a CRPG is a video
  • abilities. These games often use action game combat systems similar to hack and slash or shooter games. Action role - playing games may also incorporate action - adventure