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Hmm, not sure whether I should post here or in one of the other 'Share your Project' threads. I'll run with both for now, and if anyone has a suggestion about what would be more appropriate, I'm happy to follow advice!


So far I've posted three micro-RPGs...

Freedom or Toaster: You play as a Robot trying to escape from a busy mall to freedom!

https://caradoc.itch.io/freedom-or-toaster


Brigands of Sherwood: Filch as much loot as possible before Robin Hood makes you give it all away!

https://caradoc.itch.io/brigands-of-sherwood


The Hoppy Pops: You're a Hoppy Pop, a character from one of those weird kid’s shows. In Ep. 9 your Happy Dance opened a gate to Hell!

https://caradoc.itch.io/the-hoppy-pops


All of these are designed to be an evening of fun. If anyone gets a chance to play them, an evening of laughs and general amusement is what I hope you get from them!

So far I've posted three micro-RPGs...


Freedom or Toaster: You play as a Robot trying to escape from a busy mall to freedom!

https://caradoc.itch.io/freedom-or-toaster


Brigands of Sherwood: Filch as much loot as possible before Robin Hood makes you give it all away!

https://caradoc.itch.io/brigands-of-sherwood


The Hoppy Pops: You're a Hoppy Pop, a character from one of those weird kid’s shows. In Ep. 9 your Happy Dance opened a gate to Hell!

https://caradoc.itch.io/the-hoppy-pops


All of these are designed to be an evening of fun. If anyone gets a chance to play them, an evening of laughs and general amusement is what I hope you get from them!

My micro-RPG for this month is called The Hoppy Pops!


https://caradoc.itch.io/the-hoppy-pops


You are a Hoppy Pop, a character from one of those weird kid’s shows. In Episode 9 you did a happy dance, and it opened a gateway to Hell!


A little bit of fun I hope!

I just posted a Micro-RPG: Brigands of Sherwood.


It used to be that a person could make a handy living robbing passers-by in Sherwood forest, but since Robin and his Merry band of fools turned their hand to it, everyone expects a good old dose of ‘giving to the poor’. It’s hard to make a living when every starving beggar has their hand out!

In Brigands of Sherwood the players are criminals trying to end their adventure with as much loot as possible. The characters are simple dishonest thieves trying to steal enough loot to retire. Will they be able to fill their loot tracks? Or will the presence of Robin Hood mean they have to give it all away?

The rules are simple, and players have the chance to take a shot, by flicking a disc or die, to gain a bonus to their skill tests. This expanded edition includes some extra rules and an alternative character sheet, as well as a short adventure sketch.

It's a little game designed really as a one-shot. If you download or play it I'd love to read your thoughts!

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When I first got into role playing the group of gamers I played with each ran a different game with a different system. Over the years we tended toward playing more different systems and different games. I never really got into playing one game to the exclusion of others. For me, every game I played was a new system. 


This has influenced by attitudes now as I am writing games - why wouldn't every game have it's own system? It's what I played. I like learning new systems, and I like the way that new systems play with the story experience around the table - allowing or encouraging different things.  


A new setting feels like it almost demands a new system - the system is the architecture through which we, as players/GMs, experience the world and get to tell stories within it. The system gives wings to the setting, defines and describes it by what it allows and what it pushes the players and GM to do at the table. Those are the drivers and advantages in my view. The challenges sit around getting the system to engender the sort of play you want the game/setting to exemplify, and balance, balance is the other challenge! :D

I just posted my first one-page RPG (well, it's a few more pages, but the rules are one page!). It's called: Freedom or Toaster.


You play as robots trying to avoid capture (and being turned into a toaster) in a busy mall!

Freedom or Toaster

I hope anyone who plays it has half as much fun as I did testing it!

Hi everyone! My name is Giles (he/him), also found as Caradoc in various places around the web.


My first intro to roleplaying was laying on the floor in my room as a young teen and having my mind blown reading the play example at the beginning of the MERP rules. I played MERP and WEG Star Wars for years, and many other systems. I moved away from RPGs and into board games, then back again to miniatures games and RPGs (and board games of course).


I've worked with Spartan Games, Modiphius and Cubicle 7 as a freelance writer, but have been mucking about with my own systems since I first got into role playing. I have only recently decided to start trying to release a few things.


I love RPGs for the fun and friendship they encourage, and the shared stories they create.


If anyone is interested you can find my website here.

My game releases here (only one so far, but many plans underway)...

I'm @caradocp on Twitter and caradoc#3164 on Discord.


Cheers,

Giles.