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CORE Micro

CORE produces emergent stories that are character-driven, dynamic, and unpredictable · By Tod Foley

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A topic by Tod Foley created Aug 24, 2020 Views: 177 Replies: 5
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CORE Micro is designed to be modified. There are two basic approaches: Skinning and Hacking.

Skinning

When Skinning CORE Micro, you are essentially taking the CORE system and laying a setting on top of it -- complete with worldbuilding stuff, character stuff, money/wealth stuff, perhaps monsters, factions, etc. You may change the names of Stats or other things, but you're not really writing any new rules that affect the CORE mechanics. If you know your setting material well, this is extremely easy to do. You can prep a session or a whole campaign simply by "translating" characters, locations, and items to the CORE scale.

  • Skins are "For Use With CORE Micro."
    To run your Skin, someone would need a copy of the core rules.

Hacking

When Hacking CORE Micro, you're not only changing the names of Stats or laying a world on top, you're extending the mechanical logic of the system to invent your own tables, skills, and other important subsystems, making a complete game in its own right. This is a lot more work, obviously, and might require some playtesting to make sure it all hangs together. Since you gone this far and changed so much, it makes sense to rewrite the CORE rules (or simply include whole sections) within your own work, thus creating a standalone game that could be played without having a copy of CORE Micro handy.

  • Hacks are "Powered By CORE Micro."
    Standalone games based on CORE, they can be run without requiring the core rules.
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New CORE Hack by Jesse Pyne!

MONSTER HUNT
A CORE World of Post-Apocalyptic Beast-Slaying
Now available in PDF format
Drivethru: https://drivethrurpg.com/product/325716

Developer (1 edit)

New CORE Hack by Tod Foley!

UNNATURAL
A CORE World of Supernatural Adventure
Now available in PDF format
Itch: https://as-if.itch.io/unnatural
Drivethru: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/325970/UnNatural

Developer (3 edits)

New CORE Skin by Kurt Aumueller!

WELCOME TO THE WOODLAND CREATURES WRESTLING ASSOCIATION
Now available in PDF format
Drivethru: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/333538/Welcome-to-the-WWA

Developer (2 edits)

New CORE Supplement by Jesse Pyne!

MONSTER HUNT MAGIC
A magic system for CORE Worlds
Now available in PDF format
Drivethru: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/340322/Monster-Hunt-Magic

Developer (2 edits)

New CORE Hack by John Haremza!

CORETHULHU
A CORE World of Eldritch Horror
Now available in PDF format
Drivethru: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/372695/COREthulhu