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Just four pages long, The Pool is a free RPG designed by James V. West. It comes at “short and sweet” from a different place than, say, Risus (which I love), but occupies a similar space. The Pool features clever character creation, suitable for any setting or genre: Making a character is simple: just write […]

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I’ve had long rulebooks on the brain lately[1], which has been making me think about S. John Ross‘ Risus RPG. Risus makes me happy. It’s also really short. How short? Here’s the first half: …and here’s the second half: Yep, Risus fits on the front and back of a single piece of 8 1/2×11 paper. […]

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