Friday, August 7, 2015

#RPGaDAY2015 Day 7: Favorite Free RPG

My favorite free rpg is The Window.  This is a simple system in which characters assign dice to their skills.  For example, my character might be “a crack shot with a rifle (D8)”.  To accomplish something you roll your skill and try to get a 6 or under.  If you are in a contest with someone, you both roll and the lower roll wins.

The Window is very simple are is made for narrative games.  I enjoy it so much because it is easy to understand and I was once in a play-by-forum zombie game that used The Window as its ruleset.  That game was a ton of fun.  All of the players just focused on doing stuff; we never thought about stats or rules,  We just role-played and had a ton of fun.

You can read and download the rules for The Window here.