6d6 Core - A Game for the 21st Century
"This is a really tight little rules set that is very detailed. I’ve played and enjoyed card-based systems before and I’m impressed with the innovation for play and the interplay of cards and flow that go into making up actions. It changes the dynamic from a typical tabletop RPG and even from the other card-based RPGs I’ve played. The freedom to design an action from all your cards is compelling." - The Rhetorical Gamer, review of 6d6 Core
"The game scenario will work brilliantly and you’ll probably never get the same exact results twice. 6d6 RPG and Outbreak! definitely seems like a winning combination to me. It’s not your average RPG, and that makes it very intriguing." - Game Knight Reviews, review of Oubreak!
Hello, I'm Chris Tregenza
I wrote 6d6 because I did not have the time to read a 300 page rule book. I wrote it because I was frustrated by players' turns taking 10 minutes as they worked out the modifiers to their attack roll for each the seven different spell effects currently running. I wrote it because I wanted game mechanics that supported my role-playing and characterisation.
I released it under the Creative Commons because I want people to share and pass round my PDFs. I made everything available free-to-read online because buying an RPG product should never be a leap in the dark and I created the Living Document Promise because I believe you should only need to buy a game once.
What is the 6d6 Core?
The 6d6 Core explains how to play the 6d6 RPG from first principles right up to expanding the game. The table of contents and everything else in the book can all be read online. As the core rule set, the book does not come with any details about a setting or pages of monster stats and character types. These the GM will have to create, or they can us the growing library of adventures and settings.
What is Outbreak!?
Outbreak! is an adventure set during a zombie apocalypse and is designed to be played over one or two sessions. It has been 6d6's staple demonstration game for the last eighteen months and has been polished into a great introductory adventure.
What is in the Starter Pack?
The starter pack contains the designs for 240 cards suitable for use in a modern-day setting, and is an ideal starting point for the GM interested in developing their own settings or adventures. For ease and speed of printing the cards are formated 10 per A4 page and laid out to fit the Avery C32011 'print-your-own' business card range.
The Living Document, What Is That All About?
6d6 believe you should only have to buy a game once and not need to spend more money just because the publisher decides to release a new edition. After buying and registering any 6d6 product, we promise that no matter how many versions, editions and updates of the 6d6 Core or Outbreak! we do in the future, you will always be able to download the latest version.
Anything Else I Should Know?
6d6 is an open company. All our plans are discussed in public and our financial situation can be read about on our blog. We are building a company for long-term success which means we have to support and reward our writers. Instead of paying them royalties, we pay them one third of the sales price (excluding the reseller's cut). So whatever you pay for this PDF, after RPG Now take their 35% cut, two thirds cover the company's overhead and one third of that goes to the writer.
Any More Questions?
If you have any questions about 6d6, the core rules, Outbreak! or the business, or if you are interested in writing for 6d6, please just ask. We can be found on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.