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Verge 24 $0.00
Average Rating:3.8 / 5
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Verge 24
Publisher: Peril Planet
by Ray W. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 08/11/2011 23:09:30
For a 14 page Fantasy Punk RPG that was written in 24 hour you couldn’t ask for much more. The first few pages give you a real sense for the world how it looks and feels. As I was reading the description of ‘The City’ where everyone lives, I had scene from Dark City and V for Vendetta flash through my mind which later on the Author recommends players watch for inspiration and it is clear that he has done the same.

From there the book describes how the day to day society is run and breaks down the social classes down in to groups explaining how they work together. This gives you as a GM or as a Play a solid but open idea of the setting and how you can build upon it.

The rules are simple roll a handful of D6’s equal to your stats + modifiers and look for successes. This enables both the player and the GM to shape the outcome of the challenge that was being faced. The author himself notes that he didn’t get to the magic section but to be honest with the rules the way that they are it is not hard to add in your own magic system.

Character creation is well laid out and easy to follow. There are a few examples given as well, not that they are really needed but it is always nice to see some included in any RPG. All in all it shouldn’t take more then 10 minutes to create a character and the hardest part of that will be picking a name for them.

Summing up, I highly recommend Verge 24. This is a well laid out, rules light RPG that could be brought to any table taught to the players, have them create a character and be ready to go in about half an hour. While it is missing a magic system it’s not the end of the worlds and the author does acknowledge this right at the front of the book. As it’s free you can’t really complain about the price either. Maybe with any luck in time the author will go back and complete a 2nd edition including a magic system but till then. Download it, Read It & Play it.

Rating:
[4 of 5 Stars!]
Verge 24
Publisher: Peril Planet
by Jason C. [Featured Reviewer]
Date Added: 08/13/2009 17:21:07
For a free game that was written in 24 hours, Verge is really impressive! Okay, that's faint praise. Let me try again.

Verge is a simple, quick game that comes with an evocative setting halfway between Dickens and steampunk. Essentially the system consists of rolling a pool of d6s and counting "successes", which are those that come up 4, 5, or 6. Each of those successes permit the narrator or the player to state one thing about how the conflict goes, which can lead to some interesting back-and-forth, particularly since the areas in which your characters are highly skilled are likely to have more highly detailed narrations and attention from the players.

An excellent start, Verge gives you a lot of different directions that you can go. By its 24-hour, 14-page (plus covers and an ad) nature, it doesn't go into great detail about anything, but it should spark some fun at the table.

The free price adds to the value and the layout is effective. There are no special PDF features.

Rating:
[4 of 5 Stars!]
Verge 24
Publisher: Peril Planet
by Steven W. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 05/29/2009 15:48:31
16 pages of goodness! Verge 24 gives a bit of background color, a bit of rules, and a lot of flavor. The genre is fantasypunk - think Charles Dickens writing Shadowrun in the 19th century - and the setting is more a "tone palette" then a concrete game world, so you can let your imagination go wild. The rules system is very light and narrative, with players and GMs trading facts back and forth based on the number of successes rolled.

Verge 24 is perfect as a "quick-and-dirty" RPG to carry around in your notebook and run on the spur of the moment. Two more things would have given it a perfect 5.0 from me - 1) at least a mention of a magic system and 2) a few more sample characters to get a better feel for the bredth of the game.

Steve W
Baltimore, MD

Rating:
[4 of 5 Stars!]
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