Fast not only as a system…
…but also as a gaming tool for a certain setting game. Gaming adaptations (from novels, movies or TV shows) have a huge bunch of pages to set the scenario and to precisely stat the people who inhabit it. It’s great to have such encyclopedic knowledge at hand, but it’s a tedious reading and requires time. Risus is great for an almost instantaneous play. If everyone in your group...
Now with a totem pole (of sorts)
Sort of, anyway. I took images from the Risus fonts (provided by and © S. John Ross) and built a silly little decoration for the site. I hope you like it.
My RPG History
Just to show that I’m not all Risus, here’s a somewhat complete list of commercial RPGs that I’ve owned/played over the years: AD&D (1st edition) Alternity Amazing Engine Amber Diceless BattleTech Bushido Car Wars Champions Chill (original Pacesetter) D&D (Original) DC Heroes (Mayfair) DragonQuest Gamma World GURPS Hunter Planet Man, Myth, and Magic ...
Risus Makes the Top 25 RPGs List →
Very cool that Risus made the final cut for the top 25 RPGs . I believe that it is the only one to make the list that is totally free as well (although FUDGE made the honorable mention list).
I’ve been wondering if anyone, anywhere, is using the rules I put together over at Risusiverse for playing Risus online?
Why use Risus if you GM a different RPG
You are a GM and you really have never looked at Risus. That’s fine (I’m no longer surprised at the number of people who have never even heard of Risus, let alone never played it). However, you might want to check it out to see if Risus can be a tool for you to use. The most basic use of Risus as a GM tool is to provide a shortcut way to define various things in your campaign. Why...
Preview of Risus Playground
I’ve been playing around a bit, and have put together my first attempt at publishing a setting for Unearthed Playgrounds. Here, for your perusal and review, Risus Playgrounds (PDF). Assuming that there is positive feedback, I’ll be making a permanent section at Unearthed Playgrounds for various settings.
I think that the first of my settings I’m going to put into PDF format is Risus Playground. It makes sense to start with that one for my regular site (Unearthed Playgrounds). It should fit into something nice and small, and I will be able to format it nicely using Pages. Look for it soon!
If the notes for adventure design in the Companion aren’t enough for you (or you don’t have the Companion since it isn’t required to play Risus), you might want to check out Instant Game from Animalball (I found it via a post at The Free RPG Blog). This is a game all about creating a setting with a few judicious roles of percentile dice. At a minimum, you roll 4 times: once for...