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06:55, 24th July 2024 (GMT+0)

Roll For Shoes - Emergent Character and Story.

Posted by ZagHero
member, 25 posts
So many games,
so little time!
Sat 25 May 2024
at 22:53
  • msg #1

Roll For Shoes - Emergent Character and Story

Anyone interested in playing a wacky game of Roll For Shoes? This game was a blast at parties and most of my friends enjoyed playing it. I think we could do a series of episodic games, where once we reach the end goal, the game is over and we start a new one. We can discuss that. I've never ran a long-running game with these rules. The story will be emergent, as will the development of your character. For those of you who have not heard of this game, these are the rules:

Say what you do and roll a number of d6s.
If the sum of your roll is higher than the opposing roll (either another player or the DM), the thing you wanted to happen, happens.
The number of the d6s you roll is determined by the level of skill you have.
At start, you have only one skill: Do anything 1.
If you roll all sixes on your roll, you can get new skill one level higher than the one you used for the action. The skill must be a subset of what happened to you in the action (Say, Athletics 2 if you were climbing a wall, or Teeth of Biting 2 if you were eating a cake).
For every roll you fail, you get 1 XP.
XP can be used to change a die into a 6 for advancement purposes but not for success purposes.

Honestly, I think I'll tweak the rules and use target numbers instead, at my discretion. Other than that, who would like to play?
This message was last updated by the user at 22:59, Sat 25 May.
member, 199 posts
Mon 27 May 2024
at 01:04
  • msg #2

Roll For Shoes - Emergent Character and Story

I've heard of this before, and would like to try it.
Dr. Mindermast
member, 642 posts
Mon 27 May 2024
at 22:41
  • msg #3

Roll For Shoes - Emergent Character and Story

I played this once, many years ago, and had a great time.  Would definitely be up for playing it again.
member, 28 posts
So many games,
so little time!
Tue 28 May 2024
at 03:32
  • msg #4

Roll For Shoes - Emergent Character and Story

For those who are interested, hop on in! I'll make a proper game advertisement for episode one.

link to another game
This message was last edited by the user at 06:22, Tue 28 May.
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