The 24 hour RPG Project is basically the budding and professional game designer’s equivalent of a triathalon- You put your body, mind and spirit through some major punishment in a race against time, in this case to develop a full, working, playable role-playing game within a mere 24 hours with other peers. Like a triathalon, there’s no “award” for winning; Rather the award is in itself to participate, test yourself, overcome the challenge at hand at your own pace and skill level, and share in the brief glory with your peers. Learn about the history of the project and its creators at 24HourRPG.com
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Most super hero roleplaying games have a huge amount of overhead with rules and math bogging down the super hero action. On the flip side, even the most rules light supers roleplaying systems, bog down with weird non-intuitive mechanics and slow overly detailed character creation. This game’s goal is to make a system in which players can quickly CREATE the heroes and villains for a super human roleplaying experience as well as to promote fast and cinematic/comic book style action and stories quickly and without bogging down with rules.
SuperSpeed uses a set of polyhedral dice annotated as XdY where X is the number of dice to roll and Y is the number of sides the dice has. In SuperSpeed you will likely need several d4, d6, d8, d10 and d12.
Empty Roads is a collaborative road-trip RPG created for the 2015 Loreshapers 24h design contest. The theme was “Meeting Strangers”.
In Empty Roads, a single protagonist, created and narrated collaboratively by all players embarks on a journey, meeting various strangers along the way, interacting with them, shaping their and her own life. The story is shaped by the cliches and stereotypes of the road movie genre.
Welcome to the Cage. This is your new home. You’d better accept it too, for there is no way to leave. You are trapped here. As we are…
Always Lonely, Never Alone is a 24-hour rpg submitted to the 2015 loreshapers contest, meeting strangers. It is about common people suddenly waking up trapped in an unknown complex, the Cage, along with others. Their primary goal is probably to find out how they got there and escape, not necessarily in that order. Above all, though, they have to survive. To do that, they will have to work together, which may prove to be the biggest challenge.
ALNA features quick, random character generation for those who want to get a character fast, special handling of character death, and a light and straightforward set of rules, aimed towards increasing drama and tension.
The game is released under the CC BY-NC-SA license.
In this roleplaying game each of you will play a great hero. You fight the evil forces that threaten the land of the free people. You will fight undead and dragons, daemons and dark elves, orcs and evil cults. And eventually you will fail and die.
New heroes will take the place of the old ones and fight against the enemy your old heroes where not able to defeat. You will learn more and more about the enemy you are facing and in the end you will overcome the evil you are facing.
Eldritch World is an Apocalypse World hack / Trail of Cthulhu mash-up submitted as a 24 hour rpg entry.
Explore the world of H.P. Lovecraft with a fun, rules-light, yet brutal and unforgiving RPG engine Powered By The Apocalypse. Make friends, kill monsters, go insane. Sounds like an average Saturday night.
What? You though you were born a Protagonist? Not a chance! If you want to be the Protagonist of this movie, you’ll have to win the Love Interest’s heart before the other Protagonists-to-be do.
Wacky Love is a game where you take the role of a Protagonist-to-be and square of against the others to become the Protagonist of a Romantic Comedy Movie. Think you’ll be the one?
Sentient Artifacts with magical powers help people through their troubles. For a price, of course. You play both a person in desperation and an artifact and barter for use of powers with the very essence of your being.
Submitted to the 2013 Harder Than Granite 24 Hour RPG Competition.
At the ends of the known world, hidden in a sacred cave, there lie a group of ancient semi-divine beings who have remained in the physical plane to assist those who have yet to achieve divine peace. This game tells the stories of the wanderers who seek nirvana, and the enigmatic guides who determine if they are worthy.
Designed in 24 hours for the 2013 “Harder than Granite” challenge. To play this game you’ll also need some tokens, a magic eight ball, and a copy of the “Mandala of All Things”.
Daring Adventures offers quick, no-prep superhero roleplaying, roughly in the style of golden age comics. It’s for the 2013 24 Hour RPG contest, so it’s in pocketmod form and uses no numbers. You’ll need a deck of cards and some tokens to play, plus good eyes and enough patience to read through once before play; the organization was pretty much dictated by the space constraints, so it’s not written to my usual standard of clarity.
Make The King is a small RPG about three characters trying to become King, while the old King Keeton is dying: the King’s rightful heir, the supreme general, and the King’s bastard son.
They will take turns in trying to gain the King’s favor, but they also must take care of the Kingdom, under attack from an invading army.