Ever played a roleplaying game where only thieves can pick locks, or where rapiers do the same type of damage as clubs? Or where each character has hundreds of different skills, or you have to buy twenty rulebooks to play? FEAR RPG was born out of frustration with games that are so simplistic that any realism is lost, or so complex that they become unplayable. It has been designed from scratch to be realistic yet flexible. It’s a free and complete paper-and-pencil RPG that can be adapted to any fantasy world you care to use. Hopefully there’s enough depth to satisfy experienced roleplayers (e.g. simultaneous second-by-second combat) and enough explanation to give novices a chance too. Comments please via www.fearrpg.net. Thanks.


5 Responses to “FEAR RPG”

  1. Kai Says:

    I understand that there are rpgs that are “too complex” ..
    However the first thing I notice at rulebooks is their size.
    And when I see more than 500 pages, I cannot imagine how these rules will turn out beeing NOT highly complex.
    A glance at the first content-containing pages proves me right: With races beeing randomized (but only, if s.o. wants to) and giving boni/mali to stats, I clearly do not want to read on: this cannot turn out beeing simple ..
    Sorry, but after glancing at the first 10 or so pages I quit reading and deleted the document, as this one threatened to turn out to be the most complex set of rules ever ..

  2. Paul Says:

    I’m sorry the page count scared you off. It’s not a novel that you have to read cover-to-cover. I checked Amazon – the Dungeons & Dragons 4th Edition Core Rulebook Gift Set has 832 pages…

  3. Simon Says:

    Does what it says!! Not too simple (hence 500 pages) – remember this includes spell/monster desc riptions etc. Yet not too complex.

    If you find the contents page too complicated then maybe TIC-TAC-TOE is your sort of game.

    At least read the document and give it a go – its FREE so if you don’t like it you’ve lost nothing.

    The author has obviously spent a lot of time play testing etc. so you should be happy he’s giving it away for nothing.

  4. Connor Says:

    I read some of the rules and it is simple but some of the rules are a tad complex.
    Do you think it would work to remove some rules?

  5. Paul Says:

    5th edition available for free download now. Try it out.