Mechanics Outplay 2021 The System - RPG Crossing
RPG Crossing Home Forums Create An Account! Site Rules & Help

RPG Crossing
twitter facebook

Notices

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old Jan 26th, 2021, 09:49 AM
Bhelogan's Avatar
Bhelogan Bhelogan is offline
Druid of the Coast
 
Tools
User Statistics
Last Visit: Oct 16th, 2021
RPXP: 28964
Bhelogan Bhelogan Bhelogan Bhelogan Bhelogan Bhelogan Bhelogan Bhelogan Bhelogan Bhelogan Bhelogan
Posts: 19,717
Outplay 2021 The System

RPGX Presents
Outplay 2021 The System
OUTSMART OUTROLL OUTLAST
A Lasers and Feelings Hack
With additional inspiration from Swords & Sorcery

You are an adventurer in The Crossing Companions Adventuring Guild. Your specific style and skills make you a valuable team member on your squad, where together you set out on missions to fulfill contracts, find treasure, defeat evil, and bring peace and stability to the world. Of course, it doesn't hurt that you make a few coins along the way doing it.

Character Creation

1. NameChoose an appropriate Name for your adventurer, and give them a descriptive title. Describe what they look like, and give them some personality. A short background story may be appropriate as well.* The Title may describe the type of adventurer they are, or mark deeds they have done in their past, such as Eric the Swordsman, or Chloe the Slayer of Firebreathing Goats.

* For Outplay this will be part of the Character Write-Up

2. RaceChoose a Race, or roll to randomly select one:
Die Roll123456
RaceHumanElfHalf ElfDwarfHalflingExotic*
* Exotic can be any other race of your choice, such as a gnome, tiefling, minotaur, sprite, and so forth.

3. Character Number (CN)
Roll a 1d6, (rerolling any 1s or 6s), or choose a number between 2 and 5. A low Character Number (CN) means you are better with things like magic, perception, knowledge, or persuasion while a high number means you are better with things like weapons, sneaking, athletics, or intimidation.


4. Gear, Signature Moves and Known Spells
Choose 3 pieces of specialized Adventuring Gear (AG) that your character may use on their adventure. They are considered experts in using this gear. Each piece could be a weapon, armor, lockpicks, ropes, or anything that they are specifically trained to use. For any adventurer that can cast spells (Has a CN of 4 or lower), one of these should aid in spell casting such as an orb, a spellbook, a magic wand, a talisman necklace, a holy symbol, or even a magical tattoo. This will be known as your Spell Focus (SF).

Create 2 Signature Move (SM) that your adventurer knows, and is performed using a piece of Adventuring Gear (AG). This could be a special attack, a trick with a rope, or even baking a generations-old secret cookie recipe. For any adventurer that can cast spells (Has a CN of 4 or lower), one of these will be your Known Spell(s) (KS), and is cast using your Spell Focus (SF). The number of known spell(s) you have is based on your CN using the table below:

CNKS
41
32
24

Your Signature Moves (SM) and Known Spells (KP) (created using the Spell Creation Guidelines below) are locked and do not change throughout the adventure.


Playing the Game

Rolling the DiceWhenever you do something that is possible, but could fail, you must make an Outplay Roll. Roll a 1d6. Roll +1d if you are using one of your pieces of Adventuring Gear (AG) or your Spell Focus (SF) to perform the action. Roll +1d if the action is one of your Signature Move (SM) or casting a Known Spells (KS).

Roll the dice and compare the results to your Character Number (CN).
When your action involves physical aspects of your character, such as attacking with a weapon, performing feats of strength, sneaking around guards, you want to roll UNDER your CN. Any Penalty is added to each die roll, and any Bonus is subtracted from each die roll. Count the number of dice that succeed. If a die lands on your CN number exactly, count two successes. This type of roll will be specified as Rolling Low.

When your action involves magic, or mental aspects of your character, such as casting a spell, persuading an NPC, recalling a lost piece of knowledge, or noticing something hidden, you want to roll ABOVE your CN. Any Penalty is subtracted from each die roll, and any Bonus is added to each die roll. Count the number of dice that succeed. If a die lands on your CN number exactly, count two successes. This type of roll will be specified as Rolling High


0 - If none of your dice succeed: You fail miserably. Your action not only fails, but the GM will describe what kind of setback is introduced because of your failure.

1 - If one dice succeed: You barely made it. The GM introduces some kind of harm or cost as a result.

2 - If two dice succeed: You do it well. Congratulate yourself.

3 - If three dice or more succeed: Critical Success! The GM introduces some benefit or extra effect you get.


HelpingIf you would like to help another character with a roll, describe what you are doing to help, and make an Outplay Roll of your own. If successful, they add +1d to their roll.

Wounds When a character is injured, due to events like utterly failing a dangerous task or falling victim to a trap, they gain a Wound. Each Wound adds a Penalty to any Outplay Roll. If a character reaches 5 wounds, they are considered dead. Without the aid of magic, characters will heal one wound per day.

Penalties and BonusesCertain spells, or other narrative effects determined by the GM may grant you a Penalty or a Bonus on rolls. Your GM will tell you if these apply indefinitely until a situation is corrected or if they only apply to your next Outplay Roll.



Magic
If you have any Known Spells (KS), then you know how to use some kind of magic with at least a rudimentary level of proficiency. You may cast a Cantrip (a Spell that has minor effects or gives flavor but provides no mechanical benefit) at will. When you cast any other Spell, you do so using your Spell Focus (SF) and you may cast one of your Known Spells (KS)

Spell Creation Guidelines
1) Choose a name for the spell.
2) Choose an effect for the spell: Healing, Damage, Buff, Debuff, Utility
  • Healing - A healing spell will remove a number of wounds equal to the number of successes on an Outplay Roll. A character may not benefit from a Healing spell more than once per day.
  • Damage - A damaging spell will deal wounds to an enemy equal to the number of successes on an Outplay Roll (see below)
  • Buff - A Buff will affect your team. As a few examples, it may allow them to ignore a penalty from Wound, add a +1d to a future roll, or grant your allies a Bonus, depending on what the spell's intent is.
  • Debuff - A Debuff will affect a group of enemy targets. The effectiveness of the spell will depend on the number of successes on an Outplay Roll
  • Utility - A utility spell affects other elements of the game, not covered under Healing, Damage, Buff or Debuff, such as illusions, or creating temporary objects. The effectiveness of the spell will depend on the number of successes on an Outplay Roll
The duration of any Buff, Debuff, or Utility spell will last for one minute.

Weapon AttacksOn a successful Weapon Attack, damage is determined by the number of successes on an Outplay Roll
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	CN graphic.png
Views:	403
Size:	17.9 KB
ID:	89292   Click image for larger version

Name:	brains.png
Views:	433
Size:	6.9 KB
ID:	89296   Click image for larger version

Name:	brawns.png
Views:	430
Size:	6.3 KB
ID:	89297  

Last edited by Bhelogan; Jun 11th, 2021 at 07:06 PM.
  #2  
Old Feb 2nd, 2021, 01:08 PM
Bhelogan's Avatar
Bhelogan Bhelogan is offline
Druid of the Coast
 
Tools
User Statistics
Last Visit: Oct 16th, 2021
RPXP: 28964
Bhelogan Bhelogan Bhelogan Bhelogan Bhelogan Bhelogan Bhelogan Bhelogan Bhelogan Bhelogan Bhelogan
Posts: 19,717
Also, check out this video discussion on Outplay for 2021

Please post any questions about the system in the Competition rules and rules queries for Outplay 2021 thread.
__________________
Always taking new players for City of Endless Arenas
Contact: dmbhelogan@gmail.com - Check out: My Map Tutorials

Last edited by Bhelogan; Jun 5th, 2021 at 03:18 PM.
Closed Thread

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:22 AM.
Skin by Birched, making use of original art by paiute.( 2009-2012)


RPG Crossing, Copyright ©2003 - 2021, RPG Crossing Inc; powered by vBulletin, Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd. Template-Modifications by TMB