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Challenger: Roleplaying Game Core Rules

Challenger: Roleplaying Game Core Rules

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by David Dostaler
     
 

A new Challenger is here...


This is a pen and paper tabletop roleplaying game, not a computer game. If you're looking for one of those, I'm afraid you'll have to look elsewhere. I highly recommend the dungeon-crawling German rogue-like "Lost Labyrinth" which is free to download and a purely awesome game.


If you're

Overview

A new Challenger is here...


This is a pen and paper tabletop roleplaying game, not a computer game. If you're looking for one of those, I'm afraid you'll have to look elsewhere. I highly recommend the dungeon-crawling German rogue-like "Lost Labyrinth" which is free to download and a purely awesome game.


If you're interested in the RPG, you've come to the right place.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940011538339
Publisher:
David Dostaler
Publication date:
09/14/2011
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
40,879
File size:
3 MB

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Challenger RPG is a table top pen and paper roleplaying game similar to Dungeons and Dragons. You will need (apart from these rules): a set of polyhedral dice which you can purchase at most hobby shops, bookstores, and online; a sheet of paper for each player, pencils, imagination, and 2 or more players.


For more information on roleplaying games, please see my book "How to Play a Roleplaying Game and Win" available on Amazon Kindle. Kindle emulation is free, so you can always check out my books there.


If you'd like the book to be made free, please let me know via e-mail. Thank you.

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Challenger: Roleplaying Game Core Rules 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 133 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a classic rpg. Its not a video game, lol. Games like this involve a lot of imagination. Simply follow the rules and maybe a few house rules for beginners. A DM (duegon master) using the theme in the book, creates adventures for players. The players create a character using the books character creation rules and then plays threw the adventure the DM has created or found in the book or online. The DM must follow rules so people dont cheat or make it unfair for new players. Also this means if your character dies, you must make a new one. Plz remember that, also you must understand that a player can do almost anything humanly possible in the century or theme involved. Creating weapons or even creating a spaceship as long as the era and crafting rules are legit. You could make a star wars themed rpg or you could make a final fantasy themed game, this book simply has its own era and theme so a beginner should play this to learn. Remember imagination and free will is a key playing factor for players.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a CLASSIC roleplay. It's very similar to DnD. With the orignal classes this book offers, it is very fun! On top of that, it's free!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a BOOK describing how to play a rpg style game. Think of all of those online RPGs and take away the computer. Place a person in as a moderator that says what happens, creates scenarios, etc. It is the kinda game you get some other friends and have fun with. When you get the right friends it will be a laugh out loud, fun time to come up with the werdest junk and have fun with what you think of.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
For a free book, it's actually good.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As a seasoned role player, I'm not sure I would play this game. The rules seem unbalanced (in the favor of the player) and it looks like this game was developed as a result of someone having a bad experience with a GM. Not all GMs "railroad" (force the players to follow their story). The examples provided in the first chapter make the players look like they are on a power trip (getting an item instead of damage because you argued with the GM is ridiculous!). I appreciate the rules about the player dying once they hit 0hp, even if I prefer the -10 rule, but the creators would have a much stronger game if they had more faith in the GMs. The power rules are interesting, but, in all, I think this game should be revised. The writing itself, I think, explains the termonology fairly well.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sort of hard to understand but otherwise very very good even though its not a real game and for those saying its just an book use your imagination and acualy read it instead of just opening it and put a comment saying its just a book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is funn
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This system is a fast and loose system which is unbalanced and favors the player. The book itself is poorly written and at times missing material. It would be much more servicable if it were better presented with a tighter style and more balanced mechanics.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its not nerdy and people should give it a chance. This is a roleplaying game(hence rpg) so it is only going to tell ypu the rules. The rest of this game will require dice, 3-4 friends and most importantly a good imagination. Its like a story that you control through your actions. You are controlling what happens in the life of your charachter by what you tell the game master your guy is doing. Dont knock it without looking at it because you could have missed out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Games come in a wide assortment of types: board games, card games, word games, picture games, miniature games. Even within these categories are subcategories. Board games for example can be divided into path games, real estate games, military simulation games, abstract strategy games, mystery games and a host of others. Still, in all this mass of games, role-playing games are unique. They form a category of all their own that does not overlap any other category. For this reason, role-playing games are hard to describe. Comparisons don't work because there is nothing to compare them to. At least, not without stretching your imagination well beyond its normal everyday extension. But then, stretching your imagination is what role-playing is all about. So let's try an analogy. Imagine that you are playing a simple board game, called Snakes and Ladders. Your goal is to get from the bottom of the board to the top of the board before all of the other players. Along the way are traps that can send you sliding back towards your starting position. There are also ladders that can let you jump ahead, closer to the finishing space. So far, its pretty simple and pretty standard. Now let's change a few things. Instead of a flat, featureless board with a path winding side to side, lets have a maze. You are standing at the entrance, and you know there's an exit somewhere, but you don't know where. You have to find it. Instead of snakes and ladders, we'll put in hidden doors and secret passages. Dont roll a die to see how far you move; you can move as far as you want. Move down the corridor to the intersection. You can turn right, or left, or go straight ahead, or go back the way you came. Or, as long as you're here, you van look for a hidden door. If you find one, it will open into another stretch of corridor. That corridor might take you straight to the exit or lead you into another blind alley. The only way to find out is to step in and start walking. Of coarse, given enough time, eventually you'll find the exit. To keep the game interesting, lets put some other things in the maze with you. Nasty things. Things like vampire bats and hobgoblins and zombies and ogres. Of coarse, we'll give you a sword and shield, so if you meet one of these things you can defend yourself. You do know how to use a sword, don't you? And there are other players in the maze as well. They have swords and shields, too. How do you suppose another player might react if you chance to meet? He might attack, but he might also offer to team up. After all, even an ogre might think twice about attacking two people carrying sharp swords and stout shields. Finnally, let's put the board somewhere you can't see it. Let's give it to one of the players and make that player the referee. Instead of looking at the board, you you listen to the referee as he describes what you can see from your position on the board. You tell your referee what you want to do and he moves his piece accordingly.as the referee describes your surroundings, try to picture them mentally. This is a basic role-playing game. An interactive story in which one must take the role of a character and "live" and act as he would. Please note i am not trying to gravitate towards one gender by only using he. It is merely a convenience so i dont say he/she constantly. Ladies, this is recommended for you too and in my oppinion it is reccomended to have one or more females in a group along with males. Reccomended: 3-4 individuals.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an EPIK rpg for cool rpg-ets
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1. Not a game. It is a book. Nooks have only got books 2. You cant delete stuff. I dont know why. Ive tried very hard, but it is impossible on simple versions. 3. Good book describing HOW to play. 4. Deal with it. Its not the end of the world.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sooi god
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BEST BOOK EVER! I rate it 15&up although im 11 and no people in my class get it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I need someone to help me with wi-fi then i will read this book!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You rpg fans out there should buy it.
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All u gotta do is go to the overview part then u see the word archieve then u click on it... Then its gonna ask u if u wanna take the book out of ur library and ur gonna click archieve and then its finnaly gonna say on the top. Succeccefully unarchieved. That means that its not in ur library anymore
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In this game ,you can be ANYTHING you want . From a magic flying paper airplane with necromancer powers to a giant ant warrior with a magic flying carpet ANYTHING, I SAY! its free so there is nothing to lose if u dont like it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago