Strange Machine Games are the company who have just launched the new Robotech: The Macross Saga RPG. That’s not their only game, though. Charm is another, it’s a universal RPG with a character sheet small enough to fit on a credit card.
At the time of writing, there are two weeks still to pledge, and Charm has $1,330 of the $2,800 it needs. You can follow progress on the Kickstarter page.
Universal game systems are those designed to let you run any type of tabletop RPG; high fantasy, or low, steampunk or sci-fi.
The system is straight-forward. When a character faces a challenge, the player rolls 1d20+1d6. If the d20 is higher than the number set by the GM, then it’s a success. Players can add the d6 value by spending an Aspect point.
A pledge of $10 will get you the PDF. A pledge of $40 will get you the hardback book and the PDF.
The book is a 125-paged, 8″ by 8″ fulfilled by DriveThruRPG. I suspect that square size is to keep the book as portable as possible.
Why so many pages for such a simple system? Charm comes with 7 suggested campaign settings.
Building characters in Charm
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