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The Simple Game System
Copyright © 2008 Chris Gonnerman
Creative Commons License
The Simple Game System by Chris Gonnerman is licensed under a
Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 United States License.

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About The Simple Game System

This is The Simple Game System, a role-playing game of supreme simplicity, ease of play, and fast action. This game is distributed for free (see the Creative Commons license, above, for details).

These rules have been written without a lot of RPG jargon, but honestly they are still probably not terribly easy to read for a non RPG gamer. If you are just starting out playing traditional paper, pencil, and dice RPG games, I recommend you visit the forums where you can meet (virtually, of course) and interact with fans of truly classic role-playing games. Design and discussion of this game takes place in the Workshop, Dragonsfoot's game development forum.

Downloading the Rules

I am using to create these rules. Below are links to the rules in format and in Adobe Acrobat format. Take the Adobe Acrobat PDF file if you don't have installed.

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The Simple Game System
Core Rules, Release 2 (December 11, 2008)
Adobe Acrobat PDF Document
TSGS Magic Supplement
Release 1 (February 2, 2009)
by Luigi Castellani and Sidney Parham
Adobe Acrobat PDF Document
TSGS SciFi Supplement
Release 1 (April 28, 2009)
by Craig Schwarze and Contributors
Adobe Acrobat PDF Document
TSGS Dead Cities
Release 2 (October 9, 2009)
by Omer Golan-Joel and Contributors
Adobe Acrobat PDF Document

Questions, Comments, or Complaints? Contact:
  Chris Gonnerman <>
TSGS -- The Simple Game System Last Updated 03/23/2018