Monday 23 January 2012

Announcing the Unbelievably Simple Roleplaying system (USR) {Trollish Delver Games}

Lately I've been having a lot of different ideas for RPGs and I want to be able to do them all. The trouble is that they're all different, from the gamebook series DemonLord, the RPG of pulp heroes Derring-Do, and the time-travelling alien invasion game Dwellers. I have written a bare bones of rules for each of these games, but I'm not entirely happy with them. So instead I've created my own generic roleplaying system called USR (Unbelievably Simple Roleplaying), which I will be releasing in early February. 

USR is a very simple (hence the name) system that can be used for any genre. I will be putting the system up for sale on Lulu and possibly DriveThruRPG/RPGNow for a small fee, likely $1 or even for nothing. I'm pretty pleased with how it's turned out and USR will serve as the basis for all future Trollish Delver Games RPGs, including:

  • DemonLord - a gamebook adventure book set in a dark and twisted world where the legions of hell walk the earth. Genre: low fantasy
  • Derring-Do - a game of two-fisted pulp adventure where players take on the roles of 1950s heroes out to fight for freedom and justice. Genre: pulp heroes
  • Dwellers - aliens have invaded Earth, but not in a way you would think. They have spread themselves throughout the timestream, from ancient Greece to the far-flung future. Players take on the role of 'Hoppers', who are tasked with tracking down and killing these Dwellers.


  1. Fantastic! Can't wait to see what you've come up with. Wouldn't Unbelievably Super Simple Roleplaying be better, though?

  2. You got Pery and my $1 for sure. I want to see this SSTEASS (Simple System To End All Simple Systems)

  3. @Robin Lea Ha, well, in Soviet Russia the crits roll you.

    @Tom K Oh I'm not sure it'll be that. Hopefully just a simple, fun modular game. It's more for my amusement than anything and I may even give it away for free

  4. Sounds exciting! I'm looking forward to picking it up.

  5. Looking forward to this, I love lite, universal systems.

  6. Can't wait to buy this. I've never been let down with a Trollish Delver purchase.