Roleplaying games can be difficult to get into, particularly for the uninitiated. Most systems inundate new players with a crushing amount of up-front rules and character options. Others sidestep the problem by using a simpler, boardgame approach, but they are difficult for the Game Master to expand upon or customize.
The DragonScale system attempts to address both problems. Players can jump in quickly with little preparation, learning additional rules as they go. Instead of a rulebook or character sheets, the GM and players use cards to keep track of items, equipment, and abilities.
The DragonScale system is built upon three key concepts:
- Playability. Players and GM alike can jump right into playing a new session in the first five minutes. Maintaining a steady and engrossing pace comes naturally.
- Scalability. The GM is free to add, remove, or tinker with individual elements on the spot, quickly and hassle-free. No calculators are required. The system also accepts original material readily.
- Portability. The entire system fits easily into a single briefcase for transport. No more carrying rule books, lugging boxes, or searching through digital resources!
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