Table of contents for The Dual-Core System
I’ve decided to start focusing my efforts on a game system idea that I’ve been tinkering with for a long time; The Dual-Core System. This currently unfinished game was actually the primary reason why I got involved in free and open source RPGs in the first place. I wanted to craft an RPG system that was simple yet remained interesting from a mechanics point of view.
Defining Traits of the Dual-Core System
- Game Master and Players – as is standard in most RPGs.
- Two Core Game Mechanics – One simple Primary Mechanic, and a Secondary Mechanic which gives players more control.
- Universal Mechanics for all genres and settings.
- Uses only cheap, common items (No weird dice or figurines).
- Simple mathematics, mostly handled in Character Creation or by the Game Master.
- Uses Backgrounds, Attributes, Skills, Character Features, and Character Flaws as a layered approach to defining and customizing characters.
- Level-based Advancement, with a simple experience point system.
- Creative Commons Licensed.
In conjunction with this system, I will be developing a game world which has its start in a piece of fiction I wrote back when I was a freshman in High School. The setting, however, will not be under a Creative Commons License, as I wish to maintain creative control over the game world.