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A category for all the spot rules, alternate rules and rules add-ons for BRP. Contains alternate rules for combat, injury and skills, wild dice rules, vehicle rules and rules for legendary quests.

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  1. BRP Unified Powers

    Hello fellow gamers! Unified Powers is Akerbakk's first contribution to BRP Central.
    This is a document that brings all powers from the BGB together in one place, eliminates redundancies, and assigns separate rulesets called 'Power Origins' to differentiate how characters use them. The ruleset is based on BRP from the BGB with some houserules. Most significant is that I added a characteristic, Awareness (AWA), and all Characteristic rolls are replaced with Attributes - this is to promote opposed roll mechanics wherever possible:
    Attributes are percentile scores determined by a combination of two characteristics each. They collectively quantify your character’s mental, emotional, and physical resilience.
     
    1.       Willpower =2(INT+POW)+10: Determines if the character’s mental focus will hold up. Use to resist mental probes and attacks and to avoid distractions.
    2.       Composure =2(AWA+AFF)+10: Determines if the character will startle or balk under pressure or fear. Used when calm or levelheadedness is needed.
    3.       Physique =2(STR+CON)+10: Measures the character’s overall health and fortitude. Used to resist injury, poisons, and diseases or for prolonged physical exertion or hardship.
    Unified Powers is a draft, and comments/ideas are welcome!

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  2. The Second Way Draft

    The Second Way (TSW) is a set of homebrew freeform magic rules for Chaosium’s Magic World setting. The goal of TSW is to provide a definitive yet flexible way for crafting and scaling spells. Inspired by Chaosium’s Deep Magic and Atlas Game’s Ars Magica, TSW changes Deep Magic’s spheres and glyphs and adds rules for specifying spell range, area of effect and duration as well as for affecting mass, affecting character condition and casting spells against multiple targets. For maximum benefit readers will want to purchase Chaosium’s excellent Advanced Sorcery book.

    364 downloads

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  3. Pulp Professions for Legend

    Here is a listing of modern professions with skill bonuses, geared towards a pulp setting. Included in the file are some new advanced skills and combat styles.

    93 downloads

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  4. BRP Vehicle Design Rules 3.0

    Here is a rough draft of my current Vehicle Design Rules, as adapted from World of Wonder.

    789 downloads

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  5. BPR Eventually Fatal Results

    An optional rule for handling eventually fatal injuries. Can be used with or in place of the normal hit point system.

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  6. Rules for Legendary Quests version 1.1

    Same as 1.1 except that "will" use rules are longer and clearer, and some grammatical problems have been fixed. This is also in PDF format.

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  7. BRP Quick Real World Write Up Rules v4.2

    Guidelines for writing up stats for real vehicles in BRP terms. A work in progress.

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  8. Modified Attack Matrix

    Hi all,

    Just for fun, here's a modified Attack Matrix I put together to distinguish between Parries and Dodges. Dodges are basically Opposed Rolls, whilst Parries follow (more or less) the old RQ3 paradigm of blocking a certain amount of damage.

    Note that this is different from standard BRP - the modified Matrix means that when you parry, the parrying weapon or shield will absorb some of the attack damage, but some might get through. It avoids the "can I parry a Brontosaur" problem.

    The Matrix looks horribly complicated, but isn't!

    Cheers,

    Sarah

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  9. Enhanced Melee Combat Rules for BRP

    These rules extensions were designed to rebalance some small problems in Basic Roleplaying melee combat, particularly for fantasy and historical campaigns. The design criterion were:


    Make Shield skill more useful and Dodge skill less powerful
    Make combat more interesting and varied for the players, with minimal increase to complexity
    Do not replace standard BRP rules but enhance them

    562 downloads

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  10. Modern_Firearms

    These are my house rules for detailed firearms in BRP.

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  11. Firearms of WWII

    The document has combat statistics for common pistols, submachine guns and rifles from World War II based on the system I presented in Modern_Firearms.doc. I hope people find these interesting.

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  12. techniques

    this is a ideal I had when I decided to make age of Conan with BRP. sENSE MONGOOSE well not use Runequest or BRP to make Conan a more enjoyable game I decided to do it my self, but I wanted a little more humph to the game so I made Techniques, so fare they are all combat, but I well get to the Non Combat Techniques, please give me some feed back, if you have better ideals I am all ears.or eyes as the case may be!

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  13. New Risk Values.doc

    New risk values based on similar bullet types and loads. Information was obtained from Federal Ammunition web site.

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  14. BRP - MA v. 1.0

    GURPS Martial Arts converted to BRP

    1,226 downloads

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  15. COMBAT Survival Guide

    This is a translation of the Savage Worlds Combat Survival Gudie into PenDragon rules.

    511 downloads

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  16. Attributes That Matter

    Hi all!
    This is a small collection of house rules I originally published on my blog, Tomb of Tedankhamen.
    They are intended to make attributes more worthwhile by having them affect NPC reactions, encumbrance, and skill percentages.
    The rules are pretty straightforward and really help GMing/roleplaying.
    Give them a look!

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  17. BRP Alternative Character Advancement

    A couple of my players have voiced concerns about the slow pace and random nature of advancement for characters in the BRP system (we meet 2 to 3 times a month, and every couple of months, we actually get to devote an entire day to gaming . . . old school style!). So I did some research, gathered and distilled ideas expressed on forums and came up with a point-system that sits neatly on top of current concepts and processes within the game.

    In a nut-shell: This method still depends on a player getting check-marks for successfully using a skill. If a character earned a check mark next to a skill, they automatically get 1% added to that skill at the end of the session. The GM then awards experience points at the end of the session that can be used to increase skills, Alignment/Allegiance, or characteristics. Skills and characteristics that your character used in game go up faster (more cheaply). Allegiances will go up 1% (or more) automatically, each time the GM awards one (or more) points the character, in addition to being able to be raised via experience points.

    The strength of this system is that it provides relatively even advancement between PCs, and the players and GMs can use it adjust the pace of character advancement as desired.

    Note that I've included rules to include concepts from Classic Fantasy.

    A note about version 1.6; a player observed that beyond character generation, class and profession skills are generally undistinguished from other skills. This observation resonated with other complaints on the forums that eventually characters may start to resemble each other (although in my campaign, I don't see that happening), so I added the rule that non-class and non-profession sills cost more to advance. He was looking for a break on the cost of class and professional skills, but I decided that the opposite tack would produce the same result. Yes, sometimes I can be that kind of GM . . . ;-)

    As is usual, your feedback is greatly appreciated!

    Thank you,

    John P Meyers

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  18. Converted_SW_Edges

    New version of my Savage Worlds to Basic RolePlaying Edges for my weird wild west campaign.

    60 downloads

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  19. Pulp Edges for Legend

    This is a collection of edges, minor abilities that are skill based. This file has been updated and expanded from the previous version with more edges, including some supernatural ones.

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  20. Wealth Points for BRP

    Have you ever felt that requiring Status rolls to purchase an item is an inadequate solution? You aren't alone. I wrote this document to provide an easy alternative to using the Wealth/Status system for general use in any campaign.

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  21. Simpler Basic Roleplaying

    Do you not like the Attack/Defense Matrix? Perhaps you like to customize explosions? Maybe Critical Successes and Failures take too long to calculate, or you just want to simplify the advancement mechanic a little bit.

    I have you covered!

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  22. The Second Way Draft 1.5 033015

    The Second Way (TSW) is a set of home brew freeform magic rules for Chaosium’s Magic World setting. Inspired by Chaosium’s Deep Magic and Atlas Game’s Ars Magica, TSW changes Deep Magic’s spheres and glyphs and adds rules for specifying spell range, area of effect and duration as well as for affecting mass, affecting character condition and casting spells against multiple targets. The goal of TSW is to provide a definitive yet flexible way for crafting and scaling spells. For maximum benefit readers will want to purchase Chaosium’s excellent Advanced Sorcery book.

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  23. Minions in BRP

    How to use a simplified system to do large & huge battles in BRP.
    The concept is still compatible with the BRP core rules, only some minor tweaks are added.

    20140516: Updated version with Minion sheets.

    564 downloads

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  24. Fantasy Edges

    This is a collection of Edges suitable for any fantasy RPG. They are special abilities a character can purchase once they have reached a certain skill level. Some of the edges are converted feats or character abilities from Dungeons and Dragons, some are converted Common Magic, and some are brand new. The edges were designed with either Runequest or Legend in mind, but with a little work they could be used for Magic World or Basic Roleplaying too.

    I've uploaded a expanded file with more combat and magic edges.

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