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Chimera is the rule set to meet your needs in any genre and any setting. Designed to set a new standard for generic roleplaying games, Chimera combines realistic campaigns and smooth game flow with the most intuitive mechanics available.

  • Chimera is easy to learn and easy to play
  • Chimera is flexible enough to handle anything in your campaign
  • Chimera supports any setting, any time, and any place

Chimera's core mechanics are easy-to-learn and are used consistently, regardless of what genre you're playing. Chimera's flexibility makes it easy to recreate action in any time or setting. Chimera's simple rules and outcome-based conventions lets you create in the game whatever you want - never let the rules stifle your imagination again! Chimera promotes story over rules and smooth play over unnecessary detail. You can learn how to play in minutes and use its near-infinite expandability to craft your characters, your setting, and your game worlds - in short, Chimera can support any possibility you can imagine, whether you're a player or a game master.

The Chimera RPG Core Rules includes everything you need to learn and play:

Mechanics

  • One die mechanic to resolve skills, attacks, saving throws, and ability rolls
  • Surprise built into initiative
  • The easiest encumbrance system in the industry
  • Innovative inventory tracking for equipment and ammunition
  • Seamless fatigue simulates exhaustion without extra bookkeeping

Characters

  • Roll up characters in minutes, not hours
  • Combine skill- and class-based characters in the same setting to create any PC or NPC you need
  • Customise any character (even classed characters) with traits to make him unique
  • Unique point-based advancement system ignores levels and allows unlimited progression
  • Determine your character's rate of advancement: Earn points fast to spend on a few skills, or earn points slowly to spend on many skills.

Campaigning

  • Select from 10 Tech Levels to create any setting and even mix genres
  • Customise your campaign with Chimera's modular Traits and Powers—without "breaking the rules"
  • Create your own balanced races and classes in minutes
  • Create and customise monsters with Templates and Traits
  • Build fully-detailed NPCs in minutes
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