The Hotness
Games|People|Company
Legacy of Dragonholt
The One Ring Roleplaying Game
Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes
Ruins of the North
B/X Essentials: Core Rules
Adventurer's Companion
SOLO: Solo RPG Campaigns for the Cepheus Engine
Book 01: The Warlock of Firetop Mountain
Heart of Ice
Dungeon Crawl Classics Role Playing Game
Horror on the Orient Express (2nd Edition)
Player's Handbook (D&D 5e)
Adventures in Middle-earth Player's Guide
B10: Night's Dark Terror
The Astrogators Chartbook
Fate Core System
Ryuutama: Natural Fantasy Role Play
Curse of Strahd
B/X Essentials: Classes and Equipment
Thundercats: the Role-Playing Game
Ironsworn
A Star Beyond the Stars
Unearthed Arcana
Mythic Game Master Emulator
Masterbook
Book 1: The War-Torn Kingdom
Ancient Odysseys: Treasure Awaits!
The One Ring: Adventures over the Edge of the Wild
Cthulhu Abides
Blades in the Dark
Erebor: The Lonely Mountain
Talislanta: The Savage Land (5e)
Genesys Core Rulebook
Oaths of the Riddermark
B/X Essentials: Cleric and Magic-User Spells
Echoes From Fomalhaut (Issue 1 - Mar 2018)
The Tomb of Mercy
Let These Mermaids Touch Your Dick Maybe
Players Handbook (AD&D 1e)
ALIENS Adventure Game
Dogs in the Vineyard
Player's Handbook (D&D 3.5e)
Dungeons & Dragons Set 1: Basic Rules
Dungeons & Dragons Basic Set (Second Edition)
Marvel Super Heroes Basic Set
On Stage!
White Dwarf (Issue 93 - Sep 1987)
Diaspora
Fiasco
Apocalypse World
Search: Titles Only:
Article Edit | History | Editors

Mechanics Descriptions

Mechanics

  • Action Table
    • table determines action outcomes
  • Attribute/Stat Based
    • like STR, INT, CON
  • Cards
    • cards drive the action
  • Class Based
    • Fighter, Wizard, etc
  • Race Based
    • Player Race/Species affects gameplay, i.e. Dwarf, Elf, Orc, etc
  • Description Based
    • Narrative more so than Dice
  • Dice (Percentile)
    • Primarily uses two d10's where one die represents the tens and the other units, aka d%
  • Dice (d10)
    • Primarily uses d10
  • Dice (d20)
    • Primarily uses d20
  • Dice (d6)
    • Primarily uses d6
  • Dice (d8)
    • Primarily uses d8
  • Dice (Various)
    • Uses multiple types of dice
  • Dice Pool
    • Roll multiple dice vs target
  • "Diceless"
    • does not use dice or any other randomizer
  • Exploding Dice
    • highest roll 'explodes' into second roll
  • Free-form
    • minimal or no rules - think improv theatre
  • GM-less
    • No gamemaster needed to play
  • Hex-based
    • uses hex terrain for move/combat
  • LARP
    • Live-Action-Role-Playing
  • Level Based
    • Earn XP and level up
  • Lifepath Character Generation
    • Character generation starts at birth and then slices of life are chosen to round out the character
  • Point Based
    • allocate points to get skills, powers, etc
  • Roll and keep
    • 4k2 means roll 4 and keep 2
  • Skill Based
    • buy or gain skills
  • Trait / Aspect Based
    • personality affects gameplay
  • Unusual Randomizer
    • not using dice or cards
  • Wagering / Betting
    • wagering during play
[What Links Here]
Front Page | Welcome | Contact | Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Advertise | Support BGG | Feeds RSS
Geekdo, BoardGameGeek, the Geekdo logo, and the BoardGameGeek logo are trademarks of BoardGameGeek, LLC.