CarPG: A Universal Framework. Appropriate for Road Trips & at The Table
by Matt Bryant
Looking for a nice role-playing game to pass the time on a long road trip with friends? Or maybe something fast and simple to play during your lunch hour at the office? CarPG is a lite, fast playing, and diceless framework for quick one-shots and minimal prep. It features a resolution mechanic that offers similar results as dice rolling, and is flexible enough to be expanded on or kitbashed into any genre or setting you need it for.
Fate’s Wheel Mechanic
Both the GM and the Player choose a number between one and ten. The players then add bonuses (attributes or skills) to produce a Success Range. If the GM’s number falls within that success range, the player character succeeds at their task! There’s a bit more to it, but that’s the meat of the system. Alternatively, those who enjoy die rolls can get the same effect by simply rolling a d10+bonus against a difficulty of 10.
Free to download, play, and abuse.
An 8 page PDF, perfect for mobile devices or printed out in booklet format.
Games Driven by CarPG:
Rota Fortunae is a full, stand alone fantasy framework driven by CarPG. In addition to the core rules, it adds:
- Expanded Skills & Tags
- A simple magic system with expanded options.
- 8 fantasy races (plus humans)
- Additional house-rule options to expand or simplify the game.
Comic Action Remix is a one-page super hero hack for CarPG.
CarPG by Matt Bryant is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.