FU: Freeform Universal
FU is a game of action, adventure and fun: It is a roleplaying game of grand proportions and stupefying simplicity that lets you create exciting stories in any setting imaginable, with a minimum of fuss, or even preparation. The core of FU comes down to this:
- Characters are described with evocative descriptors – no “stats” or other numbers!
- Only players roll dice, letting the Game Master focus on guiding an awesome story
- Conflicts and obstacles are approached with closed questions – “Can I leap the chasm?” “Do I disarm my opponent?”
- The dice answer your question with some combination of YES / NO / AND / BUT which you use to drive the story forward
To resolve any action where the outcome is not clear, roll a d6. Your objective is to ‘beat the odds’ by rolling an even number. The higher the even number, the better the result. If you roll an odd number, the action either failed, or wasn’t quite as good as needed or expected. The lower the odd number, the worse the result. When the environment, skills, equipment or abilities make an action easier or harder you will get to roll multiple dice and keep the best or worst result.