A hack of Dungeon World that removes most of the long-form mechanics and replaces them with simple rules designed to facilitate one-shots and short campaigns. This initial release is for the beta rules, which are 100% playable.
Included are the core rules, playkit & playbooks, starters and supplements intended to make your one shots shine.
Playbooks have been simplified down to just a few background and core moves, as well as a few optional advances. One Shot World uses the standard Dungeon World basic moves, though some have been tweaked to facilitate a shorter game. Alignment and Bonds are replaced with questions that serve a similar function. Rations and encumbrance are gone, and wealth and equipment are simplified. Racial moves have been removed in favor of a playbook-specific backgrounds, which provide a package of ability score bonuses, moves and starting equipment.