One Shot World

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.

Author(s): 
Game Type: 
Roleplaying Game
Powered by the Apocalypse
Crunch: 
3 - Mildly Crunchy
Players: 
2-7
GM?: 
Yes
Free?: 
Yes
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What's Changed?
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.

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