Tunnel Goons is a simple table-top role-playing game originally included in the zine The Eternal Caverns of Urk. It's a lightweight 2d6 system that can be applied to many different genres and settings. PWYW.
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When an actionâ€™s success is uncertain, a player rolls 2d6 and adds the score from the relevant ability and a point for any relevant items. If the total is equal or greater than the actionâ€™s Difficulty Score (DS) it is successful.
Difficulty Scores Guidelines:
Easy: 8 Moderate: 10 Hard: 12
If an action has a risk of danger, the difference between the roll and Difficulty Score is the amount of damage inflicted.
As an action, a Player Character fights a Robo Mantis with a DS of 10. The player rolls 2d6 and adds 2 from their Brute ability, 1 from their sword, and 1 from their shield. The total is 12. The difference between 12 and 10 is 2, so the creature takes 2 damage. A non player characterâ€™s DS is also their Health Points, so now the Robo Mantisâ€™s Difficulty Score is 8. If the roll was 8 then the Player Character would have lost 2 health.