The Basic Hack is officially released tomorrow. I waffled back and forth on what to do with this simple hack of classic fantasy roleplaying game rules, inspired by David Black's incredible Black Hack. Think of a streamlined version of that ruleset, rolling under your stats on a D20, but adding in a solo adventure, cutting out levels, and focusing in a bit more on a pure story-driven advancement. And hopefully easy enough for youngsters to play!
With your trusty battle axe in hand, you leave behind your devastated village and begin to explore the surrounding woods. You call out for your puppy. There is no response. You are just about to give up when you notice an old, strange cave near a canyon wall. The entrance to the cave is muddy. In the mud, you can make out what look like tracks leading into the darkness. What would you like to do?
Here is your pre-release link on RPGNow. Pay what you want. Get it for free. Have fun!