RISUS is a free complete setting-neutral beer-and-pretzels game with 30-second character creation and only 6 pages of rules. It is best suited to one-shots.

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Can you pump while being part of a team?

One of the advanced options for Risus are the rules for Pumps (R:TARPG p. 4), allowing your to take a hit in order to roll more dice. But can you do this while part of a team (R:TARPG p. 3)? I ...
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How can I help my players grok Risus?

I've been trying to get a gaming group together for the past several years. All my players-to-be have never touched a tabletop role playing game in their lives, so I've decided to introduce them to ...
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Even simpler RISUS character generation

So, as it's the Christmas season, I'm spending time with family - specifically three cousins and my younger brother. I want to get them into an RPG, and RISUS fits the bill perfectly, as the oldest of ...
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Where can I find extensions for RISUS? [closed]

RISUS is an RPG system in 4 pages, completely setting-neutral and generally a good beer-and-pretzels game. However, I want to use it for more fleshed-out games. The core engine is good but I'd like to ...