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D6 System is a multi game system formerly published by West End Games. The system uses D6, in multiples with bonuses, from which it gets its name.

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How can my players take on a bigger-sized ship?

A friend and I have been alternating mastering a game of Star Wars D6 by WEG. It's not really a full blown campaign, more like a series of one-shots loosely linked together. And we came across a major ...
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Is there a system within D6 that allows you to level up your Attributes?

I know for a fact that there's a system within the game that allows you to increase skills by using character points based on the die score of the skills you're trying to raise, but is there a way to ...
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Why are knives and fists slower than swords and other weapons?

I was going over the D6 System Book on a whim to learn a new system, just to see how it handled things compared to systems I do understand, and while I was looking through it was largely simple... ...
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Slumber Spell in Mini-Six

I have a problem in deciding how to use the Slumber Spell. In the description it says that it has a TN of "10+Resist Roll" But then it says that targets resist individually (using Wit): The ...
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Natural ranged weapon damage confusion

According to the book the damage for a natural ranged weapon is: The damage for physically enhanced projections is the character’s Strength Damage plus 1D per rank, while the damage for all ...
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Does size affect how much weight you can lift?

In OpenD6 there are tables defining how much weight you can lift with the weightlifting skill. I wonder though: is there any info in all of D6 on whether size also affects the max. weight you can lift?...
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Does the OpenD6 OGL allow creating computer games?

As OpenD6 is a bit older (2009 while the ogl used is from 2000) there was probably no thought about the recent trend of digitalization and usage of RPG rules in computer games. So I'm wondering there. ...
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Is one bound in open D6 in any way to the list of skills and where to put them?

With open D6 (all applications of it) you get different skill lists and under which attribute to put them. Most publications that use open D6 seem to almost completely use only skills from this lists ...
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Is it always 6 mundane attributes in D6?

All books I've seen so far use exactly 6 attributes (sans any supernatural like force attributes, or magic attribute, ...) in D6. So my question is: Is that only coincidence? Or is that like a core ...
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Are there any rules or generally accepted houserules to avoid ground zero exploitation?

A while ago I asked a question (Is there no defense roll for targets at ground zero?) about wether the targets who are beside the original target inside an AOE get a defense roll. The answer to that ...
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Is there any reason why weapons use increasing D6 numbers instead of size?

I'm currently wondering a bit about vehicle and bigger weapons in D6. Aside from a few examples in open space d6 and star wars I've seen only examples where vehicle weapons have ever growing amounts ...
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What skill to use for a parkour run?

As the D6 system has split the skills quite strongly (acrobatics, climbing, jumping, ...), I'm not exactly sure what would be best in terms of handling Parkour running. Naturally I want to avoid ...
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What types of undead exist in Z-Corps?

Recently I stumbled over the existence of Z-Corps, a French zombie RPG based on the D6 system. As intriguing as it is... it is only available in French and Spanish at this time and the English ...
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Is it always only 3 extranormal skills?

I've only seen a handful of D6 books so far (so only a very small part of the over 3000 that were created thanks to the D6 system). But in these I noticed that there was always 3 skills for each ...
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Is there no defense roll for targets at ground zero?

The effect of the spell travels out from a target. Add the area effect modifier to the Spell Total. Adjust the effect by -1 (pip, point of damage, etc.) per full meter for characters outside of ...
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When does a giant get a wild die?

I'm wondering if I got size correct. If I have a giant that has the same "agility" base stat as a normal human (so start 2 and max 4) and for example a skill of 1D. If that giant is of size 3 am I ...
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Is an AOE resolved like a normal attack, even against larger creatures?

As I didn't find anything. How does AOE work in D6? I don't mean explosives there but instead some effect like flamethrower or a breath of flames. Is it like a normal attack? OR are there any rules ...
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How are poisons handled in the d6 system?

I've tried to search for but didn't find anything exactly in the OGL rules about how poisons are handled. Are there any rules there?
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Is it known if there is any licence to be made for creating content using the D6 rules?

As many of the books are now OGL and west end games no longer existing. Is there any licence for the d6 game system? Or can one create content without having to licence anything?
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Are there any Open d6 pre-made modules/adventures out there?

I have looked and looked online but haven't found a single site that has any pre-made adventure for Open d6. I was hoping that someone would know of a site where I could find some.
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Most faithful way to convert a d20 base roll to a d6 base roll?

I'm semi-converting an old adventure from DnD 3.X to d6 Fantasy, but I'm having trouble getting a roll conversion that I am happy with. The adventure calls for an extended test of d20 +X rolls until ...
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Keeping Lightsabers Out of the Hands of Non-Force Sensitives

One of the weird quirks I've seen with the good ol' Star Wars d6 system is that Lightsaber is a Dexterity skill. This means that anybody can pick one up and use it reasonably well, even if they aren't ...
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Does Star Wars d6 (West End Games) have Throw Lightsaber?

While flipping through the Core Book (2nd ed, Revised & Expanded) the other day, I realized that I did not see any Force power or skill relating to throwing a lightsaber as a ranged attack. I ...
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Mini Six: How many skill dice can you spend on specialisations?

Mini Six's rules for skill specialisations aren't very specific. The example shows a character spending one skill die to get +3D in a specialisation without putting any dice into the base skill. Which ...
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Mini Six: Do wound and multiple-action penalties apply to damage rolls?

In Mini Six, the rules for multiple actions are brief: Characters may attempt to do more than one thing on a turn by withholding one die from every action they attempt for each action beyond the ...
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Mini Six: How can I avoid the “dodge” skill tax?

I have been reading over the "fast static combat" rules for Mini Six. A character's dodge value is equal to the number of pips in their dodge score, so a character with dodge of 6D would be hit if the ...
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How does attacking and defense work in Star Wars D6?

I'm running a d6 based star wars game (Second Edition, blue cover) and the combat system is still a bit befuddling; which is annoying me as the combat is becoming a roll the dice and work it out ...