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For questions about "Roll for Shoes" (originally called “Roll to See if I Have Shoes On”), a super-minimal game designed for immediate play and light-hearted improvisation. See the full tag description for the entire ruleset.

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How can I use roll for shoes to introduce someone to roleplaying?

A friend of mine is interested in exploring this whole "role-playing thing." Contrary to my usual approach, I've decided that the kinda-system roll-for-shoes is the most appropriate introduction, due ...
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How many dice does the GM roll when challenging the players?

I'd like to run a game of Roll for Shoes, but I'm not sure how many dice I roll when the characters face various challenges. I'm under the impression that it's supposed to be the same number of dice ...
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Roll For Shoes - Does the advancement system work for longer campaigns?

I'm about to start in on a new campaign with the Roll For Shoes system, but I'm concerned that the characters will swiftly outstrip basic and intermediate challenges as they grow in dice. In the title ...
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How do you handle injury in Roll For Shoes?

I'm preparing to play my first Roll For Shoes game soon, with me as the GM and about 3-4 friends as my PC's. Knowing my friends, it won't be long before they attack or provoke someone, and looking at ...
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In Roll For Shoes, can XP be used immediately after receiving it?

I recently found the game Roll to See if I Have Shoes On and decided to give it a try. There is something I was wondering though, can XP be used immediately after receiving it? Consider the ...
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When advancing a skill can you spend multiple xp for a failed roll?

In Roll For Shoes you gain a new related skill if you roll all 6's on your dice roll, however you can spend xp from failed rolls (you gain 1 xp per failure): XP can be used to change a die into a 6 ...
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How can I make sure my Roll For Shoes character gets XP or new skills?

I played some RFS (Roll for shoes) recently and I was having so much fun I didn't really check to see what XP or skills I had acquired. Going back I noticed over the 45 minutes of play I hadn't gotten ...
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In Roll for Shoes Prison Module, how much hp should each character have?

The "Prison Module" module (given out free in 2020) offers a variant rule for Roll For Shoes involving wounds and scars: you take a wound when you are attacked, hit by a trap, or fail a ...
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Is Roll-For-Shoes a good system to practice DM skills?

I've got several campaign ideas rolling around in my head, and I want to get into running one or two, but it has been a dragon's age since I last tried to run a campaign. I recently noticed Roll-...
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Should circumstance modifiers be used in Roll for Shoes?

As I now know from reading How many dice does the GM roll when challenging the players?, there is almost certainly no clear ruling on this. Consider the situation: Player A is a chef Player B is an ...
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Who gets exp when a player does something opposed to another player?

One player (Alice) attempts something opposed to another player (Bob). Both players roll relevant skills. Who gets exp/skills here? If Alice wins, does Bob get exp? If Alice fails, does only Alice ...
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How do people handle failure in Roll For Shoes? [closed]

One of the points that aren't very clear in Roll For Shoes is how to handle failure/HP type situations. I am curious how other people have handled it and if they ran into any problems. I was toying ...
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Using minifigures with Roll for Shoes?

I would like to combine the simplicity of Roll for Shoes with the satisfaction of having figurines to walk around dungeons and other settings. Can anyone suggest a good system to do this? I am ...
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How should one set DCs in Roll For Shoes? Do I use active or passive opposition? [duplicate]

I have yet to play RfS yet, mostly because I'm concerned about difficulties.. how do I know if that door's lockpicking DC of 5 is too much or too little? Should I use a passive or active opposition? ...
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Is this social reputation point system balanced?

I am planning a "Houses and Humans" or "Suburbs and SUVs" one-shot (yes, based on the meme, title-pending) for later this year using the "Roll for Shoes" system, but the systems isn't terribly ...
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Where to recruit people for a roll for shoes game? [duplicate]

I am trying to gather people to host a game of roll for shoes but since i am not very familiar with the people who use the system i don't know where they hang at or how to contact them. Does anyone ...
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