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

I have introduced a good number of people to rpgs over the years, and I recently played Roll for Shoes with inexperienced players (with only a couple of sessions Dungeon Squad and a couple more of D&...
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How do you handle injury in Roll For Shoes?

Roll for Shoes doesn't really have a "combat system" as such — unless you houserule one in, of course. Rather, combat in RfS is basically handled using the same general mechanics as ...
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How can I use roll for shoes to introduce someone to roleplaying?

I recently did exactly what you're talking about, and RFS was awesome for the job: its open structure let me model many different play strategies and styles quickly and easily just by applying ...
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How many dice does the GM roll when challenging the players?

There's no specific rule or best way. Roll for Shoes is malleable, and you'll work out what works for you. I have a couple of preferred approaches I've used, which work very well for setting up the ...
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How many dice does the GM roll when challenging the players?

As many as you think is reasonable. The rules for Roll for Shoes don't specify how many dice the GM should roll, so it's left up to their discretion. Obviously, you can come up with any kind of more ...
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In Roll For Shoes, can XP be used immediately after receiving it?

Yes, that would work fine. In fact, it would probably be the best course of action to permit that whole-heartedly. I've run several games of Roll for Shoes, for friends and even in the RPG Chat here. ...
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How many dice does the GM roll when challenging the players?

Reading through the comment thread under the basic info, I ran into an approach suggested by a user and then tried by the guy who made the system. If you start reading from here, you'll see a lot of ...
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Should circumstance modifiers be used in Roll for Shoes?

The way RfS skills work, the skill IS the circumstance modifier. You already get to roll an extra circumstance die because you're a chef and another one because you have a battle-spoon. Your ...
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Is Roll-For-Shoes a good system to practice DM skills?

I ran my first ever game as a Game Master in any system in Roll for Shoes just a couple of days ago, and despite my complete lack of experience running campaigns of any type, it went really well. ...
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How do you handle injury in Roll For Shoes?

The comments on the original post have some interesting and useful commentary and ideas. Damage is one the issues addressed by the creator. For damage, we had this cartoony thing where you get ...
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Roll For Shoes - Does the advancement system work for longer campaigns?

Like Dragonsdoom, I found increasing the xp needed to level up helped. But instead of just a flat increase, I changed it to cost 1xp per point increase on the dice. Players would wait until they got ...
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Should circumstance modifiers be used in Roll for Shoes?

Don't think, roll! Roll for shoes deliberately has as few rules as possible; things like doors, walls and so on don't have any stats particularly, they a number of a dice to resist it. If you think ...
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In Roll for Shoes Prison Module, how much hp should each character have?

I spoke with the creator of the module on facebook; he said he'd set it to about 3 or 4, because the module is meant to be survivable easily for new players. Err on the side of 4, and there are ...
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Who gets exp when a player does something opposed to another player?

When players' characters actively oppose each other they're both just making regular skill rolls that we handle as normal: Say what you do and roll a number of d6s. In this case the thing ...
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Using minifigures with Roll for Shoes?

To answer your question, yes it should be possible to make a system that is stable that allows for movement and health. You are going to need to decide how you are going do the mechanics and then ...
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How should one set DCs in Roll For Shoes? Do I use active or passive opposition?

Roll for Shoes doesn't have a concept of "DC" or "passive opposition" unless you invent one. The rules only supply the active variety of opposition: rolling dice! When a player wants to attempt ...
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Is Roll-For-Shoes a good system to practice DM skills?

In my experience, yes. At least, I think it can work great for new GMs — I used it for the first game I ever GMed, and had a lot of fun doing so, and at least one of my players has gone on to ...
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Is this social reputation point system balanced?

Is it balanced? Well, it's not horribly unbalanced, which is really the best that can be said for Roll for Shoes. RfS is not really a system that strives for perfect balance in the first place. In ...
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How do you handle injury in Roll For Shoes?

I've been experimenting with a shonen (Dragon Ball Z, Naruto, One Piece, etc.) version of roll for shoes, and I've been going with a stun system based on how much someone loses a 'defense' roll. 1-6: ...

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