School daze rpg
Introduction School Daze is a role-playing game in a high school setting. High school is an exciting time.
School Daze by Tracy Barnett. I would wager many in line at Games on Demand had no idea what School Daze, though there were a few who eagerly jumped into the game.
After one of the sessions, I talked briefly with Tracy. I explained that I was interested in reviewing his game. Brian Pattersonof D20 Monkey fame, provided the art. The art and layout compliment each other, invoking a sense of playfulness.
I particularly like that section headers background images are abstract notebook doodles. School Daze is a rules lite system.
Characters attributes are comprised of a Favorite Subject i. Science, Historythree Ranks i.
Skank, Wank, Flank, etca Motivation, and three Relationships. Resolve conflict, or doing something risky, via a single d6. If the conflict is related to your Favorite Subject or one of your Ranks would help you, add to your die roll. If you have a Rank that works against you or you have a consequence, subtract from your die roll.
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You can also spend a Gold Star — earned much like Fate points — to add to your roll. If you succeed on the roll, then you narrate the outcome.
Otherwise, the Administrator narrates the outcome — and you might pick up a Consequence for the remainder of the day. Then start the ball rolling.
School Daze devotes the majority of its s to NPCs and settings. There are write-ups of the principal, math teacher, ag teacher, etc. It really is an impressive collection of teachers and administrators with some immediately actionable motivations for each of them.
There are several example characters that can easily be dropped in as NPCs — each with a brief two paragraph description. So ample fodder for the halls during passing period.
There are 4 brief two write-ups for alternate campaign settings each with a handful of unique hooks for game play as well as any requisite suggested changes:. I believe the rules are the absolute most bare bones rules required for emulating high school drama — quick resolution and the consequences of failure are really quite terrible for a given day; But those crippling consequences fade in time for the next day.
School Daze is not a game that I am itching to run or even itching to play.