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Quick Start Guide
Fabletop is a web-based tabletop for easy "pick up & play" roleplaying.
Everything you need is built-in, including a set of rules designed specifically for playing online.
It's perfect for "cinematic" gaming, where you capture the feel of adventure movies and novels, without the need for a lot of rules.
In a Nutshell
Here's a quick overview of the system:
Traits. Characters have 3 Base Traits: Might, Agility, Wisdom.
Rolls. To do something risky or uncertain, roll a number of dice equal to your most relevant Base Trait, plus any Bonus Traits that apply.
/roll Agility 3 + Rogue 1 (e.g. pick a lock, 4 dice)
Stars. There is a 1-in-3 chance that a
Star (aka success) will come up on each die.
You only need 1 Star to succeed at most tasks. The more stars you roll, the better the result.
Combat. Attack rolls do 1 damage per Star.
Power points are like a combination of Hero points and Mana from other games.
You can spend them to improvise powers, stunts, or spells based on your traits. They also add one Star to the roll.
Let the Quest Begin...
That's it! You know enough to get started. Fabletop is mostly freeform, so you can fill in the rest as you go along.