DoubleZero System News and Updates

Cover Reveal: Mansions & Misfits

Coming soon: A setting about oddballs and found families living in strange old houses. About the DoubleZero System DoubleZero is a percentile based, skill-driven tabletop roleplaying system. It is designed to emulate the action thriller genre, things like the Die Hard movies, Jack Ryan books and films, and the grittier entries in the James Bond franchise. It can be used for any sort of “realistic” modern setting that doesn’t lean into magic, the supernatural, or superpowers. Info Page ¦ DriveThruRPG ¦ Our Shop About Dancing Lights Press…

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Future Development of the DoubleZero System

Even though I’m not ready to begin work on the inevitable Guide Manual, I’ve been thinking a lot about future development of the DoubleZero System. My mission statement, roughly, is that this is a go-to system for settings that don’t feature magic or superpowers. There’s an action focus, because that’s the nature of the tabletop roleplaying market. It’s not strictly for espionage, as the system that inspired it allegedly was. The settings already released are…

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Is DoubleZero a Fantasy Heartbreaker?

The term fantasy heartbreaker, as coined by Ron Edwards, is not meant to be derogatory. It’s simply a way of assessing a few common flaws that fledgling designers fall prey to. A heartbreaker is a fantasy roleplaying book that did not live up to its potential. Edwards’ essay was written in 2002. Times have clearly changed. I still see a lot of these same issues popping up. In the spirit of intellectual honesty, I had…

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Hardboiled Follies: A DoubleZero Sourcebook

In Hardboiled Follies, you take on the role of a completely unqualified amateur detective. You and your friends avoid your real problems by taking on cases and going undercover to solve mysteries. Opposing you are the trained and licensed professionals of the Columbia Detective Agency. They who urge you to please stop what you’re doing before you get hurt. You know the truth is that they just hate having competition. You’ll show them. Hardboiled Follies…

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DoubleZero: There’s No Reason to Wait

There’s No Reason to Wait If you’ve been holding off on downloading the DoubleZero Core Book or any of the sourcebooks, there’s no more reason to wait. The system has multiple 5-star ratings at DriveThruRPG and good reviews. It’s a mere handful of copies away from earning a Gold best seller medallion. At $4.99 for a core book it’s a bargain, and the bundle takes the price down from there. We’ve even addressed the one major criticism,…

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