DoubleZero System

Roleplaying Found Families

The premise of the upcoming Mansions & Misfits sourcebook for the DoubleZero System is that the player characters are meant to be members of a found family. It’s the explanation for how they know each other. It’s why they’re working together even if they don’t necessarily like each other. This connection between the characters is the heart of the setting, so it’s impossible to place too much emphasis on this. The following is a short…

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Introducing Surrealism to Tabletop Roleplaying

In one section of the upcoming Mansions & Misfits sourcebook for the DoubleZero System, I talk about introducing surrealism to tabletop roleplaying. The following is an excerpt. What Is Surrealism? French writer and poet André Breton, the co-founder and principal theorist of the surrealist movement, described surrealism as follows: “Psychic automatism in its pure state, by which one proposes to express—verbally, by means of the written word, or in any other manner—the actual functioning of…

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Why Add Powers to DoubleZero?

The following is an excerpt from the upcoming Mansions & Misfits sourcebook. Why add powers to DoubleZero? Read on! One of the stated design goals in creating DoubleZero was to create a go-to system for settings and stories that didn’t feature paranormal abilities. There are plenty of systems that allow characters to cast spells and use superpowers. At first glance, adding them to DoubleZero doesn’t make a lot of sense. There is a longstanding tradition…

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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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