#RPGaDAY 2017: Day 8

8. What is a good RPG to play for sessions of 2hrs or less?

Maze RatsI reckon a rules-light game like Maze Rats would be great for a short session. The whole game is only 24 pages and largely full of random tables (magic, monsters, NPCs, treasure, cities, wilderness, dungeons). So you could read it and put together a short adventure with very little prep time. All the info for character generation fits on 2 pages and you could rattle off a PC in minutes. There’s only 3 stats in the game (Strength, Dexterity and Will) so there aren’t a lot of mechanisms to get bogged down in. Attack rolls and damage are dealt with the same roll so even combat is lean and mean! All in all, it’s a fantastic, tiny tome of RPG magic!

Maze Rats is available on DriveThruRPG for Pay What You Want so what are you waiting for?

ps it could quite easily be one of the best RPG toolkits I’ve ever picked up.


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