Swords Without Master is easily my favorite RPG, a perfect confluence of sword and sorcery with light rules whose only purpose is to structure the story toward a satisfying conclusion. You can pick up from scratch, learn, and play a whole Tale, in under two hours... And somehow, Epidiah has managed to make an even more ultralight version here. Amazing.
A downloadable game
3 whole pages…
100% compatible with Swords Without Master…
1% of the price of D&D…
Rogue Scroll is a bare-bones adaptation of Swords Without Master* crammed unto a single scroll. It has all the rules you need to create your Rogues and send them forth into adventure—without the looming presence of an Overplayer. You need only supply at least one other player, writing implements, two six-sided dice you can tell apart, and your imagination.
Plus, "The Scroll of Invocations," a single-scroll sourcebook of adventure, peril, and thunder!
Also, "The Scroll of Demands," a single-scroll sourcebook for when you need a little inspiration to nudge your Rogues into trouble.
* Swords Without Master is in Worlds Without Master, issue 3, which was part of the Itch Bundle for Racial Justice and Equality, so you probably already have it. You do not need Swords Without Master to enjoy Rogue Scroll. Rogue Scroll is a standalone game that can also serve as a supplement or even an introduction to Swords Without Master.
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Swords Without Master comes in a micro version. Just play without any Overlord, and run through multiple Rogue Phases. It's just what you need to dive in this masterpiece.
The Scroll of Invocations and Scroll of Demands are bonuses. Very good bonuses. It will get straight to my SWM material, as random tables of opportunities.