Posts from July 2014

OneDice is here!


2014-07-29 14.11.54Cakebread & Walton, award-winning RPG designers of Abney Park’s Airship Pirates, Clockwork & Chivalry, Renaissance, Dark Streets and Pirates & Dragons, are proud to announce a new product line for 2014 – the OneDice system.

There are times when you’ve got a really cool idea for a role-playing session, but can’t quite find the system to fit the bill. You want something quick and easy, that you can put together on the back on an envelope. Or perhaps you’ve got an epic idea for a multi-genre campaign involving cyber-cowboys and a flying city inhabited by ninja dwarves and steampunk woodland animals. (Well, you might!). Or you’ve promised to run a game, only have half any hour to prepare and have no ideas.

This is where OneDice comes in. OneDice is a quick and easy role-playing game for any genre. Our first release, OneDice Universal, is a compact, art-free, rulebook designed to let you create and run characters in any setting. It comes with three ready-made “skins” – brief extra rules – for fantasy (including magic), superheroes (including powers and weaknesses) and space (including starship combat). And all this is crammed into 56 pages, for the pocket-money price of $7.99!

We’ll be following this up with a series of “genrebooks” and “worldbooks” Genrebooks will each cover rules for a different genre; Steampunk is already in the works, with Cyberpunk on its heels. Each small book will include the core rules, adapted for the genre, together with some ready-made campaign background skins and adventure seeds. Worldbooks will develop a particular setting; a OneDice version of our Pirates & Dragons RPG is in the pipeline, together with Floodland, barbarian adventures in post-apocalypse Britain. All will contain some art, and some worldbooks will be in colour. Again, they will contain the core rules, so that each book stands alone. And again, they’ll be small books at pocket-money prices. Pick one up and you’ve got enough to run a game in no time – pick up a few, and you’ll soon be mixing genres and coming up with weird and wonderful ideas which might never otherwise have occurred to you.

How does the system work? Characters have three attributes: Strong, Clever and Quick. Some might also have Magic. They also have a bunch of skills. Add together attribute and skill, roll a D6, add that, and try and beat the target number or the opponent’s roll. The rest is just variations on the theme. Character generation takes about five minutes.

The game books are suitable for age 10+, so there’s no better time to get your kids into role-playing!

What are you waiting for? Pick up OneDice Universal today, and prepare to run Wizards and Superheroes in the Alpha Centauri Wars!

Get it here:

Coming Soon!

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Coming very soon in PDF and print, at pocket-money prices!

OneDice is a quick and flexible Role-Playing Game (RPG) system.

Whether you want to design worlds where you play mighty barbarians exploring a fantasy land, rebels on the run in outer space, superheroes fighting supervillains, or anything else, the OneDice system has been developed to be easily adaptable for your games.

Created by the UK Games Expo Award winning designers of Abney Park’s Airship Pirates, Clockwork & Chivalry, and Renaissance.

Suitable for ages 10+

Look out for OneDice genre books and world books!

New Dark Streets Adventure!

Case of the Missing ProfessorThe Case of the Missing Professor is a new 65 page adventure for the 18th century Cthulhu Mythos setting of Dark Streets, by Adrian Gawain Jones. The Bow Street Runners are called to York when a professor goes missing. But other people are missing too — what is the connection to the occultist John Dee? What lurks in the catacombs below York Minster? And will the investigators find what’s causing the disappearances before they too disappear?

Available now as a PDF from DriveThruRPG!

Pirates & Dragons Premium Edition Available Now!

P&D photoThe luxurious premium edition of the Pirates & Dragons core rulebook is now available from DriveThruRPG, 350 pages of thick glossy paper, with rich full colour illustrations, it’s the perfect collector’s edition for any discerning role-player. P&Dinside1 P&D inside2But if you’re on a tight budget, don’t despair! Standard hardback and paperback editions are coming soon!