Shards of the Shattered Universe (SSU)is a new and completely original role playing system designed and published by the independent game design company Dreamer's Guild Games LLC (DGG).
The game system is designed from the ground up to be used seamlessly for any setting or genre. The core rule book is a comprehensive tome, covering everything you need to play the game from a stone age setting to fantasy, modern, cyberpunk, western, gothic, science-fiction, and more.
The combat system is fast and highly tactical, using attack, defense, and targeting cards in combination with skill-based die rolls, to allow players to quickly select their combat tactics and determine the outcome!
The challenge resolution system is attribute, proficiency, and skill-based, using a single roll of twelve-sided dice to determine outcome and degree of success or failure!
The character creation and advancement system is completely open to allow players to create exactly the kind of character they desire and develop his or her skills without being forced down a predetermined path.
The settings (shards) that will initially be released for the game are completely unique and original. They will cover a variety of genres, including high fantasy, dark neo-present, and galactic-wide science-fiction.
The core rule book and shard settings will be available in print and PDF format. In addition, deluxe printed combat card sets will be available directly through us, or through any of our retailers. The cards will also be in the core rule book appendix for players to photocopy and create their own cards, and for free in PDF format to print and play.
We plan to start a Kickstarter Campaign soon, and will be happy to answer any questions posted on BGG.