A fan-made, Pathfinder (1.0)-based Final Fantasy RPG
What is Final Fantasy d20?
Final Fantasy d20 (abbreviated as FFd20) is a table-top role-playing game that uses Pathfinder rules combined with the style of the Final Fantasy videogames to create a pen-and-paper RPG that is capable of putting the epic, save-the-world adventure, deep characterization, and story philosophies that have become the hallmark of the Final Fantasy games into the control of any group of gamers.
In doing this, FFd20 takes Pathfinder as its rules base, and supplements it with new races, new classes, feats, skills, spells, prestige classes, characters, monsters, meanings, and iconography of the Final Fantasy games. Rather than focus on emulating the mechanics of the FF games, FFd20 cherry-picks from various games in the series, utilizing trends that unite them to forge a table-top game system that can successfully drive home a unique Final Fantasy feel in play.
In short, the rules and advice in these documents is not just for any night of normal gaming. FFd20 promotes episodic, narrative-focused, character-driven gaming, in which the players put themselves in the roles of heroes, not just adventurers. More dramatic and involved than dungeon raids, the campaigns of FFd20 focus on philosophical themes of humanity, such as death, love, truth, evolution, time and space, and true human nature, entwining these ideas into the heroes and the villains and the world itself.
FFd20 explores these stories with imagery drawn from the Final Fantasy series, and through that series, through world myth and legend. At the center of FFd20, like at the center of any FF game, is the concept of envelope-pushing storytelling, examining the meaning behind the myths, and drawing them into a blending of logic and passion, coupled with fast-paced, interesting battles and epic struggles the entire way. FFd20 does for tabletop role-playing what FF has done for video games, creating a dynamic and robust system for pushing the meaning of RPG Fantasy to its final limits, and breaking through. Enjoy it!