FU: Freeform Universal RPG

FU: the Freeform Universal RPG is a lightweight, super-flexible, super-fun roleplaying game that puts your characters at the centre of the action. It is a roleplaying game of action, adventure and fun! FU lets you quickly create characters, settings and situations with a minimum of fuss, or even preparation.

The core of FU comes down to this:

• Characters are described with evocative descriptors – no “stats” or other numbers!

• Only players roll dice, letting the Game Master focus on guiding an awesome story

• Conflicts and obstacles are approached with closed questions – “Can I leap the chasm?” “Do I disarm my opponent?”

• The dice answer your question with some combination of YES / NO / AND / BUT which you use to drive the story forward

A community of players and creators

Downloaded more than 10,000 times since 2010, FU has gathered an enthusiastic community of players, “hackers” and publishers who have embraced the streamlined system that puts the focus on story, action and entertainment.

The classic FU rules are released under a creative commons attribution license. This is a very flexible license that allows you to copy, remix, edit and create awesome stuff based on FU

FU beta cover

2nd Edition Beta Rules

Click the image to download a copy of the FU 2nd Edition Beta rules. These are quite rough and the game will probably look very different when finished, but try them out and send me feedback!