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Published by Samuel Penn.

Also, see my profile for things that interest me.

Glendale Website - My main web site.

Yags - Main site for yet another game system, a generic GPL'd tabletop RPG.

Yagsbook - Documentation on the Yagsbook RPG documentation format, a Sourceforge project.

Mapcraft - Documentation on world mapping tools, another Sourceforge project.

Midnight Saga - An Ars Magica campaign.

Active Topics

The current topics are currently under active development (relatively speaking).

Yags is Another Game System - Game design notes for Yags, a Free roleplaying game system I use as the core system for most of my campaigns.

Yagsbook - Notes on an XML based documentation system I use for documenting Yags and related campaigns.

Full Thrust - Notes on Full Thrust

Stargrunt - Notes on Stargrunt.


Table of Contents

Simple Yags

Simple Yags is a very fast and simple version of Yags. Everything you see here are the complete set of rules. Characters from Simple Yags are compatible with the full version of Yags, though may be 'not as good' since they'll be missing certain abilities.

The basic character generation stuff is below, the rest of the rules are linked to below:


There are eight primary attributes - Strength, Health, Agility, Dexterity, Perception, Intelligence, Empathy and Will.

These default to 3 for everything. A new character can modify these defaults by up to 3 points - for every point an attribute is raised, another must be lowered. No attribute can be lowered below 2, or raised above 5.

Some campaign styles will also grant further 'free' points which may be spent, and may also change the maximum for any single attribute.

Campaign Type Points Maximum
Standard 0 5
Heroic 3 6
Cinematic 6 7


There are eight talents which all default to a skill of 2. These are athletics, awareness, brawl, charm, guile, sleight, stealth and throw.

There are two knowledge skills which default to a skill of 4, which are Speak own and Area lore.

A character has 30 points to spend on skills at character generation. No skill may be raised above 5 initially. As with attributes, the style of campaign may affect these limits.

Campaign Type Points Maximum
Standard 30 5
Heroic 45 6
Cinematic 60 8
simpleyags/simpleyags.txt · Last modified: 2015/02/04 22:40 (external edit)