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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.


Yags Modern

Yags Modern is a generic set of character generation rules for present day and near future role playing.

See also Traveller Skills, Vehicles, Surveillance, Computers


When generating a character, players choose how to prioritise the abilities and background of the character. What the priorities are may vary from campaign to campaign. A high fantasy campaign will give far more points than a low fantasy campaign for example. A political campaign may make it easier to have high social status.

These character generation rules are to be rolled out to all versions of Yags, and will replace the rules for packages in Habisfern.


Points to spend on attributes. Limits the number of points and maximum level in any single attribute.


Points to spend on skills and techniques. Limits the number of points and maximum level in any single skill.


Points to spend on advantages and disadvantages. Includes wealth and status.


Normally taken at zero, represents something special or unusual such as psionic powers or magical aptitude. In many campaigns, this may be disallowed.



A normal average person is considered to be 'D' in everything.

Area A B C D
Attributes +6/6 +3/5 +1/4 +0/4
Experience 50/6 30/5 20/4 15/4
Advantages +5 +3 +1 0
Special +3 +2 +1 0
yags/yags_modern.txt · Last modified: 2015/02/04 22:40 (external edit)