Announcing the Upcoming Budge: “Benson’s Fudge”

Things are looking very good for SinisterForces.  I finished a lot of design work over the last year, and I am now working on the manuscript.  Writing is being done on a daily basis, and play testing at events has been great.  That is why I am pleased to announce that I will be releasing the core of the SinisterForces game as Budge!  Budge stands for “Benson’s Fudge” and it is my Fudge derivative.

Budge is the framework upon which the SinisterForces setting is built, and Fudge is the underlying system used by Budge itself.  I have often said that Fudge is an RPG toolkit that you use to build other games with (like FATE).  Budge is one of those games.

I am currently working with a project manager, and you can expect the Budge manuscript to be released no later than January of 2011.  I am hoping that it will be posted here before that time, but I am very confident that the first version will be available here soon!

Working on designing my own RPG has taught me just how little I know.  Now to see the framework finally coming together as a complete manuscript is really an amazing moment for me.  It is actually taking form!  I’m going to have a game system out there for others to play and enjoy!  Once Budge is out I can then work on the first SinisterForces setting book for Budge. 

I hope that you all enjoy the Budge system once it is released.  Below is a sneak peek at the contents.  Comments and questions are greatly appreciated!

Chapter 1 Budge

Budge Character Sheet Prototype

Chapter 2 Core System

Fudge Dice

Power & Vampire Dice

Ranks Ladder

Ranks Modifier

Ranks Value

Level

Fudge Points

Scale

Chapter 3 Character Creation

Points

Primary Attributes

Brawn
Reflexes
Perception
Reason
Willpower
Health
- Damage Capacity
Scratch
Hurt
Injured
Agony
Dying
- Recovery Modifier

Secondary Attributes

Movement
Block
Dodge
Notice
Notice Checks
Power Points

Aspects

Unique Advantages
Tragic Hubris

Skills

Pre-requisite Skills

Other Details

Description
Motivation
Equipment

Character Creation Example

Chapter 4 Combat

Initiative

Turns

Movement

Position

Attacking

Defending

Multiple Attackers & Defenders

Damage

Character Death

Armor

Weapons

Chapter 5 Healing

Recovery Time

Medical Equipment

Magical, Sci-Fi, & Paranormal Healing

Chapter 6 Special Damage

Acid

Disease

Drowning

Electricity

Explosions

Exposure

Falling

Fire & Severe Heat

Freezing & Severe Cold

Poison

Chapter 7 Gear

Creation

Repair

Armor Types

Reductive
Preventive
Natural
Special Qualities

Weapon Types

Melee
Ranged
Natural/Hand-to-Hand Weapons
Special Qualities

Chapter 8 Vehicles

Air

Ground

Space

Submersible

Subterranean

Water

Chapter 9 Magic

Who Can Use Magic

Limitations

Power Sources

Spell Components

Casting Time

Casting Requirements

Chapter 10 Extraordinary Powers

Cybernetic

Magical

Psychic

Supernatural

Superhuman

Chapter 11 How To Be A Budge GM

Challenges

Encounters

Plot Development

To Roll, Or Not To Roll?

Chapter 12 Friends & Foes

One Hit Wonders

Supporting Cast

Peers

Greater Beings

Chapter 13 Design Guidelines

Characters

Traits

Gear

Foes

Rules