I just ran across a fantastic RPG (role-playing game) today that I had to share with you. It’s called Risus. It’s for those who perhaps find traditional RPGs too daunting. I know people, for example, that don’t enjoy Dungeons and Dragons because it can take 3 hours to get through a simple fist fight. Lately, I’ve felt a little like that myself and set ot to find a really simple RPG and that’s when I stumbled upon Risus.

It’s simply amazing. The rules are so simple… there are only SIX pages of rules… SIX. And yet it encompasses everything you could possible need it to. If that wasn’t enough, there is a fairly large community of users that have made up special modifications so you can turn this into an RPG about literally ANYTHING. Want an RPG with giant fighting robots? Fine. Want and RPG with super heros (that’s the one I’m playing now)? No problem. Want an RPG about lawyers fighting in a court room? It can do that too. Anything you can imagine is fair game with just the slightest of modifications. So, yeah, if you’re looking for a new, quick, easy, & fun RPG to play, Risus may be right for you. 

http://www222.pair.com/sjohn/risus.htm