FAQ: The Fifth Season Roleplaying Game
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What is roleplaying?

In The Fifth Season Roleplaying Game, you and a group of friends (the players) take on the roles of fictional people (Player Characters or PCs) in a world of The Stillness. One person must be the Game Moderator (GM), who acts like the narrator of a story or the director of a play or movie. The GM sets the scene and describes what happens in the world around your characters. Then the other players decide what their PCs do in response. The GM describes the outcome of those actions, and on you go, spinning your own Fifth Season story.

Roleplaying is much like cooperative fan fiction or simulation gaming, where a group of people work together to build a fun and exciting story. Although it’s the GM’s job to portray the various antagonists in the story, as well as the PCs’ allies, the GM isn’t playing against everyone else. In fact, it’s the GM’s job to help ensure everyone has fun and that the group tells an enjoyable story.

Think of a roleplaying game like an extended version of the various games of make believe we all played as children, only with rules to help guide the story and a GM to set the stage and keep things moving along. It’s fun, give it a try!

Last updated: January 21, 2023 01:19

What game system does The Fifth Season RPG use?

The Fifth Season RPG is powered by the Adventure Game Engine (AGE). The game uses a bespoke version of the rules shared by many other Green Ronin RPGs: Blue Rose, Cthulhu Awakens, The Expanse, Fantasy AGE, and Modern AGE. If you’ve played an AGE game before, you already know the basics of how The Fifth Season RPG works.

Last updated: January 14, 2023 22:58

What dice do I need to play?

You only need three 6-sided dice to play. Every player and the Game Moderator will want their own set. Each should have two dice of one color and a third of a different color. That third die is known as the Drama Die and it has several specific uses in the game, the most fun of which is performing stunts.

Last updated: January 21, 2023 01:20

How can I increase my pledge for add-ons?

https://www.backerkit.com/c/users#pledges 1. Click “view pledge” 2. Scroll down and you should see an “edit your pledge” button. 3. Once you’ve added whatever additional amount you’d like, you’ll have those funds available in the pledge manager after the campaign. Please note that the add-on (such as the GM Kit) will not automatically be added to your cart, so be sure to look carefully at your total before finishing checkout!

Last updated: January 25, 2023 10:57

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