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One player is the referee. The other players are renegades, part of mankind’s insurrection against SKORNE who is devil prince, commander of demon rulers and their armies, and the darkness that reigns. Overthrow the evil Tyrants. Free chained captives. Fight to the last man.

To play, bring these rules, scratch paper, writing instruments, and at least two six-sided dice (2d6). These rules will be marked up during play if not outright destroyed.

Skorne is a minimalist RPG with near-diceless combat packed with ideas that fantasy gamers will find both familiar and new with plenty of tools and tables to get play started:

  • A sturdy, yet flexible rule system in very few pages
  • 42 unique Renegade packages
  • An example of play
  • A guide to being the referee
  • Many 6x6 tables primed for the strongest possible start to your campaign.

This game also has three very definite end states:

  1. Skorne is overthrown
  2. The seventh seal is broken
  3. There is no one left alive

Find version 1.1 in print from Amazon!

Released November 2020, updated January 2023.


Buy Now$6.00 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $6 USD. You will get access to the following files:

Skorne (v0.2, four page layout).pdf 1 MB
Skorne v.1.0 singles.pdf 5 MB
Skorne v.1.0 spreads.pdf 5 MB
Skorne booklet v.1.0 (print flip short side).pdf 28 MB
Skorne v.1.3_Pages - In-development 13 MB

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I’m still excitedly waiting to play it even though I might plug it in my own game system since I am not too much of a fan of not rolling. But I love the presentation a lot! Keep up the good work sir!


Just picked up my print copy!


A great product! I can't wait to use it with the additional rules for The City Game and The Wilderness Game discussed on the blog. I'm also excited to see The Tapestry as an influence. It's one of my favorite series and one that I've never seen talked about.


Rock on! The Tapestry is very underrated, for sure. 😁


What is The Tapestry?


A children’s book series combining the magic school trope and Irish mythology. There’s a very cool era in the series (around Book 3) where the “Voldemort” is clearly winning and entrusts large city-states to his demon lieutenants. A lot of politicking there.



Fantastic! Thank you.