How to Make an RPG on Paper

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this video game on paper is a game where you use your is a fighting game.

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Step 1: Supplies

you will need,
1 composition notebook,
a pen,
your imagination,

Step 2: Your Characters Page

you need to draw your character now. make your character have 5, make up 2 kinds of explosives. each explosive will have 3 of itself. now, add a pet. this pet will take over in battle when you call it give your pet 2 weapons and 1 draw a vihicle. this vihicle will make you run away during battle or attack your you have to make a list of everything you have. you have to list your vihicles, powers, weapons, magic, defences, items, pets, and your ending blow when you win a battle.thi is your characters page. oh, and 1 more thing, make your character have about 500-$1000 to spend at the store. also, on your page, if you have a gun, make space where you will find out how many bullets you have.

Step 3: The Games Store

now to make your store. now make all the catagories. the catagories are weapons, defences, magic, some powers,pets, vihicles,ending blows, and items(the items can heal you when your out of use your imagination. make up your own weapons and stuff.also, you have to sign your name when you first use the store or you cant use it.

Step 4: Battles, Health, and Magic

you will start out with 10 HP(health power) and 20 MP(magic power). you will start out with 3 magic spells. you should make heal one of them. the rest is your choice.whenever you win a battle you get $500 and the loser wins $50 and a healing item. when your in a battle, draw a line in the middle of the page. now make your side and your enemies line(one of your friends)and draw your character on your side and your friend will draw his/hers. now draw your line of health and magic power. whenever you get hit, color in 2 spaces of it and do the same with your magic. use it, and color in 2 spaces.

Step 5: The Name

now make up a name for the game. mine was the battle brawlers. I made this game up 2 years if you want to make up more things for the game let me know because i will post it on here and post your name to give you credit.



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    66 Discussions


    2 years ago

    im glad im not the only one make this :)


    3 years ago

    I can't believe it I'm bored of being an only child but not anymore thanks bro


    3 years ago

    Hey anybody. I was wondering if you all could help me out with something.

    One: I was wondering what does CDC and CMB stand for.

    Two: I was wondering if you all could send me some ideas for a pen and paper RPG that me and my friend could play.

    If you could help me out with these, I'd be grateful, and I'll help you all out with anything you all need.


    3 years ago

    This is sorta good but my 6 yr old brother can draw better than that.Have someone older than you or who can draw better draw and write all this.I cant understand what is on the paper so yeah


    3 years ago

    I have everything minus friends. What do I do?


    4 years ago on Introduction

    I enjoyed the brainstorming enthusiasm of this instructable. I totally get it. "Make something up! Making up something and then having fun with it is FUN!" That's the message. Aroint thee, grammar and spelling police!


    5 years ago on Introduction

    I think you need to make your instructable a little broader. It's just focused on one topic. You should make it in a way that anyone who reads it will be able to make an original game, not a game that you made.


    6 years ago

    I have something like that, 2 things actually. ones like a conquerer game where you dominate opposing empires using just paper. and another is something I call StickWorld. a 2-D world where you control a stickman using your eraser and writer. you use flash cards. you can make doors leading from one flashcard to another. and I also have one where you use and entire notepad and turn each page into a part of the game world. if anyones interested in them comment on this and keep cheaking on my page. I'll get it done. :-)


    8 years ago on Introduction

    This is not a guide to making an RPG. This is a guide to making a game YOU made. Misleading title and why would I play this? That's why I have D&D

    1 reply

    people would play this on like road trips and stuff if u dont have a computer or video games or if people have nothing to do i made this because i was super board one day and didnt feel like playing video games


    8 years ago on Step 5

    Well the thing is, misspelling words to make them shorter is not really a good idea, a better idea is if you were to just type the whole word out...typing is not critical exercise, if you get a "workout" just by simply typing the whole word, then there is something wrong with that picture...I would see a doctor, Carpal Tunnel is not fun to have...

    Well the good thing is that you tried, but I did make a parody of this...I made a longer tutorial on how to do this on your computer, without an Internet connection, it proves useful, especially when it goes to the part where I introduce statistics and attributes...

    If you wanted to ever learn more about Role-Playing, then I would recommend for you to view some guides from Dungeons and Dragons...

    this is a pdf of the 4th edition character sheet by D&D

    These are the lists of player guides for D&D, includes important resources

    There are books and other stuff too, but they would cost money to buy...

    But with the names, you can google search them, and who knows? You might find a free online sample...if there is any.

    There are millions of great online resources like...

    Wikipedia's Wiki on RPG

    There is a section on Pen&Paper Role-Playing, just like your tutorial!

    And there is another wiki that goes into the magic of statistics!

    If you have a good printer, a program like spreadsheet, enough copy paper, and free time you can make...

    Character Sheets
    Player Sheets
    Stat Sheets
    All kinds of Sheets!!!

    *Spoiler... I am going to make a tutorial on making Stat Sheets on Open Office Spreadsheet...

    But truly I am sorry about this ridiculously long comment...and all the useless stuff that it has...


    8 years ago on Step 5

    this is a cool ible And your rihgt hp means health points


    10 years ago on Step 5

    You must be like 5 years old... You are spelling things wrong, and i hate people who make mistakes with like HUGE parts of any RPG or MMORPG HP = Hit Points not hit power or health power watever u put there... Same thing with MP... It means Mana/Magic points...

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    Reply 8 years ago on Step 5

    Hp is health points du if you were a real rpg player you would know that Or if you even watched pokemon or yuogio git it strait