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Challenged To A Duel, A Swordsmanship Mini Game – Free One-Page TTRPG Mechanic

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As a game designer, I spend a great deal of time thinking about mechanics and game play. This is usually on a grand scale when crafting the infrastructure of my original concepts. However, I wanted to challenge myself to design something quickly on a smaller scale. The goal was to create a TTRPG mini game mechanic that was simple, but still offered a bit of strategy. I thought that a sword dueling concept would fit this idea perfectly!

Challenged To A Duel, A Swordsmanship Mini Game is loosely based on the moves and techniques of fencing. While it relies on dice rolls, players can choose different techniques to execute on their turns. It also includes a couple of light character building options to give players a little variety in play style. This easy to learn ruleset can be plugged into any tabletop rpg system as a mini game. It can also be played on it’s own, tournament style.

I hope you enjoy our first free downloadable PDF!
Until next time, stay creepy and happy gaming.


Dan is a creator, game enthusiast, former goth, designer, nerd, blogger, and meme historian. He has always loved creating experiences through art, writing, design, and collaborative storytelling. His career is in the creative industry, specifically focusing on graphic design, marketing, and user experience.

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