Welcome to Simplicity!

Simplicity is a fantasy roleplaying game that allows you and your friends to create fictional adventures in a fantasy world. By design, the Simplicity system is easy to learn, easy to use, and easy to master. Everything you need to know about your character exists on a single simple sheet.

Simplicity uses a design and evolution system that allows you to develop your character as you see fit. By default, no races or classes exist in Simplicity. How you roleplay your character defines who they are more than the numbers on your character sheet.

Other game systems get bogged down in details that, more often than not, slow the action at your game table to a crawl. Simplicity plays quickly and smoothly, allowing you to focus on the story of your game and not the mechanics!


The Simplicity Core Rulebook gives you all the information and rules you need to create characters and run adventures. With this single 48-page book and a little imagination, you can play the Simplicity Fantasy Roleplaying Game for years without the need to purchase costly supplements or subscribe to a monthly online service. 

If you’d prefer a professionally printed copy of the Simplicity Core Rulebook, simply follow the link below. For $14.99 plus shipping, you’ll get a quality soft cover copy of the rules, and ALL THE PROCEEDS GO DIRECTLY TO CHILD’S PLAY, a charity that helps provide toys, games, and books for sick kids in children’s hospitals across North America. That’s right, I don’t keep a penny.

Simplicity: A Fantasy Roleplaying Game


The Simplicity Optional Rules are just what their name implies. They are optional rules that you may use with the Simplicity Fantasy Roleplaying Game. They are in no way required to play the game. Because of their smallish size and the fact they they’re almost always changing, the optional rules aren’t available in print form, but like the Simplicity Core Rulebook, they are still downloadable in PDF form.

Simplicity Optional Rules


It’s certainly possible to play Simplicity using just a sheet of notebook paper, but if you’re looking for something a little nicer, try one of the character sheets below. They’re not flashy, but they are functional.

For those who like to keep track of their character electronically, The download above also contains a copy of each Simplicity character sheet in its native Microsoft Excel format.

Simplicirty Character Sheet

Want to take the Simplicity Fantasy Roleplaying Game for a spin without creating your own monsters and writing your own adventure? Try Search for the Shadfly Tapestry, a 1st-level adventure for five players. The adventure opens with the player characters serving as caravan guards, but when goblins attack their wagon and steal a priceless heirloom, the caravan master selects the fledgling adventures to recover his stolen cargo.
Note: This adventure also includes printable maps to facilitate play with miniatures.

Search for the Shadfly Tapestry

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