Welcome to Swordfin Games and Simplicity!

Swordfin Games is the online home of Simplicity, a FREE 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.

Best of all, the core rules are available for free! Visit the Simplicity page to download a PDF copy of the core rulebook, and start enjoying simple gaming at its best!

New Character Sheet

After using the old Simplicity character sheet for several years, I felt it was time to freshen it up a bit.

You can download PDF and Excel versions of the new character sheet on the Simplicity page. Enjoy!

A Special Thank You

I'd like to extend my thanks to Jeff Moore and Rob Lang for taking their time to review the Simplicity Fantasy Roleplaying Game. If you're interested in what they had to say, follow the links below. As I've mentioned elsewhere on this site, I'm not a professional author. I wrote Simplicity for fun and to play with my friends (and we've played quite a bit of it). It's nice to know that there are others who think it's a decent roleplaying system.

Simplicity by Dave Zajac isn't simple but it is resplendent

Simplicity RPG by Dave Zajac

Search for the Shadfly Tapestry

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.

Visit the Simplicity page to download a free PDF copy of the Search for the Shadfly Tapestry.

Simplicity Optional Rules: Get more for less!

A warlock shoots a ray of poisonous magic at her foes as a seer skims his possible futures, searching for the attack that will undo his enemy. Across the battlefield, a summoner calls forth a demon of immense power to crush any who stand in the way!

Looking for more out of your Simplicity game? This free collection of optional rules gives it to you, more abilities, more possibilities, and more fun! Get ready to take your game to the next level!

Visit the Simplicity page to download a free PDF copy of the Simplicity Optional Rules.