Aug 292012

Something Went Wrong

“I tell you, Grimm, Aoli and I have done this a thousand times! This wasn’t supposed to be any different. A few goblins, a troll or two and then treasure. Everything was going great! We were just about to enter the dungeon, and then something went wrong….”

Something Went Wrong is a new, simple and extremely fun competitive fantasy RPG in which things go wrong. Everyone’s the GM and no one is, but not all at once.

A group of skilled adventurers go on one last adventure to secure their futures and fortunes. Something they’ve all done, any number of times. And then something goes wrong. Featuring almost 5 classes, literal tons of gold and monster knitting circles, you won’t want to miss out on this.

The premise is simple! As experienced adventurers, your characters succeed at just about everything in game. The only exceptions are hitting monsters with weapons and hitting monsters with spells. For those, you’ll have to roll.

Players take turns as the GM leading their group of characters through one or more encounters. Every round of each encounter features another player taking the roll of the GM. The goal? Use your experience to cause the other characters to fail spectacularly! The last character left standing wins all the loot and gets to brag about it at the local tavern.

Something Went Wrong is a quick game which can be played with zero preparation. All you’ll need are a d6, a d12, some paper and pencils and a good dose of humor.

Character creation takes roughly 5 minutes and a game can be  played over the course of an hour or two.

Available in two excellent flavors! Get it for FREE as a simple PDF with all the rules, verbiage and tables you can handle! If you like what you see, and would like to support the author (that’s me) you can grab the $2 GOLD edition, which has formatting, a hot linked table of contents, actual page numbers, a whole extra table and your very own official Something Went Wrong character sheet!

Something Went Wrong is a Creative Commons licensed product, with the least restrictive licensing in the CC family! Artwork copyright William McAusland, used with permission, not covered under a CC license.

About Ben

I'm a geek. A nerd, a dweeb, whatever. Yes I owned garb, yes I still own medieval weaponry. And yeah, I could kick your butt in Mechwarrior the CCG. I love video games, role playing games, tactical board games and all forms of speculative fiction. I will never berate someone for wanting to be a Jedi and take everything Gary Gygax ever wrote as gospel. Well, all of this but that last bit.

  11 Responses to “Something Went Wrong – the competitive fantasy RPG where things go horrible wrong”

  1. […] that involves lots of competition and a bit of backstabbery. For more info about the game itself, see this post. I spoke about it on Reddit as well as here, and this little game has garnered a good bit of […]

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  3. Just got this downloaded, sadly just the free version for now, but I’ve been hearing quite a lot about it for a couple of days now, and everyone seems to think it rocks! I’ll hit you back if I get the chance to play it soon.

    • Very cool! Please do let me know how it goes when you get a chance to run it.

      • I’m hoping that it will be in the next few weeks. We have our university’s fresher fayre soon, and we like to run new and fun things for new gamers, and from what I’ve seen so far, I think this hits all those bases.

        Also, I had a very nice email today with something cool from your good self. Thanks boss…

  4. Quick question? How long does character creation usually take?

  5. […] disclosure: even though this game is available for free, the lovely people at Troll in the Corner Games sent me a code for a free Gold Edition download when they heard I was thinking about reviewing it […]

  6. The game was played last Tuesday, and a fine time was had by all. Check out the review.

  7. Thanks so much for the great review!

    • Not a problem, it was a great game. I’ve already seen a few clicks through to the drive thru page for your game, so hopefully you’ll get some downloads from it.

      Gonna put a big push on it tomorrow to try and get a few more hits, and hopefully some more downloads for you too.

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