All the Little Things

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All the Little Things is a tabletop RPG created by Mason “Tailsteak” Williams. The premise of this lil d6 roller is that the players are a "Thing", an object that has been animated by human emotion in some way, gaining the personality and traits that humans usually attribute to it. More often than not, "adventures" will consist in the players trying to solve minor problems that inconvenience their humans, such as driving off a rat, finding lost keys, bringing dirty clothes to the laundry or clearing infestations of dust bunnies. Sentient dust bunnies. The game handbook can be downloaded here.

How It WorksEdit

The game is, at its core, a d6 roller. You won't need anything more than some d6s, ideally as many as the players. Actions are usually resolved through Density (strength) and Flexibility (dexterity) checks. The basic system is this: the player rolls a d6 and adds their relevant score to the result with the goal of rolling over the target.

The ThingsEdit

Any object can be animated and become a Thing, even if the manual dearly suggests using toys. Things are made of components, or parts, with each component having its own separate characteristics. These are:

  • Hit Points : Pretty self explanatory. If a component's hitpoints drop to zero, it's broken and unusable until repaired.
  • Damage Immunity : Types of damage this part is immune to, and can thusly ignore.
  • Damage Vulnerability : Types of damage this part is vulnerable to. When receiving damage from this type of attack, the part takes damage without taking into account the Durability value.
  • Durability : Physical resistance of the part. When this part takes damage, you subtract its durability value from the damage.

Each component also has a Density and Flexibility score:

  • Density : Represents the sheer weight and heft of an object, and by extension the amount of force it is capable of applying to other objects. It also influences the amount of fall damage an object takes.
  • Flexibility : Self explanatory. Represents the ability of an object to bend and move, and influences directly the move speed and the ability of a Thing to both solve complex tasks, such as using tools, or move on difficult terrain.

Density and Flexibility are not tracked singularly: the sum of the density and flexibility of all the parts represent the Density or Flexibility score of a Thing.

CombatEdit

During combat each player has one action, which can be used however they like. Once all players have made their decision and the GM has chosen an action for each NPC, the actions are resolved in a random order. The official method to do this is by making all players write their actions on a piece of paper and then putting all the pieces of paper in a box or a hat, and then drawing out the actions one by one. Things can also choose to forfeit their previous action to dodge an attack. Since having a single action every turn means that Things can only dodge one attack, combat leans heavily in favour of groups. It's totally possible for a group to surround and destroy a single target.