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Designed by Doug LevandowskiJack RosetreeIn Name Only is a minimalist role-playing system where your real, actual name determines all your skills, abilities, and powers. Letters in your name correspond to talents. For example, A is for Archery and B is for Brawling. A longer name means more talents with a smaller bonus while a shorter name means fewer talents but with a larger bonus.

In Name Only uses a simple system. When players need to make checks, they roll a d20 and add a bonus (usually between +3 and +5 depending on the length of their name). If the result is 10 or more, they succeed.

Check modifiers are used to alter the circumstances and mechanics of a check. For example, a difficult check requires a 15 to succeed instead of a 10 while a dangerous check knocks a character out of the game for the remainder of the scene if they fail it.


Design & Writing: Doug Levandowski & Jack Rosetree

Art & Layout: Alison Cardinale


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In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $5 USD. You will get access to the following files:

In Name Only.pdf 10 MB