A downloadable book

Basic Roleplaying

Create. Explore. Play.

Basic Roleplaying (BRP) is a system of core rules for tabletop roleplaying. Whether you’re a seasoned roleplaying veteran or new to the hobby, Basic Roleplaying has everything you need for years of entertainment.

This is the free 38 page handouts and character sheets pack for Basic Roleplaying: Universal Game Engine featuring helpful tables for GMs and players, BRP character sheets, BRP character sheets with hit locations, NPC sheets, and Vehicle and Mount sheets, including fillable versions. Print them and use them again and again!

A Seamless Core Mechanic

In BRP, success and failure are always determined by the roll of a D100. Comparing that roll to the relevant Skill, Characteristic, Ability, or Power, you succeed if you roll under the target number.

This means every stat on your character sheet clearly indicates to you the likelihood of success.

Natural Character Growth

Characters in a BRP game evolve based on what they do in-game. If you fire a gun, that skill may increase.

If you want your character to learn magic, get better at driving cars, lassoing horses, or even repairing a spaceship, then your character will do so by using those skills!

Deadly & Tactical Combat

The core BRP rules present easy-to-learn and equally easy-to-teach combat mechanics that allow players to react to attacks—you don’t just have to wait for your turn in order to have an impact on combat!

Conflict in BRP can be deadly, and every roll (attacking, fighting back, dodging or otherwise) is integral. This makes for a thrilling, high-octane experience with a system that does not slowdown the overall flow of play.

Build The Game You Want

With mechanics for magic, psychic powers, mutations, superpowers, weapons, equipment, and vehicles applicable to any setting and genre, Basic Roleplaying: Universal Game Engine is adaptable to any world of your choosing—either previously established, or created from scratch.

ORC license

BRP’s Universal Game Engine is available royalty-free for personal and commercial use under the ORC license. Use these rules, and focus on creating your worlds, scenarios and even books to sell!

What the Reviewers Say about BRP

"A definitive update of a definitive game system... one of the simplest, most flexible, most customizable engines in the tabletop gaming business."
— Andrew Logan Montgomery, Exploring the Otherworlds of Fiction, Magic, and Gaming.

"Sleeker and more beautiful while maintaining all of the best components of the original. Designing products for it should be a snap!"
— RPG Imaginings.

"Chaosium has put their best foot forward ... providing a familiar and well-regarded mechanical platform for a whole new swathe of game design talent."
— Cannibal Halfling Gaming.

"I've learned so much from this book... a must buy for game designers."
— J-M, Iconic Productions.

"BRP is in a perfect place for creators and GMs who want a stable mechanics for their own creations… I can’t wait to start creating with it."
— Never Mind the Dice Rolls 

Get your copy today!

Basic Roleplaying: Universal Game Engine  is available now in full color hardcover and special leatherette version, price includes PDF when purchased direct from Chaosium.com.  Also available in PDF at DriveThruRPG.

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BRP Character Sheet - Fillable.pdf 2 MB
BRP Character Sheet.pdf 1 MB
BRP NPC Sheet - Fillable.pdf 1 MB
BRP NPC Sheet.pdf 707 kB
BRP Vehicle and Mount Sheets - Fillable.pdf 982 kB
BRP Vehicle and Mount Sheets.pdf 749 kB
BRP Character Sheet - Hit Locations.pdf 904 kB
BRP Character Sheet - Hit Locations - Fillable.pdf 1 MB
BRP_-_Character_Generation_Chart.pdf 3 MB
BRP_-_Handouts_Pack.pdf 637 kB

Install instructions

For all character sheets you can toggle the background layer off and on.

Development log


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Love the fillable sheet, but as it is a customizable system it would be great if there was a character sheet where you could remove the default skills as well!