A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history.
— Mahatma Gandi
Welcome to the Diminutive Role Playing Game (RPG). What you hold in your hands is a role playing game created to allow you to recreate big stories about little people. The Diminutive RPG is inspired by such things as The Borrowers, The Littles, The Secret World of Arrietty, Tom Thumb and the Lilliputians of Gulliver's Travel. This game is all about not only surviving but thriving in a world where everything is larger than life.
The Diminutive RPG uses the Diminishing Dice Pool System. The system is designed with the theme in mind, where smaller is always better, A D4 is better than a D8 and you want to make your dice pool smaller and smaller. You strive to triumph over complications by getting rid of them, removing complication dice from your dice pool. Proper planning, traits and backgrounds help you triumph while hindrances make your life more complicated. Gather too many conditions and your life can become over-complicated.