From publisher blurb:
NOTE: This is the Classic Revised Edition, not the new Plus Edition
Precis Intermedia brings this fabulous storytelling system (originally published by Hubris Games) back in PDF format.
FROM THE ORIGINAL BACK COVER:
Any game. Any story.
You're holding the cutting edge of roleplaying rules. The Story Engine is designed top to bottom for "Story games" without the vestiges of wargaming that shackle so many other "Storytelling" games. 've included Story Bones, the introductory version of the rules to help you get started as quickly and easily as possible.
Story Engine uses relative instead of linear scales, fitting everything from superheroes and high fantasy to film noir and murder mysteries. The rules adapt seamlessly to any genre, giving you fluid, fun games that focus on the story and not the rules.
Action is resolved as whole scenes through a bidding process; players spend their resources to increase their chances, turning crucial moments into dramatic scenes.
Story Engine can be used with any game world, setting or story. Story Engine comes with the complete Maelstrom "plug-in" for use with the Maelstrom world. Also includes:
- Complete game rules, including the introductory Story Bones rules
- Six Guns & Whiskey: a Plug-in for games in the Wild West
- The Maelstrom Plug-in for use with the Maelstrom Storytelling world
- The Airship Murders: a murder mystery set aboard an airship
Dublin's Tomb: a dungeon adventure for high fantasy games
- Fiction: four short works set in different genres