ZeFRS

In the mid-1980s, TSR published a number of games that made use of a color-coded chart to resolve character actions. The best known of these is of course Marvel Superheroes, but the chart also turned up in the third edition of Gamma World among others. One of those others was Conan, a game that many consider an underappreciated gem: compact, fast-moving, easy and fun. In the spirit of the d20 SRD, these pages were created to make the Conan rules, stripped of their franchise-related elements, available for play once again.

Oddly enough, now that Conan Properties, Inc. has declined to renew Mongoose Publishing's exclusive license to publish Conan-related materials it has been suggested in all seriousness that ZeFRS would make a good stopgap gaming solution until a new holder emerges. I consider this a tribute to all the effort the members of the ZeFRS collective have put in as well as to the rules as they appeared originally.

The rules were written by Dave "Zeb" Cook, so they are collectively referred to in this document as Zeb's Fantasy Roleplaying System, or ZeFRS.

Got questions, comments, complaints, or a bright idea? Head over to the ZeFRS Discussion Boards or contact me directly.

Some pages have a few transcriber's notes on them, which appear as grey boxes at the bottom of the page. Those won't appear on paper if you choose to print the page.

Table of Contents

The Original Rules

New Material

For Do-It-Yourselfers

Want to change the layout, trim out sections you don't want to use, or use the ZeFRS ruleset as a basis for your own homebrew? Feel free. Here are RTF (Rich Text File) or Word versions of:

Props

Special thanks go to everyone on RPG.net who showed and is showing such enthusiasm for this effort, especially:

A special, agog fanboy thanks goes out to the man himself, Dave Cook, who gave this project his blessing.