Shoot, Loot, Survive

The city has been walled up from the outside. You are stuck with breathless Crawlers roaming as far as the eye can see. You are surrounded by strangers, and the only thing left to do is survive. You can’t give up now.

Content Warning: death, violence, gore.

Ain't No Rest for the Wicked

Breathless is a survival horror role-playing game where you play as Survivors trying to stay alive in a walled city full of Crawlers (zombies). The entire game fits on two sides of a letter-sized sheet of paper, making it the perfect game to print at home and enjoy for a nice and cozy zombie killing one shot.The game is inspired by things like: Shaun of the Dead, Left 4 Dead, The Last of Us, and other great zombie related media.Basically, if you want to kill some breathless living dead, this is the game you are looking for.

Features

  • Beautiful half-fold brochure that contains everything you need to play.

  • Simple, yet deadly rules that reflects how tiring it is to survive a zombie apocalypse.

  • Rolling tables for weapons, locations, complications, missions, and more.

  • Looting mechanics to make sure you are properly armed against the undead.

  • Items deterioration mechanics for when you use them as a way to stay alive.

  • A beautiful character sheet available directly on the back cover of the brochure.

Breathless SRD

The Breathless SRD is a free and open licensed version of Breathless that contains all the rules and design guidelines for you to make your own Breathless game.

Breathless games focus on condensed simplicity. The rules, the setting, the rolling tables, and the character sheet all fit on a half-fold brochure. This makes it easy for anyone to print your game at home, and get started with nothing more than a set of polyhedral dice and a few pens.Characters are talented and proactive. But the path that lies in front of them is perilous. They will face difficult tasks, try to catch their breath, scavenge what they can find, and try to get through in one piece.

Breathless Games

Breathless SRD is free and open licensed, and this has enabled tons of creators to make their own Breathless games!There are games where you scavenge space shipwrecks, others where you explore desolated worlds where magic is gone, and even games where you fight fascists out of your country.And that, is only the beginning as the #BreathlessJam starts on June 1st!Check out the full list of Breathless games here

What Folks Are Saying

A survival horror rpg with condensed mechanics? Yes, please. Check out BREATHLESS.
John Harper (@john_harper)
I'm a huge fan of 1 pager games, and Breathless is a fantastic game.
— Matteo Sciutteri (@MasterRPG)
This game looks amazing and I can't wait to try it out. The rules are so simple and easy to learn but have so much depth to them! I love usage dice!
— Sofia (@MythicSofia)
Played @RPDeshaies “Breathless” #ttrpg game for five hours today and all I can say is WOW. Few games really nail the “pickup and play” functionality ofttrpgs, but Breathless absolutely crushes it. Shoot. Loot. Survive. #ttrpgreview #roleplay
@xdeathcleric

Acknowledgements & Thanks

Breathless is inspired by both the format and mechanics of 2400 • Jason Tocci. I want to thank Jason for having designed the 24XX SRD, and for all the time he's taken to review and give me suggestions on Breathless. It truly meant a lot.I also would like to thank Andrew Boyd from Pandion Games and Bruno from Opal Breeze Games who've also reviewed and provided suggestions on Breathless. Your opinions and friendships are very important to me.

Breathless is a product of Fari RPGs (https://farirpgs.com/)
Developed and authored by René-Pier Deshaies
Made possible by support of the Fari RPGs Patreon supporters.
This game was previewed, proofread, and enhanced by the Fari Community.

The city has been walled up from the outside. You are stuck with breathless Crawlers roaming as far as the eye can see. You are surrounded by strangers, and the only thing left to do is survive. You can’t give up now.

What Is Breathless

Breathless is a survival horror role-playing game where you play as Survivors trying to stay alive in a walled city full of Crawlers (zombies). The entire game fits on two sides of a letter-sized sheet of paper, making it the perfect game to print at home and enjoy for a nice and cozy zombie killing one shot.

Features

  • Beautiful half-fold brochure that contains everything you need to play.

  • Simple, yet deadly rules that reflects how tiring it is to survive a zombie apocalypse.

  • Rolling tables for weapons, locations, complications, missions, and more.

  • Looting mechanics to make sure you are properly armed against the undead.

  • Items deterioration mechanics for when you use them as a way to stay alive.

  • A beautiful character sheet available directly on the back cover of the brochure.

Links


Art Assets

  • Google Drive Folder: Link

Team Members

  • Writing, Design & Layout: René-Pier Deshaies-Gélinas

Social Media Links

Breathless is product of Fari RPGs (https://farirpgs.com/)
Developed and authored by René-Pier Deshaies
Made possible by support of the Fari RPGs Patreon supporters.
This game was previewed, proofread, and enhanced by the Fari Community.