PORTAL: Player Oriented Roleplaying- Timing, Action & Lucidity

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Welcome to PORTAL (Player Oriented Roleplaying: Timing, Action & Lucidity), a universal roleplaying system ready to be adapted to whatever your imagination can come up with. It's a system which strives to strike a balance between roleplaying and gaming. A structured way to create and play dynamic characters in engaging stories driven by an easy system that keeps everyone on the same page. PORTAL is founded on the belief that any good roleplaying game should be based on character and story, not dice rolls, charts or math. PORTAL is a universal, system that can be easily and seamlessly molded to any genre, setting, or story. It's designed to work with peoples' to allow them to focus on story and setting, not the system. PORTAL lets players and storytellers make their own choices about how to act in a situation; a system that refuses to pigeonhole creativity for the sake of ease, balance or structure.
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  • By Nick Carter
    Jan 7, 2013
    Not having played this, I can only speak to the philosophies, writing style and mechanics based on a quick read through. The ideas that apparently drove the author (and friends?) to create the system are very in line with my own: put the focus on story, let the system fade into the background, keep it simple but realistic. So that's great by me. Unfortunately, to me at least, the mechanics of character creation are more involved than most systems, even if they do begin with a "write the ideas first, then stat out" mentality I appreciate. 9 core stats, confusing nested sub-stats, I got dizzy reading it all. I must point out, however, that the lists of example questions to ask yourself/your players when creating characters are spot on, covering almost all bases when it comes to developing well thought-out, believable characters. The resolution system is simple d100 roll-under with some finer granularity in terms of success (again complicating what could have been simpler)... More > which is fine by me. Guidelines are given for modifiers, etc. The cool innovative bits here come from spending and regaining vitality, which determines action order and effectiveness in combat. Hadn't seen anything like this before myself, and it's something I'd consider house ruling into an otherwise initiative-based system if I felt it necessary to enforce order. The writing style is fairly clean, leaving little to question. It is easy to follow and does not pander, which I appreciate. The only annoying bits for me are a few recurring typos, most notably "loose" in place of "lose" several times.< Less
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First Edition
Jared Presler
September 30, 2011
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