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What is Rove?

Rove is a micro, modular TTRPG comprised entirely of business cards. It focuses on being fast and approachable, with the potential to add systems and procedures as needed rather than presenting them up front. 

So far Rove consists of the following cards, with more in development.

Core (Free Forever!)

All the rules needed to run a game of Rove. Core resolution mechanics, combat rules and how health, damage and recovery works.

Player (Free Forever!)

A clean and convenient character sheet with player facing rules on the reverse.


A simple, map independent, push your luck travel system and supplementary survival rules.


Rules for running and generating opponents for Players to encounter during adventures. Including sample abilities, basic stats and vulnerabilities.


Rules for running and generating supporting characters for Players to befriend during adventures, including template hirelings and pets.


Straightforward encumbrance rules, sample equipment and some common tag rules.


A Player facing tracker for carrying extra gear.


A Party facing tracker for carrying extra gear.


Simple, evocative, premade gear packs for new characters. Assigned based on highest score and max HP. For speeding up character creation for immediate play. 

Printing Guidelines

  • Print 2 sided (or manually if needed). 
  • Flip along the long edge. 
  • Ensure you print as "actual size" or whatever setting doesn't re-centre the pages so things align properly. 

The provided PDFs have cutting guides on only one side so small misalignments aren't as noticeable.

More Rove

Physical editions are in the works. Subscribe on Patreon to get early access to new cards as they are released.

Rove is now also available as plain text markdown here


Buy Now$1.00 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $1 USD. You will get access to the following files:

Core&Playerx5&Travel&Enemies&Allies - A4.pdf 484 kB
Core&Playerx5&Travel&Enemies&Allies - Letter.pdf 484 kB
Gear&Bundles&Cart&Packx8 - A4.pdf 497 kB
Gear&Bundles&Cart&Packx8 - Letter.pdf 497 kB
Rove - Pages - Dark Mode - A4.pdf 128 kB
Rove - Pages - Light Mode - A4.pdf 128 kB

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Core&Playerx8 - A4.pdf 1 MB
Core&Playerx8 - Letter.pdf 1 MB
Playerx9 - A4.pdf 1 MB
Playerx9 - Letter.pdf 1 MB

Development log


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This is cool. Any chance you could add a copy of the files formated for digital reading (with each card side as a single card with consistent rotation)?


Thank you! This pushed me to finish the markdown version I had planned on doing for accessibility too. I have uploaded it here: https://github.com/Olobosk/Rove/blob/main/Rove.md (Also linked above now)

Is that as good? I'm sure there are a million and one markdown to pdf converters out there if you needed that specifically.


I wrote the last comment then immediately realised how easy it was to do exactly what you wanted - so you have light mode & dark mode versions of what you want added now! :)


Are the Gear&Bundles&Cart&Pack PDFs damaged? I can't open them...

Yes they were - thanks for catching that - should be fixed now! 😊


Thanks for fixing it so quickly!


VERY cool concept! I hope you'll develop it like you intend to; it promises great things to come!