Advanced Search

BURN 2d6 Core RulesClick to magnify
Full‑size Preview

BURN 2d6 Core Rules

Selected Option:

What are they saying about BURN 2d6?

"A heart racing system that challenges you to make difficult decisions quickly. I love the way it encourages you to play characters with flaws, fighting battles against the odds. It's a really elegant system and I can't wait to bring it to my table."

BURN 2d6 is a flexible system with a unique BURN mechanic that keeps the game moving and allows for a complete adventure to be run by the Moderator in a single short session! Ever get a group together with limited time, perhaps late at night at a convention? Or want to introduce folks to roleplaying games? With BURN 2d6 you can get to the fun in moments and play a complete adventure in 90 minutes. The system also promotes and encourages character progression and campaign play.

BURN is the name of the game and BURN’s main use is to improve your odds of success. Essentially, BURN is damage taken to one of the four STATs. To accomplish something, you make an action roll, trying to roll-under your STAT value. The base roll is 2d6 but can be increased as high as 6d6 for truly heroic or impossible deeds. To improve your odds of success, a player can choose to take BURN to a STAT to reduce the number of action dice to be rolled, on a one for one exchange. This choice is always made before rolling the dice. Fewer rolled dice improve your odds of rolling under the applicable STAT value. So, if the Moderator states that a roll is an Impossible 5d6 action roll, a player can absorb BURN to the relevant character STAT to increase the chances of success with each point of BURN canceling a d6 from the action roll. But, if you take BURN equal to the value of two STATs, it's "lights out." Each setting has slight modifications or add-ons that add depth. Setting-based rules include investigations, spaceships, space travel, boons, magic, super powers, and weaknesses.

 Customers Who Bought this Title also Purchased
Reviews (6)
Discussions (0)
October 20th, 2023
Quick to learn, easy to play, and gets the job done very well. This is a great game to have on your shelf and an easy one to use for a last minute game or something you've planned out well in advance. Very slick design. [...]
July 18th, 2023
Do we really need another rules-lite universal system. If that system is BURN 2d6 by Saltheart RPG and written by Kevin Borrup, then the answer is a resounding yes. The game is designed around a unique BURN mechanic that is designed to keep gam [...]
July 15th, 2023
This game does everything it says it does! And what a unique game! Want a game GUARANTEED to be over in about 90 minutes? Are you a GM who can run with 0-prep--just a few randomly generated Story Seeds? This game does it! And it does it i [...]
July 11th, 2023
Backed it! Loved it! It's simple, but it has everything you need for a complete RPG experience. And has many settings! And one map for each setting! And individual character sheet design per setting! And character examples and adventure seeds! [...]
July 11th, 2023
I was fortunate to have participated in a demo session before reading the book. We used the rules to play as four-color comic book superheroes. Character creation was super quick and we were able to jump into the action within 10 minutes of getting sta [...]
Browse Categories
$ to $
 Follow Your Favorites!
NotificationsSign in to get custom notifications of new products!
 Recent History

Product Information
Copper seller
Publisher Stock #
File Size:
65.39 MB
Original electronic Click for more information
Scanned image
These products were created by scanning an original printed edition. Most older books are in scanned image format because original digital layout files never existed or were no longer available from the publisher.

For PDF download editions, each page has been run through Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software to attempt to decipher the printed text. The result of this OCR process is placed invisibly behind the picture of each scanned page, to allow for text searching. However, any text in a given book set on a graphical background or in handwritten fonts would most likely not be picked up by the OCR software, and is therefore not searchable. Also, a few larger books may be resampled to fit into the system, and may not have this searchable text background.

For printed books, we have performed high-resolution scans of an original hardcopy of the book. We essentially digitally re-master the book. Unfortunately, the resulting quality of these books is not as high. It's the problem of making a copy of a copy. The text is fine for reading, but illustration work starts to run dark, pixellating and/or losing shades of grey. Moiré patterns may develop in photos. We mark clearly which print titles come from scanned image books so that you can make an informed purchase decision about the quality of what you will receive.
Original electronic format
These ebooks were created from the original electronic layout files, and therefore are fully text searchable. Also, their file size tends to be smaller than scanned image books. Most newer books are in the original electronic format. Both download and print editions of such books should be high quality.
File Last Updated:
June 30, 2023
This title was added to our catalog on June 27, 2023.