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PDF versions of YAGS can be downloaded for free from the links below. See Downloads for the full list of rules.


YAGS is released under the GNU Public License, and as such the full set of source documentation is available, as well as the final PDFs above.

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Character Backgrounds

A background provides a package of starting skills and equipment for a character. It does not affect what a character does after character creation, but simplifies the initial process of creating a character. YAGS Fantasy assumes that new characters are relatively young and inexperienced, and that the 'story' of the campaign is them growing in skills and experience.

Typical Backgrounds

  • Soldier
  • Thief
  • Ranger
  • Bard
  • Noble
  • Witch
  • Wizard
genres/fantasy/backgrounds.txt · Last modified: 2018/03/31 08:50 by sam