what is it?
Hollowpoint is a role-playing game that uses a novel engine to generate fast on-the-fly violent action at the drop of a hat, brought to you by the award-winning developers of Diaspora. It's ideally suited to a single evening's play and encourages regular character death because, hey, this shit's dangerous. Hollowpoint has been nominated in three categories for the 2012 ENnie awards: best rules, best game, and product of the year.
"And I absolutely adore Hollowpoint. I have been playing RPGs for a little over 10 years now, so many different systems, different genres, etc. I've never played a game that suits me so well as this one. It's gotten me to the point where not only am I interested in running a game, I'm really looking forward to it. I love Hollowpoint and I cannot wait to share it with others!"
Liz Scott, happy customer.
"All I can say is.. totally F'n glorious. Hollowpoint will definitely see plenty of time in the game rotation now."
Uafasach from RPG.net
"Rolling sets and tracking the dice and the occasional "fuck off" that sends someone groping into the teamwork pool and emerge with a handful of dice...they're the slender, fragile-looking, but perfectly functional wire coat hanger that you hang your slick black suit of narration on. This well-crafted little red book with a grinning maniac on the cover isn't a game, in and of itself, it's an excuse to make a game, filling in the details and telling an awesome action-movie story with your buddies.
"My hat's off, gentlemen.
"After this initial taste, we were all just blown away by how much fun this was. We were plotting out movies (The Losers in particular translates very well) using Hollowpoint's rules, we were assigning key stats to the characters from Leverage and talking about using traits as a flashback-mechanic to explain how the outlandish cons worked, and we were unanimously voting Hollowpoint our new go-to pickup game (shooting [redacted] in the head and carelessly kicking the corpse off the throne)."
Russel Zimmerman (Critias) from RPG.net
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The Hollowpoint forums at RPG Geek are a great place to find other Agents!
Hollowpoint errata. Note that this isn't actually a download. We'll keep it as a wiki page until it fills up some.
GHoooST enthusiastically reports on actual play over at RPG Geek!
A great play report using Hollowpoint to run a Skyrim campaign!
The inexorable Chris Richeson has provided a lengthy and insightful review over at RPG.net!
Brick and Mortar
Want to carry Hollowpoint in your store? Contact us! We can work something out.
Sphaerenmeisters Spiele in Germany is our first vendor! They also run a brisk mail order business. Go go Germany!