Welcome to the Risusiverse!

The Risusiverse is a site for fans of Risus: The Anything RPG - the free pen and paper roleplaying system written by S. John Ross and published by Dave LeCompte. While this site might not set the world on fire, it may hopefully become the recognized resource for Risus (and possibly start a flame in your heart).

Some might find Risus to be nothing more than a beer and pretzels one-shot type of comedy system, while others see Risus as pure genius in its simplicity, suitable for serious RPG campaigns. In either case, the Risusiverse presents the opportunity for Risus fans to share their work with the rest of the world.

Getting your own copy of Risus is as easy as clicking the Get Risus button in the upper right of the webpage. Or you can click this link right here. Or you can go to DriveThruRPG. Or you can do a Google search for it. Whatever works for you.

Setting the Stage

Various things to do and places to see

Nitty Gritty

When 4 pages of rules just isn't enough

Extra Tidbits

Stuff to enhance your Risus experience

Around the World

Risus all across the webternet!

Informative Information

Information on what exactly all this is, and additional information for those who want it

  • Submission Guidelines - How to submit, what to submit, where to submit it to, etc etc.

  • International Order of Risus - While it is not necessary to be a member of the International Order of Risus, being a member grants you access to the Risus Companion (a 64 page guidebook to a 4 page RPG that is well worth reading). Membership has other perks as well.

  • Google Sites - The Risusiverse currently uses Google Sites for its backbone. For help using Google Sites, look right here!

  • Artwork Credit - Most of the stick figure based artwork used on this site was created by using the freely available Risus fonts, and is used by permission and © S. John Ross. Many of the photographs are from Freeimages (a good source of royalty free pictures).

Supporting this Site

The value of a place like the Risusiverse is directly proportional to the amount of support that is provided by the Risus community. Feel free to comment on anything that has been posted here. Better yet, feel free to join in on the fun! To join, send an email to risusiverse@gmail.com with "Risusiverse Membership Request" in the subject line. We'll send a link back to you for the access group - don't worry, we won't spam any emails to the group. That group is your access to both the Risusiverse site here, and the associated Risus Archive sites. Please note that membership does require a Google account, so send your email via your gmail address.

Once you're a member, you can add your Risus content to the site (no cost to join; you'll be helping out the Risus community; it makes a great backup for your Risus content you might have on your website; it could bring about world peace; etc). If you have your own website, it would be appreciated if you added a link to the Risusiverse (http://www.risusiverse.com). If you would like to contribute but don't want to register, feel free to email your submission to us, and one of the moderators will be able to post it here for you.

As always, please keep in mind our Submission Guidelines. Thanks!