Being a simple version of the game to get you started quickly
Instant Oz is a simplified version of the Heroes of Oz
Role-Playing Game. Heroes of Oz allows you to make
very well-rounded characters of almost any thing you
can imagine, and one look at the character sheet can
tell you everything you want to know about your char-
acter at a glance. The rules also go into detail to cover
Sometimes, though, you might want to get into the
game quickly, or you might start it up at the last min-
utes, or you just don't need all the options the main
game gives. For a quick game, we give you Instant Oz.
You Will Need
Pencil and Paper
Character Sheet (Optional but useful)
2 six-sided dice for each player (2d6)
These describe how good your character is at different
things. Made up of words, levels in instant Oz are:
Outstanding (+4 to dice rolls)
Superb (+3 to dice rolls)
Great (+2 to dice rolls)
Good (+1 to dice rolls)
Fair (No change to dice rolls)
Mediocre (-1 to dice rolls)
Who are you?
Name: This is your character's name.
Type: You are either a fairy (human-shaped magical
person native to Oz or the surrounding countries), hu-
man (look in a mirror), animal (Most don't have hands,
but do have natural weapons like claws or teeth or
beak - creatures like the Woozy fit this category), or a
construct (you're made of something artificial like
metal or glass).
Culture: Where are you from?
Background: What do you do? More than likely, this
is a job description, but can include other things (like
wanderer, for instance)
These are the bulk of what make up your character.
Physical - How strong and healthy you are
Mental - How smart and knowledgeable you are
Spiritual - The core of your character - her heart and
Social - How well your character gets along with other
Movement - How fast you character moves, as well as
Fighting - How good your character can fight. In-
cludes fist, sword and shooting
A character is allowed to have 1 Aptitude at Great, 2 at