Welcome to the informational hub for the
Sher’zade RPG System
also known as the Scheherazade System, or SHZS.
The Sher’zade System is a table-top roleplaying game that has been in development for over ten years, and is finally ready for an open beta test. And you can be a part of it!
What makes the Sher’zade System unique?
A Story Made For Everyone – From start to finish, the SHZS is designed to be simple to use and approachable by anyone, whether they’re on day one or year twenty of roleplaying. This Core Module will always be free to share, so there are no cost barriers to play.
A Story Made With Everyone – The SHZS re-imagines the player-GM dynamics for a new generation of roleplayers; it’s all about cooperative storybuilding in a way that makes players feel like their choices matter, and lets the Storyteller share their responsibilities.
A Story Made By Everyone – Once fully released, the SHZS will be the world’s first roleplaying game entered into Open Domain status. Creators are encouraged to write their own modules and settings, for sharing or for profit, and to keep the spirit of roleplaying games alive in their work.
Endless Worlds, Familiar Faces – The SHZS allows you to create your character even while you play in ways that builds on the narrative. Plus, you don’t have to leave your character in one world; the system allows you to easily shift them into any genre or alternate setting imaginable, inspired by fanfiction “AU”s (alternate universes).