What Is Charge

Charge is a free, open, and generic table-top role-playing game.

It is free, and maintained by the Fari Community. Which means anyone is welcome to make a contribution to the rules of the game.

It is also open licensed. Which means you can use it for free. You can also make (and sell) your own games using Charge as the base framework.


To get started as quickly as possible with Charge, checkout it's condensed version: Dash, available for free on and on Fari Community.

Charge SRD

For more details on how to design games using Charge, checkout the Charge SRD also available on, and on Fari Community.


This work is based on Blades in the Dark (found at, product of One Seven Design, developed and authored by John Harper, and licensed for our use under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license (


One of the core parts of what makes this game unique is that it belongs to the community.

The game is free, released under an open game license, and welcomes contributions.

Some systems encourage game designers to develop their own games using their rules. Charge, on the other hand, encourages game designers to help make it grow.

What we mean by that is that you can:

  • Suggest core rules updates
  • Provide new Extras
  • Help improve the quality and reachability of the game by proofreading or translating it etc.

If you contribute to this project in any way, your name will be added in the credits of the game. If you designed a specific extra for the game, your name will also be credited there.

While Charge accepts donations, those donations will be re-invested in the game directly by commissioning the creation of official art, paying for the editing, etc.

If you want to contribute to Charge, join the Fari Community Discord server or check-out the Charge Community Forums on Itch.

Now, let's build something incredible, together.


Wanted to say a quick thank you to my friends who have helped me make this idea a reality from the very beginning.

  • Alexandre L. Lescarbeau
  • Béatrice Landry-Belleau
  • François Genois
  • Gabriel Lemire
  • Jean-Loup Kahloun
  • Wing Tak Wong
  • Xavier Tétreault
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