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PDF G.I. JOE Roleplaying Game Core Rulebook

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In the G.I. JOE Roleplaying game, create your own Joe by choosing your military training origin, personal traits, and role within the G.I. Joe organization to become a Real American Hero and save the day!

This digital book contains everything you need to create your own G.I. JOE character and play the game - just add dice, some friends, and your imagination.


  • Create your own unique G.I. JOE character
  • Full rulebook for running your own G.I. JOE Roleplaying Game
  • One Gamemaster leads the story with a group of players
  • Contains introductory adventure for new team
  • Full color PDF with 352 pages

Download the Character Sheet here!

Download some pre-generated characters here!

Download free bonus material here!

Download the FAQ here or view the online Living FAQ here!

Number of Players:
For Ages:
Game Designer:
Ryan Costello, Ben Heisler, Paige Leitman
Game Artist:
Steve Morris

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  • 4
    GI Joe RPGs

    Posted by Marty Fergusn on Feb 4th 2023

    Felt a little bit like getting my childhood back

  • 4
    GI Joe

    Posted by James B Merrill on Jun 20th 2022

    The rules could be better laid out and more detailed explanations of extras and add-ons to weapons and equipment. Overall it is a solid product that captures the 80s cartoon to a T.

  • 4
    Overall good start for the gi Joe eorld

    Posted by Dennis Dufour jr on Jun 17th 2022

    Highly enjoyable core rulebook with incredible artwork. Game master areas feel a little thin. No references on how to create unique Cobra threats . For instance you have Blackout a Cobra sniper but what if you wsnted to create a Cobra ranger or vanguard style character? There's nothing that guides you on creating new combat npcs.

  • 5

    Posted by Tenso on Apr 28th 2022

    I consider this ruleset is one of the better gamism rpg actually. You can find some rules details pretty similar to D&D 5e, but the principal rules have their own savor. Cool equipment likes vehicles and pets. And I consider it pretty easy to hack. You can use this book with any "military fantasy" you want without sweat. In the bad side rules to critical and specialization look strange. No one is perfect.

  • 5
    G.I. Joe RPG Core Book

    Posted by Justin on Mar 31st 2022

    Makes me reminiss about watch the TV show as a kid. Coming from 5E, the rules and system take a little getting used to. I have really enjoyed this so far.

  • 4
    GI Joe RPG

    Posted by Michael Orabona on Mar 29th 2022

    Still going over it. The art is great. The layout were also great. I can't wait to play it.

  • 4
    Knowing is half the battle!

    Posted by Bryan K Borgman on Mar 23rd 2022

    I have not yet played this game but I've read through most of the book and read many comments online and joined in various discussions. The book is beautifully constructed. I love most of the artwork, the layout is solid. The Essence20 system (new to me) seems solid, fun, and easy enough to learn. I have been a Joe fan for 40 years and have wanted a tabletop game for probably 35 years. I'm glad it's here now and I hope it stays around for a long time. Recommended!!

  • 5
    Awesome Game

    Posted by Manny Almeida on Mar 23rd 2022

    The system is cool. I immediately started creating GI Joe characters. Highly recommended!

  • 5
    5 Stars! Yo Joe!

    Posted by TK804 on Mar 22nd 2022

    I'm very impressed with the though and detail put into this great core rulebook. This will bring so many awesome sessions to the game table.

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