A downloadable 1-page TRPG

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A one-page solo journaling TRPG set in an ongoing global alien invasion

Several decades ago, the first wave of insectoid conquerors ("Bugs") made planetfall in their drop-pods. It’s now 210x and the Mechanized Anti-Xeno Force is humanity’s ultimate line of defense against periodic incursions from beyond our world. 

As the Commander of MAX Force, you are tasked with making difficult choices, giving orders, and reporting to the Terran High Council. In effect, you will keep a journal of earth’s fate as it risks planetary annihilation.   


Roll for prompts to discover the fate of your global operations.


Fulfill the HOPE of lasting victory or witness humanity's DOOM.


Concept, text, and visual design by Paolo Jose Cruz

All images sourced from Public Domain Vectors



  • something to write journal entries (pen-and-paper or digital)
  • a 20-sided die (1d20)
  • a six-sided die (1d6)



  • Gameplay/mechanics
  • Flavor/themes
    • XCOM series by Julian Gollop et al
    • Starship Troopers, the novel by Robert Heinlein
      and the film adaptation by Paul Verhoeven et al
    • Pacific Rim franchise by Guillermo del Toro et al
    • Gears of War series by Cliff (CliffyB) Bleszinski et al


Supporting this game includes access to all future versions, including:

  • print-to-play pamphlet edition
  • revised layout


Submitted to the One-Page RPG Jam in August 2021

CategoryPhysical game
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(3 total ratings)
AuthorPaolo Jose Cruz
Tagsjournaling, journalling, pdf, Print & Play, second-guess, solo-trpg
Asset licenseCreative Commons Attribution v4.0 International
Average sessionAbout an hour


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M.A.X. FORCE digital 157 kB

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