Beginner Introduction

Ishanekon: World Shapers (IWS) is a tabletop roleplaying game (TTRPG). TTRPGs are collaborative storytelling games supplemented by rules and usually dice. The stories can take various forms like classical fantasy adventures, detective stories, and cosmic horror. IWS is a flexible TTRPG that can be used for almost any setting and story you want to play.
It is played with one gamemaster (GM) and multiple players. The GM controls the world where the story takes place and all of its inhabitants. They create the foundation on which the narrative will be told. They also have the final say on how the rules are applied. Players control one character that has been constructed according to rules that have different strengths, weaknesses, and abilities. They decide what their characters attempt to do, and the GM determines, depending on the rules, the situation, and usually a dice roll from the player if they succeed or not.
IWS is played with six different dice. These dice are d20, d12, d10, d8, d6, and d4. The d20 (or twenty-sided dice).