SettingThe thin setting is modern day fantasy, where an evil Dr. Keeton uses occult practises to force evil spirits into the husks of unsold teddy bears to fight on TV. Fight to the death. For advertising revenue. Some bears were better than others and those that kept surviving became superstars. It's no wonder that these superstars plotted against their captors and escaped. You play an evil teddy, an evil teddy looking for revenge. Now you're out, the government are after you and so is Dr. Keeton, who has unleashed a band of twisted Hunter Bears to track you down and skin you. Or at least try.
Bear MakingCharacter creation feels very much like the process you go through to create a personal bear like you do at those Teddy bear factories. Bears are exceptionally individual and the GM is encouraged to award extra dice for particularly inventive creation. You first pick your form, which is the shape of your soft toy (plushie). Any shape is ok: lions, mice, ponies, cute garbage compacting robots and so on. Next you pick your fur colour (pink is recommended). Next you pick your tool, which is a item that help you perform your favourite action. If you're a throat-slashing sort of bear, you might find a bowie knife to be a good tool. Your Sucker is a thing you're a sucker for and will be the thing you're most interested in getting hold of. Peeve is the thing you irrationally hate. You get 10 dice to distribution between three Stats: Body, Mind and Soul. You also get a signature move, which is a combat move that is particular to you (gouging eyes etc). This is all woven onto a delightful and novel character sheet.
MechanicsThe system is a dice pool: for any given action, you roll a number of D6 and any value of 4,5,6 is a success. To do difficult tasks, you have to get a certain number of successes. Opposed rolls goes to the person with the largest number of successes. The number of dice you get is determined by the most appropriate Stat and Trait. You get extra dice for equipment or if a player is particularly inventive.
Failing at tasks can mean that you lose a dice from your stats. When your Body stat is at zero dice, you will need another bear to sew you back together. When Mind goes to 0, your bear goes mad, becoming an NPC. Whn Soul reaches 0, the evil that inhabits the bear returns to the spirit world.