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Simple, classless system for normals exploring ruins of ancient high fantasy world

I have a setting I'd like to play, but I need a system that supports the type of gameplay it needs. Any suggestions would be a huge help! Setting: The setting is medieval fantasy with a focus on ...
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System for a game of courtly intrigue

I'm considering running a game, in which characters take on a role of courtiers in a sovereign ruler's court. The idea is that these courtiers all serve as spies, diplomats, enforcers etc. to some ...
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What better not to use Fate Core for?

I've seen lots of praise about the Fate system, especially it's Fate Core implementation. Because of that I was thinking about which of my past campaigns could have been played in Fate instead of ...
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852 views

Dungeons & Dragons starring Dragons: Which edition would work best for dragon PCs?

Next year's theme for our local gaming 'Con is "Year of the Dragon", and I've had inspiration to prepare and run a "Dungeons & Dragons starring the Dragons" scenario. While I have a fairly varied ...
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1answer
109 views

Scalable Game for a Post-Apocalypse Setting

My playgroup is looking to start a new, stand alone campaign (not long-time running, just a couple of sessions) that is set in a post-apocalyptic world. We have two distinct sets of criteria. The ...
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Are there any good, free introductory Dungeon World adventures for a DM used to D&D?

I have been playing & GMing for some time, mostly in various versions of D&D, and other 80s-90s systems. And most of my GMing has been with published adventure modules. I want to try Dungeon ...
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1answer
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Upgrading from D&D Adventure System to a full D&D Campaign

Me and my gaming group recently decided to try Role-playing as it's something that isn't offered by any of the local gaming groups / stores. Since the popular hobby around here is miniature ...
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1answer
468 views

A pen-and-paper RPG with a “Save Game” function (and how that works)?

The vast majority of computer games, roleplaying ones included, utilize a simple Save function I guess most of us are familiar with. If not: primarily it allows the user to quit the game, do other ...
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122 views

Game Recommendation for Hunger Games rip-off

I am wanting to run a campaign that is a rip-off of the Hunger Games (the arena death-match bit, not the deciding between two love interests or revolution aspects). I'm looking for a set of game ...
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400 views

What Role-Playing Game System Works Best for a DM who Hates Reading? [closed]

I don't actually hate reading. I just realized that not having to read a long rulebook is a thing and am keenly interested in answers to this question so I can share them with other people, who ...
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1answer
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Where can I get miniatures of The Four Horsemen of Apocalyse?

I have looked a lot online but I am reaching the end of my search. I was wondering if anyone knows where I can buy miniatures of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse — ideally resembling the Pathfinder ...
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1answer
152 views

What's a good system for a short adventure / one-shot in Westeros

Since I am thinking about running a short adventure (one or two sessions) set in Westeros for some roleplaying amateurs, and I personally think the Song of Ice and Fire RPG Rules by Green Ronin might ...
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1answer
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What is an example of a Supers module/adventure that preserves/highly values player agency?

I'm asking this question because I've yet to see a Superhero adventure written in any system that doesn't read like a railroad, or have interesting choices beyond win/lose the fight and get a slightly ...
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Games with dynamic combat system [closed]

I'm building a campaign around CAPCOM Monster Hunter videogame, I only know 3 games, D&D (3.5e, 4e,5e), Roleage ( a spanish d100 game that has a duengeon siege progresion feeling), and Anima: ...
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1answer
730 views

What system is most suited for my Harry Potter game?

I'm going to be running a Harry Potter game in the near future, and I don't really know what system would be best for the kind of game that I want to run. The vast majority of my experience is in ...
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1answer
157 views

Is there a rules light game which supports classless characters, simple and tactical combat, and the game master running a GMPC?

I was told in How can I make a Pathfinder campaign like the Monster Hunter video game series? that I should make a question of what kind of RPG system I should use. What I want it to be. A loose ...
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270 views

What role-playing game tactically simulates basketball?

Rather than abstracting a game of basketball into one or more die rolls, is there a role-playing game that can, with a minimum of house rules, simulate almost moment-by-moment on-court basketball ...
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1answer
247 views

Searching for a System for Games with Dark Humour and Absurd Heroism

Let me start from the beginning. I'm trying to find a system that will support the mood, the theme and all the aspects of the setting that I've been designing for a couple of years together with my ...
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1answer
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Where can I find a system-neutral herbal designed for RPGs?

I'm looking for an herbal for RPGs. I'm not looking for a list of herbs and their real uses or reputed uses (as in the question “Reputed Magical Effects of Real-World Herbs”). What I'm looking for an ...
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Looking for rpg rules system suggestions [closed]

I'm looking for an RPG rule system that has the following elements, or at least the majority of them. Not too crunchy. New World of Darkness is the limit for me. Plenty of material published or PDF ...
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Is there a system that supports playing really high-powered characters for a Dragon Ball Z scenario?

What's the best game system for role-playing characters that are incredibly powerful? For example, a low-powered character in such a system should be able to take a few seconds and destroy Earth's ...
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Heroic, HP-less, Simulationist RPG Suggestions

I am looking for an RPG which has the following: This game has "heroic-style" play. This means the characters are special because of the situations they're in, not because of some ability to do ...
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263 views

What is a good Modern Fantasy investigative system?

Specifically, I want to make a modern campaign that will start out this mystery case of the session RPG, and then slowly delve into more and more overt supernatural weirdness. This needs a system that ...
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How can I get started in pen-and-paper RPG as quickly as possible without any experienced players (including me)? [duplicate]

My friend and I would like to try RPGs out, but we would rather "jump to the fun" as quickly as possible and not engage any other people in the play at first. Which RPG system would be minimalistic ...
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292 views

Mechanics for player retconning

I'm thinking of running a game based on the television show "Leverage". In the show, the characters run an elaborate scam on some rich and powerful bad guy. The episode shows how things look ...
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1answer
630 views

Neverwinter & Sword Coast adventures

We're a new group of D&D 5e players and I've been DMing the Lost Mines of Phandelver with a great deal of success. What I am looking for for my group are a few good resources that will help flesh ...
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5answers
850 views

Does a roleplaying game that uses continuous probability exist?

I have an idea for a roleplaying game that uses continuous probability distributions (like the normal distribution) to decide random outcomes (instead of discrete distributions that comes from using ...
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0answers
117 views

Fallout 3 Role Playing Game [closed]

I am new into role playing and I feel that it is something that I want to do more often but the setting of D&D seems like something I wouldn't be so much into. I would rather play it on a setting ...
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11answers
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Need to play D&D on a budget, at least for now

My friends and I plan on playing D&D this summer, and I'm going to be the DM. I need advice on reducing the price as much as I can without reducing fun so we can have enough of it to bring my ...
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Fate based minigames in a historic/fantasy realm?

I was reading through the demo chapter of Diaspora's Fate based sci-fi game and it featured a list of ships and some rules in order to play ship-to-ship combat as a mini-game, without any ...
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4answers
244 views

Looking for an RPG portraying dogfights and fighter pilots

I have been playing a lot of Wings of War (rebranded Wings of Glory) and Ace Patrol recently. I'm looking for a roleplaying game that captures the feel and the complexity, but also the speed and ...
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2answers
193 views

Which significant games quantify personality traits? [closed]

I've designed a role-playing game that assigns numbers to a host of smaller parts of characters' personalities (e.g. Morality, Need for Attention, Regard for Comfort, Thirst for Knowledge) rather than ...
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2answers
333 views

A published one-shot adventure for a new Numenera GM

The Backstory: My girlfriend's birthday is next month, and I would like to run a one-shot Numenera adventure at a local game shop as part of the celebration. We both enjoy role-playing very much, but ...
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2answers
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GM-less RPG suitable for a violent spacefaring game played over a messaging client?

I've been GMing for a long time, without actually playing a game myself, so I'm rather in the mood to actually get involved in the action as a protagonist, however no-one else in my group wants to act ...
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Serious one shot scenario to showcase educational value of rpgs

Background I've recently started an rpg club at the foreign university I work at. I sold this to my bosses by saying it would be a way for students to practice their English and develop the following ...
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Are there any perk based RPG systems (e.g. Fallout III, Skyrim, etc)? [closed]

The title pretty much says it. I have been tooling around with the concept of a pen and paper RPG that uses a Perk based system. I feel that a perk based system would give the flexibility of a ...
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1answer
514 views

Roleplaying games for political intrigues, mass battles

My friends an I want to start a political campaign on Skype. Each player would play a character or faction/kingdom. They should be able do wage war and do mass battles against each other, do the ...
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2answers
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Does Fate or Savage Worlds have a prebuilt, low-magic, gritty, fantasy campaign setting which feature a single big issue?

I'm looking for a fantasy campaign setting with the following elements: Savage Worlds or Fate. But I'm open to hacks or others rules systems that match this requisites: Rules light, narrative flavor ...
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1answer
190 views

Does anyone know or have a introductory Planescape adventure?

I'm looking for an introductory adventure for the Planescape setting that I could use to sell people on Planescape. Ideally, I'm looking for an adventure that would satisfy the following criteria: ...
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1answer
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Is there a Fate LARP?

I was wondering whether there is a LARP implementation of Fate Core or Accelerated anywhere? I did take a look at Fate SRD, but they don't seem to mention that. I am really curious at this point, ...
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Small-Scale Steampunk LARP for beginners

I am looking for a LARP rules set that allows me to run a relatively small (in the order of magnitude of 20–25 people) game with the following parameters: It works with a steam punk aesthetic. It ...
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5answers
409 views

I want to teach English with a simple RPG: Which one should I use?

The context I am an experienced GM and EFL/ESOL* teacher. I've mostly played pre-3e D&D but also later D&D, Exalted and OWoD, Savage Worlds, more recently D&D Next Playtest / 5e and Fate. ...
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RPG system for “town management”?

I have an idea for a campaign in which my players will go with a "colonisation" mission. They will be responsible of exploration and making settlement on unknown land. My question is, if there is any ...
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Are there any RPGs with an insane amount of stats? [closed]

Are there any RPGs with a ridiculous amount of stats? I'm not looking for an enjoyable play experience, just a game with many stats to see how crazy and complicated it is. (The reason being I want ...
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3answers
370 views

What is a good game for a conflict-avoidant, disaffectionate player

I am having trouble finding a good system for a mentally impaired friend of mine. I have a player who does not want to form emotional attachments to characters (or anything else in the game fiction) ...
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Is Microscope a good game for a conflict-avoidant, disaffectionate player?

I have a player who does not want to form emotional attachments to characters (or anything else in the game fiction) and also hates making decisions. The player also cannot learn anything but the ...
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What RPG allows me to run games for multiple teams of spirit/real characters?

I've recently come up with an idea to play a campaign with player pairs. Some players would be ritualists that made a pact with spirits to give them powers, and other players would be said spirits. I ...
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Choose Your Own Adventure Books/Games: Are there any Two-Player variants?

My fiance and I have recently been playing "Destiny Quest", it had a module from online that allowed for multi-player. We adapted that to work in the story and fixed the loot/gold so it wouldn't give ...
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Are there any other games with a class system like WFRP 2nd edition's career system?

I love the Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay 2nd edition career system. But I don't know anyone else who is interested in the system, and the books are all out of print and very expensive. From what I ...
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Beginner RPG for 2 [closed]

My girlfriend and I are pretty bored and are interested in playing a 2 player RPG. Doesn't matter if with GM or not. What are some good beginner RPGs for 2 people? Doesn't matter about subject or the ...