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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
210 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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4answers
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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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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
547 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
814 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
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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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0answers
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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
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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
179 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
212 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
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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
219 views

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
176 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
318 views

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
371 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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4answers
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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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0answers
172 views

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
315 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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4answers
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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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5answers
206 views

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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321 views

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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2answers
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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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0answers
218 views

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 ...
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3answers
251 views

Horror B-movie themed RPG system?

I plan to do a single shot few hours long Horror B movie like RPG game, complete with popular clichés like offscreen teleportation, obvious continuity errors, out-of-the-blue, no sense making plot ...
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4answers
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Good system for large tactical battles?

So I'm a player in a Star Wars Saga Edition game, and am starting to feel like a d20-based systems is not a great one for the game we're playing. We're playing in the clone wars era, so our battles ...
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3answers
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Would GURPS be a good choice for a non-magic, 19th century tech level, roleplay focused campaign?

As the title says, would the GURPS system be a good choice for a non-magic campaign that has a tech level roughly equivalent to earth Europe's 19th century and a focus on roleplaying rather than ...
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359 views

Is there a class-and-level system that encourages horizontal character development? [closed]

What class-and-level system increases the breadth or variety of characters' abilities instead of the power (often in the form of bigger numbers) of their abilities? Such a system should have leveling ...
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0answers
327 views

I need a great short/side adventure for level 1 - 3 [closed]

I recently began playing D&D for the first time in 30 years. Last I played, it was AD&D 1st edition. I am DM-ing my step son Gavin who is just now learning to play, his best friend Jackson, ...
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1answer
234 views

Eberron-like world for Pathfinder?

I'm gonna GM a Pathfinder game in two months or so, and I'm looking for a setting like Eberron where I can set the story. I don't want an Adventure Path or a module series; I want a full setting that ...
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304 views

System and adventures suitable for cooperative GM-less (or GM-lite) Dungeon Crawl

Can someone suggest a system and adventures suitable for cooperative GM-less (or GM-lite) dungeon crawling? Background situation in short: I’m looking for something that could provide my wife and ...
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1answer
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Where can I find A0 or A1 sized maps

I am DM'ing a new group in a couple of weeks and I am looking around at finding some simple maps. I love preparing custom maps but this is a group that knows nothing of D&D yet and is being ...
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1answer
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What Paragon-Tier modules can I use to showcase the Underdark?

My group is going through the Underdark top to bottom to get to Menzoberranzan. I'm looking for recommendations for Underdark themed modules - starting with near-the-surface (no- or lite-Drow) dungeon ...
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Good Pre-generated adventure for absolute new Players and new DM? [closed]

Next weekend, I and three friends are going to sit down and have a game of D&D. None of us have ever played D&D before and I have been given the role of DM. I'm looking for a good ...
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5answers
509 views

Looking for “high dark” fantasy setting

I'm looking for a fantasy setting which should fit these rather specific key points: Overall dark feeling. This will be a Monster Hunters game, so heroic sillyness, a comic-book feel, and so on are ...
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249 views

Is there any RPG with a tech tree or crafting system? [closed]

Are there any RPGs with a tech tree like Age of Empires or Civilization? What about a crafting system? For the tech tree, I want a tree-based mechanic for technology in a sweeping scale world ...
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1answer
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Where can I find pre-published AD&D modules/adventures? [closed]

I will soon be running a AD&D first edition adventure with a group of friends. AD&D is very new to me, so I am not completely comfortable with the system, and I have little time to prepare an ...
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3answers
199 views

What would be the best system to play Saint Seiya?

I've been looking for a system to play a game in the Saint Seiya universe. The problem with this anime is that it sometimes it runs out of pure logic. It's not like Naruto where strategy can solve ...
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2answers
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A game with a combat system based on standard playing cards?

I am searching for a combat system based on standard playing cards (aka the French 52-card deck) instead of dice. The system should include melee combat and modern firearms, so that it can be used for ...
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3answers
339 views

Game that Teaches RPGs effectively “by itself”

I am looking to give someone who has never played an RPG a gift of a game and some dice, but this isn't someone who I can necessarily just RUN a game for, so the book needs to do as good a job as ...