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4answers
333 views

What is a good/solid contemporary (near future)-Sci Fi rpg setting?

I'm looking for an RPG setting that is contemporary (near future)- mechanics/system is not a consideration. I want to run a campaign in a world inspired by the ideas in "Pattern recognition" by ...
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2answers
390 views

Any real hard science rpg systems?

I'm trying to find a roleplaying game system that lends itself to hard science fiction. To quote another stack exchange user, "Hard science fiction is defined by scientific rigor." I'm looking for ...
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2answers
208 views

I want to run an RPG inspired by Monáe's 'Metropolis' concept series

Janelle MonĂ¡e has created a compelling --if lightly-defined-- science fiction future setting: In the dystopian world of The Metropolis Suite, an android is condemned to death for falling in love ...
8
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1answer
392 views

System Recommendation: Gritty Sci-fi

I am looking to start writing a campaign for some friends, but am not sure what system to use for this. I am trying to be as specific as possible with my requirements, so as not to end up asking a ...
18
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11answers
1k views

Looking for a Space marine RPG similar to Starship Troopers (the Novel)

I'm trying to nail down an RPG that appropriately reflects the feel of Heinlein's Starship Troopers. (The novel, not the movies. They're very different in the ways relevant to this question.) ...
19
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14answers
1k views

What is a sci-fi system that would feel familiar to reluctant Pathfinder players?

For the last few months I've been running a Pathfinder campaign, and recently I told my players that I needed a break and they agreed on switching games for a few months. I'm a fan of the works of ...
14
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5answers
836 views

What game system is best suited for running a campaign based on EVE Online?

The game system would need to (at least) handle the following well: detailed rules for space combat (especially movement in space and damage to ships) highly customizable ships (preferably offering ...
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2answers
936 views

Is there an RPG for Iain M Banks' setting of The Culture?

And if not, what would you recommend using? I've always thought it would make for some interesting gaming.