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¿What D100 Fantasy system do you recommend? [on hold]

I have already played or read this: Runequest 6 Classic Fantasy Elric StormBringer Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay 2nd edition The one that i liked the most of the above list is WHFR2e but it is too ...
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Reactive/responsive RPG combat systems? [closed]

I grow tired of "Roll to hit, then do damage" in RPG combat. As such I seek a system that gives the players and GM more freedom. For example, this is what I'm looking for: Round 1 Player A - ...
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1 GM and 1 Player games and game systems? [closed]

I'm eager to hear how other people handle this? I do quite a bit of GM-Less gaming in Mythic and some other fringe systems, but, sometimes it's just better to be playing 'other sides' even if you're ...
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Where can I find CLEAN play by post games? [closed]

I haven't played in years -- online or otherwise -- but I'd like to give it another try, and maybe find a good, consistent Play by Post game. However, I'm one who prefers to avoid swearing, graphic ...
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What role-playing game is best for playing isolated sci-fi single-session adventures? [closed]

I am interested in running sporadic sci-fi short adventures, preferably with a duration of one session. It should be a fast system and with a simple context. What system do you recommend?
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Does Fate or Savage Worlds have a prebuilt, low-magic, gritty, fantasy campaign setting which feature a single big issue? [closed]

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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What are some good rpgs to start with after D&D? [closed]

I'm looking for a few rpgs to start playing with my friends. We've been playing D&D for a long time but I know that this isn't the only one out there. Any ideas? If there are any DC comics ...
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Is there a system that takes tactics over skill, and skill over dumb luck? [closed]

This is my first post. StackExchange is an incredible community, thank to you! I'm writing an RPG system and I'm looking for systems to inspire me with the following characteristics: The PCs are ...
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RPGs that only require 2 people [closed]

Anyone know a good table top rpg that can be enjoyed with only 2 people? I'm researching couples things to do with my fiance for valentines day and we're both big rpg fans. (Ideally has a fantastical ...
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What is the recommended RPG-system for playing fantasy campaign based heavily on investigation/diplomacy/mysteries and intrigue? [closed]

I want to start a new campaign that should focus on mysteries, a bit of horror, social encounters, investigation and intrigue instead of classic dungeon crawl and combat encounters. The setting should ...
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Choosing DnD 4th edition or Essentials for a new group and DM? [closed]

Recently I've got interested in roleplaying. My background is more or less hardcore boardgamer, I have played quite a large number of board games, even some of the most complicated ones and found it ...
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RPG system for “town management”? [closed]

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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What systems use an initiative system similar to Exalted 2nd Edition? [closed]

As far as I remember, the Exalted system works on ticks and cool downs: A "tick" is roughly one second, but is a fuzzy, arbitrary time unit used to demark how long actions take. An "action" is ...
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Is there any RPG system made for a Wuxia campaign? [closed]

I have searched over dozens of RPG systems and have only found systems for realism, horror, fantasy and sci-fi, but is there any RPG system that fits a Wuxia campaign?
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Easy to GM Harry Potter RPG [closed]

I have a friend who's not very interested in playing RPGs, but he's a Harry Potter nut. Is there a decent (probably fan-made, I've heard that an official HPRPG is unlikely) system that is easy for a ...
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Abstract system with unified rules [closed]

I'm looking for a system which would provide the mechanical advantages of Fate without having to embrace the full philosophy of this game. Let me explain. In the past months, I've been reading a lot ...
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Which system can provide an enjoyable RPG experience in 2 hours or less? [closed]

I have recently started trying to convince a few friends at college to get into tabletop RPGs. Their major complain about it is that they do not often have 3+ hours to play a session, so I set looking ...
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Any good, lightweight systems for a Borrowers-based RPG? [closed]

I'm a brand-new GM (and new RPG player in general), and I'm having a lot of trouble finding a system that fits the kind of gameplay I want for my setting. The setting is going to be based on The ...
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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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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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Game Recommendation: Tribe/Kingdom management (King of Dragon Pass)

I have been (re)playing the PC and mobile versions of King of Dragon Pass. I am really falling in love with the concept of the game, and I would like to give it a try at a table with some friends. ...
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Space combat system for text-only play [closed]

I have been shanghaied into running a sci-fi game over text-only chat. The setting is Star Trek, and as such will involve a fair bit of space combat. I have a bit of limitations to work ...
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758 views

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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501 views

Mechanics that Express Character Personality and Moral Growth? [closed]

What systems have mechanics that deal with and express who characters are as people (i.e., with their personalities) in ways that have direct mechanical application in gameplay, not just vague ...
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Looking for a system for the world of Hunter × Hunter [closed]

I'm looking for a system that would support a campaign in the world of Hunter × Hunter. In this world there are people who can harness a body's natural aura (Nen) for a variety of supernatural powers. ...
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Would Dark Heresy or Only War work better for a primarily story-driven campaign? [closed]

I have only played Dungeons and Dragons RPG so far but I have always been a big fan of the Warhammer 40k universe. I was wondering whether Dark Heresy II or Only war are better for my group? The ...
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What's a good fast-combat system that scales to 6-10 players?

I've been running Pathfinder and D&D 4e games for my friends for a while now. We treat them more as social gatherings where a game happens. (Sometimes. :P ) Friends drop in and out on a weekly ...
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Customizing D&D 5e to simulate Dark Souls universe [closed]

I want to simulate Dark Souls universe, where even a char lvl 1 is still dangerous to a char lvl 20, using D&D 5e as my starting point. I though of several ways of doing this: Never level up ...
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What is a good combat system I can use for a story-driven PVP game?

Alright, I know that most who read the title will go: "PVP (Player vs Player) games? In RPGs?! NO WAY!!!" Yes, yes, I know. Many advise against doing PVP in RPGs, arguing that clubbing GM-controlled ...
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3answers
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An RPG Setting for Low-Powered Space Opera [closed]

I'm looking for a setting that's well suited for adventures similar to what we see with Han Solo in Star Wars, or Mal's gang in Firefly. It should be the kind of galaxy where it makes sense for a ...
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1answer
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How do the Lord of the Rings Roleplaying Game and the One Ring Roleplaying Game Compare?

I am very familiar with the Star Wars RPG Saga Edition and have GMed many adventures and created many PC's. I love Tolkien and LOTR and am wanting to branch out into this universe. I looked on Amazon ...
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Existing solo DnD campaigns to use with a novice player? [closed]

Are there any recommendations for premade solo adventures for DnD I could use to DM for my wife as a solo campaign? She's a total novice to role-playing, so I'd like to focus on the exploration and ...
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1answer
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What edition of D&D for complete newbs? [closed]

This Monday I am hosting a D&D game for 3 people. 2 of them have played one (very badly run) game of D&D before and 1 has never played. I played the game with the other two (it was ran by an ...
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A system for tactical magic duels with low handling time?

I'm trying to cobble together a solely magic-based campaign that will have a really flexible system of magic. I've always been a fan of the D20 system, but it does have its limitations: for this ...
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1answer
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Where can I find a system-neutral herbal designed for RPGs? [closed]

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 a system that effectively models endurance and fatigue

I am looking for a (fantasy) role-playing system that includes a believable, usable method for tracking the effects of fatigue and determining how they influence capabilities. To provide context for ...
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What tabletop system should I use? (specific details inside) [closed]

I'm starting a tabletop game with my group and I'm not sure which system to use. I am looking for a system that: Allows for personalized character creations and flexibility- like the Fate system and ...
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Skill and Knowledge Based System [closed]

I am planning a steampunk play-by-post game. Although I started by homebrewing Pathfinder, I've found that the skills (and especially knowledge/profession) aren't robust enough to handle my needs. ...
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What RPGs that don't have randomization mechanisms exist? [duplicate]

Ideally I am looking for RPGs that completely lack all randomization. No cards, no dice, no spinners. Hidden player knowledge is bad too, even that level of "random" is too random. I'm looking for ...
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Looking for a game with both faction intrigue and dungeon delving [closed]

I've been meaning to play a campaign where my player will be able to experience two spheres: dungeon exploration, as underling task to get some magic items etc., and some political intrigue, ...
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1answer
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Is there a Star Wars adventure for Awesome Adventures? [on hold]

I teach English to a Japanese couple. I discovered they like Star Wars 4: A New Hope. I imagine there are a million RPG adventures for it but I want one for the Fate-based Awesome Adventures system ...
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Is there an rpg that is played on social media and can function without more than one dedicated player?

This is extremely specific, but I'm looking for an rpg that is playable on social media and has the ability to support an amorphous group of people (strangers playing, people dropping in and out of ...
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Looking for a game system to handle non-human PCs in a modern setting (Not horror) [closed]

I've got (what I think are) some great ideas for an RPG scenario to run at the local 'Con next year, but none of the resources I have on hand seem to fit the story idea. Hoping to find a system that ...
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3answers
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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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Simple, classless system for normals exploring ruins of ancient high fantasy world [closed]

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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2answers
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Recommendations for murder mystery party

I want to run a murder mystery party. Basically, a party where, in addition to all the drinking and dancing, there's also a murder investigation LARP going on. At first, I was thinking of designing ...
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2answers
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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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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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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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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 ...