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What is the name of this book, covering character history generation?

Recently, over a text-chat session, my game master ran through a process of detailing my character's history, using a product she never named. My GM is currently unavailable to me, so I cannot simply ...
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Game with one male warrior and remaining PCs as village girls

I remember coming across an article about this game where one player (who must be female if there is a female player at the table, according to the rules) plays a male wandering warrior, and everyone ...
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What was this set of RPG tools called?

Years ago, I found a set of free RPG tools on someone's website. It included: A random treasure hoard generator for D&D third edition. A random dungeon map generator. It created black-and-white ...
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What is this mature RPG System I saw online a few years ago?

A few years back I read a bunch of stuff on a website for a very dark, mature, RPG. I am sure that this was an actual for-profit print RPG, published by a company, not just a online thing its creators ...
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What's that Seattle Fast-Food joint?

I know that, when reading through some splatbooks, I found a write-up on some Seattle fast-food restaurant. The food was horrible, the service was lousy, but everyone liked to meet there because the ...
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Game with living guns and bullets

I asked this question on SCIFI SE, but was informed that it might be better suited to here. Basically, I recall a story that accompanied an RPG game in the late 90s. In the story, a human psychic ...
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Game in which the stars are right

I recall reading the introduction fiction to an RPG years ago, and I'd like to know its name. The game was set on a Mars colony, just barely self-sufficient or possibly slowly dying off. Shortly ...
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Where is the Belt(?) of Shared Space?

I would swear that I've seen an item which allows anyone who has a linked copy to access the same extradimensional space; I'm 99% sure it was published by WotC or Paizo, and I'm 90% sure it was a ...
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What game is this method of NPC generation using playing cards from?

It uses a standard deck of playing cards. Thirteen cultural influences, laws, or taboos are assigned to the ranks of the cards, and the suit determines whether the character is an exemplar of that ...
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What is this creature that increases in strength as its allies die?

I remember some years ago coming across a creature in 3.5e that works in groups and as each individual of the group is slain the surviving creatures increase in strength. Can anyone give me the ...
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Fantasy Game Where Your Stats are Based on Your Real-life Skills and Abilities

When I was in high school back in the 90s, my friends and I play-tested a fantasy role-playing game that he had received through the mail. The main conceit of the game was that you (the player) was ...
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What's the RPG where one character class acts as a “conduit” or “catalyst” for the others' “spells”?

I'm looking for the identity of an RPG I remember reading in paperback book form (rather a thick tome), must have been published late 80s–early 90s. A distinguishing feature was that while many (or ...
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Magic the Gathering RPG?

More than a decade and a half ago, I have a recollection of a friend coming to school one day with a small book which was an early Magic the Gathering RPG. I recall that it was about being a ...
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Seeking Name of Abstract, Card-Based RPG

I'm looking for the name of a small, indie RPG that I came across a while ago. The game used tarot-like cards instead of dice. When something in the game needed to be decided, then cards were drawn ...
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What book contains this antlered humanoid fey?

In one of the later Monster Manuals, there was a Fey called something like "Master of the Forest" It took the form of a human male with antlers. Can anyone confirm or correct the name and tell me ...
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Recognize Firefly-esque sci-fi scenario with minimalist narrative d6 system?

In the first half of 2009 a friend of mine went to a con in the USA (don't know where exactly), and brought back a great scenario which we played in the UK. I would like to know if anyone recognizes ...
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What RPG converted “choose your own adventure”–style gamebooks into adventure modules?

Ages ago (read: "in the early 90s") I found rules for converting gamebooks from a certain series of CYOA-type books into adventures to play with a GM and one or more players, instead of their normal ...
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What is this old RPG where players have to mitigate the effects of time travel?

So I'm looking for a Time Traveling based RPG in which the players have to actively mitigate their actions to make sure they don't break reality and the more they do the higher chances they have of ...
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What's the game in which the PCs themselves have character sheets?

Inspired by this question, I was reminded of a role-playing game solicited in a late 90s or early 00s Previews (Diamond Distribution's monthly comic book and associated merchandise--including ...
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Power based game based on describing powers' scopes

I remember reading a power based/super hero like game where each character was allowed to list a few powers. Each power was defined by examples of what it was or wasn't possible to do with that power. ...
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Looking for a meta-RPG about escapism in RPGs and the reality of one's actions

I could swear that I saw a link to this somewhere on TVTropes.org, but I can't seem to find it. There was a website detailing a sort of a bolt-on RPG added to a regular game session. All of the ...
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A role play poem about escaping from a time loop

I do remember a role playing poem, in which you play a mundane scene for like 3 minutues, before a time loop starts. The players then try to break out of the time loop, which they have a chance to do, ...
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Have any systems incorporated Avatar: The Last Airbender?

I'm curious if there are any official or unofficial RPGs based around the world of Avatar: The Last Airbender.
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Can you help me understand the RPG rules behind Planescape:Torment?

I'm playing a computer RPG, Planescape: Torment, and am enjoying it. Torment is obviously using RPG rules to determine how big of a hit I'll take, or how much damage I'll do with every swing of my ...
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RPG sytem which is based on character's character not stats

I read a review of a system to do with the walking dead, last week or so, but I have lost the reference to it. It was a system which rather than using strength, dexterity etc. used motivations and ...
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Is there a random encounter generator online, for color/minor city detail stuff?

I thought somewhere on Seventh Sanctum there was a generator that would get me random city encounters, just minor NPC things like so: You meet a(n) ANGRY, YOUNG... DWARF SHIELD-MAIDEN... ...
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Searching for fantasy campaign setting with settlements of light and dark separated by permanent clouds

A long time ago I was listening to a D&D podcast by WoTC in which they briefly described a new campaign setting they were thinking of creating. I don't know if they ever did and my Google ...
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Module with a mage's tower that had miniature exercising golems

In the late '80s or early '90s I played an AD&D game session centered on a mage's tower that had miniature golems that were constantly exercising (jumping jacks, jogging in place, etc.). Our GM ...
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Can you name this GM screen?

I just finished reading this article about old school D&D, and totally fell in love with the GM screen with the "Conflict Rules" and the map in this photo. I own a couple of the old screens, but ...
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Seeking a specific D&D retro-clone

I'm fairly sure this game exists, but I can't figure out for the life of me which one it is. I know it's not Darker Dungeons, Labyrinth Lord, or LotFP, because I just checked them before posting this. ...
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Forgot the name of a game I saw once - like Ars Magica, but more freeform

About four years ago I ran across a tabletop system I really liked, but neglected to save the file. It had a magic system rather like Ars Magica's - you picked a form and an element and paid a cost to ...
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In which book does Tordek mention a “+3 weapon”?

I recall a D&D 3.5e (or maybe 3e) book in which a fighter (probably Tordek the dwarf) talks in-character about "a +3 weapon," most likely a sword or an axe. This would have been in one of those ...
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Old school dungeon with undead toads

I remember reading a dungeon that involved either undead or vampiric toads as the final encounter. Now I can't find it again. Does anyone know what it was? I know it was from one of the OSR-type ...
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What source contains a vehicle made from a dead beholder?

A vehicle created from the corpse of a beholder, with the main eye and organs removed to make room for a pilot's seat, was published somewhere in 3.5 or 3ed Dungeons & Dragons. Does anyone know ...
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Fantasy adventure modules with naval adventuring

At the Recess mini-convention this weekend, someone was telling me about a classic D&D module that involved seafaring and presented rules for falling overboard in armor, etc. I'm wondering if ...
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Need help finding this DM tool!

First time post here. I have been running a game for over a year and a half now and am on technically my 3rd campaign. I am trying to introduce more visual elements to the table that would not be ...
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Trying to ID a certain Superhero game

I'm trying to remember a game I played with a GM a long time ago, I remember a few things about the game but other than those things, my mind is a blur. The things I remember are: The Game ...
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In which module did Goblins terrorize villagers with a Giant Mechanical Turtle?

A while ago I stumbled upon a low-level adventure in which a band of goblins has a giant mechanical turtle and terrorizes/scares the locals with it. I think it must have been a D&D/Pathfinder 3.X ...
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Title of small press Space Colonization-Faring RPG

Many years ago, c. 1995, I had a small press space colonization/faring/asteroid RPG I picked up mostly for the setting. I can't recall the name of this title. So here are some clues: Softcover, ...
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What's the name of the game about LARP de-briefings?

Players sit or stand in circle. Each player gets a note with something they must include in their de-briefing. Then, in order, they start telling what they liked or didn't like about this LARP that's ...
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Help remembering the name of an adventure?

I have been playing tabletop RPG's since the mid-1990's. One of the first adventures I ever played the DM got from a magazine. I would really like to figure out what the adventure was called so I can ...
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Where can I find the stats for a magic item that produces magically delicious spices?

I remember reading somewhere about a magic jar that produced an inexhaustible supply of spices that magically made anything cooked with them taste fantastic. It didn't change the mechanical effects of ...
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I'm Trying to Find the Race that's basically a Lizardfolk-Centaur?

I swear I've seen a drawing of what I can only describe as a Lizardfolk-Centaur. Where it's a Lizardfolk's near-term w/ 2 arms on top and what looks like a large monitor lizard's body w/ 4 clawed, ...
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Which issue of Dragon magazine had a chart for volleys of arrows?

I remember a chart in Dragon magazine for rolling to see how many archers using massed volley fire hit a single target, based on their attack bonus and the target's AC. The chart was in groups of 25 ...
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What monsters are depicted in D&D 3E's Iconic novel, “Oath of Nerull”?

Although T. H. Lain's books frequently don't reveal the names of the monsters and spells they feature, they seem to all be sourced directly from rule books, and I've generally been able to use the ...
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in-universe tabletop RPG in dungeons and dragons

I remember reading about a roleplaying game, similar to dungeons and dragons, that is played in-universe in a D&D setting. That is, the characters played an RPG. However, after searching for a ...
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Name of a javelin-creating gauntlet

I once read about this gauntlet (preatty sure it was only one, not a pair) which was able to create an enchanted javelin , or a similar shaped throwing weapon, that you could throw right away. Can you ...
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Can someone identify this specific Dungeons and Dragons product I picked up at a thrift store?

It has little to no information other than what you see. I'm pretty sure it's 1E, but I can't figure out much of anything about it. I was looking at wikipedia's list of DnD products and their ...
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What book are the bloodvelds from?

Our DM and the other DM in our party distinctly recall seeing a creature called a "bloodveld" in a D&D 3.5e book. This creature is a colorless aquatic ooze that feeds on the blood of whatever it ...
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What's the name of the AD&D module with the parasitic worms in the rubble?

I'm trying to remember a module, AD&D I'm fairly certain. They had a listing of rooms and what was there. A few of the rooms had rubble in them which could be searched for treasure with one of ...