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Numenera Your world and requirements sound like a good fit for Numenera, a game by Monte Cook. The setting for Numenera is Earth a billion years in the future - a world built on the ruins of eight previous worlds. This meshes nicely with your setting: ...a setting that used to be high fantasy before a world war left everything in tatters, with ancient ...


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Trail of Cthulhu is an RPG using the GUMSHOE system based off the works of H.P. Lovecraft. It's similar to Call of Cthulhu, but emphasizes investigation and planning from the players. GUMSHOE is a system designed for more investigative play, making the game based on clues rather than discrete encounters. It can be catered to a lot of different playstyles, ...


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Fate Core / Dresden Files I can recommend from experience the Dresden Files RPG as a modern fantasy investigative game. You have hit the three points that the game is intended to cover in your question title: Modern Fantasy - The Dresden Files is a modern fantasy series of novels Investigative - Harry Dresden is a wizard and a private detective I have ...


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Let me recommend Polaris, which is a very odd game but potentially just what you're looking for. It's also potentially not at all what you're looking for, because Polaris is weird, but nothing ventured nothing gained eh? By default in Polaris, you are knights under the command of a king who has begun to go mad. As a last resort, you have formed a kind of ...


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It doesn't quite fit the timeline, but could it be... Monster Horrorshow by JH Brennan (1987) ...in Horrorshow every player plays themselves, with a specialty layered on top, selected from Fighter, Wizard, Healer and Trickster. ... Essentially, character creation in Horrorshow boils down to four steps - choose a specialty, note down you have 100 LIFE ...


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The Delta Green supplements for Call of Cthluhu 6th edition are an excellent choice for mundane investigators tackling a world beyond their scope. If you're looking for a campaign in which your players will go mad after long exposure to these fantastical elements, Delta Green will be right for you. Playable on Roll20 Combat isn't tactical in this system, ...


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In the Star Wars campaign I am GMing, we ran into a little bit of this. We had an Imperial archaeologist as one of the characters, and he was probably the most dynamic character of the party for that reason. He only lasted three sessions, but they were glorious because of the roleplaying conflict he generated. My advice is to let the conflict play out ...



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