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I would love to just say "yes", but actually it depends on the player and style of play. If you have a player who is good at coming up with details themselves, and you play the game in a very "ask questions" kind of way, and you're good at roleplaying NPCs as self-determined entities, then yes, you can have some awesome games. There are a couple caveats, ...


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Both Mystic Empyrean and Capes fulfill these requirements to some degree. Its also worth noting that many rules-light games fit your needs and can be made GM-less simply by rotating who has narrative control. The D&D 4e DMG (or maybe it's DMG2) has suggestions on how to effectively turn it into a board game, for that matter. Mystic Empyrean There are ...


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Microscope I'm going to suggest Microscope, because I've had a lot of success with it in the regards you've requested. Microscope is a game in which players determine individual "periods," "events," and "scenes." Periods are long spans of time, events are smaller, well, events within a period, and scenes are subsets of the event that are actually played ...


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I used to roleplay with my brother, so I have some experience with the one on one. I'm talking about having a GM and a Storyteller. Some people think it's lame or boring, but it has a few advantages: As you are only two people, you only have two calendars, and you can meet more easily for a game. PC has all the attention. You can play everything you like: ...


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Few months ago I was doing almost the same research as you. My findings were that what I was looking for... doesn't exist. So I made it :P It's not perfect (yet) because I need feedbacks on how it should be improved (and I also need time to work on it). It is made for my favorite/perfect system : Fate Core. The only thing it doesn't cover is lore. But way ...


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I know you ruled out board games like Warhammer Quest, but maybe you want to try what we did when we got from school into the real life (tm) and suddenly were out of a regular group and the loads of time that we once had: At first, we played Warhammer Quest. It was fun. It was mindless, without preparation, you could play it with a different group the next ...



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