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My recommended system for a Harry Potter game would be Savage Worlds. The Harry Potter setting There are numerous existing settings that successfully mix magic and technology e.g. Agents of Oblivion, and stats for a large number of standard magical creatures existing in published and free supplements such as The Savage Worlds Beastiary. There are also ...


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Fate Core is a definite candidate If you're looking more at telling the story of people trapped in this world, rather than a combat simulator, Fate Core is worth looking at. Let's look at your criteria. PC's should fail often. This is clearly a matter of how you set up your opposition - if you give easy opposition, your PCs will succeed most of the time. ...


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The game you're looking for was inspired from the author's Ars Magica game. With sufficient effort in reading the Realms of Power: The Divine, a sufficient approximation of the domain/realm interactions can be intuited. With that said, looking at the spell list, I can state with some certainty that the mechanical heritage between Ars and this game is... ...


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It could be Ars Magica. The main manual PDF of dominions 4 (6,8 MB) mentiones several inspirations in it's A short history of Dominions Chapter. The only RPG mentioned there is Ars Magica. Other non-PnP inspirations mentioned are: SPQR Age of Chivalry Warhammer Fantasy Battle Master of Magic


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I'd suggest Mutants and Masterminds (3e). It's power level system can handle a wide variety of character power levels, and at higher levels the characters can certainly be world shattering. Every power is discrete, but customisable. As an added bonus, a strength boosting power with the activation flaw can simulate going super-saiyan. Character creation is ...


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I think Anima, Beyond Fantasy can be a good set of rules for a Dragon Ball setting, provided most of them play with Tao or Technician. Most definitely not the story or the setting, since it doesn´t go the way DBZ goes. That said, Anima works on levels status very similar to Rolemaster, it is mechanically possible for all characters to create a set of ...


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I think there's a few games that mechanically support the kind of play you're looking for, though I don't think anything really gives good advice to capture the DBZ feel specifically. Marvel Super Heroes RPG (from the 80s) The old school Marvel Super Heroes RPG scaled quite a bit. The hard part is that the top ranks begin to condense quite a bit of range. ...



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