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Two player game for complete noobs [closed]

I want to play some tabletop rpg with my SO. They have no experience in any games at all and I've been playing on PC all my life, also I played one session of DnD as a player (I don't know which ...
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What system would you recommend to me? (Details below) [closed]

As a person that played the 3.5 edition for a long time, I am want to branch out a bit. I like this system because it has a lot of options and I generally like the feel of the rules. Now I am stuck in ...
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Campaing/adventure recomendations for a new company [closed]

I will be mastering a "The one ring" group and i'm looking for adventures or campaigns recomendations. I found there is a lot of content but i'm a little confused about what level is each ...
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Feasible engine for a world like Earthsea? [closed]

I am building a world emphasising on balance and chaos (where pretty much two sides of one coin), kind of like Earthsea. As a consequence, the magic in D&D doesn't work quite well with it. (...
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Are there any tabletop RPGs in which players advance along a technology tree in the course of the game? [closed]

There are many video games that involve a player constructing an industrial base and improving their technology (Factorio comes to mind). Are there any tabletop RPGs that incorporate a similar ...
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Looking for a system: Epidemic Outbreak [closed]

What system could suit a short-term survival-horror campaign focused on a "realistic" epidemic outbreak scenario? (Realistic as in crunchy or gritty-ish, I know it's pretty vague, sorry) I'm thinking ...
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Are there any RPG systems that don't require a DM to narrate the adventure? [closed]

Are there any RPG systems that don't require a person narrating the adventure?
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Character sanity: struggle to remain sane by rationalization [closed]

Consider a game mechanic in which the player character can encounter events making them doubt their sanity, or perhaps having them believe in the supernatural right off the bat, even if the eldritch ...
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Any good rulesets that are gritty, dark, and low-magic? [closed]

I am currently making a world setting for my group of players and I was hoping for recommendations for any ruleset that is Low-Magic - A hint of magic known to those who are born into special ...
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Portal Fantasy Games [closed]

I've been searching for a portal fantasy RPG without any luck. Does anyone know of such a system/setting? For reference, portal fantasies are when a person from one world—typically ours—get ...
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First time DM for semi-experienced group: which module? [closed]

My group's currently finishing Princes of the Apocalypse and I will be DM'ing the next campaign (D&D 5e). I've never done it before and I can't decide on the module. I don't mind prep and some ...
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Is there a game system with good mechanics for a PvP murder mystery? [closed]

My players have expressed interest in a PvP murder mystery, where one of them is secretly the murderer. At first I was enthusiastic, but there are several problems I don't know how to get round, and I ...
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I`m looking for an rpg that make traps awesome [closed]

Traps are a staple of rpg, and yet they sour any modern game really fast. Dnd doesnt handle them well with passive perception, and most player dont want to die in a stupid trap after spending an hour ...
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RPG tabletop for newbies - ModernWorld [closed]

I'd like to master my first RPG with all other players being newbies... I would like to find a game that can be set in our own city to make it more immersive to them. And maybe a game where the world ...
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Good Follow-Up Campaigns for Master of The Fallen Fortress [closed]

I'm a newbie GM about to run Master of The Fallen Fortress for a group of equally newbie players. If they get excited about Tabletop RPG's and want to continue playing, what would be a good campaign ...
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Looking for a system for creative people with little time [closed]

Which system allows creativity for masters and players while cutting time on preparing and studying rules? However, it should still have rules and material. I tried FATE and Savage Worlds. Liked FATE ...
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Which role playing games are suitable for a family with children under 10? [duplicate]

First post; please be gentle. I grew up in an environment with no exposure to role playing games (only child, frequent relocation, no base of friends). Now I have three children of my own. I want ...
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Inclusive Disability [closed]

There is a tendency for games to treat physical handicaps/neurodiversity as either flaws or outright punishments. While I understand that a character losing an arm, their sight, or their freedom of ...
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Is there a repository of fan-made adventures for Numenera? [closed]

I am looking to start a new RPG group with my friends. We haven't chosen an RPG yet, but I am interested in Numenera. I was hoping to find an RPG that had a repository of fan-made adventures I could ...
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Dual GM and Player RPGs [closed]

I've played a few RPGs with the classical X amount of players and one GM. However sometimes this can be hard/not enjoyable to play especially if nobody wants to solely be the GM, and usually the ...
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Role-playing game with office (developer) setting [closed]

My coworkers and I were just wondering if there is any pen and paper role-playing game which features some software developer or at least office setting. Does anyone know anything like that?
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Any great cyberpunk campaigns with atmoshphere like the first disc of Final Fantasy 7? [closed]

I was thinking I might want to run a campaign with an atmosphere like the Midgard part of FF7, but I'm really bad at thinking up stuff like that, so I'm looking for something pre-made. I'm not set on ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 against/with;...
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Game Recommendation: Tribe/Kingdom management (King of Dragon Pass) [closed]

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. I'...
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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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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 HP. ...
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Savage Worlds vs. Traveller for a Science Fiction Campaign [closed]

I'm thinking of starting up a RPG group with some similarly minded friends, but unfortunately, we're not 100% on which setting to go with. I'm going to be GMing the group, and its fallen to me to ...
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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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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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What is a good combat system I can use for a story-driven PVP game? [closed]

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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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. I'...
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Is there an rpg that is played on social media and can function without more than one dedicated player? [closed]

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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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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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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System for a game of courtly intrigue [closed]

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? [closed]

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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Scalable Game for a Post-Apocalypse Setting [closed]

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 ...
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