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Questions tagged [game-recommendation]

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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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Which Call of Cthulhu edition should I get? [closed]

My boyfriend wants to GM a game of CoC, and for his birthday I was planning on getting him a handbook. He likes 2nd edition the best in AD&D, and I want to try to get him an edition closer to that,...
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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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Are there any good, free introductory Dungeon World adventures for a DM used to D&D? [closed]

I have been playing & GMing for some time, mostly in various versions of D&D, and other 80s-90s systems. And most of my GMing has been with published adventure modules. I want to try Dungeon ...
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A pen-and-paper RPG with a “Save Game” function (and how that works)? [closed]

The vast majority of computer games, roleplaying ones included, utilize a simple Save function I guess most of us are familiar with. If not: primarily it allows the user to quit the game, do other ...
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Game Recommendation for Hunger Games rip-off [closed]

I am wanting to run a campaign that is a rip-off of the Hunger Games (the arena death-match bit, not the deciding between two love interests or revolution aspects). I'm looking for a set of game ...
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What Role-Playing Game System Works Best for a DM who Hates Reading? [closed]

I don't actually hate reading. I just realized that not having to read a long rulebook is a thing and am keenly interested in answers to this question so I can share them with other people, who ...
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Where can I get miniatures of The Four Horsemen of Apocalyse? [closed]

I have looked a lot online but I am reaching the end of my search. I was wondering if anyone knows where I can buy miniatures of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse — ideally resembling the Pathfinder ...
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What's a good system for a short adventure / one-shot in Westeros [closed]

Since I am thinking about running a short adventure (one or two sessions) set in Westeros for some roleplaying amateurs, and I personally think the Song of Ice and Fire RPG Rules by Green Ronin might ...
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What is an example of a Supers module/adventure that preserves/highly values player agency? [closed]

I'm asking this question because I've yet to see a Superhero adventure written in any system that doesn't read like a railroad, or have interesting choices beyond win/lose the fight and get a slightly ...
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Games with dynamic combat system [closed]

I'm building a campaign around CAPCOM Monster Hunter videogame, I only know 3 games, D&D (3.5e, 4e,5e), Roleage ( a spanish d100 game that has a duengeon siege progresion feeling), and Anima: ...
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What system is most suited for my Harry Potter game? [closed]

I'm going to be running a Harry Potter game in the near future, and I don't really know what system would be best for the kind of game that I want to run. The vast majority of my experience is in D&...
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Is there a rules light game which supports classless characters, simple and tactical combat, and the game master running a GMPC? [closed]

I was told in How can I make a Pathfinder campaign like the Monster Hunter video game series? that I should make a question of what kind of RPG system I should use. What I want it to be. A loose ...
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What role-playing game tactically simulates basketball? [closed]

Rather than abstracting a game of basketball into one or more die rolls, is there a role-playing game that can, with a minimum of house rules, simulate almost moment-by-moment on-court basketball ...
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Searching for a System for Games with Dark Humour and Absurd Heroism [closed]

Let me start from the beginning. I'm trying to find a system that will support the mood, the theme and all the aspects of the setting that I've been designing for a couple of years together with my ...