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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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What is a good Modern Fantasy investigative system? [closed]

Specifically, I want to make a modern campaign that will start out this mystery case of the session RPG, and then slowly delve into more and more overt supernatural weirdness. This needs a system that ...
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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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One-off simple game with little to no character creation? [closed]

We are between campaigns and are looking for a good, short game to fill the prep time for the GM. Character creation must be very short. Minimal stats is best. We want to be able to start playing ...
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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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What is a good gaming system for running a 'con man' game? [closed]

Follow up to this question: What gaming system would work the best for running a 'con-man' scenario? I'm thinking of a team of people who run a con on greedy rich landholders or merchants. Most ...
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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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What Resources Are Available For Poison?

I find myself stopped up short in my efforts to create a major...well, not antagonist, but let us call him a very shady ally, for my PCs. The individual in question, Mykael the Grinner, is the master ...
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Eberron-like world for Pathfinder? [closed]

I'm gonna GM a Pathfinder game in two months or so, and I'm looking for a setting like Eberron where I can set the story. I don't want an Adventure Path or a module series; I want a full setting that ...
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Which rpg system supports freeform magic and is intended for Fantasy games? [closed]

We've been looking for a system that fits our current requirements for a while and we seem to be failing miserably at it... Does anyone know of a system that fits the following? Magic system ...
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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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Alternate class system for MtG inspired setting [closed]

I'm trying to create some house rules to run a Pathfinder campaign in Ravnica, a M:tG plane which has 10 guilds, each one with a very specific philosophy and societal role. I wish guilds to be : ...
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Would GURPS be a good choice for a non-magic, 19th century tech level, roleplay focused campaign? [closed]

As the title says, would the GURPS system be a good choice for a non-magic campaign that has a tech level roughly equivalent to earth Europe's 19th century and a focus on roleplaying rather than ...
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A game with a combat system based on standard playing cards? [closed]

I am searching for a combat system based on standard playing cards (aka the French 52-card deck) instead of dice. The system should include melee combat and modern firearms, so that it can be used for ...
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Do any resources exist which cover player governance of a population [closed]

I have some players who would be interested in managing their own city. Is there any literature out there which covers the ins and outs of PCs governing a populace? Some example scenarios: The PCs ...
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Non-heroic Post-apocalyptic systems [closed]

I am slowly preparing to start my first campaign in a non-DnD setting, and I wanted to start something in a post-apocalyptical setting. I have thought about using modern d20, I like that there are ...
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RPG system based on Diablo 2? [closed]

What pen and paper system would come closest to the advancement mechanics of the computer game Diablo - in particular class advancement with a talent/ability tree?
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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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Are there any good tabletop RPGs for young beginning players? [closed]

I'm looking for a fun, easy to get into RPG for my kids. It could be simple and card-based, or more "normal" tabletop style. I'm looking for something less bloody and dark, and more fun and easy to ...
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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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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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Fate based minigames in a historic/fantasy realm? [closed]

I was reading through the demo chapter of Diaspora's Fate based sci-fi game and it featured a list of ships and some rules in order to play ship-to-ship combat as a mini-game, without any roleplaying/...
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Have there been any games specifically designed in response to Edwards' “Big Model”? [closed]

Love it or hate it, the Big Model (and the GNS theory that is the root of the model) has become a part of the RPG landscape. As a frequent GM, I actually find the model useful for thinking through ...
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A 2 Player RPG for buddies? [closed]

If myself and an old buddy sit down for a night of roleplaying, what game can we use? I've heard of a couple of romantic games, but they're not really for buddies. Are they? Suggestions please. I'm ...
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Creative Commons RPG [closed]

I can't find a complete and generic (or fantasy) RPG system that: Allow me to edit the changes and distribute under a different license Allow me to use comercially I want a game system using the ...
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Statless & diceless systems

Thanks to a couple of The Riddle of Steel sessions I had seneschaled, which didn't really use any dice or stat comparison, I started to ponder the idea of a statless system. I realize that it would be ...
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What system produces characters that are easiest to convert to another system? [closed]

I have an idea for a game meant to introduce a wide variety of systems to my regular group so we can see what kind of things we like. The idea is that the characters would be planeswalkers or possibly ...
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A story-focused, rules-lite, fantasy-friendly, classless RPG? [closed]

I've been considering starting up tabletop RPGing again after a 13-year pause. During the time I did RPGing before, I mainly used Advanced Dungeons & Dragons (second edition). In retrospect I ...
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Neverwinter & Sword Coast adventures [closed]

We're a new group of D&D 5e players and I've been DMing the Lost Mines of Phandelver with a great deal of success. What I am looking for for my group are a few good resources that will help flesh ...
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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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What is a good, free, Space-faring RPG? [closed]

I'm looking for a Sci-Fi Space-faring RPG that meets the following requirements: The system is free or has enough OGL rules to be played for free. The rules should be primarily or solely developed ...
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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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Good Miniature for a Dancing Weapon [closed]

My DnD Artificer is going to take the Dancing Weapon daily power and I want a miniature to represent the weapon. I've tried doing google searches and looking through the Wizards miniatures and can't ...
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Is there a tested spell-research like mod for D&D 4e? [closed]

I'm looking for a mod to D&D 4e which reintroduces spell-research in a balanced way. Are there any of them around, which have been play tested and seem to work without unbalancing things too far?
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Collections of two-player free-form adventure ideas? [closed]

I'm planning a short two-person (one PC, one GM) free-form session. Is there a good quality compilation of adventure outlines tuned for one-on-one play somewhere? The theme doesn't matter much, but I'...
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Are there any megadungeons available for non-D&D systems? [closed]

I have an abiding love of the megadungeon (defined here as a many-leveled dungeon large enough to be used as the centrepiece of a lengthy campaign), but I'm not always in the mood for one of the many ...
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Free Pathfinder low-level urban adventures? [closed]

Are there online some free adventures that I can download as .pdf? (Not piratery, just free adventures.) I'm a new GM and I'd like to read some professional adventures to see how they work. I need a ...
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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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Are there any official Transformers themed (or close approximation) RPGs? [closed]

When we were younger, we played a homebrew game of D&D that was Transformers' themed. I've since, occasionally, wondered, if an official game exists(ted). Does anyone know?
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Are there any systems that are specifically designed for online real-time text play? [closed]

Lately I've been doing a lot of gaming online, via chat rooms -- with a regular group and a regular time for a session each week, just through text rather than in person or via Skype or something. ...
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What RPG systems work well online? [closed]

I have a number of RPG-loving friends, but they're unfortunately scattered around the world. I'd like to run a game with them online, using emails or message boards or something of that ilk. (like ...
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Myth Adventures Series RPG? [closed]

Is there an RPG system based on Robert Asprin and Jody Lynn Nye's Myth Adventures series? I'd also be interested in any adaptations of the setting for a pre-existing system, like GURPS.
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Need some recommendations for monster manuals [closed]

I run and play lots of indie-style games (Burning Wheel and Apocalypse World in particular). Perhaps the one thing they lack that I miss from my D&D days is the tomes full of monsters to excite ...
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European Medieval Fantasy RPG with an appropriate setting, minimal bookkeeping, random characters, and simple rules? [closed]

I want to run a campaign in a fantasy-setting. I want there to be a primary focus on travel, adventure, swordplay and sorcery, with the option of pursuing more diplomatic solutions to problems. I ...
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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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Christmas Themed Adventure [closed]

I Watched the Big Bang Theory s06e11 The Santa Simulation. And I wondered whether there are actually Christmas Campaigns, I searched a little but I have no clue which adventures are fun to play. Has ...
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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 ...