Questions tagged [gm-less]

For questions about game systems that do not require a gamemaster, or about modifying a system that normally requires a gamemaster in a fashion that makes it playable without one.

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Is there any way to play D&D without a DM?

The DM in my group is getting tired of DMing. Unfortunately, no one wants to take over. Can we play without a DM?
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GM-less RPG suitable for a violent spacefaring game played over a messaging client? [closed]

I've been GMing for a long time, without actually playing a game myself, so I'm rather in the mood to actually get involved in the action as a protagonist, however no-one else in my group wants to act ...
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System and adventures suitable for cooperative GM-less (or GM-lite) Dungeon Crawl [closed]

Can someone suggest a system and adventures suitable for cooperative GM-less (or GM-lite) dungeon crawling? Background situation in short: I’m looking for something that could provide my wife and ...
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Easy-to-learn GM-less system with flexible group size, for fantasy, urban fantasy, or sci-fi? [closed]

A little background info might be helpful: I've roleplayed in online games and have some experience with single-player computer games based off of pen & paper game systems (The Dark Eye), and I'm ...
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Can Apocalypse World be played as a two-player game?

Apocalypse World seems to be designed for a small group of PCs, all interacting fiercely. This is a part of both the hard-and-fast mechanics, like Hx, and the MC techniques, like the emphasis on PC-...
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What are the minimum changes required to satisfyingly play Torchbearer GMless?

I've run four sessions of a Torchbearer game. I'm getting the hang of it. But when I was talking about it to someone at lunch, they presented the idea of making it GM-less and I've been thinking ...
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Is there a GMless RPG with this structure? [closed]

I have never played an RPG, but I've been interested for a long time. In fact, I often say that my childhood play would've eventually led to my writing an RPG if I hadn't heard of existing RPGs first. ...
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Random dungeon/adventure generation system

I'm looking to 'run' a 5-7 session mini-campaign in the near future. Problem is, there are only three players available- and I'm one of them. We could (and have in the past) run a two person party, ...
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What GM-less RPGs exist and are the mechanics adaptable to other systems? [closed]

I'm constantly looking for new systems to either steal from or at least try out for a one-shot. What systems are currently available that feature GM-less mechanics? Further, do any of these systems ...
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Approaches to GM-less (or lessened GM reliance in) RPGs [closed]

A question about transitioning players to GM-less gaming already exists (and it's a good one). I, however, am looking for a more exhaustive description (thus CW) of approaches to GM-less gaming. As ...
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GM-Less Gaming: How do you transition more traditionally-trained players into them?

I love GM-less games. Seriously. After decades of having to be the area "weird GM" because no one else ever wanted to run new and experimental things, the rise of GM-less RPGs hit my sweet spot when ...