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Questions tagged [modern]

Earth and earth-like settings in which technology ranges from the early 20th to the early 21st Century. Automobiles, manned flight, cartridge-loading firearms, and sophisticated information technology are hallmarks of modern settings.

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Are there any rules for modern weapons/armor?

As I looked over the Pathfinder rules - especially the weapons and armor stats from Paizo and different 3rd-party producers - I noticed that I saw stats for either scifi or fantasy items, but I did ...
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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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In a “supernatural” world, how can I lead players to choose to NOT be supernatural?

I'm working on a small system to use for a Halloween supernatural thriller campaign. I wanted to add character options for some players to have supernatural abilities. My worry is no one will want to ...
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Can I build a character based on modern technology?

I would like to make a character that carries a walkman and headphones like Star-Lord from Guardians of the Galaxy. Is there any way to insert modern day technology like this according to the rules? ...
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Has anyone tried adapting “Rivers of London” as a RPG setting? [closed]

I am a big fan of the series of books and graphic novels by Ben Aaronovitch, collectively named after the first book in series, Rivers of London (sometimes also called the Peter Grant series after the ...
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How to stat a non-human, primitive or semi-primitive NPC race?

I'm planning to run a one-shot (with the possibility of a segue into a short campaign), set in a version of the modern world (in which, of course, there's something not quite the way you learned it in ...
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Guns & Suppressing fire

I'm thinking of including the effect of suppressing fire into one of my campaigns. The idea is that every attack made against a character (successful or otherwise) would add to their suppression. I ...
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Looking for a specific horror gaming podcast

This is a bit of a shot in the dark, but I'm trying to find a specific horror gaming podcast I listened to a few episodes of way, way back. Things I know about it: It had one, male, speaker. It ...
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How to handle modern-day weapons in D&D 5e?

My friend and I both recently started playing D&D 5e and we wanted to try out a Walking Dead apocalypse style campaign. I'm the DM so it's only him playing; I thought I'd include NPCs to help him ...
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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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What is a good Modern Fantasy investigative system?

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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Are there any sources for a rural modern fantasy setting? (Redneck D&D)

I stumbled across an amazing quest generator called Fantasy Redneck Adventure. It implies an amazing setting with standard fantasy tropes like knights, wizards, golems, quests, etc but in a modern, ...
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How can I make the daily lives of the PCs interesting?

I'm going to start a new campaign soon and my players and I are looking for a campaign that is somewhat close to the feel of the Buffy: The Vampire Slayer TV series. With that I mean a campaign that ...
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Modern occult game focused around dragon characters

What is the game with the modern occult setting, where the players can play dragons? It is mostly played in England, and the characters can remember their dragon's life.
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What is a good/solid contemporary (near future)-Sci Fi rpg setting?

I'm looking for an RPG setting that is contemporary (near future)- mechanics/system is not a consideration. I want to run a campaign in a world inspired by the ideas in "Pattern recognition" by ...
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Suggested System/Mechanics/Setting Choices for X-Files/Fringe Inspired Game?

Requesting system, specific mechanic, and published setting recommendations for a recurring game inspired by the X-Files and Fringe. Here are my goals and details for the game that may provide ...
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What analyses exist of capitalist economies in “modern” setting RPGs?

A number of questions exist on stack-exchange discussing feudal economies in RPGs, indicating a number of essays regarding feudal economics in RPG. What equivalent essay analyses exist of game ...
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Does anyone know a good system for building a city?

We're beginning a Geist game and we talked about how interesting it would be to build a city together as a group so we really felt like it was our home town. I've heard Damnation City is good, but ...
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Occult modern world setting [closed]

Recently I have noticed I am a fan of RPGs set in dark occult versions of our own world, like World of Darkness or Dresden Files. While I have played other games, these simply suit me best. So maybe ...