It is time once more to take up the dice
November 23, 2009 7:27 AM Subscribe
Looking for a pen and paper RPG, science fiction, certain other specifications required.
posted by selfnoise to sports, hobbies, & recreation (26 answers total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
Some friends and I just got back into playing pen and paper RPGs recently as adults. We've been playing D&D but I have to admit I don't really care for the system or for standard fantasy settings. Since I'm the one who wants to do something different I figure I should volunteer to GM it. So I'm looking for a science fiction themed game with the following:
-Easy to just buy a single book (or set of books for player/GM) and play.
-Fast-paced rules, easy to learn.
-More of a casual action-y game than something with "deep" role playing... I don't think the group is up for that.
-If I could buy a PDF, that would be double fantastic.
I'm pretty open to themes/worlds; post-apocalyptic, space opera, cyberpunk, whatever. I tend to prefer something that has closer to real-world equipment (rather than Star Wars science fantasy stuff) but I'm flexible on that.
I haven't been interested in these games in a long time and I'm having trouble finding good resources online... and I don't really know that there are any local game shops that really sell anything beyond D&D. So suggestions for either specific games or pointers to resources are much appreciated. Thanks!
PS. Just to be totally clear, I am talking about pen-and-paper games, NOT computer games.