Most 'realistic' rpg rules?
March 14, 2012 7:24 AM Subscribe
What are the most mathematically 'advanced' RPG systems? Pen & paper and otherwise?
posted by empath to sports, hobbies, & recreation (24 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
There's been a lot of work done in the past 30 years on statistical modeling, as well as a lot of computing power available in mobile devices, but it seems to me as someone who has been only casually following RPG development that RPG's are still mostly relying on dice and cards and basically haven't gotten much more advanced than craps or poker.
I'm curious if maybe I've missed some development to produce more realistic character generation and world modelling? I know that some gamer someone has to have done some work along these lines, even if the games failed.
So what's out there? I'm mostly interested in developments in tabletop gaming, but even like really modern RPG's seem like they're just using really dice rolls in the background. Is that the case?