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Identify this gameboy advance game for me?

A game I played something like 2 decades ago, can you identify it? [more inside]
posted by Cannon Fodder on Nov 20, 2014 - 4 answers

Tips to help out a new DM/GM trying to run D&D Next Encounters Season.

Help a new Dungeon Master/Game Master run her first games with tips & tricks you wish you'd known when you first started out. Add to that the difficulty level of learning a new system, D&D Next at the same time. [more inside]
posted by wwax on Jul 22, 2014 - 9 answers

Which system for a time when people dueled?

I want to run a story oriented table top RPG that is not Tolkien Fantasy- help me choose an easy to wrangle system that would be conducive to the Georgian/Napoleonic War with Magic as a back drop? [more inside]
posted by Phalene on May 11, 2014 - 17 answers

Experience point tracker?

Could someone recommend a free or inexpensive program I could use to track experience points in a nerd project I'm working on? To inspire myself to write more, I thought I'd turn my automath afternoons into a sort of rpg, where I gain points for expanding my vocabulary, memorizing passages, writing, revising, and publishing. I could do it all on paper, but I've found I'm much more productive when I keep all my work on my laptop (hypotheses abound). I could also use a spread sheet, where current stat totals are in the top row, but that would quickly lead to tedious scrolling just to input new data. Ideally, I'd like to have a static page with fields I can plug numeric data into, and have that data compiled and displayed somewhere at the top of the page. Seems pretty basic--the kind of thing that must exist, right? Thanks!
posted by jwhite1979 on Feb 21, 2014 - 2 answers

What was this "Trapped in an RPG" book?

A book that I'm reading now gave me a flashback to something that I must have read around 1992-93, and now I want to find that book again, re-read it, and see if it ever became a series (ISTR a cliff-hanger-ish ending). Definitely not Joel Rosenberg's _Guardians of Flame_ series, but the same trope - group of modern-day RPG players find themselves trapped in the game they're playing. Sadly, the number of things I remember (of the paperback edition that I read) is pretty sparse. I remember: the blue cover, with a wizard riding in a Montgolfier brothers'-style hot air balloon in front of a computer; that the 'game world' the players found themselves in had very hexagonal terrain and that inhabitants of the game world knew how many hexes of different terrain they could travel in a given time period, and could not cross hex boundaries even if there was plenty of daylight left if they'd traveled that distance. I know it's a longshot, but, help?
posted by hanov3r on Jan 28, 2014 - 7 answers

Omega tips wanted

Have you played the old rogue-like game Omega? I re-discovered it recently and remember enjoying it a long time ago, but nowadays I can't get past the first five minutes. All of my games go like this: give a bit of charity to be lawful, join the paladins to get a weapon, go to the arena to make some money, die in the third or fourth round. Any tips would be appreciated. A mini-walkthrough that would actually get me out of the city as a half-viable character would be great!
posted by ubiquity on Oct 10, 2013 - 4 answers

Good RPG for kids who like Minecraft

Looking for an RPG for a couple of kids (9 and 10) that ADORE Minecraft but want more role-playing elements (quests, a story, upgrades) in their gaming experience. We've tried mods, but that only gets you so far. We have a PC and an XBOX 360. What do you recommend?
posted by rosary on Oct 5, 2013 - 9 answers

What do I need to get my son started playing Dungeons and Dragons?

My son (11) has expressed an interest in playing Dungeons and Dragons. I would like to help him but I know nothing about the game and Amazon reviews of the basic starter set confuse things even further. What exactly does he need in order to start playing? [more inside]
posted by bondcliff on Sep 27, 2013 - 20 answers

Looking for LARGE "Swifty Lazar" type glasses

Does anyone know where I can buy LARGE, fake black square type glasses that Swifty Lazar wore? [more inside]
posted by dbirchum on Aug 1, 2013 - 6 answers

RPGs for reading, not playing

I like reading pen-and-paper RPG rulebooks. Can you recommend some of your favorites? Extra points for: non-Tolkein universes, a cool new spin on classes or magic, and anything that has interesting non-combat systems. [more inside]
posted by subject_verb_remainder on Jun 8, 2013 - 40 answers

Sci-fi/mecha shareware RPG game, but I cannot remember the name or URL

There is a shareware sci-fi/mecha RPG game that a previous room-mate introduced me to. I don't remember the name of the game, but it was shareware, PC/Windows, and very extensive. I have no idea how to get ahold of the person whom introduced me to the game, hence I'm at a loss of how to find it again. [more inside]
posted by jibberish on May 26, 2013 - 2 answers

Work Productivity as a Game

Is there software that allows you to treat work productivity like a game? [more inside]
posted by SpacemanStix on Feb 22, 2013 - 8 answers

I want to be a level 10 Paladin, but with a mortgage!

I want to be a level 10 Paladin, but with a mortgage! [more inside]
posted by the matching mole on Jan 1, 2013 - 13 answers

Xbox RPGs

Recommend some XBox 360 games for me. I have enjoyed: Morrowind, Oblivion, Skyrim, Fallout 3 and NV, Dragonage O and 2, Fable 1, 2, and 3, Bioshock 2, Portal 1 and 2. [more inside]
posted by arcticwoman on Nov 29, 2012 - 41 answers

Comedy Film About RPGs?

A comedy film about table-top gaming. [more inside]
posted by mikoroshi on Oct 12, 2012 - 11 answers

It's like cake on a fork!

Hivemind, please help me come up with weird sayings for the RPG I'm in. [more inside]
posted by mon-ma-tron on Oct 5, 2012 - 31 answers

Help searching for old PC and Playstation 1 games? Probably about early to mid 90's

Help searching for old PC and Playstation 1 games? Probably about early to mid 90's [more inside]
posted by LittleNami on Jul 29, 2012 - 10 answers

Swedish Ambient Krumphouse for the Swedish Ambient Krumgod!

Disco of the Ruinous Ones: Help me build a special little sound track for the each of the Warhammer 40K Gods of Chaos. [more inside]
posted by Jilder on Jul 9, 2012 - 6 answers

Its a total eclipse of the Hrothgar

Falling in love all over again: help me re-learn the Battletech fluff. [more inside]
posted by Slackermagee on Apr 30, 2012 - 10 answers

What modern game creation software can I use to build a game with branching narratives and dialogue?

What game creation software is currently available that is suited to building games (or levels/mods) with a focus on branching narratives and dialogue, of the sort found in role-playing games like Mass Effect? [more inside]
posted by Kirn on Apr 6, 2012 - 8 answers

Best iOS RPGs?

Great non-action RPGs for iOS? [more inside]
posted by Shepherd on Feb 26, 2012 - 11 answers

Identify this shareware Mac RPG, please.

1) What was the name of the shareware, turn-based, tile-graphic RPG for Mac I played in the late '90s? 2) Is there anything like it nowadays? [more inside]
posted by Faint of Butt on Sep 15, 2011 - 11 answers

What is the name of this weirdo, super detailed (J?)RPG?

What is the name of this weird-ass, super detailed (J?)RPG? [more inside]
posted by cog_nate on Mar 19, 2011 - 4 answers

Can you identify this 80s-era CRPG?

Please help me identify a computer game I played in 1986. [more inside]
posted by obiwanwasabi on Jan 24, 2011 - 18 answers

I am totally casting Magic Missile! RPG help!

Help me satisfy my new found enjoyment of tabletop RPGs! [more inside]
posted by utsutsu on Jan 12, 2011 - 15 answers

What is the best gift for an old school DnD geek?

What is the perfect gift for a hardcore, old school Dungeons and Dragons nerd, and where can it be purchased? [more inside]
posted by EvilPRGuy on Dec 2, 2010 - 16 answers

teenage RPG suggestions

I'd like to introduce some kids to the RPG realm, as part of an ESL class. [more inside]
posted by nicolin on Nov 28, 2010 - 12 answers

Is there a RPG that I can use real life points with?

Is there a RPG / Level up system that allows me to apply my own points to? Like a normal RPG except the game is in real life and the character is on the computer? [more inside]
posted by bindasj on Aug 25, 2010 - 8 answers

CASE COSTLY ACQUISITION (2d6 SAN)

I recently bought the Laundry series by Charles Stross and thanks to that and Artw's constant efforts to encourage the stars to come right I'm really jonesing for some Call of Cthulhu/Delta Green action. It's been a loooong time since I've had any chance or time for roleplaying and I'm so far out of the loop I'm in non-euclidean space... [more inside]
posted by longbaugh on Aug 24, 2010 - 14 answers

Shadowrun Story Ideas

Once saw a specific bank of sample shadowrun adventures online, trying to find it again... [more inside]
posted by brownbat on Aug 7, 2010 - 3 answers

Help me identify this RPG set in a museum world?

Help me identify this old RPG please. [more inside]
posted by AmitinLA on Jul 9, 2010 - 10 answers

Share your favorite Dungeons & Dragons campaigns.

What was your best D&D experience? [more inside]
posted by Flying Saucer on Apr 8, 2010 - 35 answers

I've Got An Ogre-Slaying Knife! It's Got A +9 Against Ogres!

What's this RPG from the Windows 3 era I'm thinking of? [more inside]
posted by spamguy on Mar 5, 2010 - 15 answers

should i buy mass effect?

steam has mass effect for $20. is it worth buying and playing now?
posted by leemajors on Dec 26, 2009 - 18 answers

Should I run a one-off D&D game for a party with (adult) non-players?

Any suggestions for one-off D&D game for newbies? [more inside]
posted by mark7570 on Dec 3, 2009 - 16 answers

Help me plan a D&D Campaign

Dungeon Masters: Help me start planning and preparing a Dungeons and Dragons campaign for a group of seasoned players who've been a while between rolls of the dice... [more inside]
posted by Philby on Jul 30, 2009 - 17 answers

How do I extensively, safely mod D&D?

I am attempting to create a new D&D-based RPG, using a lot of non-standard races and rules. Help? [more inside]
posted by neewom on Jul 18, 2009 - 18 answers

What's the REAL Final Fantasy Tactics 2?

What games are like Final Fantasy Tactics? [more inside]
posted by explosion on May 30, 2009 - 18 answers

Baby shower gift for D&D player?

Help! Clueless dorks need to come up with a baby shower gift for our Dungeon Master. [more inside]
posted by seasparrow on May 7, 2009 - 13 answers

Help me get my d20 on.

RPG filter: Where can I hook up with RPG gamers (that is to say the proper sort: pencils and paper and dice and too much Mountain Dew) in Toronto? I'm looking for AD&D preferably, Rifts as a distant second choice.
posted by dirtynumbangelboy on Mar 13, 2009 - 7 answers

RPG Recommendations

Looking for some decent PC RPGs that a) don't involve playing with other people online and b) don't resemble Dungeons & Dragons, WoW, and so forth. [more inside]
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing on Dec 28, 2008 - 51 answers

I am such a noob

How do I get better at first-person shooters on the Xbox360? [more inside]
posted by MrVisible on Sep 29, 2008 - 22 answers

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