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Tabletop RPGs for 2 players

Do you know of any tabletop RPGs that work really well with 2 players? I've recently started playing tabletop RPG games and I enjoy playing with my partner. Are there any games which are particularly suited to this? Either 1 player and GM or GMless games are fine and I prefer storytelling games that offer character development as well as adventure.
posted by Laura_J on Mar 19, 2014 - 7 answers

 

If you're playing in my D&D campaign, please don't read this

I will be DMing a D&D campaign for the first time ever and I'm looking for some help/guidance on making this as enjoyable as possible for my players, mostly in terms of creating scenarios and encounters that are best resolved without combat. [more inside]
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl on Jan 7, 2014 - 40 answers

I need a new immersive game to play

I want to find an adventure game that's easy to become obsessed with and has tons to discover and explore. [more inside]
posted by good day merlock on Oct 9, 2013 - 23 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

Help name my political story game!

I'm writing a tongue-in-cheek tabletop RPG about a bunch of soulless backstabbing ladder-climbers trying to become the leader of a group. It needs a name. [more inside]
posted by hayvac on Jun 13, 2013 - 38 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

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

IOS RPG FTW!

I want some immersive, RPG-style games for Android or iOS. I'm taking a long flight on Friday and I want to sink myself into something fun. I was really hoping Baldur's Gate would be out for iPad before my flight, but it looks like it's been pushed back to next week. I'd like something in the same vein. Preferably something without cutesy, cartoony or 8-bit style graphics.
posted by Cat Pie Hurts on Nov 28, 2012 - 18 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

Tips on tabletop RP mastering.

Game masters, dungeon masters, et. al. - lend me your wisdom and experience in constructing a cohesive and dynamic campaign storyline. [more inside]
posted by griphus on Sep 24, 2012 - 15 answers

Games People Play

Please recommend multi-player online-adaptable games that are not MMORPGs. [more inside]
posted by bq on Sep 10, 2012 - 4 answers

Saved the galaxy a third time. What now?

Finished ME3. What should I play now? [more inside]
posted by TheWhiteSkull on Aug 8, 2012 - 18 answers

What is THE BEST, most creative, most moving story & character-based PC game you've ever played?

What is THE BEST, most creative, most moving story & character-based PC game you've ever played? [more inside]
posted by Calicatt on May 18, 2012 - 45 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

Most 'realistic' rpg rules?

What are the most mathematically 'advanced' RPG systems? Pen & paper and otherwise? [more inside]
posted by empath on Mar 14, 2012 - 24 answers

Best iOS RPGs?

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

Awesome turn-based RPGs. Go!

Recommend me awesome turn-based RPGs I can play on my Mac! [more inside]
posted by lovedbymarylane on Oct 14, 2011 - 18 answers

Combat system for Pokemon pen and paper game?

Calling all Pokemon masters: looking for some advice on how to handle combat for a pen and paper Pokemon game for my four year old son. [more inside]
posted by obiwanwasabi on Jun 7, 2011 - 8 answers

Only War! And bibliography.

I've got a memory of seeing a long list of books, either recommended reading or as acknowleged sources of material, in an early edition of the Warhammer 40K rulebook. In my recollection it neatly sumarised all the works that influenced WH40k. Did this actually exist? What were the books on the list?
posted by Artw on May 31, 2011 - 8 answers

Help me play Gamma World!

Have you played the new Gamma World? How was it? [more inside]
posted by Avenger50 on May 11, 2011 - 5 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

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

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

Suggestions for a lite RPG?

What's a good lite P'n'P RPG? [more inside]
posted by eyeballkid on Jun 25, 2010 - 36 answers

Recommend me a good textbook for an RPG class?

I'm teaching a class this fall on programming role-playing games. Help me find a useful textbook? [more inside]
posted by SuperSquirrel on Apr 5, 2010 - 2 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

Take my game from the table top to the screen

I'm designing my own tabletop role playing game. How difficult would it be to turn this into a video game? [more inside]
posted by cirrostratus on Jan 27, 2010 - 5 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

Which video game classics did I miss the last three years?

I intend to make this weekend a gaming weekend. I haven't played video games in a long time. At least not as seriously as I used to. Do you have any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by wolfr on Nov 20, 2009 - 40 answers

PC strategies/role-playing games for a teenager?

Could anyone please help me come up with a list of PC games? [more inside]
posted by noztran on Oct 20, 2009 - 17 answers

How to put on robe and wizard hat?

What should I expect at a Dungeons & Dragons game session? [more inside]
posted by Hlewagast on Jun 5, 2009 - 17 answers

Dice games with other than d6 dice?

I just picked up a rare d5 and d7 to augment my rpg dice collection. I want to use them, but for more than just table-top rpgs. Are there any dice games that are played with more than just d6 dice?
posted by hpliferaft on May 30, 2009 - 13 answers

Obviously Deus Ex 2 and 3 are out...

What recent(ish) games offer a Deus Ex like experience?
posted by Artw on Mar 1, 2009 - 14 answers

How do I turn Space: 1889 into Space: 1914?

I came across my old Space: 1889 books in my parents' basement over the holidays and took them back with me to the US. I'm considering starting a campaign in that universe, but set during the War of 1914-18. Considering the different history and technology how do progress the setting into a Great War like scenario that's both true to the Space: 1889 universe as well as the real First World War? [more inside]
posted by Kattullus on Jan 25, 2009 - 10 answers

Any good single-player pen-and-paper games?

Are there any good single-player pen-and-paper games? [more inside]
posted by SpacemanStix on Mar 14, 2008 - 19 answers

I need help finding a really nice set of dice for playing D&D

D&DFilter: I want to buy my girlfriend a very nice set of dice for her to use when she plays D&D. But I don't know what kinds of dice she needs, nor do I know what separates nice dice from very nice dice. [more inside]
posted by paulus andronicus on Nov 26, 2007 - 31 answers

Wolrd-building rpg

My friend mentioned a free table-top RPG that was available as a pdf on the web. All the players were gods, and with a point system, would create a fantasy world together. There would be a series of turns, symbolizing epochs or ages of the world. I don't know the name or the authors. Anyone hear of it?
posted by Snyder on Oct 29, 2007 - 10 answers

What MUD did I play on back in 98?

Here's a long shot. In the late 90s I played on a telnet MUD in Seattle with a lot of high school friends. I've spent the last, oh, five years passively looking for it. If you have any clue or your name is Chris Rolph, help me out! [more inside]
posted by BlackLeotardFront on Jun 11, 2007 - 6 answers

The best puzzle/RPG hybrid videogames?

Looking for more puzzle/RPG hybrids! [more inside]
posted by yellowbinder on May 20, 2007 - 9 answers

What are the best online resources for new World of Darkness players?

What are the best online resources for new World of Darkness players? [more inside]
posted by raddevon on May 7, 2007 - 1 answer

Anyone remember a Mac RPG called "Boden"?

Does anyone remember an older Macintosh single-player shareware role-playing-game, possibly called "Boden," "Boden," or some variation thereof? [more inside]
posted by Kadin2048 on Oct 31, 2006 - 8 answers

Forgotten text game from the 90s

I played a text-based adventure game in the early 90's but I can't remember its name. [more inside]
posted by jragon on Sep 27, 2006 - 8 answers

After AoE3, what next?

I like Age of Empires 3 for the PC. I never thought I'd like games of this genre; up until now Half-Life2 was the only big PC game I really enjoyed, being more of a console gamer. What's a game similar to AoE3 that I might enjoy? [more inside]
posted by jonson on Feb 14, 2006 - 22 answers

need MMORPG recommendations

A friend in Illinois and I (here in California) would like to play an online RPG together. We really don't care about monsters and stuff; we want to harass and kill other players (and each other). That's just more fun. He's on a PC, I'm on a mac, we both have fast connections and decent machines ... we tried the free version of Wolfenstein, and while I enjoy killing nazis, his blowing me up with grenades got old after awhile. Any suggestions? Can we be pirates or ninjas on World of Warcraft? Or, like, cowboys? Cause those things are all really cool. I wish there were a massive pirates RPG, that would be the best. Also: it can't be super expensive because we've got, like, bills to pay and stuff.
posted by luriete on May 6, 2005 - 17 answers

Please recommend self-contained PC RPGS

A bit of a companion to the MMORPG question, can you recommend a few good PC RPGs that are self-contained? I love MMORPGs, but just can't afford the monthly fees anymore. {More Inside} [more inside]
posted by headspace on Jul 11, 2004 - 17 answers

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