I recently received the Southlands campaign setting from a Kickstarter that I'd previously funded and forgotten about (seriously, Kickstarter is like sending your future self a present). Flipping through it brought back memories of reading Conan comics as a kid and reveling in how different it was from what I was used to, setting-wise. Most of the popular fantasy settings in fiction are all very Euro-centric. Help me find some good table top RPG settings that step outside this mold. More within. [more inside]
Querying the Metafilter Collaborative Filtering Algorithm: I greatly enjoy 1st-person action-RPGs like Morrowind, Oblivion, Skyrim, and - stretching the RPG category a bit - Borderlands. I also enjoy D&D-like party-based CRPGs like Baldur's Gate. I generally prefer traditional RPG stat and leveling mechanics and an open world layout, or at least a map accommodating multiple paths. Can you recommend other RPGs for PC, iPad, or Android that I might enjoy, particularly indie games that may have gotten less attention from the gaming press? [more inside]
I'm thinking of picking up a tablet for playing Dungeons & Dragons. I need some advice on which tablets do well with both graphics-heavy PDFs and spreadsheets. Under $200 preferred. [more inside]
A game I played something like 2 decades ago, can you identify it? [more inside]
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]
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]
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!
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?
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!
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?
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]
Does anyone know where I can buy LARGE, fake black square type glasses that Swifty Lazar wore? [more inside]
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]
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]
Is there software that allows you to treat work productivity like a game? [more inside]
I want to be a level 10 Paladin, but with a mortgage! [more inside]
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]
A comedy film about table-top gaming. [more inside]
Hivemind, please help me come up with weird sayings for the RPG I'm in. [more inside]
Help searching for old PC and Playstation 1 games? Probably about early to mid 90's [more inside]
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]
Falling in love all over again: help me re-learn the Battletech fluff. [more inside]
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]
Great non-action RPGs for iOS? [more inside]
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]
What is the name of this weird-ass, super detailed (J?)RPG? [more inside]
Please help me identify a computer game I played in 1986. [more inside]
Help me satisfy my new found enjoyment of tabletop RPGs! [more inside]
What is the perfect gift for a hardcore, old school Dungeons and Dragons nerd, and where can it be purchased? [more inside]
I'd like to introduce some kids to the RPG realm, as part of an ESL class. [more inside]
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]
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]
Once saw a specific bank of sample shadowrun adventures online, trying to find it again... [more inside]
Help me identify this old RPG please. [more inside]
What was your best D&D experience? [more inside]
What's this RPG from the Windows 3 era I'm thinking of? [more inside]
steam has mass effect for $20. is it worth buying and playing now?
Any suggestions for one-off D&D game for newbies? [more inside]
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]
I am attempting to create a new D&D-based RPG, using a lot of non-standard races and rules. Help? [more inside]
What games are like Final Fantasy Tactics? [more inside]
Help! Clueless dorks need to come up with a baby shower gift for our Dungeon Master. [more inside]
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.
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]
How do I get better at first-person shooters on the Xbox360? [more inside]