I've played every version of D&D and am wondering, is there an RPG that doesn't take 3 hrs to make a character, where combat can be resolved in less than an hour and doesn't require a dozen books?
I'm flexible on the genre, but fantasy or scifi is what I'm most interested in, something that can be used over the longterm, not just for a few games (RISUS and it's pals appeal but doesn't seem durable enough), with enough flexibility for me to mash things together but without me having to design my own homebrew from 2 or 3 systems. I've done that.
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posted by fiercekitten
on Feb 27, 2011 -
Eberron veterans! Help a DM (new to Eberron, not to DMing) out. I'm looking for intriguing plot hooks that specifically exploit two of the setting's distinctive characteristics: the treatment of magic as everyday technology, and the huge rich/poor gap (i.e., the extent to which the dragonmarked houses dominate). Share your stories, unused campaign hooks, or idle musings. Our preferred focus is role-playing, not roll-playing. [more inside]
posted by AugieAugustus
on Feb 3, 2011 -
My son is making a "choose your own adventure" style website dealing with the Cuban missile crisis for his junior high history fair. Is there any free software that would make creating the story with multiple branches easier to do, that exports into html?
posted by mecran01
on Jan 8, 2011 -
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 -
As a handmade gift for some folks who met in World of Warcraft, fell in love, and got married, I would like to use an image that says both A) Love, and B) WoW. I found info on Love Tokens and "Love is in the Air
" items (and a pretty badass-looking plaque), but I don't play the game, so I worry that an item that visually seems to say "Love" may also have deleterious side-effects or something. I like the non-obviousness of the Lovely Charm Collector's Kit
, but again, I'm way over my head. WoW players, what think you?
posted by Greg Nog
on Nov 29, 2010 -
So my brother in Cape Canaveral and I in Tampa are planning to meet in Orlando once a month or so to hang out play an RPG game. Anyone know a good place twhere a small group could get together (some others might join us) that are open till at least 10-11pm? Coffee/tea shops, gaming stores, etc - I'm preferably looking for personal opinions since there is only so much you can get from Google Maps :)
posted by Ikazuchi
on Oct 21, 2010 -
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 -
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 -
Once saw a specific bank of sample shadowrun adventures online, trying to find it again... [more inside]
posted by brownbat
on Aug 7, 2010 -
What are some books / comics that explore how an apocalyptic event would realistically play out on earth? Or: how do you think it would go down? [more inside]
posted by TimeTravelSpeed
on May 17, 2010 -
I am writing an RPG to play with my girlfriend, and I would like some advice on it. I have never done this before. Description of how the game I have written works inside. [more inside]
posted by rebent
on Mar 17, 2010 -
Another game of guess that old computer game... I'm looking for a pre-1997 RPG. [more inside]
posted by krisak
on Mar 6, 2010 -
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 -
steam has mass effect for $20. is it worth buying and playing now?
posted by leemajors
on Dec 26, 2009 -
Looking for a pen and paper RPG, science fiction, certain other specifications required. [more inside]
posted by selfnoise
on Nov 23, 2009 -
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 -
My boyfriend has been looking for a while to find a D20 to match the rest of his dice. You can see a picture of the matchy ones and the offending, not-quite-matchy 20 here
. When we first got the set he just picked them all out of a little jar on the store counter. When he asked about getting a matching 20, the lady working there said Chessex wasn't making them any more. We've of course done some looking around on the 'net, but without even knowing the name of the style, it's been tough. Thanks!
posted by kavasa
on Sep 6, 2009 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
What recent(ish) games offer a Deus Ex like experience?
posted by Artw
on Mar 1, 2009 -
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 -
I feel like I missed out by never playing any of the non-online Ultima games. How do I play them now? I have a PS2, a PowerBook G4, and a ThinkPad. Will I be able to play them somehow? Is an emulator the only way?
posted by mkb
on Jan 13, 2009 -
I loved Legend of Zelda on the SNES. I loved Secret of Mana on the SNES. What other RPG's for the SNES might I like? [more inside]
posted by Solomon
on Dec 27, 2008 -