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[ERROR] No.13208791 [Reply] [Original] [4plebs] [archived.moe]

So yeah I'm looking for some kind of RPG based game but I dont want to play D&D. I'm kind of new to this and I dont know what to look for. Any advice?

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>> No.13208813

rolled 11 = 11

>>13208791
> Pathfinder
> FATAL
> Rifts


... No, seriously though, Dark Heresy seems popular.
Theres also, uh... Something of the Century, that thing with the rings (not the lord)... Savage World... GURPS.... etc

>> No.13208822

What KIND of RPG? Fantasy? Modern? Scifi? Noir? Kung-Fu? Giant Killer Tomatoes? Baron Munchausen?

Serious? Comedy?

We need a bit more info, bro.

>> No.13208839

Ok, Pathfinder.

But seriously...
Dark Heresy if you like GRIMDARK detective work.
Rogue Trader if you like pirates in space or exploring.
Deathwatch if you want to be over powered as fuck and mow down waves of xeons with your pistols.

>> No.13208847

>>13208839
40kid detected

>> No.13208855

Check out Mutants and Masterminds. It's a good generic game.

>> No.13208862

>>13208847
Someone already suggested Dark Heresy, I was just putting out other options int he 40k universe.

>> No.13208871

rolled 7 = 7

Play Call of Cthulhu.

1920s, start the game in a small village in the Amazon.
Let your imagination run from there.

>> No.13208876

>>13208813
I think you mean Legend of the Five Rings.

>> No.13208878

Rogue Trader is nice.

>> No.13208879

>>13208813 Something of the Century, that thing with the rings (not the lord)

Spirit of the Century
Legend of the Five Rings

>>13208791

You can play any game you want with GURPS

>> No.13208882

rolled 12 = 12

>>13208876
Yeah, that.

Other one is Spirit of the Century.

>> No.13208896

>>13208791
TRAVELER
Its the best sci-fi system there is. Have fun.

>> No.13208899

>>13208822
realy .. i have no idea .. NO IDEA D:

I just walked into the local boardgames store today and I was eyeing D&D and some other RPG's but my bf told me "fuck D&D , its way too long to play and you have to carry what you do in other games around , so if you fuck something up in previous games then you're fucked forever with this character"

I dont even know what to look for , what types of games or anything , I kinda came here for this.

>> No.13208920

>>13208899 "fuck D&D , its way too long to play and you have to carry what you do in other games around , so if you fuck something up in previous games then you're fucked forever with this character"

Um...no? You don't have to keep characters if you don't want to.

>> No.13208928

>>13208899
Your BF is doing crack. You aren't expected to play your character until the end of time. Most GMs I've seen request new characters be rolled up if they're starting a new game.

>> No.13208942

>>13208920
realy? See I'm realy new to this , this is something I didnt know. But if it can help , I realy like the Conan universe. All that gory and honor thing , love it.

>> No.13208943

>>13208899
That's how ALL campaigns work. It's like one continuing story.
If you don't want to have the responsibility of an imaginary character for too long, play short two or three session adventures.
That being said, try D&D out, it's like the starting point for almost every gamer. Oh and...
Your boyfriend is clearly an idiot.

>> No.13208955

rolled 12 = 12

>>13208899
BF is stupid.

Play CoC.
Or DH.
Or Pathfinder.
Or 4e.
Or any of a ton of different games/settings.

>> No.13208957

>>13208942

GURPS has a Conan supplement

>> No.13208968

>>13208899
Sounds like you and he should play Gamma World. It's set in a world where the Lard Hardron Collider collapsed several dimensions into one.

It's like D&D, but more conductive to making shit up as you go along. And if your character fucks up or dies, making a new one honestly takes 5 minutes. Roll two ten sided dice twice. Then roll three regular dice four or five more times.

Boom, you have a character.

>> No.13209026

>>13208968
this looks kinda awesome

>> No.13209054

>>13208968

>Lard Hardron Collider
>Lard

>> No.13209056

>>13208968
is there a way to acquire this game online? cant seem to find it but its probably just me that is retarded

>> No.13209057

>>13208968
>Lard Hardron Collider

Wait, for real?

>> No.13209066

Maybe the genre isn't for you?

>> No.13209078

>>13209056

Go to /rs/, Type 'Gamma World' in search field, first link is from /tg/. Appears to be a scan of the book.

>> No.13209099

>>13209026
It is. One of the few RPGs that's improved significantly with alcohol, since everyone stops giving as much of a fuck.

Two of my last characters was a psionic housecat that had a exosuit heavy lifter (Like the one at the end of Aliens) with jetpacks on the back, that died mutated pigs beltching clouds of poison (Future swine flu acts a LOT faster).

My second character was a flock of seagulls that shared a single consciousness that had large knives strapped to some of them. It attacked by having the knifebirds fly at enemies as fast as they could to stab them in the face.

It's fun.

>> No.13209113

>>13209078

Update. File is legit. By god is it the most 80s thing I have ever seen. 1983, so sayeth the date of print. Published by TSR (original D&D company).

>> No.13209118

>>13209057
I typoed Large, but yeah.

>> No.13209149

>>13209113
The newest version (came out this year) is the one >>13209099 is probably talking about.

THAT can be found in the second link on /rs/

Or here: http://www.mediafire.com/?ybpdd61bbgctb3e
Confirmed legit.

>> No.13209175

>>13209149
*downloading*
lets see! :3

>> No.13209177

>its way too long to play and you have to carry what you do in other games around
Um. Maybe you should play poker or something instead?

>> No.13209277

>>13209057

Gamma World was the result when the Large Hadron Collider went off in 2012 merging all possible realities. Just because you have a infinite number of apples doesn't mean you have any oranges however, so possibilities are limited. Also, there might not be infinite possible realities. Alpha Mutations, Omega Technology and Gamma Radiation are all constantly shifting and changing as reality fluctuates wildly.

PICTURED CHARACTER: When Victor Frankenstien (M.D., Ph.D., and Notary Public) stumbled upon the Cyber-Ninja graveyard, he had Igor and Robo-Igor dig all the best ninja body parts up so he could create Dr. Frankenstien's Cyber-Ninja Destroyer. After Gerald was brought to life by radioactive lightning, he finished off the evil Cyber-Ninja clan and now wanders Gamma World dispensing his unique brand of justice with Ninjitsu, Undead Strength and Cybernetics.

>> No.13209348

>>13209277
>Frankenstein's Monster
>not named Adam

YOU'RE DOING IT- Wait, Gamma World? Carry on.

>> No.13209378

>>13209348
It doesn't have to be named Adam. Deucalion and Milton are good names for it, too.

>> No.13209388

>>13209378
I think it was named Adam in the original novel.

>> No.13209400

Dark Heresy
Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay
Ars Magica
Unknown Armies
Call of Cthulhu
Deadlands
World of Darkness (Vampire, Werewolf, Changeling and so on..)

>> No.13209405

Mouseguard!

>> No.13209437

>>13208942
GURPS Conan
Conan RPG by Mongoose Publishing
The Riddle of Steel by Driftwood Publishing

Choose the Riddle of Steel. Tell them /tg/ sent you.

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