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Re: Hey there, system gamers! What tabletop rpgs do you own?
« Reply #300 on: January 14, 2018, 07:44:52 PM »
I dont own anything but the Pathfinder core rulebook and Star Wars roleplaying game core rule book. However my bf is collecting all of Pathfinders modules, has Firefly (not played) and most of the books for Star Wars. Also Malifaux - through the breaching (not played) and D20 modern.

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Re: Hey there, system gamers! What tabletop rpgs do you own?
« Reply #301 on: January 19, 2018, 11:01:18 AM »
currently looking at the Genesys system book... Its pretty much just a generic version of Edge of the Empire and such, set to handle pretty much any story type... which part of me wants to get... but its pricy, and hard enough to get people for the systems i do have...

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Re: Hey there, system gamers! What tabletop rpgs do you own?
« Reply #302 on: January 19, 2018, 03:14:22 PM »
My list:
Chainmail (not really an RPG but it is the game that became DnD)
DnD original boxset
AD&D
2nd edition DnD
3rd edition DnD
version 3.5 DnD
Gamma world
Top Secret
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Twilight 200
Boot Hill
GURPS
MERP
Vampire
Renegade Legion
MechWarrior
Star Frontiers
Traveler
Star Wars
7th Sea
Deadlands





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Re: Hey there, system gamers! What tabletop rpgs do you own?
« Reply #303 on: January 31, 2018, 04:54:52 PM »
http://unpossiblejourneys.com/lots-of-games/free-quickstart-rules/

Just stumbled across this. It has quickstart rules for a bunch of different systems.

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Re: Hey there, system gamers! What tabletop rpgs do you own?
« Reply #304 on: February 13, 2018, 02:32:16 AM »
I'd like to mention that within the past few weeks I've been getting lots of mileage out of Savage Worlds. I owned the books for years but only started GMing relatively recently. So far it's quite a swell game, and does the emulation of swashbuckling pulp action quite well. It does take new players some getting used to, but I feel that can be overcome in due time.

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Re: Hey there, system gamers! What tabletop rpgs do you own?
« Reply #305 on: February 13, 2018, 03:06:04 AM »
I managed to get a hold of a whole bunch of 40k rpg books, so I'm hoping to get some joy playing them some. :)

Its been a while since I been in this thread posting, so I likely have more than since I last listed now (Mage 20 is a tome... I wanna read through it, though  christ is it packed to the brim with words...).

I'll be on the lookout for more system games as they pop up in the Group Requests anyhow. I've got a shedton of new things. Mainly World of Darkness and 40k stuff, though other odd things too. I'm sure I got a copy of Chuubo laying around somewhere...

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Re: Hey there, system gamers! What tabletop rpgs do you own?
« Reply #307 on: February 15, 2018, 12:33:19 PM »
FATE Core is really fun when done well, though combat can be a bit of a chore sometimes (Eclipse Phase's conversion, Transhumanity's FATE is exceedingly fun to play). I mention it as it's pretty much the modern version of FUDGE these days.

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« Reply #308 on: February 16, 2018, 03:25:08 PM »
FATE Core is really fun when done well, though combat can be a bit of a chore sometimes (Eclipse Phase's conversion, Transhumanity's FATE is exceedingly fun to play). I mention it as it's pretty much the modern version of FUDGE these days.

It is great. Also translates surprisingly alright into PbP.

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Re: Hey there, system gamers! What tabletop rpgs do you own?
« Reply #309 on: February 16, 2018, 03:53:48 PM »
Yup. Been reading Evolution Pulse recently, which uses FATE Core.

For anime/manga fans it's a Spanish take heavily inspired by BLAME! and post-apocalyptic cyberpunk of that kind. It's been available in English for a while. Doesn't have many homebrewed new rules in it though if you're a fan of Tsutomu Nihei's work, you're gonna get a kick out of it. :)

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Re: Hey there, system gamers! What tabletop rpgs do you own?
« Reply #310 on: February 17, 2018, 05:34:09 PM »
The Spire RPG, the urban fantasy punk game about being members of a dark elf resistance that I backed got a release date this week. Comes out on the 28th of this month. I'm really excited for it.  It uses a system somewhat similar to Blades in the Dark but with D10s instead of D6s. Roll 1 to 4 D10s and the highest determines the result. I think the system would translate really well in a play by post format.

The announcement came with a nice summary of the setting, system and the 10 classes they're releasing the book with. I can't wait to get my hands on it. http://rowanrookanddecard.com/spire-rpg-preorder/

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Re: Hey there, system gamers! What tabletop rpgs do you own?
« Reply #311 on: February 28, 2018, 02:21:53 PM »
Apologies for the double post but I've just gotten my pdf copy of The Spire RPG today. While I haven't read all of it yet, it's a good sized book at 221 pages, I want to gush a little bit because I really like it. Enough so that it's something I'm actually tempted trying to run despite not having any GM experience and being a little nervous about taking such a position.

The setting is one part of it that I really like. It takes place in the fantasy city of the Spire a city of unknown origins that simply has always been there and taken from the drow by the high elf oppressors. It's  city with everything from soaring towers  of cold stone with floors of marble and rich velvet carpets kept ice cold by the magic of the conquering high elves to a district of commerce once run by an order of knights who have now split into various factions and now  little more than drunk thugs and shadows of their former selves who set up their headquarters in various taverns and pubs, spend money on increasingly gaudy armor, and swagger through the streets collecting protection money. Even has poorer sections like the Works a smog  and smoke choked industrial area where many of the poor half starved drow serve out their forced four year indentured servitude where they work for the high elves. Beneath the city there's a city there's an abandoned subway system where humans a century ago tried to build a mass transport network but failed and abandoned after corners were cut. Filled with mystical energy from the city it's also shifted a few feet from reality so maps might not always be accurate. And that's just some of the stuff from the 15 districts of the city.

The premise and characters are another thing I like a lot about the system. The players in this case are drow belonging to a cell  working for The Ministry a secret military group that encourages the worship of one of the goddesses that have been banned by the high elves who work as the resistance. They're freedom fighters, spies, guerrillas, revolutionaries who strike back at the high elves and their allies from the shadows, bribing leadership and instilling officials they can control, destroying warehouses that contain high elf goods, stealing information, and freeing prisoners, that kind of thing. In fact one of the words of advice to players in the book is Subvert don't destroy. Brute force is still a helpful tool but it's not going to be the end all be all and I think the class abilities really help with that. You've got abilities that let you get drunk with somebody and establish a bond with them that you can use for the day. There's abilities that let you summon a ghost to speak with that can help give information on the situation. Even create a riot or spread a lie throughout an organization that will be widely believed until something happens to prove that it's false. It gives a lot of room for some more creative solutions. There's combat abilities as well of course if a group wants to rely on brute force armor increases or that let you bless normal every day objects like table legs and turn them into deadly weapons. Even some downright weirder stuff like an ability that basically turns you into Dorian Gray.

The system itself is Relatively simple as well I think and works well for play by post. Roll 1-4  d10s depending on your skills with the highest one deciding success level, critical fail, fail, success but suffer stress, success, and critical success. It shares some similarities with Blades in the Dark which I like a lot with hp being abstracted by different kinds of stress divided among the attributes that represent things like wealth, physical health, or how well your evading the eye of the authorities.

All and all the system hits a lot my buttons for things I like. Hopefully it doesn't sound like I'm preaching or anything I'm just really excited for it and I'm eager for the two adventures they're working on plus the black magic expansion that gives a couple more magic focused classes and expanding more on some of the more supernatural elements. Now I retreat back to my corner to finish reading the rest of the stuff from the pdf. ^^

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Re: Hey there, system gamers! What tabletop rpgs do you own?
« Reply #312 on: March 01, 2018, 12:53:55 PM »
Outside of the 20th anniversary World of Darkness releases, I've been actually reading on and off a bit of Shadowrun: Anarchy, which I like as it basically takes Shadowrun and rules-lites it. It really needed it in my eyes, as I dig the whole cyberpunk runner Gibson novels angle, though I dislike the min-maxing of the former Shadowrun rules to make a character and the mess of buying gear for them.

Shadowrun:Anarchy makes sorting your stats and skills quick whilst still giving you a specialist angle for your Runner team and the game still uses a d6 pool with 5+ being counted as successes or spend an Edge to make your pool have 4+ as successes. Going through the game as is is exactly the same though it's way easier to get into and also teach new players.

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Re: Hey there, system gamers! What tabletop rpgs do you own?
« Reply #313 on: March 04, 2018, 01:12:49 PM »
The only thing I've unpacked so far has been my Dragon Age stuff.

So fun.

My players almost decided that robbing Leiliana in the middle of Val Royeaux was a good idea.

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Re: Hey there, system gamers! What tabletop rpgs do you own?
« Reply #314 on: March 04, 2018, 02:38:40 PM »
So the canon Dragon Age characters are statted in that?

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« Reply #315 on: March 04, 2018, 11:27:24 PM »
Shadowrun is definitely something that I love but hate myself for being such a casual that I can't make anything in it that doesn't suck and all kinds of other rules-related woes. I might look into Shadowrun: Anarchy.

I remembered that I own Katanas & Trenchcoats Episode 1: Welcome To Darkest Vancouver. I think I got it on a lark for cheap off of drivethru because someone here was interested in running it, but I don't think that anything ever came of it. Alternatively, I may have just picked it up from reading a FATAL & Friends review of it.

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« Reply #316 on: March 05, 2018, 12:47:29 AM »
D&D5, 3.5 and 2.0 ( Yeah I'm semi old )
World of Darkness ( V20 and Revised ) + Chronicles of Darkness ( Formerly New World of Darkness )

I mostly only play WoD and CoD nowadays though.

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Re: Hey there, system gamers! What tabletop rpgs do you own?
« Reply #317 on: March 05, 2018, 12:04:44 PM »
Shadowrun:Anarchy still has the feel of Shadowrun, which is nice. People say they play Shadowrun for the number-crunching mass of crunch and 'why not pick another system if you don't like the Shadowrun one to run it...' However, I like the system, just character generation is a pain in the ass. Anarchy makes it simpler, evens the playing field though still you can min-max your Mary Sue good at one thing, shit at everything else character same as usual. It also is much more like Shadowrun's regular system than other options to run it rules-lite, like FATE.

Basically, I dig Anarchy and I wish more people did too. I know some people just wanna do freeform Shadowrun because they like the setting though the system is too much. This game finds the nice middle ground between narrative direction and the odd roll to keep things fair and random and fun.

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World of Darkness has been one of my main jams for years. There are a fair few people here that play the systems, though it's tough to find GMs, as such when a GM does rise up to run a wod game, you find it'll fill it's slots real quick.

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« Reply #318 on: March 05, 2018, 03:14:43 PM »
Thats awesome news :D

Im already running my own homebrewed WoD chronicle right now, started a few weeks ago and its a lot of fun. I love WoD.

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« Reply #319 on: March 05, 2018, 04:38:01 PM »
Neat. :)

Personally I enjoy the minor games of the nwod/CoD, mostly Changeling:the Lost (2nd edition was shaping to be awesome in open dev), Geist (hoping 2nd edition is also as awesome as C:tL 2e was), Demon:the Descent and Beast:the Primordial. I haven't checked out the 2nd edition of Vampire, though Werewolf and Mage had good 2nd editions. I didn't like Prometheus 2nd edition though, found it nigh unreadable due to specific reference conventions, 1st edition is still good though.

Classic World of Darkness I've got into more recently, though I love the 20th anniversary books, again my strongest love was to Wraith:the Oblivion and Demon:the Fallen. Maybe because I was a teen edgelord and death and demonism always attract me most.  ::) ;D That said, I'd play any of the cwod lines, they're all pretty damned great.

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Re: Hey there, system gamers! What tabletop rpgs do you own?
« Reply #320 on: March 06, 2018, 06:39:44 AM »
I was sucked into the oWoD back in 1995, when Mage:the Ascension 2nd ed. came out, and I've never even come up for air. Mage is my forever game, and in the decades since, I've collected materials across modules (Ascension, Sorcerer's Crusade, Dark Ages - but not Awakening; the nWoD disappointed me). Since the crowd I used to play with was heavily into crossover, I've also got at least the corebooks of the rest of the games. Wraith:the Oblivion is by far my favourite, followed by pretty much any Dark Ages setting.

Little time (or spoons, for that matter) to play anymore, but I keep tabs on the games regardless. I've always been into them more for the fiction sections than for the rules, and those can make for excellent story material. Some of the 20th Anniversary updates are pure joy to read.

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Re: Hey there, system gamers! What tabletop rpgs do you own?
« Reply #321 on: March 06, 2018, 03:32:39 PM »
It's a shame Wraith 20 is vaporware right now. Wraith doesn't have a big playerbase, though the fans it does have seem to be really passionate about it. I wrote a fiction prelude for my own Wraith character here on-site. Been for years looking forward to upgrade him to Wraith 20, though I suppose that may not happen for some years still.

Recently picked up Force and Destiny for FFG's Star Wars rpg line. Despite the bad taste the new trilogy has left in my mouth, I'm still a fan of the old Legends EU and I still grew up with the franchise. The game is the same as the other FFG SW rpgs, though this one has Force Powers sprinkled in the Talents and more of a sorta Numenera feel to the classes, like they're mystic explorer types, fitting as you're playing Force Users in this one. You can't buy a Lightsaber from the start as is (except I think for a stun training one), though you can buy a hilt and through in-game events get a Kyber crystal to power it up, which makes a neat motivation going in, I feel.

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« Reply #322 on: March 06, 2018, 03:48:16 PM »
It's a shame Wraith 20 is vaporware right now. Wraith doesn't have a big playerbase, though the fans it does have seem to be really passionate about it. I wrote a fiction prelude for my own Wraith character here on-site. Been for years looking forward to upgrade him to Wraith 20, though I suppose that may not happen for some years still.

I know the a backer pdf went out for Wraith20 last month, so I'm hoping that's a positive sign that they're actually making progress, albeit about at the speed of a sloth moving through molasses. Wraith20 is something I'm really looking forward to.

I tend not to back kickstarters; I wait for an actual product to be available to purchase, so I'm holding out hope that the full version of Wraith20'll appear for me to buy one day. I've heard it could be another year, though, which gives me all the sads. T_T

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Re: Hey there, system gamers! What tabletop rpgs do you own?
« Reply #323 on: March 06, 2018, 04:18:21 PM »
Yeah, it's been given in piecemeal previews to backers for some time now. I was regular before at Onyx Path's boards, though have let that slip recently. I haven't backed it, plus tbh... I'm glad I didn't. It was due out in 2013/14.

I'll for sure be up for gaming in it when it does come out. Hopefully when it does I'll be in a position to get a copy. It is still one of my top fave wod lines.

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« Reply #324 on: March 06, 2018, 07:09:30 PM »
Wraith 20 wasn't announced till after C20 and they have been proceeding a pace for it. It has a general release date - the first and only release date ever given for the project.