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Offline DarklingAlice

Re: RPGs you want to try but you doubt you'd get your Real Life Group to try.
« Reply #125 on: August 07, 2011, 10:36:10 AM »
Bliss Stage. I don't see any way to get my normal RL group to sit down and try Bliss Stage. I think the interesting mechanics and cool play style would be completely eclipsed by awkwardness and immaturity.

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Re: RPGs you want to try but you doubt you'd get your Real Life Group to try.
« Reply #126 on: August 07, 2011, 10:38:02 AM »
Lets see.  Scion, Changeling, Earthdawn (played it years and years ago, and still love the setting), and probably Cyberpunk.  Oh, and oWoD Demon, which was an awesome game with a lot of promise that hit just before they nuked oWoD.

Offline DarklingAlice

Re: RPGs you want to try but you doubt you'd get your Real Life Group to try.
« Reply #127 on: August 07, 2011, 10:45:07 AM »
Lets see.  Scion, Changeling, Earthdawn (played it years and years ago, and still love the setting), and probably Cyberpunk.  Oh, and oWoD Demon, which was an awesome game with a lot of promise that hit just before they nuked oWoD.

Ditto to Demon. I just got the book and players guide a few weeks ago and it looks fascinating.

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Re: RPGs you want to try but you doubt you'd get your Real Life Group to try.
« Reply #128 on: August 07, 2011, 12:27:52 PM »
Ditto to Demon. I just got the book and players guide a few weeks ago and it looks fascinating.

It really was.  I was in a short-run game of it years ago, and I really enjoyed it.  I liked the backstory, the mechanics, and the storyline opportunities.  I just never really got to explore them.

Offline Empyrean

Re: RPGs you want to try but you doubt you'd get your Real Life Group to try.
« Reply #129 on: August 10, 2011, 01:15:29 PM »
Scion, Eclipse Phase, and Legend of the Five Rings primarily. Possibly Witch Girl Adventures, just for the hell of it and because I recall reading some lengthy debates on the dangers of giving kids magical powers once.

Offline Thufir Hawat

Re: RPGs you want to try but you doubt you'd get your Real Life Group to try.
« Reply #130 on: August 10, 2011, 07:38:44 PM »
I honestly doubt there is anything my group wouldn't want to try, unless we consider it to be a poor system or setting. Pendragon, Eclipse Phase, Unknown Armies, Reign, and quite a few others are games we all like, and we can be persuaded to try almost anything at least once :P.
What's more, there are 4 GMs, myself included, and many of them are willing to even run a game once they've decided they like it enough >:)!

Offline Callie Del NoireTopic starter

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« Reply #131 on: September 23, 2011, 07:11:09 PM »
Guess what showed up in my email today.. a link to a free version of the Vampire: 20th edition since I pre-ordered!


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Re: RPGs you want to try but you doubt you'd get your Real Life Group to try.
« Reply #132 on: September 24, 2011, 03:15:21 AM »
Updating my list, as it has continued to grow.

Mutants and Masterminds
Rifts
Palladium
BESM
Dresden Files
Hero System
The Unisystem (Witchcraft in particular)
Geist: The Sineater
Werewolf: The Forsaken (Played a couple of times, but never got as far as I'd like. My homegroup aren't into lycanthropes)

All I can thank of for now.

Offline Thufir Hawat

Re: RPGs you want to try but you doubt you'd get your Real Life Group to try.
« Reply #133 on: September 24, 2011, 05:25:54 AM »
Just being curious here, but why do you want to try Palladium and Rifts?

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Re: RPGs you want to try but you doubt you'd get your Real Life Group to try.
« Reply #134 on: September 24, 2011, 11:48:19 AM »
Just being curious here, but why do you want to try Palladium and Rifts?
I'm not certain. They were talked up by a couple internet friends of mine, and so I got my hands on a PDF for rifts which seemed somewhat interesting. Same with Palladium, and after I read through a game, I like to try it out to have a more clear opinion of it.

Not sure if it'd be any good, they both are d20 3rd edition based after all, but it'd be worth a try if it turned out to be something fun.

Offline Callie Del NoireTopic starter

Re: RPGs you want to try but you doubt you'd get your Real Life Group to try.
« Reply #135 on: September 24, 2011, 12:58:59 PM »
Still want very much to try out an Eclipse Phase game or a CthulhuTech game

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Re: RPGs you want to try but you doubt you'd get your Real Life Group to try.
« Reply #136 on: September 24, 2011, 01:39:50 PM »
Still want very much to try out an Eclipse Phase game or a CthulhuTech game
I was interested in CthulhuTech, until I watched a game a friend of mine was playing in. It was just, surprisingly unsavory for my tastes. Perhaps I'll meet someone that plays better in the future and will be willing to give it another go.

Offline Thufir Hawat

Re: RPGs you want to try but you doubt you'd get your Real Life Group to try.
« Reply #137 on: September 24, 2011, 02:23:06 PM »
I'm not certain. They were talked up by a couple internet friends of mine, and so I got my hands on a PDF for rifts which seemed somewhat interesting. Same with Palladium, and after I read through a game, I like to try it out to have a more clear opinion of it.

Not sure if it'd be any good, they both are d20 3rd edition based after all, but it'd be worth a try if it turned out to be something fun.
Actually, I'm pretty sure they predate d20 3e by a decade or two. Also, AFAIK, their age shows ;).
Still, curiosity is a pretty valid reason to try it, and even if it ends with a trainwreck campaign, you can at least laugh at the memory ;D!

Offline Callie Del NoireTopic starter

Re: RPGs you want to try but you doubt you'd get your Real Life Group to try.
« Reply #138 on: September 24, 2011, 02:27:28 PM »
Yeah.. the Palladium system goes back to the 80s.. TMNT and Palladium Fantasy were among the first ones that they put out. Then Robotech (which is where I started) and from there they revamped their system and then RIFTS in the late 80s. So they predate d20 by a little.

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Re: RPGs you want to try but you doubt you'd get your Real Life Group to try.
« Reply #139 on: September 24, 2011, 02:30:13 PM »
Actually, I'm pretty sure they predate d20 3e by a decade or two. Also, AFAIK, their age shows ;).
Still, curiosity is a pretty valid reason to try it, and even if it ends with a trainwreck campaign, you can at least laugh at the memory ;D!
Kinda how I figured it. And does the age show in a good or bad way? Also, it looks like you might be right since Palladium is popping on a web search as being based off AD&D second edition. So, my friend was completely wrong. >_> Not even sure if that web check was correct or not.

Offline Callie Del NoireTopic starter

Re: RPGs you want to try but you doubt you'd get your Real Life Group to try.
« Reply #140 on: September 24, 2011, 02:37:55 PM »
Kinda how I figured it. And does the age show in a good or bad way? Also, it looks like you might be right since Palladium is popping on a web search as being based off AD&D second edition. So, my friend was completely wrong. >_> Not even sure if that web check was correct or not.

It's.. sorta kinda related. The attributes were a LOT more wide open and the mechanics while similar aren't the same. I had fun with it but god above does it milk for min/max in some ares.

I remember one pair of PCs me and a bud made up. The battling bronto brothers.. mutant brontosaurus baseball players.. So big they could hit a midfield ball and be on second base while still tagging first base. :D


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Re: RPGs you want to try but you doubt you'd get your Real Life Group to try.
« Reply #141 on: September 24, 2011, 03:46:06 PM »
With the right group, even AD&D 2e can be a rollicking good time.  If you've got min-maxers and rules-lawyers, any game can be turned into a grind.

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« Reply #142 on: September 24, 2011, 04:02:22 PM »
With the right group, even AD&D 2e can be a rollicking good time.  If you've got min-maxers and rules-lawyers, any game can be turned into a grind.

Are you kidding.. I had a BLAST with 2e. I was playing a 'bard' before 3e came out. A half-elf triple class.. Fighter/Mage/Cleric of Finder.. Kyrie was a blast of fun. Not the best at anything but very flexible. She was possibly one of the best characters I ever played.

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Re: RPGs you want to try but you doubt you'd get your Real Life Group to try.
« Reply #143 on: September 24, 2011, 04:16:25 PM »
And I'm betting you had a good group.  Don't get me wrong - I never bought anything past AD&D 2e, but I hear a lot of people gripe about it.  We had an awesome group, though, and the one rules-lawyer quickly learned that she should just take a chill-pill.

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« Reply #144 on: September 26, 2011, 04:30:41 PM »
The right group can make or break any game.

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Re: RPGs you want to try but you doubt you'd get your Real Life Group to try.
« Reply #145 on: September 26, 2011, 04:31:09 PM »
The right group can make or break any game.
+1 to that statement.

Offline dakabn

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« Reply #146 on: September 27, 2011, 01:51:23 AM »
You guys need a player like me. I'll try anything!

Offline MasterMischief

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« Reply #147 on: September 28, 2011, 01:09:54 PM »
The right group can make or break any game.

I am too much of a system snob.  Excessive perceived flaws ruin game flow for me.  I keep thinking this would be so much better in [Game X].

Offline Callie Del NoireTopic starter

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« Reply #148 on: September 28, 2011, 01:22:35 PM »
I really would like to play a game of Eclipse Phase but it doesn't seem to be.. the last five games that have come up on RPOL, 3 imploded during start up (didn't even get to make a character per se in one) and the other two I never got a response back from the GMs. Sigh.

Offline meikle

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« Reply #149 on: September 28, 2011, 01:36:40 PM »
I am too much of a system snob.  Excessive perceived flaws ruin game flow for me.  I keep thinking this would be so much better in [Game X].

I don't know if it's really snobbery.  I play PnPs as much for the system as for anything else.  If I didn't care about the system, I wouldn't use one at all. :p