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Offline Spookie MonsterTopic starter

The RPG That Should Have Been
« on: October 14, 2008, 05:41:33 PM »
Some great roleplaying games have been produced over the years.  Call of CthulhuGhostbustersParanoia.  So many amazing ideas remain untapped, however; so many amazing worlds remain unexplored.  How, we ask ourselves, could the industry have proceeded so far without pursuing this concept?  How could the industry have proceeded so far without building a game around that world?  Do the writers simply consider the concept out of their league?  Do the publishers consider the rights to the property too difficult to obtain?  Although we're likely to have different opinions about exactly which game should have been developed, I'm confident that we can agree on one thing: There is a game that should have been made but for some reason wasn't.

My question to you today, therefore, is this: What roleplaying game hasn't yet been created that should have been created a long time ago?

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Re: The RPG That Should Have Been
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2008, 06:18:17 PM »
Here me out, Hannibal the Role playing game!

Offline Hunter

Re: The RPG That Should Have Been
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2008, 10:10:05 PM »
Katherine Kurtz's Deryni series of novels would have made a wonderful rpg.

Offline RubySlippers

Re: The RPG That Should Have Been
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2008, 11:39:27 PM »
Penthouse Comix


Offline Lilias

Re: The RPG That Should Have Been
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2008, 07:41:21 AM »
Pimp: the Backhanding LARP. It's already a card game (I kid you not), but I want to see MET rules for it!

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Re: The RPG That Should Have Been
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2008, 09:05:46 AM »
No um hang on I got it! Dawn of the Dead RPG

Offline King_Furby

Re: The RPG That Should Have Been
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2008, 02:01:29 AM »
Halo. they really should not have scraped that project.

Dr. Who. with so much creative history around that universe there is room to make a highly engageing RPG. imagine being able to play as a Darlek or a cyberman..fricken sweet.

so many great RPG concepts have started to get made, just either license issues come up or budgets get cut.

I was pissed when they cut the startgate FPS and then decided to do a MMO instead. the FPS was looking so sweet.


Offline Mathim

Re: The RPG That Should Have Been
« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2008, 04:39:51 PM »
There's lots of series that deserve RPGs but don't have them, but inevitably they'd all end up looking similar so there's really no point in making them.

But for the record I really would like to see a true sequel to Final Fantasy Tactics.

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Re: The RPG That Should Have Been
« Reply #8 on: October 18, 2008, 04:54:00 PM »
I would say The Dresden Files, but it turns out that one is actually being worked on at the moment. Fingers crossed they do justice to the material.

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Re: The RPG That Should Have Been
« Reply #9 on: October 18, 2008, 05:52:39 PM »
I would say The Dresden Files, but it turns out that one is actually being worked on at the moment. Fingers crossed they do justice to the material.
Oh sweet I love those books! The show wasn't bad but it wasn't great, I love the books though!

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Re: The RPG That Should Have Been
« Reply #10 on: October 18, 2008, 06:27:00 PM »
Halo. they really should not have scraped that project.

Dr. Who. with so much creative history around that universe there is room to make a highly engageing RPG. imagine being able to play as a Darlek or a cyberman..fricken sweet.

so many great RPG concepts have started to get made, just either license issues come up or budgets get cut.

I was pissed when they cut the startgate FPS and then decided to do a MMO instead. the FPS was looking so sweet.



They did two actually the DOCTOR WHO RPG (out of print but I played it had some interesting mechanics, a FASA game I believe) and TIMELORD (same thing but they didn't have the license so had to rename it).

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Re: The RPG That Should Have Been
« Reply #11 on: October 18, 2008, 08:28:08 PM »
Oh sweet I love those books! The show wasn't bad but it wasn't great, I love the books though!

Ditto. Current waiting on Small Favour to come to paperback so I can add it to my collection. Here's the link to the game site

http://www.dresdenfilesrpg.com/

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Re: The RPG That Should Have Been
« Reply #12 on: October 19, 2008, 05:44:40 AM »
Fullmetal Alchemist: the RPG


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Re: The RPG That Should Have Been
« Reply #13 on: October 19, 2008, 09:53:23 AM »
Fullmetal Alchemist: the RPG


No, the Fullmetal Botanist! (Vg cats reference :D) Rpg.

Offline Spookie MonsterTopic starter

Re: The RPG That Should Have Been
« Reply #14 on: October 21, 2008, 05:43:34 PM »
It occurs to me that while I'm not really qualified to comment in Great Game, Lame Rule? or Great Game, Great Rule? -- I'm just not familiar enough with the rules of any game to come to any solid conclusions -- I can offer a reply to this question, because there is a roleplaying game that I've been waiting for:

Darn it, I want to play a game based on Philip K. Dick's stuff.

I myself have actually considered trying to run a scenario based on Philip K. Dick's works using a modified version of the Call of Cthulhu rules.  It seems to me that Call of Cthulhu's rules on sanity and insanity would fit right in with what Dick crafted.  As characters unveiled the machinations of the Black Iron Prison they'd drift further and further from consensus reality...

GOODNESS, I LOVE DICK!

Er... I mean...

Well, you know what I mean...

Please say that you know what I mean...

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Re: The RPG That Should Have Been
« Reply #15 on: October 25, 2008, 07:42:06 AM »
Here's a link to Chaosium's Basic Roleplaying System, it might be the sans setting version of the Call of Cthulhu rules that will serve well.

http://catalog.chaosium.com/index.php?cPath=37

Yikes -- I didn't even know that Chaosium produced such a product!  It shows how far out of the roleplaying loop I've drifted, I suppose.  Thanks for the heads-up! :)  If I had a bit more cash and I was up for running a game, I'd probably order a copy right now.  I WANT TO PLAY A GAME WITH LOTS AND LOTS OF DICK!

Er... I mean...

(The joke continues from there in the usual fashion.)

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Offline Mabmoro

Re: The RPG That Should Have Been
« Reply #16 on: October 29, 2008, 09:39:34 AM »
Personally, Id love to see an X-COM RPG.

Offline Flying Tengu

Re: The RPG That Should Have Been
« Reply #17 on: November 04, 2008, 12:01:09 AM »
Personally, Id love to see an X-COM RPG.

You should check out Conspiracy X.  You'd need to do some hacking, but it's got aliens, soldiers, scientists, and rules for building your own base, and filling it with fun equipment.

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Re: The RPG That Should Have Been
« Reply #18 on: November 04, 2008, 02:42:52 AM »
Thats the sort of modern day Cthulhu-ish one, yeah? Is it a decent system?

Offline ZK

Re: The RPG That Should Have Been
« Reply #19 on: November 07, 2008, 09:26:49 PM »
It's Unisystem, really basic and easy to get into. I'd give it my seal of approval for easy to get into game system.