Favorite non-D&Desque RPGs
Post new topic Reply to topic Page 2 of 31, 2, 3
Author

User avatar

Grandstanding Collector
JG Valuation Board
Acaeum Donor

Posts: 5029
Joined: Oct 11, 2004
Last Visit: Jan 16, 2017
Location: Texas

Post Posted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 1:48 pm 
 

Kobolds Ate My Baby..............
A Beer and Pretzels Role-Playing Game.

It is fantasy, but far from TSR....
And not so D&Dish.


"Guys, I am starting to think Tegel Manor might be haunted..."
Stated by me as a PC during a run of Tegel Manor DMed by killjoy at NTRPGCon 2010

Charter Member of the ATM

  


Prolific Collector
Acaeum Donor

Posts: 414
Joined: Jun 11, 2008
Last Visit: Feb 06, 2012
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Post Posted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 1:50 pm 
 

COC, yep.  Paranoia was loads of fun.  Whispering Vault, because of the people who were involved.

Would Amber count?  We had some awfully strange games that were anything but typical fantasy.

Someone mentioned Deadlands...a game I've long wanted to try.

  


Verbose Collector

Posts: 1324
Joined: May 28, 2007
Last Visit: Aug 27, 2011
Location: Toronto, ON, Canada

Post Posted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 1:51 pm 
 

Aneoth wrote:Kobolds Ate My Baby..............
A Beer and Pretzels Role-Playing Game.

It is fantasy, but far from TSR....
And not so D&Dish.


ALL HAIL KING TORG! :D


"Reader, Carthegena was of the mind, that unto thoſe Three Things, which the Ancients held Impoſſible, there ſhould be added this Fourth ; To find a Book Printed without Errata's."

  


Verbose Collector

Posts: 1324
Joined: May 28, 2007
Last Visit: Aug 27, 2011
Location: Toronto, ON, Canada

Post Posted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 2:06 pm 
 

PaulKM wrote:Someone mentioned Deadlands...a game I've long wanted to try.


It's fun, if a bit of a mess of sub-systems that all use their own rules.  My biggest complaint with it is actually the metaplot, and the shoehorning in of various sub-plots that just don't fit that well.


"Reader, Carthegena was of the mind, that unto thoſe Three Things, which the Ancients held Impoſſible, there ſhould be added this Fourth ; To find a Book Printed without Errata's."

  

User avatar

Grandstanding Collector
JG Valuation Board
Acaeum Donor

Posts: 5029
Joined: Oct 11, 2004
Last Visit: Jan 16, 2017
Location: Texas

Post Posted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 2:09 pm 
 

g026r wrote:
ALL HAIL KING TORG! :D


King Torg....
ummmm   yes............

ALL HAIL KING TORG!!

Too slow...
Now roll on the horrible death chart...........


"Guys, I am starting to think Tegel Manor might be haunted..."
Stated by me as a PC during a run of Tegel Manor DMed by killjoy at NTRPGCon 2010

Charter Member of the ATM

  


Sage Collector

Posts: 2070
Joined: Jul 25, 2007
Last Visit: Apr 10, 2021
Location: Far Harad, Texas

Post Posted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 3:26 pm 
 

red_bus wrote:I remember playing a few games of SPACE 1889 (even though it was probably 15 years ago now).  The system was really not very good, but the setting is amazing!


As far as I can tell, this game pretty much invented the idea of steampunk.

  


Prolific Collector

Posts: 413
Joined: May 07, 2007
Last Visit: Aug 15, 2020

Post Posted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 3:42 pm 
 

Shadowrun for me. It's the only other non D&D game I collect. The combination of tech and magic, set in the future, always plucked a string with me. Plus, the rules are very well done and the game is just flat out fun to play.

Honorable mention would have to go to Talisman, and there's an amazing beer+pretzels type card game called Kung Fu Fighting. If you see it, nab it, it's awesome and loads of fun, in the Lunch Money vein of games.

Zen

  

User avatar

Grandstanding Collector
Acaeum Donor

Posts: 7949
Joined: Jun 23, 2003
Last Visit: Apr 10, 2021
Location: DFW TX

Post Posted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 7:25 pm 
 

Villains and Vigilantes was lots of fun. Probably the only Superhero game you could roll up a character and start playing in about 20 minutes.  

Also, a little known pulp type RPG called Daredevils.  Only played it a couple of times, but it was really cool.  Managed to have all sorts of genres (horror, SF, Fantasy, crime pulp, mystery, Indiana Jones adventure) in the same system and do it well.  

Mike B.


"THE MORE YOU THINK ABOUT WHY i DONE WHAT i DONE THE MORE i LAUGH" Cougar
"The Acaeum hates fun" Sir Allen
"I had a collecting emergency" Nogrod
Co-founder of the North Texas RPG Con
http://www.ntrpgcon.com

 WWW  


Sage Collector
JG Valuation Board
Acaeum Donor

Posts: 2044
Joined: Aug 28, 2006
Last Visit: Mar 11, 2021
Location: Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Post Posted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 7:43 pm 
 

Hmmm. I am surprised no one has voted for TSR's amazing Rocky and Bullwinkle game with the hand puppets! :jocolor:

  

User avatar

Verbose Collector
Acaeum Donor

Posts: 1293
Joined: Nov 24, 2002
Last Visit: Apr 05, 2021
Location: Brescia, Italy

Post Posted: Fri Jun 20, 2008 7:12 am 
 

Call of Cthulhu
Star Wars D6 version

  


Prolific Collector

Posts: 153
Joined: May 28, 2006
Last Visit: Apr 09, 2021

Post Posted: Fri Jun 20, 2008 8:28 am 
 

Gamma World and Star Wars D6 are my two favorite non-fantasy systems.  Deadlands is another fun setting the handful of times I played.

I am surprised no one was a White Wolf World of Darkness fan.  I never played but having picked up a few of the supplements lately it looks interesting from a table top perspective (I don't think I would enjoy the LARP aspect).

  

User avatar

Long-Winded Collector

Posts: 4748
Joined: Oct 31, 2004
Last Visit: Apr 03, 2021
Location: Garland, TX

Post Posted: Fri Jun 20, 2008 8:42 am 
 

Avurax wrote:I am surprised no one was a White Wolf World of Darkness fan.  I never played but having picked up a few of the supplements lately it looks interesting from a table top perspective (I don't think I would enjoy the LARP aspect).


While I wouldnt call any of them one of my favorites, Vampire: The Masquerade is a very interesting game.  I have quite a few of the sourcebooks and enjoy reading them once in a while.  I didn't really care for the other spin-offs such as Werewolf or Changling....although Wraith was very interesting, I couldnt see it being very fun to play.

And yeah....I wouldnt enjoy the LARP aspect of it either.  I'd be too tempted to bite or hit somebody.  :lol:


You don't like your job, you don't strike. You go in every day and do it really half-assed. That's the American way. - Homer Simpson

  


Verbose Collector

Posts: 1324
Joined: May 28, 2007
Last Visit: Aug 27, 2011
Location: Toronto, ON, Canada

Post Posted: Fri Jun 20, 2008 8:46 am 
 

Avurax wrote:I am surprised no one was a White Wolf World of Darkness fan.  I never played but having picked up a few of the supplements lately it looks interesting from a table top perspective (I don't think I would enjoy the LARP aspect).


Well, I was going to mention Wraith: The Oblivion (as fun to read, mind you) and Mage: The Sorcerers Crusade, but I decided not to.

I agree with King's assessment on Wraith though: it's wonderfully thematic, but I've never actually tried to play it.  Too damn depressing. 8O

Not a big fan of their core games (either old or new) though.  I prefer my games set in alternate times.  Modern-day gaming just never really appealed to me.


"Reader, Carthegena was of the mind, that unto thoſe Three Things, which the Ancients held Impoſſible, there ſhould be added this Fourth ; To find a Book Printed without Errata's."

  

User avatar

Grandstanding Collector

Posts: 8219
Joined: Jan 21, 2005
Last Visit: Jun 12, 2017
Location: Wallasey, Merseyside, UK

Post Posted: Fri Jun 20, 2008 8:49 am 
 

did anyone ever play MERP? what was it like?

i always wanted to give it a go, but never got a chance.



  


Sage Collector
JG Valuation Board

Posts: 2726
Joined: Feb 10, 2003
Last Visit: Apr 09, 2021
Location: Olde London Towne

Post Posted: Fri Jun 20, 2008 8:55 am 
 

MERP is fantastic!!

We played it for years, eventually incorporating more Rolemaster rules as we got familiar with the ruleset (it is not uncomplicated). Three things to say:

(i) the combat system is absolutely thrilling - deadly and dramatic.
(ii) the magic system is dull.
(iii) you get to adventure in Middle Earth!!

Well worth giving it a go.  We even experimented with swapping in the D&D magic system.


Let's go fly a kite
Up to the highest height!

  

User avatar

Verbose Collector
JG Valuation Board

Posts: 1665
Joined: Jul 01, 2006
Last Visit: Apr 06, 2021
Location: Moncton, NB Canada

Post Posted: Fri Jun 20, 2008 9:00 am 
 

I was disillusioned with MERP and may not have given it a fair chance.

Played it once many years ago. It took probably 40 minutes to set up a character while having game mechanics explained to me.

About five minutes into game play the group had an encounter and my character was hit by a single arrow that happened to do a massive critical causing an Insta-croak. No chance of healing, etc. After that I stuck with AD&D.

In retrospect it could have been a case of a bad DM that should have tried to make the game more entertaining to somebody new to the MERP system.


Check out my Chaosium sourcebook.
Secrets of Tibet

  

User avatar

Sage Collector
Valuation Board

Posts: 2524
Joined: Nov 23, 2005
Last Visit: Apr 10, 2021
Location: Italy

Post Posted: Fri Jun 20, 2008 9:08 am 
 

red_bus wrote:MERP is fantastic!!

We played it for years, eventually incorporating more Rolemaster rules as we got familiar with the ruleset (it is not uncomplicated). Three things to say:

(i) the combat system is absolutely thrilling - deadly and dramatic.
(ii) the magic system is dull.
(iii) you get to adventure in Middle Earth!!

Well worth giving it a go.  We even experimented with swapping in the D&D magic system.


sorry but IMHO merp is not fantastic... the world of tolkien doesnt fit to rolemaster system... try "Tiers Age" and you will seize what it does mean!

(ah, btw, Tiers Age is a free rpg: you can find it on the net!)


I am the servant of the Secret Maps, Wielder of the flame of Clone!
You cannot quote! The dark spam will not avail you, flame of Udun.
Go back to the Shadow! You... cannot... post!!!

 WWW  


Prolific Collector

Posts: 396
Joined: Feb 06, 2003
Last Visit: Apr 10, 2021
Location: UK

Post Posted: Fri Jun 20, 2008 10:49 am 
 

COC
Spacemaster (Played a lot of Rolemaster and some MERP but really really liked the system in space.  The complexity seemed to suit sci-fi).
Marvel Heroes
Golden Heroes

  


Verbose Collector

Posts: 1324
Joined: May 28, 2007
Last Visit: Aug 27, 2011
Location: Toronto, ON, Canada

Post Posted: Fri Jun 20, 2008 10:53 am 
 

Sardan wrote:Golden Heroes


That's the old Games Workshop supers game, isn't it?


"Reader, Carthegena was of the mind, that unto thoſe Three Things, which the Ancients held Impoſſible, there ſhould be added this Fourth ; To find a Book Printed without Errata's."

  

User avatar

Prolific Collector

Posts: 851
Joined: Jun 12, 2004
Last Visit: Apr 07, 2021

Post Posted: Fri Jun 20, 2008 9:13 pm 
 

aia wrote:(ah, btw, Tiers Age is a free rpg: you can find it on the net!)

I don't speak or read French, so it's of little use here.

On the topic of MERP, Rolemaster Express is simply MERP without the setting.



  
PreviousNext
Post new topic Reply to topic Page 2 of 31, 2, 3