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Pen and Paper RPG

Post by GrinningManiac on Fri Dec 09, 2011 12:33 am

A while back a friend of mine expressed interest in trying out Fallout PnP. A group of us got together and tried it out. I was game-master or whatever it's called.

We had a hoot initially but it got bogged down in the maths of chance and rolling etc. also the story was poorly-written and it was only fun when we were madly improvising - which was spoilt by the fact that the story didn't allow for anything but the characters responding in the way provided (yes, I realise it's my job to allow for the improvising and off-the-rails stuff but there wasn't enough to work with to make it doable)

I'm keen to try it out again but something simpler. Perhaps less with shooting and battles and stuff and more just "here's a scenario - watch the players do random crap and roll die to see the outcome)

Any suggestions for such a simple PnP?

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Re: Pen and Paper RPG

Post by Xandy on Fri Dec 09, 2011 1:43 am

One page RPGs?

One page RPGs.


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Re: Pen and Paper RPG

Post by Komrade Kharloth on Fri Dec 09, 2011 2:04 am

Check out Savage Worlds system, pretty simple and fun.

And there are a fuckton of settings for it, my personal favourite being The Day After Ragnarok.

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Post by GrinningManiac on Fri Dec 09, 2011 7:06 pm

Anything that I would have to buy or is it all free?

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Re: Pen and Paper RPG

Post by Komrade Kharloth on Fri Dec 09, 2011 7:56 pm

You can download both of them over the net, print off what you need for rules from the rulebook, teach your friends the basics in a demo game, and can go from there.

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Re: Pen and Paper RPG

Post by GrinningManiac on Sun Dec 11, 2011 12:22 am

My friend who suggested this whole shebang is looking at GURPS Lite

Seems to be good.

I'm thinking we would have a game where it's Victorian New York and there's a zombie outbreak (probably caused by a bastard Fenian!) and they're trying to GET TO DA STEAMBOOT off the island.

Bear in mind I know nothing about how to run an adventure. Sound airtight enough a concept? GURPS lite worth my time?

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