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Re: Forgotten RPGs
« Reply #75 on: October 14, 2020, 04:14:14 pm »
Speaking of 13s

Theres aso the obscure Agent 13 supplement for Top Secret converting the RPG into a 1920s pulp hero adventure. Had a graphic novel and I am pretty sure at least two novel. Since this had the Dille name on it it was allmost certainly another royalty scam by Loraine to milk TSR of more money.
Agent 13 is one I have. I think I read two of the novels. It seemed like there were more, but they were already obscure even 25 years ago.
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« Reply #76 on: October 14, 2020, 04:27:39 pm »
Hercules & Xena RPG by WEG.

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« Reply #77 on: October 14, 2020, 06:30:28 pm »
Agent 13 is one I have. I think I read two of the novels. It seemed like there were more, but they were already obscure even 25 years ago.
I liked the Agent 13 novels, they were good basic pulp stories. Whatever else was going on, Frank Dille was a decent writer.

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« Reply #78 on: October 14, 2020, 06:40:57 pm »
Hercules & Xena RPG by WEG.

I actually had that. Don’t know what became of the book. Never got around playing it, but seemed playable enough. Anything d6 system probably is.

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« Reply #79 on: October 14, 2020, 07:59:46 pm »
We've gone through pages of games I've never heard of, then we hit two in a row that I own. Coincidence is kind of surprising sometimes.

I liked the Agent 13 novels, they were good basic pulp stories. Whatever else was going on, Frank Dille was a decent writer.
Not as entertaining as the original Shadow and Spider pulps, but they were good enough that I wish I'd found the other novels to read. The nice part about them being obscure is that you could probably steal elements without even needing to file off the serial numbers.

re: the Hercules & Xena RPG, I have that one too. I didn't like the folksy/jokey writing style and it counts successes instead of just totaling up the dice - which I don't like, but I can see how it would appeal to people who don't like adding up the totals of 6 or 10 d6s.
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« Reply #80 on: October 16, 2020, 10:21:49 am »
Part 4 in my new Forgotten Games series on my blog.
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« Reply #81 on: October 16, 2020, 11:07:52 am »
Thieves Guild. Was a percentile based add-on that was actually compatible with D&D. At one time I had modules I-V. Phenomenal addition for thieves and rogues for D&D
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« Reply #82 on: October 16, 2020, 02:23:39 pm »
Part 4 in my new Forgotten Games series on my blog.
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World Action and Adventure

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« Reply #83 on: October 22, 2020, 07:57:37 pm »
Part 5 in my new Forgotten Games series on my blog.
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« Reply #84 on: October 22, 2020, 10:20:14 pm »
Theres aso the obscure Agent 13 supplement for Top Secret converting the RPG into a 1920s pulp hero adventure. Had a graphic novel and I am pretty sure at least two novel. Since this had the Dille name on it it was allmost certainly another royalty scam by Loraine to milk TSR of more money.
I have the Agent 13 supplement. It's actually not bad. Not the best pulp game out there, but it works. I also have the FREELancers supplement, which is sort of Top Secret meets cybernetics and special powers. Let's just say it didn't age well.   

The one book in my collection which might count as forgotten is Robin Hood for Rolemaster. Never played it.

At one time I owned White Wolf's Sorcerer (1st edition) which might fall under the category of best forgotten. It had magical Mormons on motorcycles that were written out of the second edition. Also had an awful WoD book called Blood-dimmed Tides, with nautical options for every splat.
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« Reply #85 on: October 22, 2020, 11:08:36 pm »
I also have the FREELancers supplement, which is sort of Top Secret meets cybernetics and special powers. Let's just say it didn't age well.   
There's also a FREEAmerica supplement to the FREELancers supplement, which is purely setting and describes the US region by region. I picked up a copy just a couple years ago, and it's as odd and outdated as you'd expect for a history of a future that's now 20 years past. It says more about expectations and worries of the late-1980s than anything else.

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« Reply #86 on: October 24, 2020, 10:57:19 pm »
I've started a new series on my blog about forgotten RPGs. I kicked it off with 6 fantasy games that I bet most people never knew existed: Dawnfire, GateWar, Of Gods and Men, Quest of the Ancients, Shades of Heroes, and The Essential Fantasy Earth. I'll probably focus on sci-fi games for the next entry. Have you heard of these games? Have you ever played them? What did you think of them? Any favorites?




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« Reply #87 on: October 25, 2020, 08:04:52 pm »
High Colonies from 85 by Eric Hotz through Waterford Publishing. A semi-hard SF setting within the solar system and various colonies throughout. There is one alien race present, but no FTL drive, yet, and no artificial gravity that I recall. Nor any psi. I think. Its been a long time.

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« Reply #88 on: October 25, 2020, 08:08:27 pm »
High Colonies from 85 by Eric Hotz through Waterford Publishing. A semi-hard SF setting within the solar system and various colonies throughout. There is one alien race present, but no FTL drive, yet, and no artificial gravity that I recall. Nor any psi. I think. Its been a long time.
That's in part 2.

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« Reply #89 on: October 26, 2020, 12:06:51 am »
Part 5 in my new Forgotten Games series on my blog.
https://www.pigames.net/store/blog.php?entry=2837

Well, I looked through your list and a few I recognize, QAGS, Dallas, from SPI Games, of course. World Action & Adventure from 1985. Revelation from 1999 - Saw this for the first time at Origins in 2001 at the Indygames booth.

I want to say Abyss too, However I can't quite recall where I have seen it. maybe the Forge booth???... Been so long.
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