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Author Topic: Searching for a new full featured fantasy genre RPG  (Read 1346 times)

rocksfalleverybodydies

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Re: Searching for a new full featured fantasy genre RPG
« Reply #30 on: November 13, 2020, 08:48:28 pm »
Here's my favorite non-D20 free RPG
http://www.stargazergames.eu/games/warrior-rogue-mage/

IMO, Warrior, Rogue & Mage strikes the perfect balance for when you want a rules light + fast chargen + lots of chargen options + easy point buy + lots of optional rules to tweak the complexity of the game.

And it's got a crazy amount of free supplements too.

No idea why the author doesn't compile the game into one book and sell it on Amazon & DriveThruRPG.


That looks pretty interesting.  Did not know of this one before.  Cursory read and it looks pretty flexible.
It is is surprising that it is not POD as the polish on the PDF's is a lot better than some of the stuff I see chucked up on DriveThru.

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Re: Searching for a new full featured fantasy genre RPG
« Reply #31 on: November 13, 2020, 08:52:57 pm »
Also mentioned, Warlock! and DragonWarriors also have that similar old British RPG vibe that I just love.

Dragon Warriors was a good game. I remember it being Warhammer minus the grimdark so it didn't get much play at our table as teens, but I played it at several conventions over the decades with fans of the old thin books the game was spread across.

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Re: Searching for a new full featured fantasy genre RPG
« Reply #32 on: November 14, 2020, 03:42:25 am »
That looks pretty interesting.  Did not know of this one before.  Cursory read and it looks pretty flexible.
It is is surprising that it is not POD as the polish on the PDF's is a lot better than some of the stuff I see chucked up on DriveThru.
It's always worth checking Lulu as well. They were doing POD before DTRPG, so a lot of older games use them, including Warrior, Rogue, and Mage:
https://www.lulu.com/en/us/shop/michael-wolf/warrior-rogue-mage/paperback/product-1dnzr77j.html

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Re: Searching for a new full featured fantasy genre RPG
« Reply #33 on: November 14, 2020, 08:23:55 am »
Savage Worlds if you want to use minis, and I do..
D6 Fantasy, it's big and bouncy.
Dragon Warriors, it's like a different British fork of where D&D *might* have gone..

All have plenty of support, are available in print at a shop or POD, and have supplements and adventures (actually D6 may not have adventures)

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Re: Searching for a new full featured fantasy genre RPG
« Reply #34 on: November 14, 2020, 08:36:17 am »
If you want to see Dragon Warriors in action and get an idea of how the mechanics work check out Grim Jim's games on YT.
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Re: Searching for a new full featured fantasy genre RPG
« Reply #35 on: November 15, 2020, 05:13:31 am »
I didn’t see them mentioned yet, so here are shoutouts for Talislanta (fun, moderate jank) and Earthdawn (fun-to-unfun, heavy jank).

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Re: Searching for a new full featured fantasy genre RPG
« Reply #36 on: November 17, 2020, 10:41:43 pm »
I’ll put in a plug for BareBones Fantasy from DwD Studios.

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Re: Searching for a new full featured fantasy genre RPG
« Reply #37 on: November 17, 2020, 10:48:20 pm »
Savage Worlds if you want to use minis, and I do..
D6 Fantasy, it's big and bouncy.
Dragon Warriors, it's like a different British fork of where D&D *might* have gone..

All have plenty of support, are available in print at a shop or POD, and have supplements and adventures (actually D6 may not have adventures)

It obviously works for minis. I don't think I've *ever* used minis for Savage Worlds. But yeah - if you like minis you're gold. But I don't think it's necessary.