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Author Topic: What was Your Favorite 1990s Game?  (Read 10157 times)

HappyDaze

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Re: What was Your Favorite 1990s Game?
« Reply #180 on: June 19, 2021, 04:46:45 PM »
In the late 90s, I got into their Star Trek game(s) which were not a new edition of the FASA Star Trek game.

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Re: What was Your Favorite 1990s Game?
« Reply #181 on: June 19, 2021, 05:21:59 PM »
AD&D Player's Options. It was a more flexible system in building a custom character pre 3e.
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Re: What was Your Favorite 1990s Game?
« Reply #182 on: June 19, 2021, 08:44:06 PM »
But alas, it is not only the fault of DP9's licensors that the IP never gets anywhere these days.

DP9 really dropped the ball when those who worked for the company suddenly decided they wanted to be a production company and went on the rpg equivalent of radio silence for two or was it three years, while not leaving anyone to handle the rpg side of things. When they finally decided they wanted to be rpg designers again. They though they could disappear for two three years and run a successful rpg company while releasing nothing new in those three years. By then fans like myself moved on to other rpg companies.

As well to me at least it seems like they just leap on any new thread. Their version of the Silicore rules kept changing. Now it seems the guys in charge think that majority of the fanbase will want to shell out money for their Heavy Gear Blitz mintaure game and other similar miniature games. DP9 is a weird company to say the least with those in charge or at least those with the money making some of the strangest decisions. " We disappeared from the rpg scene for 2-3 years lets not release new version of our rpgs, instead miniature rpgs".  While also expecting no one to do anything with Battletech during their hiatus from rpgs.

Basically, all the people who were really visionary at DP9 left, or were on the way out, by the time the Silhouette CORE rules were released. Badly. Half-formed. Probably best to just move on. At that point, there was one guy left from the original group. From my understanding of things, he took over the company, and still runs it. The Blitz minis game is the only real moneymaker they have. Wasn't Heavy Gear licensed to Steve Jackson Games for a moment in time? And then there was at least one other gaming company that got the IP... nothing ever happened with that. There were two video games, a CG-animated TV show (!) and then nothing until the Blitz game came out. And then it came out again. And again, and now we're at it again...

Never got a compelling end to the HG storyline. Ah well.
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Re: What was Your Favorite 1990s Game?
« Reply #183 on: June 19, 2021, 08:48:29 PM »
There was also the Heavy Gear CGI animated series by Mainframe, the company that did Reboot.

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Re: What was Your Favorite 1990s Game?
« Reply #184 on: June 21, 2021, 09:48:55 PM »
Another vote for Amber Diceless. 

If it has not been mentioned already here a good list to jog your memory.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_tabletop_role-playing_games#1990s
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Re: What was Your Favorite 1990s Game?
« Reply #185 on: June 22, 2021, 12:05:41 AM »
Our group played the heck out of Torg. We dug the setting, and the rules weren't bad. The cards were a welcome thing for manipulating combat, and the rules for Orrorsh (terrible name) were effective enough that none of our players wanted to set foot in the cosm.
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Re: What was Your Favorite 1990s Game?
« Reply #186 on: June 22, 2021, 10:27:09 AM »
I also like TORG

also like the WEG "World of Indiana Jones" stuff --played that a lot in colege

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Re: What was Your Favorite 1990s Game?
« Reply #187 on: June 23, 2021, 01:14:57 PM »
In the 90s I was playing GURPS and, TBH, some storyteller stuff, in addition to Shadowrun...

But to respect the OP's criteria, probably Kult or Unknown Armies.
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Re: What was Your Favorite 1990s Game?
« Reply #188 on: June 23, 2021, 02:30:23 PM »
The main 2 are Shadowrun and Earthdawn from the 90's

Played a ton of those two RPG's back in the day.

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Re: What was Your Favorite 1990s Game?
« Reply #189 on: June 24, 2021, 12:21:24 AM »
Legends of the Five Rings...or Fading Suns.

Probably L5R based on how much I played it.