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Author Topic: What was Your Favorite 1990s Game?  (Read 10166 times)

Ulairi

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« Reply #30 on: April 16, 2018, 02:48:31 PM »
Rifts and Ars Magica.

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« Reply #31 on: April 16, 2018, 03:01:47 PM »
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and Ars Magica.

Fantastic game (and setting), but didn't it come out first in 87? But the best edition (IMO), 3rd, is of course 1992 :)
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« Reply #32 on: April 16, 2018, 03:04:18 PM »
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CP 2020, Amber and Feng Shui are all from the 90ies? For some reason, I thought they're all one year early or too late:)!
I need to add them to my list, since those are 90ies games I'd gladly play;).
Cyberpunk was released in 1988, Cyberpunk 2020 was in 1990.
Amber Diceless was 1991.
Feng Shui 1st ed was released in 1996.

I generally preferred the 1980s and 2000s for game design. I still don't like Shadowrun or dice pools much, and there was a lot of same-ness in mechanics of many games. Plus there was the terrible tendency to have linear story modules broken up into a line of scenes.

I actually didn't like Amber Diceless when it first came out, but I've come around and now enjoy it. (I still have some big issues with parts of it, but there are a lot of good features.)

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« Reply #33 on: April 16, 2018, 03:23:05 PM »
This was a really hard one. I can't think of many games that came out in 90's that I like and was not just a new edition of an older game. But here is a few.

Mutant Chronicles
Gemini
Lord of the Rings Adventure Game
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« Reply #34 on: April 16, 2018, 05:06:28 PM »
I'm one-note on this, but my favorite RPG of the '90s was the one I probably played most:

Street Fighter: The Storytelling Game.

I noticed that, like a lot of others, many of the games I was considering are technically from the later '80s, but here are three more that fit in there fairly high:

Heavy Gear
Vampire: The Masquerade
Castle Falkenstein

Unfortunately, I usually get stuck RPing in some kind of D&D-ish fantasy thing these days. I am playing in a semi-regular DC Heroes 3rd ed. game as well, though, so I won't complain too much.

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« Reply #35 on: April 16, 2018, 05:23:03 PM »
That's a toughie...

I would like to say Champions: New Millenium, which is Champions in name only, but if it doesn't count...

CP 2020.
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« Reply #36 on: April 16, 2018, 06:42:44 PM »
Shadowrun
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« Reply #37 on: April 16, 2018, 09:40:19 PM »
Hmm...based on this listing of 1990's rpgs I had fun with Earthdawn, Fading Suns, and 7th Sea.

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« Reply #38 on: April 16, 2018, 09:53:42 PM »
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Hmm...based on this listing of 1990's rpgs I had fun with Earthdawn, Fading Suns, and 7th Sea.

Interesting list. I just realized that I haven't bought a new system since 2011.

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« Reply #39 on: April 16, 2018, 10:57:27 PM »
What I played the most: Vampire (which explains the brain damage.)

My favorite 90's game then: Fuzion. Yes, the game Cyberpunk people hated (becuase it wasn't Interlock) and Hero people hated (because it wasn't Hero.) It reminded me of D6 (Att + Skiill >= target number) without truckloads of dice. It didn't do true superhero games well, but I had FASERIP for that anyway. It was a light universal game that was easy to GM. Actually looking at it now, it hasn't aged as badly as some of the other 90's systems and would work fine with a few improvements.  

My favorite 90's game now: Fading Suns. Awesome stuff. But I'd replace the system with Stars Without Number, for a glorious 90's baroque sci-fi trip filled with ham-fisted LynchDune quotes. Not in the mood?! Mood's a thing for cattle and love play, not fighting!

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« Reply #40 on: April 16, 2018, 11:17:46 PM »
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Amber Diceless was 1991.

I actually didn't like Amber Diceless when it first came out, but I've come around and now enjoy it. (I still have some big issues with parts of it, but there are a lot of good features.)

My old group never played Amber Diceless, but we used it as a source book in addition to the Visual Guide to Castle Amber. This is mainly because Amberites had already been integrated into the AD&D 1e campaign for several years. The campaign originally had a Moorcockian theme but adding in Zelazny's Amber worked pretty well. So far as the 90s go, buying that game was definitely money well spent.
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« Reply #41 on: April 16, 2018, 11:38:54 PM »
Rifts, Earthdawn, TORG Star Wars from WEG. Is it just me or did the 90s have some of the best rpgs around imo.

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« Reply #42 on: April 17, 2018, 12:57:48 AM »
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Hmm...based on this listing of 1990's rpgs I had fun with Earthdawn, Fading Suns, and 7th Sea.


Hmm, from that list, the only games I played at all were Fudge, Deadlands, and 7th Sea, and I think but one or two sessions of each, though I purchased almost everything for Deadlands and 7th Sea. I guess Deadlands. I didn't play Fudge until 2003 or so and ultimately I ended up disliking it.

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« Reply #43 on: April 17, 2018, 01:06:06 AM »
The 90s were supposed to be a horrible time for rpgs. Funny, my three favorite games of all time came from the 90s. Underground. Over The Edge and Waste World.

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« Reply #44 on: April 17, 2018, 03:52:06 AM »
The 1990s was my fallow period for gaming. I think Earthdawn is the only one I've really played from that era, apart from updated editions of earlier games. Fudge too - I tend to think of it as an early 2000s game but it is a 90s vintage.
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