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Author Topic: what RPG system would you want to play a superhero game with?  (Read 986 times)

PSIandCO

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This poll will run for 10 days, and the results will be announced at the end of those days.
If you make a mistake, you can change your vote. ;D

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Re: what RPG system would you want to play a superhero game with?
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2022, 05:12:39 PM »
I picked Masks because I think it's a genre where pbta really works. You can't quantify Superman versus Batman. Otherwise, Superman wipes his ass with Batman 10 times out of 10. It's the squishy narrative (like pbta games) where this genre works best, IMO.

Masks is very good at distilling the supers narrative into a refined, hero-centric universe.

I'm not at all sold on pbta for dungeons (i.e. dungeon world, which is highly regarded), but I feel like Masks hits a sweet spot for the game engine.

(If I played Savage Worlds, I'd probably say similar things.)

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Re: what RPG system would you want to play a superhero game with?
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2022, 05:16:58 AM »
My gaming group used to play D-List super heroes using Fate Accelerated Edition and we had a blast.
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Re: what RPG system would you want to play a superhero game with?
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2022, 09:50:18 PM »
I haven't found a Supers RPG that I've been truly happy with.

In actual play, Marvel FASERIP does a surprisingly good job at the table with its maps & minis and "word scale" to define abilities and effects. It's not perfect, but if your group loves the MCU, they will probably love the chance to either play MCU characters or interact with them and its all statted out for you.

I've played tons of Silver Age Sentinels and Champions and I don't know if I'd want to deal with either amount of math again. I've played various Savage World Supers games, and while I love the setting concept of Necessary Evil, I haven't had the system work great for me in actual play.





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Re: what RPG system would you want to play a superhero game with?
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2022, 08:57:11 PM »
I would go with Ascendant or CLASSIC marvel but without the modern day politics mixed in from current marvel comics over the last 10-12 yrs. Just simply enjoying peoples company having fun with the game.