I have two games that I would like to highly recommend. I am fairly new to both, but they are straightforward and simple to learn and both have very interesting things about them!
Rivers & Lakes - a fast-paced game based off of wuxia movies, with a heavily narrative-encouraged combat system that is highly reactive. While this game is made to play out all of your wildest kung-fu dreams, it certainly can be adopted/altered for other settings.
Risus - the Latin word for "laughter", this game definitely has the potential to be incredibly hilarious. Although, that isn't a necessity. It is, however, incredibly open-ended and very flexible. Heck, the rulebook is only 4 pages long!
Can I throw in another plug for Basic Fantasy RPG? I ran B/X for many years, but have switched over the BFRPG for my current campaign. You get all the race/class options of other editions of D&D, ascending armor class (which is much easier), a nice 20 level progression, and B/X's simplicity.
AND IT IS TOTALLY FREE. And very well supported.
Choose what you like, but BFRPG is now my fantasy game to GM period.
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I'm a big GURPS fan so GURPS Lite, don't let the rumors throw you. You do not need to know calculus to make a character .... System wise it can be as simple as 3d6 against a stat or as complex as using a ton of optional rules.
Even with the free lite version you can use a ton of the different stuff out there that is player made.
erho: Too many minis, not enough time... Am I right?
Oct 29, 2019 21:28:01 GMT
sgtslag: If we could just do away with this whole "work" thing, and supporting ourselves, financially, and otherwise... Life always seems to get in the way of gaming. AHHH!!!...
Nov 6, 2019 18:32:16 GMT
erho: I will once again rise above Lurker status if I ever get back to painting, Real life work transitions... Adulting
Jan 31, 2020 16:23:29 GMT
factoriatabletop: sgtslag...oh man! you are right about it...
Mar 3, 2020 10:13:15 GMT
Draklith: Hey everyone just a quick stop by to see if anyone is still here, hope everyone is doing ok
May 26, 2020 18:27:20 GMT
sgtslag: This forum seems to be slowing down. I hope everyone is still crafting, safely! I will be here until they turn off the power... Cheers!
May 27, 2020 13:46:43 GMT
factoriatabletop: maybe we should try to make a contest here, between us
Jun 2, 2020 8:40:08 GMT
factoriatabletop: no prizes, just proud....dont know, anyone else?
Jun 2, 2020 8:40:40 GMT
sgtslag: Still unpacking after moving in October... Too much stuff, crafting materials are mostly still in boxes. Weekends are busy with life, so little progress made. Getting the urge to push through, though, soon. I have several projects waiting...
Jun 2, 2020 20:14:39 GMT
erho: Yeah I'm down for a painting contect
Jun 8, 2020 14:28:59 GMT
sgtslag: Started working on making hills, which match my Tee-Time carpet I use for my "grass mat," on my gaming table, for big battles. Got two long chunks of open-cell foam, from a friend. Used my Proxxon Hot Wire Cutter to make terrain hills out of them.
Jul 26, 2020 20:12:40 GMT
sgtslag: Came up with around 80 hills. Covering them with the same carpet, from scraps. They will match the tabletop, perfectly. Contact Cement, is my friend. Will post on it, when I get the pictures uploaded. Some prototypes done, as proof-of-concept...
Jul 26, 2020 20:14:06 GMT