Recent Chat Activity (Main Lobby)
Join Chat

Loading Chat Log...

Prefer not to see ads? Become a Community Supporter.
Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: Sci Fi RPG

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Saskatoon
    Posts
    100
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0

    Sci Fi RPG

    Prefer not to see ads?
    Become a Community Supporter.
    Hey guys. I am looking for a RPG which has the following elements.
    1) Non-Superheroic - The players would be normal humans, using professions, skills, guns, etc to achieve their means
    2) PC's are human - no aliens, elves, or other races!

    Looking for a game with really good in depth profession, skills, items (weapons), etc.

    Have any of you played a game that would fall into these parameters? If so which game?

  2. #2
    Arch Lich Thoth-Amon is offline Cursed by the Gods
    Undead Abomination
    Community Supporter
    Player/GM: Either
    LFG: LFG
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Under-Inland Empire
    Posts
    9,474
    Blog Entries
    3
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0

    Thumbs up

    Since you're in the scifi rpg section, I'd recommend these rpgs:

    GURPS: http://www.sjgames.com/gurps/

    Mongoose Traveller: http://www.mongoosepublishing.com/rp...hp?qsSeries=51

    Dark Heresy: http://www.fantasyflightgames.com/ed...nes.asp?eidc=2

    All these games are sold at the better gaming stores and online.
    Last edited by Arch Lich Thoth-Amon; 02-18-2011 at 10:24 AM.
    Thoth-Amon, Lord of the Underworld and the Undead
    Once you know what the magician knows, it's not magick. It's a 'tool of Creation'. -Archmagus H.H.
    The first step to expanding your reality is to discard the tendency to exclude things from possibility. - Meridjet

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Reading
    Age
    41
    Posts
    440
    Blog Entries
    6
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    You could also take a look at the very nicely put together Eclipse Phase RPG. Completely skills based, has factions, it is a far future, hard sci-fi setting. Check it out. The first 100 or so pages of the book has some of the best fluff I've seen in years for an RPG. It's percentile based.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Crownsville
    Age
    45
    Posts
    151
    Blog Entries
    2
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Don't forget D20 Modern/Future/Apocalypse.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Saskatoon
    Posts
    100
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Thanks guys!

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Athens
    Posts
    1
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Shadowrun?

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Crownsville
    Age
    45
    Posts
    151
    Blog Entries
    2
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    I don't believe Shadowrun qualifies, see the 2nd criteria.

    Quote Originally Posted by HowwwwL View Post
    ..............
    2) PC's are human - no aliens, elves, or other races!

    .................

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Saskatoon
    Posts
    100
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Yes, I am not interested in futuristic elves, or weird alien races, unless they are only enemies that the humans can fight.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Colorado Springs
    Posts
    86
    Downloads
    1
    Uploads
    0
    I strongly recommend the Cortex System for a sci-fi setting with no aliens (Firefly anyone?).

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Monson
    Posts
    30
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Cortex seems to be a bit light on the professions, though I do have to say I like the way skills are handled:
    Categories <= D6
    Specialization > D6
    That keeps you from having a "Miracle Worker" engineer who can design a starship, but can't figure out how to hang a door or change the float on the toilet.
    Also, you can approach a specialization from several angles, you can specialize in "Intimidation" under the general categories of Covert, Leadership, or Influence.
    Likewise, "Gambling" could fall under Perception or Covert and an argument could be made for Scientific Knowledge if you want to gamble based entirely on the statistical probabilities.

    Other downside is that equipment is more of a general suggestion in the Firefly books, though the actual Cortex rule book may have a broader selection. I do like how Firefly just says grab a catalog & convert $25/1cr, that makes it fairly easy to buy just about anything that is a variation on a modern item.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •