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Looking for another system other than pathfinder or dnd to use for a fantasy rpg I liked the fantasy flight wh40k d100 system. Any system recommendations?
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>>93279420
Might as well check out WFRP 4e if you like the d100.
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>>93279420
I've been using OpenD6 for my current game and really enjoying it. Very bare bones. I also have 'Warrior, Rogue, and Mage' (WyRM) as well as Print Weaver on the back burner as TTRPGs I would like to try out.
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Mythras is an awesome system, but lends itself much more to low fantasy. Got tons of material, real easy to homebrew, and has one of the best combat systems I’ve seen, with lots of considerations for shields, weapon types and fighting styles. Just be aware that barring magic swag and treasure you won’t be getting anything super exciting as you progress, no fancy abilities or talents or whatever.

If you want something closer to heroic fantasy then Mythras’s bastard offspring, Runequest (the current iteration by Chaosium) is pretty good too.
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>>93279420
Basic Role Playing
BRP
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>>93279420
>picture of slopdice
recommend Dungeon Crawl Classics
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>>93280794
that's it chief
only downside is it's hard to switch to something besides percentile once you get into it
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>>93279420
Sword World.
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>>93279420
I recommend my own shizo shitbrew that I wrote in my obscure native language and will never release to the public.
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>>93284080
Dangerously based
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>>93279455
>>93280794
These two are pretty good. BRP is generic so it doesnt come with warhammer baggage
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>>93282395
I'm always surprised that people actually like percentiles
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>>93284801
Why would that be surprising?
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>>93279561
>OpenD6
Got any good house rules to share? Or books with rules additions you use?
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There is something satisfying about playing shadowrun and throwing a bucket of dice when you fire a rifle full auto.
I like the change from just throwing a couple of dice.
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I bet you've never even played this properly.
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>>93279420
Genesys is easy to learn but requires a different mental approach, where the players have more impact on the narrative and less reactionary dice throws.
Zweihander exists if you hate yourself or your players.
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Give Genesys a go. Dice look weird and turns people off for some reason. However the narrative symbol system is very useful.
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>>93284825
because he's a dnd fag and babybrain can't process anything else than le dee twunny
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>>93285341
no I just like d6s
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>>93284854
The magic system is kind of fucked in the original WEG D6 which OpenD6 is based off of. I get how it works, it's just one long calculation to determine the minimum number you need to roll to cast your spell. To help with this I would recommend instead having benchmarks for spells. I'll ramble for a bit using pic rel as an example.

To break this down: The effect of 5D in language is a +15, the range of 1m is a +0, instant speed is another +0, and lasting 6 minutes is a +13 (a value of 6 is a difficulty mod of 4 and that value being in minutes is a difficulty mod of 9, that's where we get +13). Now subtract from that it taking 1 round to cast -4 (a value of 1 is a difficulty mod of 0 and that value being in rounds [5 seconds] is a 4, so it's a -4 total). You then also require very common components and fairly simple gestures each being a -2 difficulty mod. So you've got (15+0+0+13)=28 for the positive mods and (-4-2-2)=[-8] for the negative mods. 28-8=20 and you divide that number by 2 to get 10 which is shown next to Difficulty. The brilliance of this long autistic math equation is you can simply change around the values to get more precise spells. But it's also intimidating as fuck.

Now, if you managed to stick around to this point, I've outlined a simple example of benchmarking in pic rel below the red line. Usually it's a scale that goes by 5s start at 5 or 10, but it can start higher. The modifiers simply change the roll needed. So a domesticated animal would mean subtract 5 from each value in roll needed (so now it's 0, 5, 10 for the rolls needed) and the hostile modifier would mean adding 10 (so now it's 15, 20, 25 for the rolls needed). This is a less precise calculation and requires work shopping, but it's significantly quicker than the original.
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>>93285202
>turns people off for some reason.
It uses overpriced proprietary symbol dice and there's been a shortage of them forever. For some reason, nobody wants to play Genesys anymore!
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Call of Cthulhu, RuneQuest, and Pendragon run on BRP.
% based systems are way better than D20 anyway.
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>>93286490
You can buy unofficial copies or 3d print them in mass. I'm glad you got filtered.
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>>93286791
>trying to defend your paypiggery
Gee, I wonder why a game would choose to use proprietary dice?
just eat your slop, don't try to serve me any
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>>93285202
Will do! Thanks for recommending
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>>93279420
At work right now on break, when I get home I will post my list of RPGs you should try, anon.
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>>93279420
For fantasy? Legend of the Five rings 4th edition is pretty cool. More lethal than your average high fantasy so less nerfsword combat, but you can crank it up easily if you want it to be more cinematic. Shouldn't be too hard to adapt to a new setting either (classes are essentially Clan + Warrior, Diplomat, Mage, Specialist) but the setting works well too.
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>>93288104
There a ton of free apps for those who want to test the waters and I cannot see a way to develop a new non-numerical dice system without actually producing something that costs money.
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Shut the fuck up.
Buy the knock-off symbol dice of dubious quality because you don't have many options due to the game's lack of popularity.
Buy the pdf of the core rules for $40 USD.
Play the fucking game.
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>>93289382
Alright, the list
>FFG Star Wars/Genesys
>d6 RPG
>Battle Century G Remastered
>Ironclaw (just scrap the furry if you want)
>Prowlers & Paragons Ultimate Edition
>Pendragon (5.2e is more "complete" but 6e just released)
>Barbarians of Lemuria
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>>93285493
>Now, if you managed to stick around to this point
Sorry...
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>>93285202
I don't like preset mandatory colors for dice. They look ugly and uncoordinated. They're color coded for the system too, so you can't customize the schemes. Visually unappealing.
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>>93286791
I myself am a Genesys fanboy, but unofficial 3D prints are aweful. They're more expensive than the real deal and most often terribly balanced and manufactured.
Availability and pricing of the dice is a problem and acting otherwise is delusional.

I invested into og dice because I really, really, really liked throwing these colorfull rocks and the system attached to them, but starters should stick to the app, and if that's not your thing, skipping the system is absolutely fair.
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>>93279420
From the top of my head (the aim is variety)
Basic Role Playing for percentiles
GURPS Dungeon Fantasy for bell curves (relax, DF is literally designed for people coming with DnD background, repacking lots of GURPS into familiar wrapping)
Hollow Earth Expedition (or just straight-up Desolation, a fully fantasy variant of the rules) for seeing how pulp works
2d20 Conan for seeing how teamwork can be mandated by the game rules
OVA for the most simplistic, near-free-form approach
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>>93292067
My bad, I got excited to share.
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Come home to Burning Wheel. Character based fantasy adventure with a focus on PC's Beliefs. Not a story game, but it produces great stories. Gets crunchy, but you should only use the base rules and layer in the advanced stuff as needed. It is entirely possible to play a full campaign and never use the advanced fight rules. Also has a cool system for arguments called the Duel of Wits.
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>>93290366
>I cannot see a way
holy shit wtf is a chart
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>>93291443
>is this a shill?
>>93285202
>>93292456
>is this also a shill?

Might as well play newL5R if you are headed that way.
Any RPG made by someone other than FFG is less hassle that an RPG made by FFG.
i know this because i am sick of running their games for my L5R/StarWars fans buddies.
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>>93301943
if you have to write your rules on the character sheet, maybe they're too much
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>>93301943
What's the best system for Star Wars?
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Palladium Fantasy. Start with the Core book and Book 1 The Old Ones.
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>>93302315
Star Wars Saga by WotC is a system I have enjoyed a lot, but when I started playing the West End Games D6 Star Wars I realized it was the better choice. There's even conversions of the Saga stuff for WEG D6. In either case, the PDFs are easy to find for both. Check D6Holocron.
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>>93301943
>people like a game on the board for traditional games
>Everything's a shill
I almost forgot you're not supposed to like, recommend, or worse, play and thus consume games on here.
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>>93304876
Best to just not play anything
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>>93301943
If it pains you too much you can just put stickers on existing dice and pirate the source books.
Warhammer/wargame/tcg and boardgame threads spend hundreds and more on plastic toys but ttrpg players can't spend a couple of bucks on some wonky new dice without someone having a fit?
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>>93304876
>Everything's a shill
Can't be too careful with this recent insurgence of bots trying to push ACKS in completely unrelated discussions
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>>93308379
the hells is ACKS?

sounds like something I wouldn't be interested in.
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>>93308879
It's the sound the trannies who play the game make when they inevitably off themselves
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>>93308956
doesn't exactly explain what that system is, but if it's THAT bad, maybe I shouldn't probe into it.
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>>93308379
How would recommending ACKS be unrelated in a thread in which OP asks for system recommendations?
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>>93316959
because no one has read that ponderous tome with its autistic math that no one asked for
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>>93317734
>no one has read that ponderous tome
So you are talking about a system you don't know because you are intimidated by the page count. Classic.

Also, just because you don't like something doesn't mean that it's off-topic, let alone "shilling", to mention it in recommendation threads.
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>>93318265
i have the ability to skim a document and see if it's for me, i dont have to read all 560 pages of ANOTHER fucking d20 class/level game to have an opinion on it.
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>>93318289
>i have the ability to skim a document
Impressive. That still doesn't support your claims that nobody has read it, or that mentioning it here would be unrelated and shilling.
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>>93318302
>/tg is one person
lel
lelf, even
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>>93279420
Savage Worlds with Fantasy Companion.
More crunchy than your average failed author's micro-fiction with an RPG veneer slapped on top.
Doesn't sweat balance, so adding your homebrew is easy.

Honestly, if you're confident enough with homebrewing, SWADE Core is enough to cater to whatever fantasy story you want to play. FC is mainly for expanded options and concrete examples of how one can homebrew various things. I've run L5R for a year using Savage Worlds just by mapping school rank onto character rank (novice, seasoned, heroic, veteran, legendary) and mapping 4e spells to the closest savage worlds equivalent.
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>>93318308
So you concede those claims are bullshit. Excellent.
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>>93279420
https://sprugworkshop.crd.co
This namefag has a few games with interesting systems if you were looking to either play them in their settings, or to cannibalize their systems and make your own.
I'd recommend looking at: Somata, where you're a cleric of a dead god, harvesting organs for magic juice as well as being a medieval doctor who could actually save lives with actual medicine. Also has the most interesting dice system I've read.
Crisis Sinner, a rewrite of the ERP game Crisis Heroine, making it a bit less lewd and a bit more... grim. Still fantasy elements, might tickle your fancy.
Notamons, Magic Pokemon made of your own essence, designing them from scratch to do wacky stuff. Neat idea, never had a chance to play it, but the system looks like it works on the face of it.
Schola Maleficarum, Inner City Hogwarts. That either sells you on it, or kills it.
Zombies & Ziggurats, neat world and concept, d100 Roll Over system is a bit wack.
Fear and Hunger: Solus in Somnium, it's Fear and Hunger, but a TTRPG.
In The Home of the Elven Queen, An interesting idea to use a shared dice pool across the party with a lot of "Fae Court Bullshit" playing into the idea. Seems fun, but my group was uninterested so I never got to play this one myself.
Notepad has a lot of interesting games that are at least vaguely "Fantasy", depending on how you'd interpret the idea of "Fantasy". Either way, something has to get close to scratching that itch for you.
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>>93316959
>How would recommending ACKS be unrelated in a thread in which OP asks for system recommendations?
Because that wasn't what the OP was asking for in those threads, you retard.



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