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8519 No. 8519 ID: f13b39

Hey, first time poster, just wondering if I can get some advice.

My brothers, some of their friends and myself want to start playing a tabletop rpg, but we don't really know where to start. We were entertaining the idea of Dungeons and Dragons, but that doesn't sit well with most of us because we don't like the genre of High Fantasy. Does anyone know of any other tabletops, maybe within the realm of sci-fi, or post-apocolyptic, or something in that vicinity?
No. 8520 ID: 132b99

Paranoia. basic idea is, everyone is a clone that works for 'friend computer' that controls the entire place. you do what the computer says, or it kills you. the computer is also super paranoid and assumes everyone wants to destroy it.
No. 8521 ID: 230e6a

Darwin's World, Dark Heresy, Eclipse Phase, the actual Fallout RPG, etc.
No. 8522 ID: f13b39

Alright. Thanks for the suggestions.
No. 8523 ID: 34cbef

looke up traveller, me and my friends are playing that and it's a hoot
No. 8524 ID: bdb3f8

Paranoia is not really a beginner's game. Fun certainly, and you don't have to invent your setting, but gameplay is intentionally very different from your standard RPG.

Darwin's World I don't know. sorry. Apparently it is supposed to be D&D postapoc?

Dark Heresy is one of three RPGs in the Warhammer 40k universe which differ largely in character power level. Presumably the other two would also be okay if you are familiar with that setting.

Eclipse Phase is post-singularity, where much of the population does not have bodies, and many that do are no longer human. Evil AI controlled by aliens broke Earth, so we live in the rest of the solar system.

If you don't know what Fallout is, you just haven't been paying attention.

Traveler is often jokingly refereed to as the game where you can die during character creation. There are lots of charts. It is built for high space travel adventure, but you can turn it into anything else just by staying on a certain planet.

I am also shocked that Shadowrun has not been mentioned. It is the quintessential cyberpunk game. Evil corporations, cybernetic enhancements, magic, and computer hackers.
No. 10259 ID: 9a2d8f

Space Gothic was also a very Fun Game, with not too many rules and a nice low-sci-fi setting
No. 10263 ID: 10ca6c

I had a reply here recommending Apocalypse World, but then I realized this was a necro of a 1-year-old thread. Damnit, stop necroing!
No. 10265 ID: 2f4b71

>Paranoia is not really a beginner's game. Fun certainly, and you don't have to invent your setting, but gameplay is intentionally very different from your standard RPG.
That's one of the ways it works well as a beginner game. No pre-conceived notions to dispel. You can also feasibly play it with very minimal dice rolling (the GM disregarding any rolls and choosing what sounds coolest is one of the core gameplay mechanics).
No. 10266 ID: 10ca6c

This thread's over a year old, you know. The original poster's long since started a game or several with their friends already.

Damn necroposts.
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