llamaenterhear
Username: Password:

Author Topic: What is the most obscure roleplaying you own?  (Read 6377 times)

0 Members and 1 Lonely Barbarian are spying on this topic.

Offline MoonHunter

  • Waunderer
  • Emperor
  • ****
  • Posts: 3510
  • Awards Article Guild Systems Guild Society Guild Locations Guild Questor Item Guild
    • Awards
Re: What is the most obscure roleplaying you own?
« Reply #25 on: July 21, 2006, 05:34:37 PM »
Yes, Gurps uses 3d6 for every skill action.  As did TFT
MoonHunter
Sage, Gamer, Mystic, Wit
"The road less traveled is less traveled for a reason."
"The world needs dreamers to give it a soul."
"And it needs realists to keep it alive."
Authentic Strolenite ®©

Offline Dozus

  • the Windward
  • Strolenati
  • Emperor
  • *
  • Posts: 1330
  • Cephalopod
  • Awards Questor 2012 Society of the Year Elite Item Guild Golden Creator Hall of Heroes 10 2010 Society of the Year
    • Awards
Re: What is the most obscure roleplaying you own?
« Reply #26 on: July 24, 2006, 01:28:48 PM »
Do MUDs count?  If so, The Eternal City would be mine.  It's a Romanesque fantasy MUD which concentrates on combat and social interaction, but also has crafting, thieving, and political intrigue.  It has the best social interaction of any MUD I've ever played, due to the extensive background of the world, and the strict enforcement of IC roleplaying.  It also boasts an excellent parser system that lets you interact with the world easily.

It was big in the late 90s, but then they joined with Skotos Games and became pay-to-play.  They peaked around 2000; there's been far fewer players since then.
Dozus the Windward
Swashbuckler
LEVEL 2
Cartography Guild Minor Minion
Acolyte of the Divine Synod, Merchant of Divine Wealth
STR: 4 | END: 2 | CON: 4 | DEX: 3 | CHA: 3 | INT: 4

Offline Ancient Gamer

  • Hammer of the Citadel
  • Emperor
  • ****
  • Posts: 3897
  • Enough about you, let's talk about me!
  • Awards 2013 Best Play By Post Game Golden Creator Hall of Heroes 10 Elite Systems Guild Elite Plot Guild Elite Item Guild
    • Coldforged Home
    • Awards
Re: What is the most obscure roleplaying you own?
« Reply #27 on: July 24, 2006, 01:45:41 PM »
Checked out The Eternal City Dozus... It seems alright, it really does!
Authentic Strolenite™©®

"Secretly a Squirrel"
Guild Master of the Squirrelati
Scourge of Nutanuns!
Harbinger of Acorns!


Offline Siren no Orakio

  • Strolenati
  • Master
  • *
  • Posts: 517
  • Awards Locations Guild Lifeforms Guild Item Guild Master Questor NPC Guild Elite Item Guild
    • Awards
Re: What is the most obscure roleplaying you own?
« Reply #28 on: August 29, 2006, 01:50:08 PM »
While I don't personally own it, probably the most obscure game I've played, and it skirts the edges of RPG and Board game, is 'Kobolds Ate My Baby', and it's Christmas themed expansion module.

Offline MindForge

  • Apprentice
  • *
  • Posts: 9
    • The Table Top
    • Awards
Re: What is the most obscure roleplaying you own?
« Reply #29 on: October 22, 2006, 02:55:59 PM »
I have alot of these  :lol:

Quest of the Ancients.. from Black Unicorn Press (no longer around)  :down:
Aliens: The Roleplaying Game  :up:
Villains and Vigilantes  :up:
Twilight 2000  :up:
Recon from Palladium  :up:  :down:
Mechwarrior (RPG for Battletech)  :down:
Warhammer Fantasy (the RPG, not the fantasy battles)  :down:
Tunnels and Trolls  :up: very simple but great

I should go look at the bookshelf and find some more, but I am not going to.

Offline MoonHunter

  • Waunderer
  • Emperor
  • ****
  • Posts: 3510
  • Awards Article Guild Systems Guild Society Guild Locations Guild Questor Item Guild
    • Awards
Re: What is the most obscure roleplaying you own?
« Reply #30 on: October 25, 2006, 05:30:37 PM »
Quest of the Ancients.. from Black Unicorn Press (no longer around) 
Okay that is obscure and for a good reason.

Aliens: The Roleplaying Game 
Okay that is obscure

Recon from Palladium
Not that obscure. It was in print until Palladium had issues.

Villains and Vigilantes, Twilight 2000, Mechwarrior (RPG for Battletech), Warhammer Fantasy (the RPG, not the fantasy battles), and Tunnels and Trolls  were popular mainline games for decades. Tunnels and Trolls has a current new edition. Those are not obscure, just not well known to the D20 saturated gamers of today.
MoonHunter
Sage, Gamer, Mystic, Wit
"The road less traveled is less traveled for a reason."
"The world needs dreamers to give it a soul."
"And it needs realists to keep it alive."
Authentic Strolenite ®©

Offline Wulfhere

  • Intimidator of Insolent Upstarts
  • Strolenati
  • Grand Master
  • *
  • Posts: 706
  • Awards Locations Guild Lifeforms Guild Item Guild Golden Creator Hall of Heroes 10 Elite NPC Guild
    • Awards
Re: What is the most obscure roleplaying you own?
« Reply #31 on: October 25, 2006, 11:24:24 PM »
I used to have a copy of the incredibly popular sort-of RPG Witch Hunt.  I never was sure how they expected anyone to play it.
"Nothing real can defeat us:  Nothing unreal exists."
- Buckaroo Banzai

Offline Scrasamax

  • The Rogue Scholar
  • Emperor
  • ****
  • Posts: 3508
  • 20% Cooler
  • Awards 2013 Most Submissions 2012 Most Quest Submissions Gold Creator 10 Hall of Heroes 10 Elite Questor Elite Systems Guild
    • Scras' Blog
    • Awards
Re: What is the most obscure roleplaying you own?
« Reply #32 on: October 26, 2006, 02:26:47 AM »
Now I don't want anyone bagging on Mechwarrior. Sure the system was simplistic, but it was created as an afterthought for one Hell of a war game.

I was throwing dice to determine hits with autocannons and LRM spreads well before I had even heard of THAC0, my old group played Battletech for over two years, it was a quick and easy jump from commanding entire battalions to much smaller units with each person as a mechwarrior, rather than competing for who's company had the best combat record, who had the most losses, and who burned through the most ammo.


Stout Lagerale of the Dwarven Guild
STR: 4 | END: 4 | CON: 4 | DEX: 2 | CHA: 2 | INT: 4

Tentacle Tentacle Sanity Schmanity

Offline Ancient Gamer

  • Hammer of the Citadel
  • Emperor
  • ****
  • Posts: 3897
  • Enough about you, let's talk about me!
  • Awards 2013 Best Play By Post Game Golden Creator Hall of Heroes 10 Elite Systems Guild Elite Plot Guild Elite Item Guild
    • Coldforged Home
    • Awards
Re: What is the most obscure roleplaying you own?
« Reply #33 on: October 27, 2006, 07:01:41 AM »
*Ahem*

Warhammer FRPG might have had a lousy system, but man... What a world building job!
Listing WFRPG as obscure is... obscure.
Authentic Strolenite™©®

"Secretly a Squirrel"
Guild Master of the Squirrelati
Scourge of Nutanuns!
Harbinger of Acorns!


Offline MoonHunter

  • Waunderer
  • Emperor
  • ****
  • Posts: 3510
  • Awards Article Guild Systems Guild Society Guild Locations Guild Questor Item Guild
    • Awards
Re: What is the most obscure roleplaying you own?
« Reply #34 on: October 27, 2006, 08:56:48 AM »
AG: The very point I was making to MindForge who posted the above list. (on the bottom of page 2)
MoonHunter
Sage, Gamer, Mystic, Wit
"The road less traveled is less traveled for a reason."
"The world needs dreamers to give it a soul."
"And it needs realists to keep it alive."
Authentic Strolenite ®©

Offline Ancient Gamer

  • Hammer of the Citadel
  • Emperor
  • ****
  • Posts: 3897
  • Enough about you, let's talk about me!
  • Awards 2013 Best Play By Post Game Golden Creator Hall of Heroes 10 Elite Systems Guild Elite Plot Guild Elite Item Guild
    • Coldforged Home
    • Awards
Re: What is the most obscure roleplaying you own?
« Reply #35 on: December 16, 2006, 09:12:07 AM »
A point already made then!
Happens alot around here.
Authentic Strolenite™©®

"Secretly a Squirrel"
Guild Master of the Squirrelati
Scourge of Nutanuns!
Harbinger of Acorns!