Daily Archives: 3 August 2009

An A-to-Z List of Lesser-Known Roleplaying Games: Part 2

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Here’s the second part of the A-to-Z list of games:

  • Gangbusters: Another of TSR’s non-D&D game systems. Published in 1982, it’s an RPG set in Prohibition-era America.
  • HoL (Human Occupied Landfill): Not a family-friendly system. The players play characters who’re trapped in a penal colony located on the Confederation of World’s trash dump planet. While it’s playable (and can be a lot of fun if you’re in the right mood), HoL is also a satire of other RPGs and often pokes deliberate fun at them.
  • It Came From the Late, Late, Late Show: Another humorous RPG. In this one, players play actors acting in a Bad Movie. Not a B-rated one, a bad one. The group of Actors (players) and the Director (GM) work together to create movie. A great game to pull out if you’re missing the requisite number of players for your regular game session. My favorite part of the game is that the Director can give out experience to players acting Appropriately Stupid.
  • Jorune: Yes, I know, it’s official title is Skyrealms of Jorune, but I wanted to showcase a different game for “s” and it’s most commonly referred to as simply “Jorune”. If you ever want to game on a truly unique and alien world, try this game. It takes a while to really get into the swing of this game — the players have a lot of background information to learn — so plan on making a long-term campaign if you choose to play it.
  • Kult: Like World of Darkness, Kult is set in a darker version of our own world. It’s based real-life magickal occultism and draws heavily on Kabbalism and Gnosticism.

Tomorrow — Part 3: L – P

Top 10 Most Popular Posts Countdown

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Here’s a count down of the 10 most popular posts and pages since Evil Machinations went live April 2009

10. What D&D Character Are You?
9. “I hit him with a BoAF*… I mean Fireball!”
8. Edition Wars
7. GM Tools: Story Worksheet
6. “You Want to Do What?”
5. D&D: the Future
4. Character Questionnaire
3. Wormy’s Back!!!
2. An A-to-Z List of Lesser-Known Roleplaying Games: Part 1

And the top post of Evil Machinations history:

1. “Where are we again?”: Creating Unique Fantasy Cities and Towns