GTRT Ep 14: Giving Players Agency, Literary RPG’s, and RPG frustrations

FandibleFeatured5 geeks, one roundish table. In this week’s Geeky Topics Round Table, we talk about how to give players agency, what literary works would we make a rpg, and RPG frustrations.


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6 comments on “GTRT Ep 14: Giving Players Agency, Literary RPG’s, and RPG frustrations

  1. CallmeIshma3l says:

    Final Girl.

  2. Syren says:

    Gonna start by saying you guys can use my name whenever. And if anyone else using Syren asks a question, then it still stands. All Syrens are now trapped under my umbrella.

    I was the question about I wish I could play and the game we failed three different times was Eclipse Phase. Ya’ll can try to run it, but it can be pretty damn hard just to get some people past character creation.

    Billy to plug another podcastroleplayer I have listened to Ross Payton and the RPPR group playing Base Raiders and it might be able to get on your level of power desire as much like Rotted Capes all the big names are gone due to a big event, but they are not also there as zombies. But they left all their goodies behind which the leftover b listers scavange for cash and other reasons.

    I tend to make character with a theme in mind based off of a form of media. Songs are the most often, but I’ve also built off of films and vocal tracks off of units in rts games and even other role playing games.

    I’ve always been into seeing a game based off the vein of cyberpunk given by the book Snow Crash, but I dig the Dune idea totally as well.

    I for one welcome our robot overlords. No really, I’ve wanted to build my own god for a long time.

    I’m playing the Japanese PnP Role Playing Game called Double Cross which is about the how the world has been infected with a virus which has the potential to give people super abilities after some trauma that when they are used too much can drive them insane. We’re effectively gonna make it a dark magical girl game, gonna be sweet.

    Also at about level 30 I could one shot giants with an iron dagger from stealth, sooner or later the power curve goes back in your direction.

    Apocalypse World, gotta see that moral antipathy.

  3. Thelastarchitect says:

    Okay so this is my forth time trying to post…

    Firstly, Fiasco by way of Harry Potter; Google ‘Toil & Trouble: A Fiasco Playset’. You’ll find exactly what you’re looking for.

    Also given all the wizards you’re mentioning, Libriomancer, Dresden, Harry Potter, etc., and how much you guys seemed to like Demon I really think you should give Mage The Awakening a try. I think you guys would like it.

    Lastly, I’d send Fiasco or Mage to take out Dungeon World. 😛

  4. Arvandus says:

    That Fiasco Playset looks fantastic.

  5. Mawdrigen says:

    yeah guys you can always use my name as well given it’s not my real name and all 😀

  6. Peripheral says:

    I want that Hufflepuff game so badly. Please run that.

    Must rope people into Fiasco now.

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