Day 18, RPG Challenge


Favorite SF RPG.

At least I think that is what it says. The middle section I have been having problems reading.

My favorite Science Fiction RPG. Now this is where I show my lack of knowledge. Aside from Fantasy RPGs I have played very few other games. So my favorite would have to be The Serenity Role-Playing Game. It has some very complicated and clunky mechanics which is why it was remade and released as The Firefly Role-Playing Game. The first one was better the second one just made playing easier. Both of these are based on the TV Show Firefly and its corresponding movie Serenity.

They are just fantastic works of art and great pieces of Science Fiction.


Ideas For A Campaign

So my girlfriend has started prodding me to work on a campaign, irrelevant which system I use, but I just need to run something.

My first major debate was which system. I am still in college and don’t have a lot of time for pure creation so that rules out World of Darkness and Rolemaster. A lot of my players want something with a lot of substance and known rules, this rules out Savage Worlds. Now I am left with the choice between Fantasy and Science Fiction. I am a much better DM with Fantasy so that rules out The Firefly Role-Playing Game and the Serenity Role-Playing Game. So now it is between Dungeons and Dragons 3.5 and Pathfinder. In my opinion Pathfinder is Dungeons and Dragons 3.5 just better. So Pathfinder it is.

Now the next discussion is what kind of story do I want to tell? Where will it take place and so on. I think I am going to do my very first Forest Setting Campaign (having them adventure within the vastness of the Great Elven Forest of Alasee), starting the characters at a higher level (10), and maybe there will be a dragon.

In the forest they will discover many things like a great army of Goblins trying to wipe out all other races, driven by someone else to commit such a daring act. Machine like men who cannot see the beauty they are seeking to destroy. A plot from within to release a great seal that is holding back an unmentionable horror. They will find themselves traveling across the land beset upon by the great creatures themselves, then traveling into the First Tree to find answers regarding the recent evils.


Game Books

I was looking around my apartment and realized I hadn’t shared on here a large aspect of who I am. In my apartment I have nearly a hundred books for different role-playing games and other kinds of games.

Games that I own the books for include;
Dungeons and Dragons 3.5, Rolemaster, Warhammer 40k, Hordes, Serenity RPG, Firefly RPG, World of Darkness, and Pathfinder (on Kindle only).

For me gaming was just a part of my life growing up. I was brought up playing all kinds of games and was told that being imaginative was a sign of intelligence. My father was really the one who got me into fantasy as he even named me after the hero of a series of books by Margaret Weis.

Now I continue playing games and plan on introducing my children to similar games when they are old enough. I think people who read a lot, engage in regular use of their imagination, and are encouraged to think creatively tend to be both happier and more successful people.

They are given a chance to be free and have some fun which is important for us to live our lives. I thank my father for being supportive of this idea and giving me access to all the books I ever wanted.

Thank you for reading and I hope that you have a great rest of your day.