Games you like but no one else plays?

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Nov 30, 2021 1:02 pm
I'm partial to the Crafty Games line of RPGs - Spycraft (particularly version 2.0) and most recently FantasyCraft. They both are incredible systems but definitely seem to be a niche.

What I like in particular is that you can pretty much make the 'exact' character you want and no character will be the same even within the same class(es) selected.

Seuss
Dec 13, 2021 2:43 am
Belus312 says:
Amber Diceless and REMINES for sure. Amber is that game where 99% of players won't touch it and REMINES is a game no one has heard of that is based on old 80's video games to some degree.
Quite a few Amber communities out there if you know where to look. I've been in a play by email game of Amber that's been going on for years now and the Ambercons have all gone virtual during COVID so I've gotten to attend them for the first time in a long time.

For me, it is the Burning Wheel family of games. The fact that games of them sporadically show up here is what drew me here originally.
Dec 13, 2021 5:12 am
Belus312 says:

For me, it is the Burning Wheel family of games. The fact that games of them sporadically show up here is what drew me here originally.
Always great to see other BW fans!
Belus312 says:
Amber Diceless and REMINES for sure. Amber is that game where 99% of players won't touch it and REMINES is a game no one has heard of that is based on old 80's video games to some degree.
I know personally the name itself puts me off. The fact that it seems to be diceless makes me completely uninterested. Also never heard of REMINES so I think your assessment of that is accurate lol.
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Dec 13, 2021 5:16 am
I'd still be interested in trying out a dice less/ no-randomizer game, but Amber lost me with its setting, I think.
I would like to try out Chuubo's at some point
Dec 13, 2021 5:40 am
@bowlofspinach, are you familiar with Avery Alder's Dream Askew / Dream Apart, and the follow-on Belonging Outside Belonging games? You might dig.
Dec 13, 2021 6:01 am
I have not. But I do think a shovel would be more useful for digging than even the dreamiest RPG book. (Will check them out, though)
Dec 13, 2021 6:08 am
Pardon my ancient slang, whipper-snapper. =]
Dec 13, 2021 5:01 pm
bowlofspinach says:
I'd still be interested in trying out a dice less/ no-randomizer game, but Amber lost me with its setting, I think.
I would like to try out Chuubo's at some point
I find that interesting as the setting is "literally any world you can imagine plus a medieval castle sometimes". Most people who play it have moved quite far away from the 70's mindset it was written in and the tone ranges widely from cuthroat infighting throne war to close family against the universe.

If it is the setting that bothers you but the general ruleset is OK, I suggest Lords of Gossamer and Shadow. It is Amber 2.0 with the serial numbers filed off. The game I play in is technically Amberway, which to say Amber setting, Everway rules. Everway is also a granddaddy diceless system worth taking a look at. It has some randomness in the form of picking a Tarot-like card to influence how your actions go.

I seem to be in be in the minority in that I enjoy both ends of the spectrum, diceless and super crunchy. Both are good depending on what it is you are trying to do.
Dec 13, 2021 5:08 pm
Maybe I'm mixing up Amber and some other game then 🤔 I'll take another look at it

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