I asked for suggestions on games to play (indie, ~6 sessions, any genre, storytelling high, crunching low/medium), and I’ve already gotten multiple responses that look interesting. This is to keep track, so I can find them later. If you’re reading this and have more, let me know 🙂
I’ve played Weird West lately too, and liked it. The ruleset is perfect for car trips, but almost too simple for an actual table.
Dark Horse Game Design (Greg Christopher) (free)
Errant – High Fantasy
Synapse – “The game engine represents your mind as a seperate entity from your body.”
Cascade Failure – Post-apocalyptic Errant
Statecraft – Rulers from history. Political game.
Oceans – As in Ocean’s 11.
Novarium – not done yet, Angels/Demons, medieval.
Forlorn Hope – not done yet, post apoc.
Pieces of Eight – not done yet, AWK!
Hollowpoint – “Bad people killing bad people for bad reasons.” A one-shot with high kill count.
Diaspora – Deep space SF.
Deluge – post-apoc flood.
T-72 – Afghan desert, 1981.
Savage Worlds – Explorers; Fantasy/Hero packs.
Deadlands – Weird West; Hell on Earth/Lost Colony – futures of Deadlands.
50 Fathoms – Weird Pirate
Evernight – Dark High Fantasy?
Low Life – High Fantasy for post apoc worm creatures.
Necessary Evil – Supervillains must Save the Earth!
Pirates of the Spanish Main – there you go.
Rippers – Victorian Londonish.
Savage World of Solomon Kane – Puritan Revenge
Slipstream – alternate worlds pulp
Space 1889: Red Sands – steampunkish
Sundered Skies – post apoc, not sure what about? Lots of worlds?
Weird Wars: Tour of Darkness – Viet Nam; Weird War Two – there you go.
Ironclaw – Anthropomorphic Fantasy Roleplay
Albedo – Anthro SF
Jadeclaw – Japanese Anthro Fantasy
Usagi – Usagi Yojimbo.
Toon. Just Toon.
Unhallowed Metropolis – Steampunk Horror.
Day after Ragnarok – post apoc, in both Savage Worlds and Hero systems.
Adventures into Darkness – Lovecraft comics, Hero system.
Dubious Shards – Cthulu
M&M – Heroic, D20.
Laughing Pan Productions
Deliria – Modern Fae, madness. Out of print.
Munchkin – card-based dungeon crawl?
Land of Og – Caveman no big words.
Stuperpowers – Heros with powers like projectile vomiting.
Hell for Leather – Gory gameshow.
Apocalypse World – post-apoc
Burning Wheel – Fantasy-based, heavy on roleplay
Dread – Jenga-based suspense game.
3:16 Carnage among the Stars – SF action. “Terra’s plan is to kill every living thing in the Universe to protect the home world.”
All Flesh Must Be Eaten – Zombies
Angel – TV Show.
Armageddon – End times.
Army of Darkness – Just so.
Beyond Human – Ubermensch of a horrible sort.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer – TV show.
Conspiracy X – Yep. Name your conspiracy.
Ghosts of Albion – TV show, Victorian ookies.
Terra Primate – The apes are coming! The apes are coming!
WitchCraft – Supernatural battles.
The Laundry – Charlie Stross’s world. Magic, science, conspiracy.
Leverage – “The rich and powerful, they take what they want. You steal it back.”
Smallville – The TV Show. Doyce highly recommends.
Do: Pilgrims of the Flying Temple – Avatar slapstick. “Summon the Pilgrims of the Flying Temple. They mean well.”