Bod Man
 member, 312 posts
Mon 10 Jul 2017
at 23:57
Overwatch
There is a fairly cool unexplored story within the Overwatch game. A tale of killer robots run amok. I think it would be a cool game to have a group of players each take one of the Overwatch characters, build it, then play in exploration of the story.

Mutants and Masterminds might be a good system. Might work in Apocalypse Hack, though that would require customer work. GURPS could probably handle it, though it's a bit realistic for the game feel.

Anyone interested in taking that on?
Samus Aran
 member, 334 posts
 Author, game designer
 Part-time Metroid fighter
Tue 11 Jul 2017
at 03:24
Overwatch
I might play it in most supers games. I've statted up a few Overwatch heroes in M&M 3E, which you can find here (I started with Mercy, my favorite tied with Widowmaker). Seems like a lot of fun, and certainly has a lot of potential as a supers setting not tied to decades of retcons and canon.
insaneplots
 member, 36 posts
Tue 11 Jul 2017
at 16:45
Overwatch
I could see this being done with a system like conspiracy X where players either have to build towards the power they have in the game and certain powers are explained with paranormal abilities. Reaper having self only bio-pk.
Bod Man
 member, 313 posts
Thu 20 Jul 2017
at 23:00
Overwatch
I thought I'd bump this and give it one more attempt...
Samus Aran
 member, 354 posts
 Author, game designer
 Part-time Metroid fighter
Fri 11 Aug 2017
at 21:46
Overwatch
I have been playing a lot lately (trying to get the summer event skins) and I would enjoy playing Overwatch as a roleplaying game, too. Probably with Supers RED or M&M 3E (with a few tweaks), but it's hard to say. Anyway, I'll make you a bet: if we can't find a GM and I get the skins for Widowmaker and Mercy (and Sombra), I'll run a hell of an Overwatch game.
Bod Man
 member, 321 posts
Fri 11 Aug 2017
at 21:48
Overwatch
Works for me.

May take the fun out of it, but someone did MnM3E stats...
https://roninarmy.com/threads/...Kyle-s-Builds/page13

d20 Modern would probably work as well. Or GURPS.

This message was last edited by the user at 22:02, Fri 11 Aug.

GreyGriffin
 member, 132 posts
 Portal Expat
 Game System Polyglot
Sun 13 Aug 2017
at 03:15
Overwatch
It's a really interesting setting and there's definitely some room for roleplaying there.

I'd argue that M&M might not be the best fit if you want the sort of team-based tactical gameplay.  But it might be a good fit for the over-the-top genuinely comic-book personas that the gameplay represents.

If you're using 2e, I might recommend some of the mechanics that scale back the Time/Progression table.  Not sure if any similar mechanics exist in 3e.  The impact of major characters tends not to do things like level city blocks, and the super speedy characters tend to do less running around the world and more zipping around rooftops.
Samus Aran
 member, 356 posts
 Author, game designer
 Part-time Metroid fighter
Sun 13 Aug 2017
at 08:11
Overwatch
I also statted up some Overwatch characters on that site. M&M 3E would work fairly well, though I might also look into Supers Revised. Not sure about other superhero games. I may have to look into that.

So what kinds of things are you looking for in a potential Overwatch game, if we find a GM?
SamuraiSpork
 member, 5 posts
Mon 14 Aug 2017
at 21:51
Overwatch
I'd be willing to play. As a GM or a player. I'm familiar with the lore and willing to GM but I'm unfamiliar with pretty much anything outside of PBTA. I'm willing to learn any system if you're willing to bare with my inexperience at the start.
Bod Man
 member, 322 posts
Mon 21 Aug 2017
at 01:04
Re: Overwatch
Samus Aran:
So what kinds of things are you looking for in a potential Overwatch game, if we find a GM?


I think just exploring the world a bit more. It seems rich with potential. Seems like a mission based special forces style game play would work nicely.