Silent Hunter
 member, 95 posts
 From London
Wed 26 Dec 2018
at 19:32
Rimworld-like Colony Building game
Just got this game for Christmas and thought it would be the perfect sort of game for a RP.

Anyone else agree?
evileeyore
 member, 140 posts
 GURPS GM and Player
Wed 26 Dec 2018
at 22:45
Rimworld-like Colony Building game
In what system though?
NowhereMan
 member, 266 posts
Wed 26 Dec 2018
at 23:15
Rimworld-like Colony Building game
Sounds like a great idea, but I'll echo evileyore here. System of choice makes all the difference for me.
Ihira
 member, 100 posts
Thu 27 Dec 2018
at 05:44
Rimworld-like Colony Building game
I agree with NowhereMan, it's an interesting idea that I'd be interested in trying in since I love the game, got nearly 450 hours on it. I am wondering what system you'd want to use for the RP though.
Nintaku
 member, 616 posts
Thu 27 Dec 2018
at 07:07
Rimworld-like Colony Building game
Well, there are a lot of systems a GM for something like this could use. Nearly anything post-apocalyptic would work perfectly, so long as mutation isn't baked into the core system and there are some mechanics for building up rather than just existing. Apocalypse World, Gamma World (no relation), and Mutant: Year Zero would all be Right Out, but that still leaves Savage Worlds's Broken Earth, Reign (One Roll Engine game specifically designed for building communities), Other Dust (OSR post-apocalypse game with useful sandbox mechanics), and probably a few that have slipped my mind at the moment.

It would be a ton of work on a GM, though. How would you see it playing out on a tabletop differently from how it would work on the computer?
Silent Hunter
 member, 96 posts
 From London
Thu 27 Dec 2018
at 18:31
Re: Rimworld-like Colony Building game
Nintaku:
It would be a ton of work on a GM, though. How would you see it playing out on a tabletop differently from how it would work on the computer?


Players would be individual colonists against a GM.
evileeyore
 member, 141 posts
 GURPS GM and Player
Thu 27 Dec 2018
at 18:58
Re: Rimworld-like Colony Building game
Silent Hunter:
Players would be individual colonists against a GM.

"Against".  I prefer "In Cooperation With".   ;)
streyjay
 member, 1 post
Thu 27 Dec 2018
at 19:57
Re: Rimworld-like Colony Building game
evileeyore:
"Against".  I prefer "In Cooperation With".   ;)


That's what Tynan wants you to believe.

Count me at least curious. My limited understanding of Stars Without Number offers it as another potential system.
Nintaku
 member, 617 posts
Thu 27 Dec 2018
at 21:31
Re: Rimworld-like Colony Building game
streyjay:
Count me at least curious. My limited understanding of Stars Without Number offers it as another potential system.


Oh! Yeah, that Other Dust I mentioned earlier is actually an offshoot of Stars Without Number, specifically meant for playing on Terra at the same time as your stellar adventurers in Stars Without Number are rediscovering space travel. So it's post-apocalyptic SWN, using the same OSR system but different classes.