sbodmann
 member, 85 posts
Sun 24 Dec 2017
at 02:59
A sorcerer, warforged, and guy with immovable rods ...

... walk into a bar ...

Been thinking of a zany fantasy game where we just have fun with it, and maybe poke fun AT it. I wouldn't want it to be ALL about humor, but semi-satirical, like the Robert Aspirin Myth books or the Piers Anthony Xanth books. Those still had the whole questing thing, but they had an irreverent, humorous angle to them as well.

It would require the right players. Humor always seems tough, especially on PBP, and I think I'd want to do this one a bit more sandboxy, which is ALSO tough on PBP.

Would keep the rules on the lighter side. Needs to be open-ended, so maybe FATE?

Thoughts? Interest?
Alyse
 member, 603 posts
 Pretty, witty, and gay
 (married since 2011!)
Sun 24 Dec 2017
at 03:07
A sorcerer, warforged, and guy with immovable rods ...
You want RISUS...
Undead Trout
 member, 423 posts
 Arms: Sable, in pale a
 spectral trout proper.
Sun 24 Dec 2017
at 03:50
Re: A sorcerer, warforged, and guy with immovable rods ...
Alyse:
You want RISUS...


I second that system recommendation.
sbodmann
 member, 86 posts
Sun 24 Dec 2017
at 14:59
Re: A sorcerer, warforged, and guy with immovable rods ...
Yeah, I can see how risus for the tone. It tends to get a little too zany though, I don't really like the mechanic, and I've never seen a risus game get past the first scene on rpol. The latter may speak to the difficulty of pulling off the kind of thing I'm talking about.
Cygnia
 member, 282 posts
 Amoral Paladin
Sun 24 Dec 2017
at 15:23
Re: A sorcerer, warforged, and guy with immovable rods ...
Always liked to compare Sigil to the Bazaar at Deva...
pnvq12
 member, 53 posts
Sun 24 Dec 2017
at 18:28
Re: A sorcerer, warforged, and guy with immovable rods ...
I feel like 13th Age is appropriate for a fantasy based comedy game. Simplistic rules, run it with or without icons (can just reskin them to be more comedic or just make all their background into myth & rumor. Who said the Three aren't actually a man behind a curtain?) The One Unique Thing is already primed for comedic things.

At least that's my two cents.
Mrrshann618
 member, 124 posts
Sun 24 Dec 2017
at 19:25
Re: A sorcerer, warforged, and guy with immovable rods ...
I'm not sure if the game is still out or available, but, Tales from the Floating Vagabond was a mix of everything.
cptcthulhu
 member, 203 posts
 Nuke em till they glow
 Shoot them in the dark.
Sun 24 Dec 2017
at 23:06
Re: A sorcerer, warforged, and guy with immovable rods ...
Floating Vagabond.....man, I miss that game.
Alyse
 member, 604 posts
 Pretty, witty, and gay
 (married since 2011!)
Mon 25 Dec 2017
at 00:13
Re: A sorcerer, warforged, and guy with immovable rods ...
In reply to Mrrshann618 (msg # 7):

There's a quickstart adventure available for the forthcoming new edition. It's not free, though.
Hendell
 member, 79 posts
Mon 25 Dec 2017
at 12:04
Re: A sorcerer, warforged, and guy with immovable rods ...
I find that most of the games that try to incorporate the interesting and or quirky things directly into the system mechanics actually detract from the players ability to just have fun with the setting and interpretation of it.

It might be better to use a simple and direct set of system mechanics like D&D 5e and just have the world elements and RP style be pushed a bit in the less serious direction, then if you need system mechanics for something they are (at least on an OOC level) clearly understood and simple with an obvious mechanism for use.