Gilren
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Sat 13 Jun 2020
at 17:41
Fantasy Game
It's been a long time since I've been in a good story driven Fantasy game, so I'm looking for one.

What I'd love to find is a game where players can be some of the more monstrous or odd races (Goblins, Minotaurs, etc) not for power levels but for the oddity and varied things. I'm not so much a power gamer, I really prefer story and interaction to blowing stuff away in one shot. That being said, I know a lot of games tend to let the PCs be the 'adventurer/hero' style where they do tend to be more powerful so I'm ok with that as long as it's not overbalanced in someone's favor (I don't really want to be the sidekick...well, sometimes I do honestly).

I'm kind of leaning toward magic use for myself, and I usually tend toward the healing role, or the summoner role (necromancer, actual summoner, etc).

As to game system, I find myself in a bit of a problem. I'm not good with systems these days (for reasons I'd rather not go into here), so I'd likely need help with character creation for established systems. Freeform is ok with me, as long as the GM is the arbiter as to what can and cannot be done (been in way too many games where one player decides he's a god and tries to overpower their way through everything including the other PCs).

Thanks for reading my request.
ladysharlyne
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Sat 13 Jun 2020
at 18:08
Fantasy Game
Hello, I have some games that might suit you well.

One is The Witcher and any type of character(s) can be played.

link to another game

and also my Middle Earth game any type of character(s) also can be played.

link to another game

if you are space oriented many species can be in the Star Trek verse.

link to another game

All are freeform and in all of my games characters have the same power levels because no one likes powergamers.  Everyone has a chance.  You didn't mention dragons so I won't put my dragon game here.  Any of the others are wide open to various species on the writers merit. :)
Gilren
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Sun 14 Jun 2020
at 15:03
Fantasy Game
Appreciate the offers. Star Trek and Middle Earth are things I enjoy, but not as game worlds. As to the Witcher, I have zero knowledge of the world at all since I never got into the video games nor have I seen the show. So I'm going to have to pass.
Catch22
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Thu 18 Jun 2020
at 16:00
Fantasy Game
Are you wanting to be a villain?
Gilren
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Sat 11 Jul 2020
at 17:28
Fantasy Game
Sorry Catch22, didn't see your response. I dont tend toward villains due to a mental illness issue but in a game that's not too dark I could.

Still haven't found what I'm looking for yet, so bump.
jait
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Sun 12 Jul 2020
at 04:47
Fantasy Game
My Fate Core Fantasy game doesn't fit all your criteria... but might still interest you.

the big mismatch is that I'm not prepared to go with monsters as PCs.  The PCs are humano-centric. Creating a unique character (who would check off your "oddity & variety" boxes) is still certainly possible...  I take a very active hand in character-creation and want to help you craft a character you want to tell a story about...

Fate Core is a pretty straight-forward system, but if you come from a D&D style background, it does require a bit of an adjustment to a much more narrative approach.  I can teach.  But I'd still need you to have access to the Fate Core book or PDF.

The boiled-down concept for this game is "Fantasy Espionage in a cold war between two great nations with very different world-views."

Magic in this setting is a given.  Literally everybody in this world can do ritual magic.  It's the fast-cast elemental magics that are new and special and scary to most of the populace.
Driek
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Mon 20 Jul 2020
at 17:48
Fantasy Game
In reply to Gilren (msg # 1):

Hey, I'm not sure if you've found something already. But I'm a new dm with a lot of fantasy and I'm trying to find a couple people for solo campaigns, it's free form and you can be any race you want, I will also adjust your class to what you want/fits in my world/system.

If you're up to it feel free to let me know.