member, 651 posts
Sun 23 May 2021
at 19:57
Borderlands RPG - System Interest Check
With the wait for the new Bunkers & Badasses RPG to be released, I've gotten the itch to run a Borderlands RPG once again. For those not in the know, that's the Gearbox Borderlands franchise of video games. I like operating in existing IPs so everyone can get a quick baseline understanding of the setting and tone, and also because they tend to have ideas I'd like to explore further.

The only hitch now is that I'm waffling between two different game systems.

First up is No Rest for the Wicked, a Powered By the Apocalypse game. The mechanics for it are a cross between Apocalypse World's stats and Dungeon World's damage. It has playbooks for the ten Vault Hunters from Borderlands 1 and 2, and generally plays as PBtA does. It's easier to pick up and play, and slightly easier to run.

The second option is Savage Worlds, a tried and true classic for combat-heavy adventures. I have tools in mind for gun generation, how energy shields can work, archetypes for the existing Vault Hunter classes to show what's possible, and so on. It's got a lot more going on in terms of numbers and granularity than No Rest, and thus provides more options for making guns different and interesting.

Looking for opinions one way or the other. Not ready to open up a game yet, but it'll be good to have a focus going forward, along with a list of interested parties.
 member, 2144 posts
 BESM, Fate, Indies, PBTA
Mon 24 May 2021
at 23:50
Borderlands RPG - System Interest Check
I DL'd No Rest For the Wicked a while back, I don't know if it's gone through any update cycles since then, but it's at least accessible to me during my phases where I have considerable lack of wealth.

This message had punctuation tweaked by the user at 05:24, Tue 25 May.

 member, 14 posts
Tue 25 May 2021
at 18:32
Borderlands RPG - System Interest Check
I'm playing in a few PBtA games now and am a huge fan of Borderlands, just looked at the rules for No Rest For the Wicked and I'd be interested if you started one up.
 member, 652 posts
Sun 30 May 2021
at 04:46
Borderlands RPG - System Interest Check
Cool, I've put up the beginnings of a game right here: link to another game