Alcuin
 member, 24 posts
 Retired Bureaucrat
 RPGing since 1974
Fri 18 Jun 2021
at 08:59
Game worlds without the system attached to it
Ooh yeah.  And the City from A-State, and Berlin from Hot War Cold City.
Bornite
 member, 83 posts
Fri 18 Jun 2021
at 12:40
Game worlds without the system attached to it
It would of course depend on the setting, but yes there are a fair number of settings that I would like to game in that either had a system I didn't like or there is a systems that I prefer to use.
Rogue Leader
 member, 31 posts
 Standing by.
Fri 18 Jun 2021
at 13:00
Game worlds without the system attached to it
Are you proposing a freeform game in one of those settings?
Doom Shoom
 member, 13 posts
Fri 18 Jun 2021
at 15:47
Game worlds without the system attached to it
Mostly free form. In such cases I use a d6 to determine how it goes when I need an element of surprise.
Cubalibre
 member, 112 posts
 O.G. Gamer
 Nothing exists past 3.5
Fri 18 Jun 2021
at 16:01
Game worlds without the system attached to it
I like the idea - would like to do a FR or SW game in Freeform!
Alcuin
 member, 25 posts
 Retired Bureaucrat
 RPGing since 1974
Fri 18 Jun 2021
at 17:05
Game worlds without the system attached to it
Yeah, what Cubalibre says.  Sounds good to me.
steelsmiter
 member, 2146 posts
 BESM, Fate, Indies, PBTA
 NO FREEFORM! NO d20!
Fri 18 Jun 2021
at 23:30
Game worlds without the system attached to it
I specifically want to play a Cyberpunk game that doesn't use any iteration of the Cyberpunk RPG. I am hoping for The Sprawl
Ramidel
 member, 1386 posts
 Err on the side
 of awesome.
Fri 18 Jun 2021
at 23:49
Game worlds without the system attached to it
I'm surprised Rifts hasn't been brought up. So I'll bring it up. :)
Doom Shoom
 member, 14 posts
Sat 19 Jun 2021
at 11:42
Game worlds without the system attached to it
The Sprawl as in the setting of the books? Not sure I'd know much about that, as it has been ages since I read them.

Rifts I don't really know much about, unfortunately. Never had the money to get into it.
Cubalibre
 member, 113 posts
 O.G. Gamer
 Nothing exists past 3.5
Sat 19 Jun 2021
at 13:54
Game worlds without the system attached to it
In reply to Ramidel (msg # 9):

Oooooh - never thought of Rifts!

I was a heavy Rifts player years ago & have plenty of books on the setting but lost track after workd book 22 or 24 i think.

That game can be rules heavy but i think a knowledgeable GM could pull it off Freeform if familiar with the setting.
Alcuin
 member, 26 posts
 Retired Bureaucrat
 RPGing since 1974
Sat 19 Jun 2021
at 19:25
Game worlds without the system attached to it
I once played an excellent GURPS game that turned out to be  based in the Shadowrun Universe just as goblinisation began.  Sadly the GM was unable to carry on.
steelsmiter
 member, 2147 posts
 BESM, Fate, Indies, PBTA
 NO FREEFORM! NO d20!
Sun 20 Jun 2021
at 03:45
Game worlds without the system attached to it
Doom Shoom:
The Sprawl as in the setting of the books? Not sure I'd know much about that, as it has been ages since I read them.

Er... no? I thought this was about using a world with a different system, or a system with a different world. I'm not aware of the game I mentioned having a setting. I've seen it as a Powered by the Apocalypse game. I think it should power a game in the Cyberpunk world.
Doom Shoom
 member, 15 posts
Sun 20 Jun 2021
at 08:19
Game worlds without the system attached to it
Yeah The Sprawl is loosely based on the setting of the books, except that you can basically make the world as you want to.
Yaztromo
 supporter, 439 posts
Sun 20 Jun 2021
at 10:07
Game worlds without the system attached to it
Few years ago I started running Blackmoor with a much simpler ruleset and I found out that it can really work, so I wish you the best of luck too!
Doom Shoom
 member, 17 posts
Mon 21 Jun 2021
at 18:21
Game worlds without the system attached to it
So, looks like the best setting to try with very ow rules/freeform would be Faerun and something cyberpunky.
Cubalibre
 member, 114 posts
 O.G. Gamer
 Nothing exists past 3.5
Mon 21 Jun 2021
at 18:23
Game worlds without the system attached to it
Im for Faerun - i have so many ideas for characters but it would depend on where on Faerun the game is set & year.
Doom Shoom
 member, 18 posts
Mon 21 Jun 2021
at 18:29
Game worlds without the system attached to it
Most likely somewhen after the darn Spellplague. If you are looking for a specific adventure or adventure path it can be arranged (yes they do work freeform,I managed a while agoin a real time game).
Rogue Leader
 member, 32 posts
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Mon 21 Jun 2021
at 19:01
Re: Game worlds without the system attached to it
Ramidel:
I'm surprised Rifts hasn't been brought up. So I'll bring it up. :)


I'd jump on that train.
Cubalibre
 member, 115 posts
 O.G. Gamer
 Nothing exists past 3.5
Mon 21 Jun 2021
at 19:16
Game worlds without the system attached to it
Ugh, the Spellplauge...Its what made me stop playing the game altogether - no clue to what came after that fiasco but i can research it.
Doom Shoom
 member, 19 posts
Mon 21 Jun 2021
at 19:33
Game worlds without the system attached to it
Haha yeah in my Faerun I mostly ignore it. I consider it some weird battle of the gods which didn't affect normal people nearly as much as the books made out.

Easy enough to make it before that time though.
Cubalibre
 member, 116 posts
 O.G. Gamer
 Nothing exists past 3.5
Mon 21 Jun 2021
at 19:54
Game worlds without the system attached to it
Before would be good - 1374 or before. If Cyberpunk, i would have to do some serious reading on the setting.
Alcuin
 member, 27 posts
 Retired Bureaucrat
 RPGing since 1974
Mon 21 Jun 2021
at 20:36
Game worlds without the system attached to it
I once set a steampunk game in a much later Faerun in which goblins ran the railways from Waterdeep to the Silvery Marches.
JRScott
 member, 66 posts
Tue 22 Jun 2021
at 22:23
Game worlds without the system attached to it
If you are willing to put in the time and effort you can pretty much move any setting to a different game system. Some are easier to do than others of course, but it is possible.

As for Faerun I'd start before the Time of Troubles and just play organically, don't assume what happened in the novels happens in your Faerun....I remember when the original boxed set came out, and how wonderful it was to read the material....lot of good there...

Same with Oerth.....start with the box set (the original one) and then just move from there ignoring the subsequent novels etc...
Doom Shoom
 member, 20 posts
Wed 23 Jun 2021
at 09:55
Game worlds without the system attached to it
I haven't even read most of the novels :-)
Doom Shoom
 member, 23 posts
Thu 24 Jun 2021
at 17:03
Game worlds without the system attached to it
FR game will be set up in a bit. I am considering one or two more but need to get my other games running first.