Dark City Games’ Legends RPG

I am a huge fan of the old Metagaming series “The Fantasy Trip”, which included Melee and Wizard. I remember first seeing them in a hobby shop in Fort Collins, Colorado, and still get a warm fuzzy feeling when I get out my little plastic bags.

Sentimentality aside, they’re also great games. I’ve used them for both role playing, and miniatures skirmish games. Sadly, they are long out of print. Metagaming folded and inventor Steve Jackson went on to found Steve Jackson Games. You can find .pdf files of the games in various plaes on the internet, but I am sure that they are in violation of copyright. I’d love to host copies here on MiniatureWargaming, but have no idea who does hold the copyright.

Until then, there is a legal and FREE alternative: Dark City Games’ Legends RPG. It uses the same mechanics and has the same light tactical feel.

Rough Magic Role Playing Game

Rough Magic is an RPG with an interesting setting:

Rough Magic is a role-playing game of magic, mystery, and guns in 1960s Europe. Europe is united under the polished boot of the Franco-Prussian Empire, and hex use is ruthlessly regulated and (as a result) enormously profitable.

Think of a cross between Casablanca and Angel Heart.

Play is very loose, and players are encouraged to take initiative rather than simply hanging around and waiting for someone to kick in the door, guns a-blazing. Players are also encouraged to flesh out the setting and be creative, rather than passively accepting what has already been described.

GURPS Space 1889 Conversion

I loved Space: 1889. The setting was fantastic, and I also liked the RPG system. But for those who prefer a more nuts and bolts operation, you could try this GURPS conversion for Space: 1889

Children of Fire Fantasy Role Playing Game

In Children of Fire, players act as Angels (the Children of Fire), interacting with other angels, and with humans (Children of Clay). To create a character, players choose an order and select various options. Action resolution is stat + 2d10 vs difficulty

A number of companies produce angel figures that would work well with this one.

Dungeon Geomorphs

The Character For Every Game Blog offers some really neat dungeon geomorph tiles, as well as a few nice complete dungeons. Plenty here to look at.