Vaporoare RPG

Vaporoare is a role playing game, but as is the case with such, it’s full of ideas for skirmish type miniatures games. The author writes:

Vaporoare is a role-playing game of weird science and mad magi in Victorian-era Europe. It imagines a world where Jules Verne wrote technical manuals for ether machines instead of fiction; Mary Shelley penned the autobiography of Dr. Frankenstein, and H. P. Lovecraft didn’t know what he was getting into. It is the world described by Edgar Allan Poe, Lord Dunsany and J. R. R. Tolkien. Europe is alive with races of fiction: elves dwarves and gnomes. These people have lived together since the beginning of time, and now they face their greatest challenge: the Industrial Revolution. Magick is dying, and technology is on the rampage.

Fickle RPG

Fickle RPG is

a narrative roleplaying and cooperative storytelling game, distinguished by the core dice resolution mechanic which has bluffing, bidding, and meaningful decisions. The game is a universal system that can be played in any genre, such as sci-fi, military, zombies, high fantasy, superheroes, etc. An ongoing campaign can be played over multiple game sessions, or as a themed one-shot.

Lizards vs Wizards RPG

Lizards vs Wizards is an RPG set in the “days after the Big Blammo.” You are a sentient lizard. Unfortunately, there also are Wizards, who are “crazy, weird and dangerous humans” who often use lizard parts in their experiements.

It looks like a hoot.

Explore Alterra Tabletop RPG

Explore Alterra is a tabletop RPG that eschews a character sheet in favor of cards that measure spells, weapons, armor, talents and items. It is a very straightforward system, and an interesting setting.

GURPS Lite

Steve Jackson’s GURPS (Generic Universal Role Playing System) is one of the grand old men of the role playing world. The game provides one of the most realistic, detailed gaming systems ever. Because the combat system is so good, I know of many miniature gamers who use it for skirmish games. Steve Jackson games has released a free “lite” version of the rules as a pdf download.