Author Topic: Trying to make up a pen and paper RPG game.  (Read 3380 times)

Offline Souron

  • New Member
  • *
  • Posts: 9
  • Oh Yeah!
Trying to make up a pen and paper RPG game.
« on: July 13, 2010, 02:43:58 PM »
0
Hi! :)

recently i have done three things,1get an account on redemption forum,2 heard about the cronicles of Peleg, and, 3 Have been trying to make a pen and paper RPG alternitive to Dungeons and Dragons. i was thinking of basing it on the time before The Flood, like in the cronicles of Peleg. Recently though my development team has been rather thin (a.k.a. me) so any help with an RPG DND alternitive would be great!

God bless, Souron.

Offline SomeKittens

  • Tournament Host
  • *****
  • Posts: 8102
    • -
    • Northeast Region
Re: Trying to make up a pen and paper RPG game.
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2010, 05:05:18 PM »
0
I can help, you'd just have to tell me what you'd need.
Mind not the ignorant fool on the other side of the screen!-BubbleBoy
Code: [Select]
postcount.add(1);

Offline Isildur

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4771
  • Mr. Deacon
    • -
    • Southwest Region
Re: Trying to make up a pen and paper RPG game.
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2010, 05:17:07 PM »
0
btw you know you spelled sauron wrong right? :p
3 Prophets Packs ftw

Offline SomeKittens

  • Tournament Host
  • *****
  • Posts: 8102
    • -
    • Northeast Region
Re: Trying to make up a pen and paper RPG game.
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2010, 05:49:06 PM »
0
Sauron's Sore.
Mind not the ignorant fool on the other side of the screen!-BubbleBoy
Code: [Select]
postcount.add(1);

Offline Souron

  • New Member
  • *
  • Posts: 9
  • Oh Yeah!
Re: Trying to make up a pen and paper RPG game.
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2010, 08:36:39 PM »
0
btw you know you spelled sauron wrong right? :p

It's not Sauron, it's souron. As in Souron, lord of the sour citidel.

Offline Souron

  • New Member
  • *
  • Posts: 9
  • Oh Yeah!
Re: Trying to make up a pen and paper RPG game.
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2010, 08:40:51 PM »
0
I can help, you'd just have to tell me what you'd need.

wjat i need is someone who can help with campains and attack/defense mechanics. i alredy have requsites down, Strength, defense, intelct, piety, chivalry, and dread. i also have races, giants and humans. I need a third class though, cause i only have warriors and preists.

Offline SomeKittens

  • Tournament Host
  • *****
  • Posts: 8102
    • -
    • Northeast Region
Re: Trying to make up a pen and paper RPG game.
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2010, 08:47:39 PM »
0
Another generic fantasy RPG?  We could do better.
Mind not the ignorant fool on the other side of the screen!-BubbleBoy
Code: [Select]
postcount.add(1);

Offline Souron

  • New Member
  • *
  • Posts: 9
  • Oh Yeah!
Re: Trying to make up a pen and paper RPG game.
« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2010, 08:48:42 PM »
0
Another generic fantasy RPG?  We could do better.

your right. do you have any suggestions? ??? ???
« Last Edit: July 13, 2010, 08:53:01 PM by Souron »

Offline Souron

  • New Member
  • *
  • Posts: 9
  • Oh Yeah!
Re: Trying to make up a pen and paper RPG game.
« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2010, 11:29:49 AM »
0
Another generic fantasy RPG?  We could do better.
         
well i did decide to change some of the requistes. Strength(max number of damage to deal when attacking), attack(the number you add to your attack roll), defense(the number you add to defense rolls), HP(the max number of hits a character can take before being defeated), intelect(how ceceptable the character is to being tricked into thinking they have been cursed by sorcerers), peity(still working on this), and coins(for puchasing weapons. another change is that it isn't preFlood its postFlood. anyone chime in and give me your input.

Offline SomeKittens

  • Tournament Host
  • *****
  • Posts: 8102
    • -
    • Northeast Region
Re: Trying to make up a pen and paper RPG game.
« Reply #9 on: July 14, 2010, 04:38:28 PM »
0
I'd start with a story first.  It's hard to make a cohesive framework without the world you're placing the framework in.
Mind not the ignorant fool on the other side of the screen!-BubbleBoy
Code: [Select]
postcount.add(1);

drb1200

  • Guest
Re: Trying to make up a pen and paper RPG game.
« Reply #10 on: July 14, 2010, 06:14:42 PM »
0
Incorporate Nephilim into this and my mom would have to ORDER me from my room to come upstairs to have a milkshake.

Offline Souron

  • New Member
  • *
  • Posts: 9
  • Oh Yeah!
Re: Trying to make up a pen and paper RPG game.
« Reply #11 on: July 15, 2010, 05:38:36 PM »
0
I'd start with a story first.  It's hard to make a cohesive framework without the world you're placing the framework in.
True. in the origional topic i said that it was based on the cronicles of Peleg. a book about the seperation of the earth,the time of Pelg. if that doesn't work i have some other ideas.

Offline Ninja Duck

  • New Member
  • *
  • Posts: 68
  • Ninja Duck of the Lord
Re: Trying to make up a pen and paper RPG game.
« Reply #12 on: August 08, 2010, 07:23:58 PM »
0
I've also been working on a roleplaying system. Here's my advice about your game so far:

1. Combat isn't very fun unless it is a very complicated and well done combat system, like Champions. For starting out on your own and on your first time, It's best to have a simple system mostly based on roleplaying instead of combat, so that the Traits/Attibutes/Skills just add an element of randomness to the Campaigns, instead of dictating them. The way to succeed is by saying the right things and creatively finding solutions, not just by having bigger numbers.

2. I can't help too much with story, because my system is applicable to whatever campaign is made, instead of writing my own story. The general idea across most RPG stories is that the PC's are ordinary people, somehow different and better from the rest. (in my campaign there were immigrants that had unknowingly been exposed to super powers from their old dead country, and are entering america unique from the rest)
In terms of antagonists, I've found it is most interesting and effective to have several different factions of enemies that may be allied at one time, or one attacks another, or their intentions are unkown, and always changing. Antagonists should be human in their decisions and have human motives. (crazy evil is too easycheesy) It's also interesting for the evil characters to be of the same group as the PC's. Another is to have their motive be the PC's fault, unknowingly.

3. How will things be determined? will there be  dice rolls? You mentioned priests, I'm assuming the PC's will be Christians. It would be interesting to set it in some point in history during any point of Jewish or Christian persecution. Oops, got distracted. When you make the traits system, say what is an average human trait. Give examples for different levels of traits, so that when the GM has to choose if a character can do something, they can ask them-self if an "average human" or whatever level the character is could perform that something.

My system was split up into 3 parts, into 9 parts.


Body              Mind             special

Upper Body     Calculation     start   
Lower Body     Attention       Power
Endurance      Willpower       Overdrive



Each trait was a roll, 1-6, on a 6 sided die. If you had a upper body of 3, you had to get a 3 or less on a roll to use it. you couldn't have a trait of 6. You have 9 points to distribute between the top 3 traits.
You take the number at the top of a column, add 1 and multiply by 2 and distribute those points among that column. So if i had a strength of 3, i have 8 points to put between the three traits, upper, lower, and endurance.

I tried to make it simple so it could be played with minimal difficulty in a car.

Also, tell me more about your system so far. If i think of anything else I'll try and remember to say it

Offline SomeKittens

  • Tournament Host
  • *****
  • Posts: 8102
    • -
    • Northeast Region
Re: Trying to make up a pen and paper RPG game.
« Reply #13 on: August 08, 2010, 08:26:51 PM »
0
Another thing to think about: numbers.  D6/D10/D20/D100?
Mind not the ignorant fool on the other side of the screen!-BubbleBoy
Code: [Select]
postcount.add(1);