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Least essential RPG

eXyse

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> Star Frontiers (sorry. Traveller did it first, and better.)

Bah. Traveller bites radioactive scorpions. "You can die during character creation." There's a concept I'm glad never took off. ^_^
 

Godfather Punk

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It feels wrong if <i>Xena & Hercules RPG</i> shouldn't make this list. The GM manual was a pain to read, the character sheets were uncopyable. In all a badly executed game for a licence that had more potential.

Of course it's easy to kick somebody when he's down, like WEG was at the time.

GP -
 

DocShoveller

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How about 'Tunnels and Trolls'?

"I know, let's create an RPG!"

"What are we going to do in it?"

"I dunno, let's just bung in some generic fantasy stuff like TSR do ..."
 

Imaginos

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It's hard to say which RPG was the least influential, since I don't really remember the bland ones that much. The ones I didn't liked were influential by showing me something I didn't like. The ones I liked were influential by including something I liked. So the ones that impacted me the least are the ones I am most likely to forget.
 

Jared A. Sorensen

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Mithras said:
Judge Dredd.

Why?

Being a super-fascist lawman carrying out on-the-spot executions after a bit of flimsy investigation. You play a judge. That's all. That's it. I was disappointed.

Is it just me or do most 'Mericans miss the point that the JUDGES ARE THE BAD GUYS?!?!

(Note the superfluous punctation added for emphasis)

And from what I've heard, some other company is going to sput out a new Dredd game.

Okay.
 

DocShoveller

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BiggusGeekus said:
Sangrolu,

Industry vs. Personal. Good point.

Revenant,

I thought T&T predated Dungeons & Dragons?
I might predate AD&D, but I don't think it predates Chainmail, which was essentially the same thing.
 

eXyse

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Jared, Mithras was commenting on the fact that in the Judge Dredd RPG you could only play judges. Really. There were no rules for anything else.

Adding to the horribleness of the Judge Dredd RPG was the fact that there was no character customization - every starting character was exactly the same. (iirc, it's been a long time.)
 

Sangrolu

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Revenant said:
I might predate AD&D, but I don't think it predates Chainmail, which was essentially the same thing.
It may predate AD&D, but it doesn't predate D&D.
 

DocShoveller

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Tanuki said:
Jared, Mithras was commenting on the fact that in the Judge Dredd RPG you could only play judges. Really. There were no rules for anything else.

Adding to the horribleness of the Judge Dredd RPG was the fact that there was no character customization - every starting character was exactly the same. (iirc, it's been a long time.)
There were Psi-Judges as well weren't there? Or was that in a supplement?
 
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