View Full Version : New RPG: Market research (for hell's sake, finally)

12-06-2005, 20:41

Seeing what people would be interested in next. I ran a couple of 40K ones back on good ol' Portent, and a few people said they liked them. What would grab people's interest?

Straight text RPGs are pretty easy to organise, which is always a good thing. There's a few 40K ones kicking about at the moment though, so I don't know if peopole would be interested in another - it would likely be Imperial Guard, like my 1st GMing effort, though I have run a fairly popular Space Marine one in the past . Dark Millennium Roleplay is something you'll either never have heard of or be sick to death of me mentioning it. Basically, an RPing system for 40K, using dice rolls: this has the advantage of beign a great deterrant to powergaming, and I think the rules aren't too tough to use, and I need to give them proper field test. The other thing about this is the rules could be adapted for, say, a World War II RPG just by changing the weapons (without psychic powers obviously ).

Historical: not sure I could run one, but there were a couple of very good ones on old Portent (particularly a World War II one run by Heinrich Jaeger).

Other: I started an RPG based on the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen on old Portent which was fairly popular, a pity it didn't get very far.

The results won't definitely decide what I'll run (if anything), but this may also help other GMs who would like to run something I wouldn't. I hope so, since it'd give me another RPG to post in

13-06-2005, 03:18
I would say the usual mix, but thats because my experiences with the DMRP system has been a little mixed up.

I say go with another Renegade Space Marine RPG, cause if you don't, I will lol.

13-06-2005, 08:02
Rengade marines sounds like fun, or bringing back the League of Gentlemen.

13-06-2005, 08:18
I'd be interested in joining in on a Fantasy text based RPG myself - just to see something new and find out a bit about Fantasy. I've never really posted in this section but I look in from time to time and it's practically always 40K, so I think it'd be nice for a bit of Fantasy and I'd be quite interested to join in.

Yin - Yang
13-06-2005, 09:35
I enjoy fantasy text based RPG's myself, although I won't object to a good 40k one.

13-06-2005, 23:11
*nods* Intriguing. I'll do a DMRP one at some point, but could run a text-based thing at the same time. Was thinking either of Imperial Guard Spec-Ops (Stormies, Veterans or whatever) or Space Marine Scouts on an infiltration mission...

14-06-2005, 02:27
Howabout an Imperial Guard based one with a hand-picked squad from several different regiments? That'd allow for some good variation between the characters without restricting them all to one style.

Of course, you could do the same with Space Marines if you wanted to make it a Deathwatch-esque mission - Scouts from different chapters allowing for some variation.

I just figure otherwise it'll make all the characters too similar. Well, that and with the Imperial Guard one I could manage to get a female character in there easier - I imagine many worlds don't allow women in the Imperial Guard and all, though with some variation there would be a chance on some worlds :D

14-06-2005, 02:55
As I know little about much else...I got for 40K

14-06-2005, 10:26
Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay:

its so much fun.... though rather worrying on the age of my character!

14-06-2005, 11:45
@Kittah: That's the kinda thing I was thinking of. Hmm. Hand-picked Guard force and/or Marine Scouts.

@athamas: I like WFRP, unfortunately I don't have the rulebook (I've only played in on RPG sites) so I'm not sure how character creation works.

14-06-2005, 13:46
Warhammer Fantasy - text based. There's too many 40K ones up

And Antaeus, I know what you mean, kinda, got the book, never even touched it, :lol:

15-06-2005, 05:18
I'm all for a Fantasy text-based or the idea of hand-picked Guard Vets/Storm Troopers. I think either of those two should be chosen :D

15-06-2005, 07:58
I got started in my first fantasy RPG just before the old Portent crashed. If I knew a lot more about fantasy than I do I'd be tempted to run my own RPG (if I was any good at running RPGs) But a multi world squad of vets/stormies for a special mission or something sounds cool.
Oh yeah, text based only for me. More scope for creativity imho.

15-06-2005, 14:16
Text based seems to be more popular... :D

I'll see about getting one up, post Storm of Chaos, probably featuring one of my three Asur characters, or one of my umpteen million others, from various other races, :P
Other than that, I wish you a good Role Play.

16-06-2005, 13:14
Hmm..I've been having more thoughts.

Fantasy Text based: I've got vague ideas, based on something Empire-related. A good old tomb raid in Khemri, maybe? Nothing like a treasure hunt. Could be WFRP too, depending on what people would rather: more votes for text based but I have a slight preference for WFRP. Text works for me too though if that's what people want.

40K: Text-based, I'm thinking an Imperial Guard infiltration Op of some kind, based on the one I ran a few years ago. Wide variety of specialists, vehicles, and lots of big explosions.

Also planning to DMRP the Scouts one: that'll largely just be fighting to try out the combat system, though some other stuff too.