What RPG goes well with IS?

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What RPG goes well with IS?

Postby Blackronin » Mon Dec 22, 2008 9:39 pm

Hi:

What RPG do you thing goes well with the mechanics and universe of Iron Stars?
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Re: What RPG goes well with IS?

Postby go0gleplex » Mon Dec 22, 2008 9:44 pm

Check out StarSIEGE by Troll Lord Games. It's an Role Playing Game set up specifically to allow for customization by the GM.
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Re: What RPG goes well with IS?

Postby Blackronin » Tue Dec 23, 2008 1:14 am

I've downloaded the demo. I'll read it now. Thanks for the info Googleplex.
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Re: What RPG goes well with IS?

Postby mj12games » Tue Dec 23, 2008 4:07 am

Blackronin wrote:Hi:

What RPG do you thing goes well with the mechanics and universe of Iron Stars?


Well, mechanics-wise, I don't think there's anything on the market (yet :)) that is similar to Iron Stars.

But setting/universe-wise, I can think of several:

Space 1889
Castle Falkenstein
For Faerie, Queen and Country
Victoriana
Age of Empire

Although these fall into the Victorian era, and not the Edwardian era of Iron Stars, they are far and away the best fits of the available games.
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Re: What RPG goes well with IS?

Postby thedugan » Tue Dec 23, 2008 4:24 am

You could use ARES if you wanted to add a LOT of house rules, I suppose. I've been pestering Dan off and on for a while about a RPG, and I've got a couple of things that I've started on, but nothing official, and nothing that's anywhere NEAR finished, or even playable...
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Re: What RPG goes well with IS?

Postby CPTCole » Sat May 16, 2009 1:16 am

Forgotten Futures would be great. It already has the "feel" and is free. It is well supported (10 "setting" books already) and should give you alot of great ideas to use in IS. I don't use the mechanics but the setting ideas are great.

I play Savage Worlds. It's a tabletop miniatures game with RPG overtones (strong overtones). The great thing is the rules can be tweaked to your heart's content to get the right ambiance for your game. Fantasy to SciFi is covered. It's simple but not simplistic. You can order the core rules as a PDF and I think its about 10 USD.

I actually use IS to play out space combat in my present Savage Worlds campaign. I have to make some additions to the IS rules to take PC actions into account, but the changes are very simple and straightforward to implement.

Compared to a regular RPG space battle IS space battles are extremely quick and merciless...you have been warned.

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Re: What RPG goes well with IS?

Postby thedugan » Sat May 16, 2009 4:28 am

CPTCole wrote:Forgotten Futures would be great. It already has the "feel" and is free. It is well supported (10 "setting" books already) and should give you alot of great ideas to use in IS. I don't use the mechanics but the setting ideas are great.


Haven't played, but yeah, it's appropriate...
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Re: What RPG goes well with IS?

Postby Spence » Sun May 17, 2009 10:21 pm

Hero System is specifically designed to allow you to play in any genre. The basic game has been around since '81. It is not designed to play a setting out of the box. But rather so the GM can set up the setting he wishes.

Good system.

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Re: What RPG goes well with IS?

Postby Enpeze » Wed Feb 17, 2010 12:37 pm

Savage Worlds would be probably the best for IS.

In 2010 there is also a Savage Space 1889 coming up.

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Re: What RPG goes well with IS?

Postby Spence » Sun Mar 07, 2010 12:44 am

Enpeze wrote:Savage Worlds would be probably the best for IS.

In 2010 there is also a Savage Space 1889 coming up.



You are right there. I recently picked up SW and can say it is a fast and fun game that handles pulp'ish games really well.

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