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Title: Favorite RPG World
Post by: Autumn2May on March 29, 2011, 06:42:34 PM
Guess who is playing in an old school 2.5 ed Planescapes D&D campaign?  Me! :D  Planescapes was always my favorite RPG universe.  What RPG is the love of your gaming life?
Title: Re: Favorite RPG World
Post by: Lyz on March 30, 2011, 04:23:51 AM
Dragon Age, hands down. The entire realm of Thedas has become so huge with the books, tabletop game, video games, and other upcoming media... There's just so much. I think it's an amazing realm... So much that, if I were able to, I'd probably move there. :P
Title: Re: Favorite RPG World
Post by: Minesril on March 30, 2011, 07:26:14 AM
Forgotten Realms...I love it.  Especially the Dragon Coast and the Underdark.  I tried Kalamar once, and it seemed like just a poor imitation.
I've never played the computer games though.
Title: Re: Favorite RPG World
Post by: pornokitsch on March 30, 2011, 09:06:48 AM
Guess who is playing in an old school 2.5 ed Planescapes D&D campaign?  Me! :D  Planescapes was always my favorite RPG universe.  What RPG is the love of your gaming life?

I'm jealous! I played in a whopping TWO sessions of a Planescape game, and the setting was great (the group collapsed... but the setting was great).

My favorite has always been Spelljammer, mostly for the sheer weirdness of it.

Dragonlance is also way up there for the cheese factor, Iron Kingdoms for the intricacy and Al Qadim for the swashbuckling joy. AQ got us all to speak like characters from a bad translation of the Arabian Nights, which was really fun.
Title: Re: Favorite RPG World
Post by: Gothic Panda on March 30, 2011, 12:05:43 PM
Dragonlance was always my favorite world setting growing up--I admit a lot of irrational bias there. The Chronicles trilogy was one of my first fantasy books and was a large part of what really hooked me on the genre. I bought all the books for the setting, but to date, I've never actually played a game in that setting.

Most of the campaigns I've played in were in Forgotten Realms, Ravenloft, or some world of the DM's creation.
Title: Re: Favorite RPG World
Post by: MTMaenpaa on March 30, 2011, 04:00:39 PM
The worlds of 7th Sea and Fading Suns are some of my favorites.  The former is a blatantly modified version of Renaissance Europe, full of pirates, scheming nobles and mysterious sorcerers.  The latter is a very dark, Byzantine-style Empire in space that threatens to collapse on itself, full of strange magic and tech, stranger aliens and a lot of room for stories.  Oddly reminiscent of Dune.
Title: Re: Favorite RPG World
Post by: Arthum on March 30, 2011, 10:43:17 PM
Forgotten Realms, even though I didn't had a lot of areas to explore in Baldur's Gate, Neverwinter Nights and Icewind Dales 1 and 2. But I just got somewhat in love with this world and it really got me intrigued and I think a lot of time how life would look like if I was one of the characters xD But I really love the area associated with Baldur's Gate, still though I haven't played Baldur's Gate 2 and I have to wait with it till I finish the first part, want to take my character to the second one :D
Title: Re: Favorite RPG World
Post by: pornokitsch on April 01, 2011, 01:21:11 PM
Forgotten Realms, even though I didn't had a lot of areas to explore in Baldur's Gate, Neverwinter Nights and Icewind Dales 1 and 2. But I just got somewhat in love with this world and it really got me intrigued and I think a lot of time how life would look like if I was one of the characters xD But I really love the area associated with Baldur's Gate, still though I haven't played Baldur's Gate 2 and I have to wait with it till I finish the first part, want to take my character to the second one :D

Just mentioning BG2 makes my fingers itch. I love that game so much (Icewind Dale is only a wee bit behind). Much less linear and more fun than BG1, meaning you can replay it about 10,000 times.

Unfortunately, the Mac versions of any of those games are impossible to find. Sigh.
Title: Re: Favorite RPG World
Post by: Autumn2May on April 01, 2011, 01:26:30 PM
Guess who is playing in an old school 2.5 ed Planescapes D&D campaign?  Me! :D  Planescapes was always my favorite RPG universe.  What RPG is the love of your gaming life?

I'm jealous! I played in a whopping TWO sessions of a Planescape game, and the setting was great (the group collapsed... but the setting was great).


Hehe!  ;D  I'm so excited to start playing again!  I haven't played in a real D&D game since before my kids were born. :D
Title: Re: Favorite RPG World
Post by: Autumn2May on April 01, 2011, 01:27:48 PM
The worlds of 7th Sea and Fading Suns are some of my favorites.  The former is a blatantly modified version of Renaissance Europe, full of pirates, scheming nobles and mysterious sorcerers.  The latter is a very dark, Byzantine-style Empire in space that threatens to collapse on itself, full of strange magic and tech, stranger aliens and a lot of room for stories.  Oddly reminiscent of Dune.

My brother loves 7th Sea!  That's one of the ones I've haven't done yet, but I've watched them play and the world is really cool. :)
Title: Re: Favorite RPG World
Post by: Autumn2May on April 01, 2011, 01:29:06 PM
Forgotten Realms, even though I didn't had a lot of areas to explore in Baldur's Gate, Neverwinter Nights and Icewind Dales 1 and 2. But I just got somewhat in love with this world and it really got me intrigued and I think a lot of time how life would look like if I was one of the characters xD But I really love the area associated with Baldur's Gate, still though I haven't played Baldur's Gate 2 and I have to wait with it till I finish the first part, want to take my character to the second one :D

Just mentioning BG2 makes my fingers itch. I love that game so much (Icewind Dale is only a wee bit behind). Much less linear and more fun than BG1, meaning you can replay it about 10,000 times.

Unfortunately, the Mac versions of any of those games are impossible to find. Sigh.

Have you played Planescapes: Torment?  It's my favorite PC RPG and it takes place in Sigil. :)
Title: Re: Favorite RPG World
Post by: Gothic Panda on April 01, 2011, 07:45:43 PM
Forgotten Realms, even though I didn't had a lot of areas to explore in Baldur's Gate, Neverwinter Nights and Icewind Dales 1 and 2. But I just got somewhat in love with this world and it really got me intrigued and I think a lot of time how life would look like if I was one of the characters xD But I really love the area associated with Baldur's Gate, still though I haven't played Baldur's Gate 2 and I have to wait with it till I finish the first part, want to take my character to the second one :D

I own BG 1 and 2, but I never managed to finish 1, and didn't want to start 2 until I finished the first. This wasn't because of lack of interest though. More like life intervened and made it so I didn't have time to play for a while, then I forgot about the games (basically got distracted by something newer and shinier--I freely admit to being easily distracted, particularly by sparkly things). I have a real hankering to play it now. D= And, I'd just started Kingdom Hearts 1 (another one of those game series I've owned but never played). Actually come to think of it, I don't think I've finished playing a game all the way through since the late 90's (with the exception of Final Fantasy I). Anyone want to place bets as to whether I stick with KH1 or switch to BG1?
Title: Re: Favorite RPG World
Post by: pornokitsch on April 02, 2011, 10:00:25 PM
I'm not a big one for finishing games either - same reason: life intervenes.

That said, BG2 wasn't actually a *huge* time commitment. You can zip through it pretty quickly or dawdle, explore everything, and make it into something huge (although still, from what I've heard, much smaller than many other games out now). I really did like BG2 more than BG1 - precisely because of this sort of openness.*

*That, and I got to have my very own thieves guild. Which was pretty awesome.
Title: Re: Favorite RPG World
Post by: Autumn2May on April 03, 2011, 12:15:01 AM
I may have just come into a huge quantity of 2nd & 3rd ed D&D books. :D  Details coming after I sort through the stack! :D
Title: Re: Favorite RPG World
Post by: pornokitsch on April 03, 2011, 01:32:02 PM
I may have just come into a huge quantity of 2nd & 3rd ed D&D books. :D  Details coming after I sort through the stack! :D

Ooooh. I'm very jealous. All my D&D is split up geographically as I've moved about. I think I've got 1st edition in one US state, 2nd edition in another, 3rd in a box in London and 4e on the shelf. (whine, whine, whine)
Title: Re: Favorite RPG World
Post by: Gothic Panda on April 03, 2011, 01:41:55 PM
I've got a huge tub of 2nd and 3rd ed. books in the attic. I'm not sure what I'm going to do with them now though, aside from keep them for nostalgia's sake.
Title: Re: Favorite RPG World
Post by: pornokitsch on April 03, 2011, 05:01:25 PM
I've got a huge tub of 2nd and 3rd ed. books in the attic. I'm not sure what I'm going to do with them now though, aside from keep them for nostalgia's sake.

There are some very good "original" D&D blogs out there - folks still running 1e and 2e campaigns. They make me pretty nostalgic, although I barely have enough time to play in the campaigns I'm in already!

Plus, until they update Spelljammer, I can't possibly get rid of any of my precious sourcebooks.
Title: Re: Favorite RPG World
Post by: Gothic Panda on April 04, 2011, 12:16:09 PM
I've got a huge tub of 2nd and 3rd ed. books in the attic. I'm not sure what I'm going to do with them now though, aside from keep them for nostalgia's sake.

There are some very good "original" D&D blogs out there - folks still running 1e and 2e campaigns. They make me pretty nostalgic, although I barely have enough time to play in the campaigns I'm in already!

Plus, until they update Spelljammer, I can't possibly get rid of any of my precious sourcebooks.

I occasionally miss our older campaigns. Starting with 3rd, and 4th has been a bit worse for this, our group devolved from a good roleplaying group to a group of amoral-silly alignment crazy people--I blame the fact that with the newer editions, it is more difficult to die from stupidity. Don't get me wrong; this can still be fun, but at times I would like to be in a more serious group again.
Title: Re: Favorite RPG World
Post by: Autumn2May on April 22, 2011, 11:56:22 PM
Okay, I finally went through the stack of AD&D books I was given and found out one of them is an original first printing of the Deities & Demigods book!  The one that included the Cthulhu Mythos before Chaosium sued them for copyright infringement!  And I might have it on eBay if anyone is interested...

Sorry to interrupt, but I thought this was too cool! :D  I had no idea Cthulhu was ever in D&D.  I think that might have changed the game a bit if they had been allowed to keep the mythos in the books.
Title: Re: Favorite RPG World
Post by: pornokitsch on April 28, 2011, 11:33:53 AM
Okay, I finally went through the stack of AD&D books I was given and found out one of them is an original first printing of the Deities & Demigods book!  The one that included the Cthulhu Mythos before Chaosium sued them for copyright infringement!  And I might have it on eBay if anyone is interested...

Sorry to interrupt, but I thought this was too cool! :D  I had no idea Cthulhu was ever in D&D.  I think that might have changed the game a bit if they had been allowed to keep the mythos in the books.

That's such a cool find! Cthulhu and the... Michael Moorcock stuff. I may bid!
Title: Re: Favorite RPG World
Post by: ladypembroke on May 03, 2011, 04:07:00 AM
I don't think I could find one particular world that is my One and Only Favourite, but I will rank Dragonlance, Forgotten Realms, Paranoia!, and Stargate up there as truly enjoyable.  I have had some good luck with the Firefly RPG as well.

I cannot wait for Kubla Con later this month when I get to indulge in RPG heaven for 3 days.  There's a guy who comes and does Seventh Sea and Stargate with full tabletop sets and dioramas.  Costumes get you points.  :-)

I also think the quality of the RPG depends on the skill of the GM.  I've had some truly boring Forgotten Realm's games.  I remind myself every year to be on the lookout for that GM.
Title: Re: Favorite RPG World
Post by: pornokitsch on May 04, 2011, 08:17:33 AM
Paranoia! seems a blast, but never played it with a good GM. I'd love to give it a shot.

I've never tried RPGing at a convention. It has taken so long to find a great group of players (and there were so many disasters along the way) that I can't even imagine playing with random people any more. What's it like? Is it just sort of gambling? Or are most people cool?
Title: Re: Favorite RPG World
Post by: betsdavies on July 24, 2011, 08:45:23 PM
Realms.  AD&D (Yes, I'm saying it old school.  I am old school)
Title: Re: Favorite RPG World
Post by: tadk on July 24, 2011, 11:50:24 PM
Okay, I finally went through the stack of AD&D books I was given and found out one of them is an original first printing of the Deities & Demigods book!  The one that included the Cthulhu Mythos before Chaosium sued them for copyright infringement!  And I might have it on eBay if anyone is interested...

Sorry to interrupt, but I thought this was too cool! :D  I had no idea Cthulhu was ever in D&D.  I think that might have changed the game a bit if they had been allowed to keep the mythos in the books.

So if I can find a new job pretty soon I would be interested in that book actually.
Title: Re: Favorite RPG World
Post by: DDRRead on November 10, 2011, 03:17:55 AM
I'm partial to Judges Guild Wilderlands of High Fantasy.
Title: Re: Favorite RPG World
Post by: Jonny_Anonymous on February 16, 2014, 03:34:43 PM
Warhammer 40K, man I just love that whole gothic space opera setting that has magic, Lovecraftian and Moorockian weaved throughout it. Malazan will likely be my number one whenever they get round to making it.
Title: Re: Favorite RPG World
Post by: Ian223 on February 20, 2014, 12:32:46 AM
I'll join in the necro-posting to second the call for WH40k. There's a lot of very tropic writing but there's also some absolute gems, and the scope of engagements and stories that come out the setting is staggering.

If only they stop ret-conning half the fluff every time they issue a new release of the TT rules!
Title: Re: Favorite RPG World
Post by: Steerpike on March 05, 2014, 12:42:55 AM
Iron Kingdoms was the best to come out during the 3E D&D era. If you aren't familiar with it, it is worth a look. I also like Warhammer FRPG and 40K.
Title: Re: Favorite RPG World
Post by: sabrok on March 05, 2014, 04:14:11 AM
I'm not a big gamer but at the moment it's a bit of Pokemon X, Magic (MTG) and Alien Adoption Agency (A3).
Three very different mediums ;D
Title: Re: Favorite RPG World
Post by: Teeny on March 15, 2014, 11:55:00 AM
Currently playing Star Wars Edge of the Empire. Great mechanics and bonus xp for well-timed movie quotes :)

I'd love to play the Dragon Age RPG but my gaming group aren't familiar with the universe so it wouldn't work. (I bought the dice anyway).
Title: Re: Favorite RPG World
Post by: Saraband on March 15, 2014, 02:13:17 PM
I love both Warhammer (not the 40k one) and Magic: The Gathering. The books really add depth to both universes.
Title: Re: Favorite RPG World
Post by: Corvus on May 24, 2015, 11:31:33 PM
Athas of the Dark Sun setting. Well, until the novels and later source books. 
Title: Re: Favorite RPG World
Post by: Yora on May 25, 2015, 08:15:17 AM
Planescape and Dark Sun are both very high for me. Planescape is a lot more complex and unique, but that also makes it not very accessible. Dark Sun is a lot easier to get into and to use, so they both rank about equally high for best setting.
But if you understand it, Planescape is more fun.
Title: Re: Favorite RPG World
Post by: ClintACK on June 10, 2015, 11:11:06 PM
Planescape and Spelljammer, in that order.  Largely because of the wide open space for imagination and weirdness.

Paranoia is excellent as a one-shot -- back in college we used to have an "open house" for whatever we called the SFF club, and so once a year we'd stake out a public cafeteria-style space and play a bunch of games.  Paranoia was easily the best of those, though live-action Clue was entertaining to do once.
Title: Re: Favorite RPG World
Post by: madfox11 on June 22, 2015, 12:20:32 PM
I love Planescape both for its potential in many different stories and in how it incoperates how various believes and philosophies impact the setting. Second favorite is Eberron. I love the magic/industrial age fibe and the fact that there are several big thins going on making it easy to run several campaigns.
Title: Re: Favorite RPG World
Post by: WPaladin on May 17, 2016, 11:39:59 AM
Honestly it fluctuates depending on my mood but, I would probably say I lean heavily for the world written and the mechanics of Shadowrun.
Title: Re: Favorite RPG World
Post by: TLCannon on May 18, 2016, 09:29:37 AM
I actually really like the Pathfinder Campaign Setting. Between the different nations of the Inner Sea there are ample opportunity to build adventure and run any number of campaigns. The fact that there aren't very many high level NPCs means that the PCs can really make a major mark on the world. It just always clicked with me. Even now, when I've kind of moved on from Pathfinder RPG, I tend to run my campaigns in the Inner Sea.
Title: Re: Favorite RPG World
Post by: Peat on May 18, 2016, 11:08:19 AM
Slightly surprised I'm the first to say this, but Exalted.
Title: Re: Favorite RPG World
Post by: tebakutis on May 19, 2016, 07:19:45 PM
Paranoia is excellent as a one-shot -- back in college we used to have an "open house" for whatever we called the SFF club, and so once a year we'd stake out a public cafeteria-style space and play a bunch of games.  Paranoia was easily the best of those, though live-action Clue was entertaining to do once.

Yes, Paranoia was always stupid fun. I used to GM one-shots of that (everyone always rolled random new characters, which I think is how it should be played) and if they were lucky, they *might* make it to the end without losing all six clones. I mean, a game that is basically Brazil (the movie, not the country) in RPG form is pretty awesome.

I know that at least one time, three characters drowned in a locked room full of Bouncy Bubble Beverage.