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Old 05-08-2011, 07:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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"Pen and Paper RPG" RPGs

I'm looking for some good RU games based on classic "pen and paper" RPGs. So far, I have enjoyed the Shadowrun games, and was looking to try some of the D&D ones. Any suggestions?
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Old 05-08-2011, 08:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: "Pen and Paper RPG" RPGs

I haven't played many of the D&D retro games but I think I know a few you might like.

Retro Uprising - Arcade - Might And Magic III Isles Of Terra - Great game. It's "borrows" heavily from D&D stuff, in other words if you like D&D you'll have no trouble with this game. I used to play it a lot years ago and I'd recommend it to anyone who likes long RPGs with lots of content. It's first person though, not sure how you feel about that.

Retro Uprising - Arcade - Buck Rogers - Countdown to Doomsday - Not D&D either but if I remember right it uses the same dice roll mechanics for combat. Either way it's a good retro RPG that you'd probably enjoy.

Retro Uprising - Arcade - Wizardry V Heart Of The Maelstrom - This is a rough game. It's also D&D styled but it's not for the casual RPG fan. Besides being kinda boring to look at and having unimpressive combat the game is also very unforgiving. If a character dies and you have no way to bring them back then you have to drag their body back to town or leave them there and make a new one when you get back to town. That being said it's probably one of the more faithful D&D inspired games I've played on a retro console.
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Re: "Pen and Paper RPG" RPGs

I think Buck Rodgers is going to be the closest to what you are looking for. It is an awesome game.

Try Immortal, The Genesis It doesn't have the dice and character creation but I think it has a nice pen & paper feel to it.

Heroquest Amiga A faithful port of a boardgame that is kind of like D&D lite. A bit confusing for the first few minutes but fun after you figure out how to play.

I haven't played all of these but I know several of them are going to be exactly what you are looking for and a couple are probably going to be way off.

Dangerous Dungeons Coin Op
Dungeons & Dragons: Shadow over Mystara Coin Op
Dungeons & Dragons: Tower of Doom Coin Op
Dungeons and Dragons - Warriors of the Eternal Sun Genesis
AD&D DragonStrike Nintendo
AD&D Eye Of The Beholder Super Nintendo
AD&D Heroes of the Lance Nintendo
AD&D Hillsfar Nintendo
AD&D Pool of Radiance Nintendo
Order Of The Griffon Turbo Grafx-16
Demons Winter Amiga
Eye Of The Beholder Atari LYNX
Adventure Atari 2600
Shadowrun Genesis
Shadowrun Super Nintendo
Starflight Genesis
Starflight Amiga
Bard's Tale Nintendo
Might and Magic Nintendo
Might and Magic 2 - Gates to Another World Genesis
Might and Magic 3 - Isles of Terra Genesis
Might And Magic II Gates To Another World Super Nintendo
Might And Magic III Isles Of Terra Super Nintendo

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Sorry to nitpick but you listed one of the ones I posted, Isles of Terra, and you posted two that he said he already played, Shadowrun. Just saying.
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Dude. Shadow Over Mystara is frickin' AWESOME. Thanks.
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