Survival Horror (or horror in general):
Ginger wrote:I'll take you up on the offer all powerful, almighty pseudoidiot: You know any storytelling focused RPGs in the fantasy, sci fi or survival horrors genres?
Check out my post
a couple weeks about 10 Candles.Dread
can cover all sorts of horror sub-genres. They even played it on Tabletop: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0loSZFsyoQ
More Slasher Horror, but a guy I know wrote The Final Girl
. I haven't actually played it myself, but I've heard really good things about it.Murderous Ghosts
is a really great 2-player horror game.
I'm not much of a horror fan in general, but here's a few more suggestions. I've heard of a few of these:https://imagonem.org/2016/10/03/13-off- ... ing-games/
Sci Fi & Fantasy are kind of broad depending on what exactly you want, but here are a few favorites:Sci Fi:Psi*Run
- The players are amnesiacs with a variety of psychic powers on the run.Apocalypse World 2nd Edition
- Great engine for telling all sorts of post-apocalypse storiesThe Quiet Year
- A game about community survival in a world broken by some sort of apocalypse.Headspace
- It's not much of a stretch to call this Sense8 the rpg.Misspent Youth
- One of my favorite rpgs of all time. Teenagers in a futuristic dystopia standing up to authority/the man. 2nd edition recently Kickstarted and on the way. Was also recently on Tabletop: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPQ9Jj_IGOo&t=1sFantasy:Dungeon World
- An homage to old-school D&D but designed with newer indie sensibilities.In A Wicked Age
- Good for all sorts of sword & sorcery stories.Fall of Magic
- One of the most beautiful games I've ever played. It's pricey unfortunately, but the physical components are amazing. Magic is fading from the world and it's your job to escort the world's last mage across the world.Kagematsu
- Great game for playing with gender. By the rules the GM should be a woman and the players should all be men. The GM acts as a Japanese Ronin come to a small village. The players are all women in the village trying to charm and persuade the Ronin to stay and help them with some problem. I once played a hack of this that took place in Regency England instead and it was a lot of fun.Masks of the Mummy Kings
- More sword & sorcery. Venturing into forgotten tombs for great treasure and great risk.Urban Fantasy:Monsterhearts
: Teenage monsters in high school. Does a really great job at playing up teenage angst/drama/emotions/hormones. Inspired by things like Buffy & Twilight.Urban Shadows
: Great for all sorts of Urban fantasy stories. Inspired by things like Dresden Files, Being Human, Supernatural, etc.
Seconding recommendation of Fate. I'm not a big fan of Fate myself, but it can do pretty much any genre you want. A lot of people really like it and it's quite popular, it's just not quite up my alley. Cortex Plus (recently Kickstarted and currently in production) is another game in the same vein. A good generic system that you can build just about any setting out of.