What is the best tabletop role-playing system?

What is the best tabletop role-playing system?

  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    DnD 5e
    >inb4: seething contrarians

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Dnd bad, running around in the woods high on shrooms good

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      ironic post

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Just like 5th ed you were 7 points away from being a good game /quads.

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Whatever works best for your group

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    F.A.T.A.L

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Every other post in this thread is and will be trash including OP.

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I’ve ran
    >End of the World: Zombie Apocalypse
    Usually only run “survive as long as you can” one shots with groups out camping out on vacation up north. Whenever I played in my home town everyone just drove home to collect their loved ones instead of banding together. Very fun though, the drama of a zombie bite is always fun.
    >Star Wars: Edge of the Empire
    Favorite campaign I’ve ever run and the system is very enjoyable with so many systems and examples that GMing it is a breeze. Still figuring out starship combat though.
    I’ve played
    >Lancer
    Awesome combat, but once the fighting stops the game shows how weak it is. More of a wargame than anything else
    >OSE
    Fun sandbox game, did a lot of adventuring and had lots of dramatic losses of PCs and Henchmen. Love how it plays, allowing the players to know how the world functions leads to a lot of good interactivity.
    >Fanmade JoJos RPG
    This one is also fun but we only played one session so I couldn’t experience the total breadth of mechanics. The stat and ability system replicate the show nicely
    I’ve played and ran
    >DnD5e
    Don’t enjoy running it at all, but playing it is a lot of fun. I can see why people tend to require payment for running a game.

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Ghost Dog: Way of the Samurai RPG

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The game I'm writing and running for my friends every week and will never share on /tg/

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Based. Same here.

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Depends on what you mean by "best".
    Total number of players? D&D 5e, by a wide margin
    Rules Design? Debatable, but definitely not 5e, and absolutely nothing rules lite. (there need to be rules to count as good rules design)
    The most fun? The one you like the best.
    Getting into specific genres? again, debatable.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Rules Design? Debatable, but definitely not 5e,
      The sad thing is, it's up there.
      Not because 5e is well designed, but because the vast majority of published systems are awful.

      Really, any published system should be nothing more than a stepping stone before you move on to design your own systems for your groups, and not wasting time running a system written by someone who doesn't know you, doesn't know your group, and 99/100 doesn't even know how to design a system.

      There's a reason why Game Designers are not really celebrated in the same way authors, artists, or other creative people are. It's because most published Game Designers suck shit.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The large wastes of Pbta slop Magpie games publishes and sell for big bucks is enough of an indicator for me that ones should stay the fuck away from Brand name rpg's and anything published in the last 10 years in general

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >absolutely nothing rules lite. (there need to be rules to count as good rules design)
      I thought rules lite means few rules not no rules.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        That would be news to the rules lite crowd.

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Hi Drew!

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    My unnamed homebrew system

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The one you and your buddies make together.

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If you have to ask then the answer for you specifically is D&D

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    WHFRP 2nd edition, followed closely by running around the woods high on shrooms.

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    D&D 4E.

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Since OP question is so vague you can't possibly have a definite aswer let's alter it a bit:

    "What's the best ttrpg you ever run or played? For what parameters? Compared to what other game you have tried?"

    I'll start:
    >Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay 1st edition
    The rulesystem itself is a retarded clunky attempt of one but the game as a whole makes me overlook that pretty easily: characters are specific enough (through careers and skills) to feel genuinely part of the setting, the core manual is tight and full of content you can never run off in a lifetime of games, the gothic atmosphere coupled with the picaresque and the gallow humor make (old)wfrp hilariously fun to delve into (unless you go for the "autumn story" angle but unless you're polish you're safe from it). The core manual is so fun to skim through and a source of countless game pitches (and shipping a very fun short adventure "the oldenhaller contract"), the modules are peak quality (eg: picrel).

    >Other games i run
    D&D 3.5e, Chaosium Sormbringer, Decipher LotR, Mutants & Masterminds 3e, Gurps 3e and 4e. The special mention in this list goes for GURPS (to make more clear where i lean to)

    >Other games i played
    MERP, AD&D 2e, BRP Space, Call of Chtulhu 5th ed, FATE, Dark Heresy, Death Watch, D&D 5e and Pathfinder 2e. The special mention in this list goes to MERP.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >but unless you're polish
      god fucking damnit, I am, and I still hate trzewiczek and his goons for that

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    WFRP 2ed

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The one that your group wants to play.

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    the one I made up

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    GURPS, of course

  19. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay 2nd Editon.

    It's not perfect, but the core of it is completely unmatched by anything else that I have playerd (20+ systems). WH40kRP is largely a refinement on it, but it is missing some of the defining aspects that end up making WFRP2 better, such as the career system or the different magic system(s).

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Oh, by the way, as a second to that you might think that I'd call WH40kRP the second-best system, but I wouldn't. While completely different in both setting and execution, as #2 I'd put FFGSWRPG.

      While again there's a "refined" version, the Genesys RPG suffers from being overly generic (by design), with everything that comes with that, and doesn't have some of the core aspects of FFGSWRPG that makes it shine and be compelling (wealth of things to build on, specialization system for careers, etc.), ending up keeping FFGSWRPG the superior product.

  20. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Advanced Dungeons and Dragons 1st edition

  21. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Best campaign I played in was probably 5e. Though my favorite system is probably FFG Star Wars.

  22. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    There's no such thing as a "best" tabletop system. MAAAAYBE there exists a best tabletop system in any given genre, but overall no. There's simply too many variables.

  23. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The one you have the most fun playing

  24. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The one I'm making for my home games, and never releasing to the public.

  25. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Funk Avenue Gangsters

  26. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If you love narrative bullshit, I don't know.

    But if you're a well educated man of culture and enjoy a fine balance between tactical combat and roleplay, than Pathfinder 1e is the best system ever developed. Actually, after Pathfinder, humanity had to stop producing new rpg systems.
    Pathfinder 2e is also good, but not yet as developed as it's older predecessor.

  27. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Flip a coin

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