RPG a Day 2015 Challenge – Day 9

Welcome to the first Sunday installment of the  #RPGaDay2015 Challenge, today we are reversing yesterday’s question and thinking about which media property I was an RPG. Let’s see…

Day 9 – Favorite media you wish was an RPG

I have a knee jerk reaction I go to whenever this question comes up, Grimm. It is part police procedural, part monster hunting, part dramedy, and I love it! This TV series started out kind of goofy, and while it hasn’t lost the fun element, they’ve created an interesting mythos and there are lots of times when I’m watching it when I think, this could work as an RPG.


There are other properties that come to mind, I’d love a proper Star of the Guardian RPG, not a mention on the Cortex book of the Margaret Weis novel series. I’d love a Silent Hills or Resident Evil tabletop RPG, but I’m sticking to Grimm as the one I’d love to see right now.

I’m pretty sure I’m missing some property out there, what do you think would be a good adaptation?

Before I go let me share some information, two friends of mine are also participating in the #RPGaDay2015 Challenge. Daniel Pérez in his Highmoon’s Pondering blog, he is a long time friend I mention often because he and Michael are directly responsible for me blogging, and Daniel inspired me to take a more active role in the RPG community in Puerto Rico. Another friend, whom I met in that community is Angel Miranda, he is posting his video entries for RPR a Day 2015 in his YouTube Channel, here is the link to his Day 1 video. Great seeing these guys participating. Please leave a link to you entries in the comments so I can read them. Hope you had a great weekend!

Welcome reader, thanks for taking the time to find out just who I am! My name is Roberto, although in the Internet I usually go by the name of Sunglar. Long time pen & paper RPG player, mostly a GM for the better part of that time; some will say that’s because of my love of telling a good story, others because I’m a control freak, but that’s debatable… I was born, raised, and still live in Puerto Rico, an island in the Caribbean, with a small but active gaming community.

I’ve played RPGs for 30 years, and for most of that time I played D&D in all its various permutations, including Pathfinder and I'm currently playing D&D 5th edition. Other games my regular gaming group has played over the last few years include Mutants & Masterminds and Savage Worlds, but I have played many other games through the years, and plan to play many more. I am a compulsive homebrewer and rarely play a campaign I have not created myself.

You can follow me on Twitter as @Sunglar, and find me in Google+ also as Sunglar. I'm very active in Facebook where you can find me posting regularly in the Puerto Rico Role Players group. Looking forward to hearing from you!

4 thoughts on “RPG a Day 2015 Challenge – Day 9”

  1. Xcom, of course. I think you’ve posted before about making your own house game for it. Well, wouldn’t it be nice if there was something official (and hopefully good)?

    1. Xcom looks aweseome, I think there are less electronic games on my wish list since I don’t play many anymore, not that I don’t like them, it’s all a matter of time. Any system you’d like to see it in?

  2. A real, actual, released, Fallout RPG that covers the entire franchise of video games, and only needs 1 edition of pen&paper rules to do so (though, I’m mostly ok with each installment of the video game franchise being a supplement — maybe the most recent is the default in the core rules, and then supplements that cover each of the others; or maybe 1 supplement per “region”, since there’s been 2-4 regions I can think of).

    Back in the 1980’s, there was a Basic RPG (Chaosium’s system) of Niven’s Ringworld. There was a supplement that could almost get you to playing in the rest of Known Space. I’d love to see that come back to print, only focused more on Known Space in general than Ringworld specifically (with Ringworld and other locations handled via supplements).

    I would LOVE to see Dune be picked up as a franchise again. And actually last long enough to be something other than a collectors item for its rarity.

    These ones can be approximated, but I’d like to see something more specific and “official” — The Walking Dead, Penny Dreadful, A Game of Thrones/A Song of Ice and Fire, The “Clone Republic” Series, Sun of Suns, Highlander (I loved Hank Driskil’s Storyteller version, but I want something new and official). Maybe the Matrix. Maybe 12 Monkeys (movie or tv show, either one).

    Did I miss it, or did we have a Battlestar Galactica (2000’s reboot) RPG at some point?

    Leading Edge did an Aliens game back in the 1980’s, using their very cumbersome pseudo-realistic Living Steel system. I think they did The Terminator too. I’d love to see those two settings re-done and revitalized, using more sensible rules. Though, at this point, The Terminator franchise might be too convoluted to make any sense of it.

    To _some_ extent, the system doesn’t matter too much. I’ll probably crib it to whatever system I want to play. That said, something easy flexible and common. Maybe a core setting, with 2 or 3 rules expressions (FATE, Cypher, and … possibly something setting or publisher specific, like SIMPLE* for Fallout and Basic RPG for Known Space).

    (* SIMPLE done as pen and paper — I know people have done their own write ups for pen&paper SIMPLE, but I mean: official and published and licensed and supported)

    That last note applies to all of these: Official, Published, Licensed, and Supported.

    Oh… and… A Cabin the Woods… the role playing game.

    1. Oh Johnkzin, so many good ideas on that reply… I’d love to see a new Dune, and I’m sure some of my friends would be all over the Fallout game. There was a BSG game, but I never owned it. Cabin in the Woods, that would be so great. It’s one of those modern movies that I can rewatch and never get bored of, kudos on that idea!

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