First off, with updated results from the first survey, Fantasy stands ahead with 5 votes.
Last night I handed out a new survey to get a better idea of the flavor of fantasy everyone wanted to try. The results were…not what I expected.
- Dungeoncrawl: 7
- Gothic Horror: 1
- Exotic Fantasy: 1
- Colonial America: 0
I am…just…no, that’s cool. Old school dungeon crawling it is! It is certainly a type of adventure we really haven’t explored since our old 2/4 Monday D&D 4e game.
If you were hoping for a return to 4th edition. Nope. Sorry. Not gonna do it. 4th edition and I get along about as well as peanut butter and arugala. But it’s not really the kind of game that suits Savage Worlds either. Not if you really want that classic dungeoncrawl experience. Oh, and I aim to give you guys the classic dungeoncrawl experience.
So I have a little investigating to do, but we will definitely be using a different system. I’m shooting for something rules lite and roughly classed based. I know what you’re thinking. There’s a new edition of Dungeons and Dragons out there. Well, yes, but that may not be the best solution either. Maybe a stripped down basic version? Perhaps. I have a couple of candidates in mind:
Dungeons and Dragons (B/X edition) — Probably the best selling version of any roleplaying game in history, and the version that I started playing with. Available in PDF.
Fantasy Age — Based on the Dragon Age tabletop RPG (yes, based on the Dragon Age computer game). It’s new. It’s hot. It’s different. It’s easy. I wish it had been around when we were playing Warlords of Aros. But is it the right tool for dungeoncrawling? Available in print and PDF.
Magic World— A d100-based fantasy version of one of the oldest and most supported game systems out there. Don’t let the name fool you. Again, not really sure its the right tool for the job, but it definitely has the right level of complexity. Available in print and PDF.
Perilous Journeys — A d100-based system loosely based on Gary Gygax’s final RPG and a favorite of mine, Lejendary Adventure. interested in playtesting the 2nd edition rules? Available as a FREE PDF.