• 0
Shmibli7

How to play pen-and-paper rpg's?

Question

Shmibli7

Recently, I came across the James Bond pen-and-paper rpg. Expecting it to be simply one game, I started searching and found that it is a bit complex. There are games for most of the movies from the 60's-80's along with other documents like the "Q Manuel", which, from what I gather, is the guide to equipping items in the field, a book called "For Your Information" which I believe is the gamemaster's guide, and many other books devoted to running the game rather than playing it.

 

All this introduction to say... I don't know how to play pen-and-paper games in the slightest. My coach plays D&D but in the short time I have with him, I can't ask him to spill the secrets of how to play pen-and-paper role-playing to me.

 

Does anyone know how to execute a pen-and-paper game?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

1 answer to this question

Recommended Posts

  • 0
Xortberg

If you're talking about the really old James Bond game that came out in 83, you probably aren't getting that one without a lot of searching and probably paying a fair bit of money for someone's old copy.

For tabletop RPGs in general, you decide on a system, get the core rulebook, and then read it. Most games are completely playable with just that one book, but lots of them also have supplemental books that add options and such.

If you wanna play D&D specifically, D&D 3.5 and Pathfinder are both effectively free. This is a link to the 3.5 ruleset and this is a link to the Pathfinder one. These websites both have basically every rule necessary for you to play the game, from picking your race and class to picking feats and equipment. You'll be missing out on extra goodies from the supplemental books, but those cost money.

And aside from D&D, there's quite a few systems that are totally free. Most cases, it's because they're unofficial, self-published ones, but there's some gems out there so if you're looking for something specific, like a way to play a Bond-esque game, I can help you there.

But the best thing for you to do is just find someone who plays and have them ease you into it. If you know your coach does, go ask him about it. He'll probably be thrilled to have another player around.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Similar Content

    • Esphirian
      By Esphirian
      Hello Starfox's fans 
      I'm Esphirian a great StarFox fan since N64 and NGC. I have grow up with lot of games and Starfox, especialy Adventures and Assault were part of them. Now i'm Game Designer Junior and i've started to work one year ago on a personal project for making a tribute to Starfox Adventures with a total new approach.

      So I'm glad to share you today the trailer of my big fangame project.
      It's still in development and more video will come this summer like gameplay sequences and reworked lore explanation. I think it can interest some of you so I hope you will like it and give me feedbacks. Let's Rock'n'Roll:D
      https://youtu.be/JGEGPeO_RX0
    • SF Redd
      By SF Redd
      I took a stroll down memory lane today and found an old Star Fox game that I made when I first decided to pursue games development. It's a bit crappy and has a few bugs. It's also really damn difficult, but if you can manage to complete it, it's got a pretty cool wee ending sequence. It's an obstacle course game. It's not really anything special, but I thought I'd post it here just in case any of you wanted to play it. Oh yeah, also, it was made in Scratch.
      https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/94797903/#player
    • Scoots
      By Scoots
      Pretty explanatory, which title would you say is your absolute favorite from the Star Fox franchise? 
    • Snys93
      By Snys93
      As I writer (amateur writer...very very amateur lol), I tend to get bored easily. As a result I've ha e written or atleast started several series' without finishing them. So I ask this of you: which of this fics should I continue? I will post them in a poll on this thread and if you'd like I can give a brief, informative synopsis for each one.
      Please, this would REALLY help me out guys. Thank you for your time.
       
      Synopsis:
       
      Starfox: Fall of Lylat :
      Set before, during and after events of the Lylat War, the story mainly follows CDF officer Chis Agathol in his experiences as part of the military and as an individual. As his journey unfolds, many questions are asked as to the nature of war, sacrifice and commitment to just doing the right thing. Follow him on this journey from a young child full of promise and imagination to an aspiring cadet in training and the seasoned officer he becomes. Only thing is...what else lies beyond?
      Action/adventure/scifi
       
      Naruto: Bloodied Desert Rose :
      A genderbend retelling of the popular manga/anime series, Sabaku no Gaara goes from skilled assassin to simple bodyguard for the newly elected Hokage, Hinato Hyuuga.
      Action/drama/romance
       
      Doom: Lengthening of Shadows :
      B. J. Blazkowicz III comes from a rich military family history. But once he goes on the wrong side of the law, the UAC doesn't hesitate to lock him and throw away the key on of all places...the second moon of Mars, Phobos. He doesn't wish for escape but the heat of battle in raw combat with no holds barred to fight his inner demons. And with all of Hell unleashed...he gets his wish.
       
      Dark Souls: the anthology series :
      What is life? What are souls? What is this thing you call 'self'? There are two paths, one of fire to keep Burning a dying Flame, the other Dark and... Who are you...? Are you on this journey? Join us and see for yourself. For who knows where the road may lead...and let souls feed your Hollowing mind.
       
      ZabuHaku: A Naruto Pairing :
      One a slave, the other a slave to his desires. Both seek rest and only one sought the comfort of the other. Zabuza and Haku paid their sins in blood...but their story is just beginning.
       
      Starwars: Parallels :
      His master slain by his own hand and his mentor lay dying, much goes through the mind of the new Emperor. What path has the galaxy been set on and how will Emperor Skywalker blaze a new future without the Jedi?
       
      Snes1993's Starfox :
      My take and spin of the beloved series' notable characters and their path to salvation from a tyrannical ruler and his near infinite space armanda.
    • Robert Monroe
      By Robert Monroe
      The rant has been moved to a new thread due to post length limitations in my OP here.
      Read the rant >HERE. DO NOT POST IN THAT THREAD. IT IS FOR READING PURPOSES ONLY. ALL DISCUSSION OF ASSAULT AND MY RANT SHOULD BE HELD HERE.