34 points by arispen
2 months ago
I wish to see a simple RPG on the command line. There be games like Nethack, but those require far too many keys to be enjoyable for that medium. I would like to port this, if you don't mind.
Please share the GitHub link as soon as you commit something!
I'm also a huge Nethack fan btw ;)
I have a soft spot for these casual spur-of-the-moment type TTRPGs. As much as I love my indepth, rules filled games, it is nice to have something that you can use when inspiration hits and you just want to get into some roleplaying.
I've always been a fan of GURPS UltraLite - it fits in a little booklet and will let you play a 'real' TTRPG with very little effort - https://www.sjgames.com/gurps/books/ultra-lite/ .
I'm a huge fan of MAZE RATS. Check it out: https://questingbeast.itch.io/maze-rats
This reminds me of Sherpa: http://www.panix.com/~sos/rpg/s4.html
About a year ago I tried to find a most elegant, distilled TTRPG. I was delighted with "Roll for shoes" rules:
- Your character begins with a single starting skill Do Anything (1).
- Any time you preform action that might fail, select a character skill that applies and roll that number of dices. The GM sets the target you are rolling against.
- If you roll all sixes, your character learns a new skill specific to the attempted action, at proficiency one level higher than the one you used.
- For every roll you fail you get 1 XP, which can be used up to eliminate a non-6 dice for purposes of skill advancement.
- At the start of a game, roll to check if you have shoes.
wow thanks for this one!