Rollercoaster Tycoon – Run This Town

It can be difficult to run a RPG that is different to normal.

The idea of being a Shop Owner, Armourer, Tavern Owner or Trader doesn’t really sound interesting. 

However I don’t believe it is impossible. 
Warren Spector (Director of Deus Ex) has always talked about a world of mysteries in a single city block, so why not a story in a single Tavern or Village.

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Call of Cthulhu – Conflict and Cohesion

OK this piece I’m prying out of my own hands, I could probably do more but I’m out of time.  Be advised, I’m not happy about it.

Call of Cthulhu is a complete side step compared to Dungeons and Dragons, your health is permanently low to the point of pointless, your sanity and luck will drain fast and the world is out to get you.

However, I feel that I’m enjoying the story line more than other story lines I’ve played so far; it doesn’t feel as disjointed OR so focused on combat that I need to be combat ready all the time.

The low health makes you less combat hungry and so more story focused, your background is a stronger asset and liability than in more combat heavy RPGs and you feel that you can genuinely solve problems with more than just a sword and a gun.

Better still you don’t have to realign your character to other players in order to make it work; your character can still be themselves.

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