The real world holds just as much adventure as any fantasy or sci-fi setting. In this episode, Tom and I discuss various types of games you could run based in the real world with normal PCs (with no extraordinary abilities or cinematic fighting skills). There are more possibilities than you might realize.
- The Good, The Bad and The Weird
- Blue Collar
- IT Crowd
- Killing Floor
- Dresden Files RPG
- Fuller Memorandum
- Trying Human
- String Theory
If a real world campaign interests you, check out the following resources below the fold.
I outlined a campaign based on contemporary insurgencies and guerrilla warfare. Imagine the challenges a Human Terrain Team in Afghanistan faces or normal people caught between warring factions in Iraq. There’s also the Naxalite rebellion in India, Mexican drug cartels challenging the government and gang war in Brazilian Favelas.
- Global Guerrillas: A great blog on guerrilla warfare, terrorism and insurgencies
- McMafia: a book about the new trends in criminal syndicates and cartels around the world.
- Cities Under Siege: a book on political violence in cities today and how it affects life in them.
- Shock Doctrine: How governments and corporations exploit disasters for profit.
- Off the Books: A study of the black market economy in the ghetto.
- Wonga Coup: An account of how a few Westerners tried to take over a country in Africa and failed.