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« on: December 16, 2011, 01:03:18 PM »
So I've got the task of being RPG ambassador for a few of my fellow graduate students. I'm trying to figure out what system to run though.
Some are complete n00bs, some have played back in the AD&D days but all are intelligent creative people, (potty trained and college educated to boot!).

Any suggestions?
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Re: Newbies
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2011, 01:16:43 PM »
Old School Hack!

(Then record the game and put it on the RPPR AP site!  ;D)

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Re: Newbies
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2011, 01:30:19 PM »
I always thought of D&D as a good game to get new players into rping but I think it would be a questions of what they are into. I would say CoC but they might not be down for their characters dieing off every other game.
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Re: Newbies
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2011, 01:56:26 PM »
Call of Cthulhu is easy - just run a simple scenario - haunted house or something like that so the players aren't overwhelmed with shoggoths.

old school hack is good if you know the rules well.

Really, the key is knowing the system well enough to explain it to new players. So use whatever system you're most comfortable with.

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Re: Newbies
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2011, 02:42:37 PM »
I second Ross, start with Call of Cthulhu. It opens the world of percentile systems and isn't hard to learn.

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Re: Newbies
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2011, 06:11:28 PM »
I third COC, but give your players an "easy" scenario to begin with and then bring on the horror.
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Re: Newbies
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2011, 04:33:54 PM »
What type of movies, books, stories do they like?

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Re: Newbies
« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2011, 08:49:39 PM »
WUSHU be crack for Noobs.  It's fast, fun, and light hearted.  So far I have yet to find a game to topple it except perhaps Dread (pun intended, groans accepted).

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Re: Newbies
« Reply #8 on: December 19, 2011, 11:23:00 PM »
I've begin the sketching of the Cthulhu scenario,

Gaslight setting, with an Ancient Egyptian mythos artifact, and the brewing of coca-cola.

Thanks all!
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