Sunday, April 17, 2011

Genre Mash-Up Games

I posted this question on the Dragonsfoot forums, but it went over like wet toast there. How many multi-genre RPGs are out there? I don't mean generic RPGs like GURPS or Hero System, but games that have dedicated backgrounds or concepts behind them, like LoC.
Here are the ones I can think of-
  • Torg (yay!)
  • Rifts (meh)
  • Tales from the Floating Vagabond (the heir to the Lords of Creation throne, in my humble opinion)
  • Man, Myth & Magic
  • Fringeworthy
  • Stargate SG-1
  • Dr. Who
  • Encounter Critical 
  • Timeship
  • Shadowrun
  • Timemaster
There are probably some other really obvious ones, but I'm literally sneaking this in at the eleventh hour before I hit the hay.


  1. Timeship (by Yaquinto Games) circa 1984
    -Otto von G.

  2. Oh, I just remembered Shadowrun.

  3. Good call on Timeship, another one I've never heard of. It did make me think to add Timemaster from Pacesetter. For some reason Shadowrun never registered in my mind as a cross-genre game, but I guess it is, isn't it?

  4. I like my fantasy with some sci-fi, and my sci-fi with some fantasy. I just bought LoC, Horn of Roland, Yeti Sanction, and Omegakron on Ebay! I'm glad to see there are other fans out there.