Galactic Encounters Role-Playing Game

Creating game materials? Monsters, spells, classes, adventures? This is the place!
User avatar
jsp
Posts: 8
Joined: Tue Aug 06, 2019 2:14 pm

Re: Basic Scifi Role-Playing Game

Post Fri Sep 25, 2020 7:32 am

You have to consider that SFRPG would create confusion at least with the genre and Starfinder.
Best thing to do is to decide what feeling should the name invoke. Galactic Voyages and Unknown Stars invoke the feeling of old sci-fi books, but they're not very catchy and memorable.
I like Starlight Machine RPG, Bright Star RPG and Nebula Explorers RPG.
User avatar
Solomoriah
Site Admin
Posts: 8550
Joined: Thu Nov 13, 2008 8:15 pm
Location: LaBelle, Missouri
Contact:

Re: Basic Scifi Role-Playing Game

Post Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:27 am

I don't like Starlight Machine... I don't get it. And I'm not fond of Nebula Explorers because I don't want to build a psychological limitation into the game's name (what if they want to play traders, or lawmen?) I don't hate Bright Star but I'm not sold on it either.

Curiously, I found myself explaining Basic Fantasy RPG (the name) to someone a little while ago, and it's making me rethink renaming. I really feel like the similarity in names is a plus rather than a minus; I intend to build the same sort of community around it, if I can.

Okay, this is clunky, but... Basic Galactic RPG?
My personal site: www.gonnerman.org
User avatar
Solomoriah
Site Admin
Posts: 8550
Joined: Thu Nov 13, 2008 8:15 pm
Location: LaBelle, Missouri
Contact:

Re: Basic Scifi Role-Playing Game

Post Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:39 am

Galactic Encounter RPG.

Nobody appears to be using the name, or anything like it. It limits almost nothing, implies almost nothing, just says you're out in the galaxy having encounters.
My personal site: www.gonnerman.org
User avatar
jsp
Posts: 8
Joined: Tue Aug 06, 2019 2:14 pm

Re: Basic Scifi Role-Playing Game

Post Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:50 am

BGRPG sounds nice, I like this one.
User avatar
SmootRK
Posts: 3825
Joined: Sun Mar 08, 2009 10:03 am
Location: Colorado Springs, CO

Re: Basic Scifi Role-Playing Game

Post Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:28 am

GERP (if we leave out "Game") - is a good acronym.

Galactic Encounters Role Playing - I like the "s" on encounters.
Is it really the end, not some crazy dream?

See my shirt designs:
https://teespring.com/stores/smoot-life
https://www.redbubble.com/people/SmootRK
daryen
Posts: 257
Joined: Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:25 pm

Re: Basic Scifi Role-Playing Game

Post Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:36 am

Just make sure that GERP isn't considered infringement by SJG. They've always seemed like they aren't ridiculous about things, but you never know.

I would imagine, however, that GERPG is perfectly safe, though.
User avatar
Solomoriah
Site Admin
Posts: 8550
Joined: Thu Nov 13, 2008 8:15 pm
Location: LaBelle, Missouri
Contact:

Re: Basic Scifi Role-Playing Game

Post Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:41 am

I don't like GERP. GERPG works for me.

I think I'm going to go with this one. Before someone else decides to use it.
My personal site: www.gonnerman.org
User avatar
rredmond
Posts: 615
Joined: Sun Nov 16, 2008 6:10 am
Location: South Jersey

Re: Basic Scifi Role-Playing Game

Post Fri Sep 25, 2020 12:59 pm

Solomoriah wrote: Thu Sep 24, 2020 3:53 pm Nobody had a comment on Unknown Stars? It's about the only thing I've thought of that's not used somewhere...
First thing I thought of was Stars without Number and White Star. But I think it's a pretty good name, lets you know it's an exploration scifi rpg. :D
I enjoy BFRPG dungeons. And played Will Thornton in Dirigible of Doom!
I PbP at Unseen Servant PbP Forums!
I Link at LinkedIn
Nobody ever catches Nuth.
User avatar
rredmond
Posts: 615
Joined: Sun Nov 16, 2008 6:10 am
Location: South Jersey

Re: Basic Scifi Role-Playing Game

Post Fri Sep 25, 2020 1:01 pm

Solomoriah wrote: Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:41 am I don't like GERP. GERPG works for me.
'tis a good one!
I enjoy BFRPG dungeons. And played Will Thornton in Dirigible of Doom!
I PbP at Unseen Servant PbP Forums!
I Link at LinkedIn
Nobody ever catches Nuth.
Seven
Posts: 326
Joined: Wed Apr 22, 2020 11:17 am

Re: Galactic Encounters Role-Playing Game

Post Sat Sep 26, 2020 9:19 am

Galactic Encounters is evocative.
Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 21 guests