Help me get started with PnP

Discussion in 'Roleplaying Board' started by Black Angel, Jan 11, 2017.

  1. Black Angel

    Black Angel Grand Inquisitor of the Ordo Hereticus

    Mar 21, 2016
    To make long story short, I'm a newfag to the whole cRPG genre. My only encounter with RPGs in my childhood was mostly JRPGs, like Radiata Stories, Sword of Mana, Final Fantasy (specifically FFXII), etc etc. I remembered playing a Wizardry game on PS2, so it's probably my first and only encounter with a blobber back then. It was only in 2015 that I was aware of 'cRPG' genre, and also aware of this whole PnP stuff. I vaguely remember making some kind of a map in middle school for a PnP setting of my own, except I wasn't even aware it was called 'PnP' back then.

    Since I'm an Indonesian, it's next to impossible to find out if there's any PnP RPG/DnD enthusiast out here.

    Anyway, rules and system; what would you suggest for a noob like me? Or do I have to make my own? I was thinking of making my own character sheet. And is there any particular setting I have to start with, before trying my hands on other? Also, could anybody explain what GM and DM specifically do? I'm not even sure if the description of RPG Codex subforum 'The Gazebo' ("You see a well groomed garden. In the middle, on a small hill, you see a gazebo. A gazebo? What color is it?") is something that would be recited by a GM or a DM. And regarding dices, since I won't probably be able to find a 20-sided dice, I'm probably gonna use 2-3 pieces of 6-sided dices instead. Would that work for an existing system or should I try making one with it?

    Also, since a PnP session requires at least 2 person (I assume a minimum of 2 for a single-player session, if it's even possible for a single-player session), I guess I'll be GMing and DMing a session, and drag a friend of mine or more (for a party session) even though they were mostly MOBA/MMORPG/Shooter players.

    This is also in purpose of training and accustoming myself to PnP so that I could properly contribute to NMA's Fallout PnP project.
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  2. cordelionreaver

    cordelionreaver Still Mildly Glowing

    Nov 29, 2015
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