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What is your favourite zero prep RPG?





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Well, I'll flaunt my ignorance here and say that I don't know any of those.
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They're all zero-prep RPGs to me.
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A ways back we tried Everyone Is John. It was a hoot.
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For me, Toon is zero prep. So I guess that's my answer. But technically it's not a zero prep game--merely one that is so easy for me to run that you can't see daylight between the moment I dredge up my favorite Warner Bros. Looney Tunes to steal shameless from, and the start of the game.
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Fiasco or The Quiet Year.
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I don't know if it actually counts as a zero prep RPG but, due to familiarity, Savage Worlds.
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Lasers and Feelings or one of its many hacks;
The Quiet Year or The Deep Forest (not RPGs by narrow definitions);
and probably Lady Blackbird which I've played ca. 1.5 times (or less/fewer?)...
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Everything. I hardly ever prep. No time.
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brumcg wrote:
Beyond the Wall and Other Adventures

It's designed for Out-of-the-Box play. Hey, wait, there is no box.


"Take game out of box" is a step of preparation, so of course they had to get rid of it to make it zero prep.
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I don't think a zero-prep RPG actually exists.
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3rik wrote:
I don't think a zero-prep RPG actually exists.


Well, if by prep, you're counting "at least one person reads the rules" then you're right, but I think the sense of the question implies the traditional kind of GM-prep, where you have to read or create an adventure, stat out NPCs, make maps, get minis, etc. There's plenty of games that don't have the latter kind of prep.
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3rik wrote:
I don't think a zero-prep RPG actually exists.

Many of the gamebooks qualify... I don't think they qualify as RPG's... but the board administratio does...
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Lasers and Feelings or one of its many hacks;
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Gamma World 1.

I've run that so many times the rules are 99% hard coded in my brain.

AD+D 2 probably comes closest after that.
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3rik wrote:
I don't think a zero-prep RPG actually exists.


What he said.
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