I'm vaguely aware over the last decade there's been a bit of an explosion of smaller, indie RPGs with interesting mechanics and settings. But I've never bothered to go down the rabbit hole, and sift through the terribly written fanfics (aka fluff) and sometimes-inspired-but-often-awful rules to look for the gems.
I'm looking for readers to help me out. I'm looking for RPG settings that are interesting, and preferably original/a fresh take on a genre. Specifically, settings that would adapt well to a wargame.
Can you provide the title, a link, a description of what it is, and if you know of any rules/minis that would fit the setting.
Here's an example of a helpful comment:
The Savage World of Solomon Kane
It's based on the Howard books about a puritan witch hunter who fights pirates, witchdoctors, lost tribes, undead, monsters and basically any other occult/cool stuff in about the 18th century.
You could simply use the Savage Worlds rules as they play pretty fast. LOTR could be modded. Song of Blades and Heroes or the Four Colour rules would probably work well. You can use pretty much any historical models like those from Blue Moon in 15mm or Old Glory 28mm, and simply modify a Warhammer witch-hunter for the main hero. Would be a fun campaign game. May suit the 2HW narrative style rules.
You don't have to be as detailed as this, but you get the idea.
You can pick any genre or era - it's unrestricted. However there MUST be miniatures to play it. You favourite RPG with octopus-armed cat cyborgs is useless, unless octopus-armed cat cyborg miniatures are available.
Our communal hunt for free rules was pretty successful and I'm confident we'll unearth some good stuff. Come out, closet RPG nerds - now is your hour!