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magicbison
12-11-2011, 09:12 AM
So, quick and simple...Got no money, got too much time, love rpg's and I'm in need of some good suggestions.

Anything quirky with a level up/skill system is a major plus!

Last great one I played was "Tales of a Drunken Paladin." (Pouch history is SO MUCH Fun)

DigitalSignalX
12-11-2011, 09:16 AM
I hear Skyrim is pretty good. Just a rumor though.

Welcome to RPS btw.
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BobsLawnService
12-11-2011, 10:10 AM
Skyrim. That should solve your surplus time issue rather nicely.

sabrage
12-11-2011, 10:18 AM
What this man needs is Barkley, Shut Up and Jam: Gaiden (http://www.talesofgames.com/barkley/). It's funnier and free-er than Skyrim.

Also thanks for Tales of the Drunken Paladin, this looks awesome.

agentorange
12-11-2011, 10:19 AM
He said he has no money. Skyrim is 60 money.

I say go pick up something on GOG. Temple of Elemental Evil, Betrayal At Krondor, those are like 5 money.

ZamFear
12-11-2011, 11:57 AM
Cthulhu Saves The World perhaps?

Oak
12-11-2011, 02:24 PM
Kingdom of Loathing (http://www.kingdomofloathing.com/) is free and funny.

pakoito
12-11-2011, 02:36 PM
Knights of the Chalice
Frayed Knights

tomeoftom
12-11-2011, 03:26 PM
Skyrim is 30 AUD/USD if you just google "skyrim cd key". It's probably in Russian but it activates on Steam and the language patches are easy to apply. The two sellers I know are legit are cdkeyshere and cdkeysport (or something along those lines).

westyfield
12-11-2011, 05:02 PM
Kingdom of Loathing (http://www.kingdomofloathing.com/) is free and funny.

This. "Venture deep into the Orc Chasm", indeed.

The Pink Ninja
12-11-2011, 05:52 PM
Haven't played Skyrim but I can highly recommend Fallout new Vegas so long as you patch it. It's not exactly quirky but it is fun and clever...

Wizardry
12-11-2011, 05:58 PM
Why do people keep recommending action games to someone who wants RPGs? These two are the most sensible suggestions:


I say go pick up something on GOG. Temple of Elemental Evil, Betrayal At Krondor, those are like 5 money.


Knights of the Chalice
Frayed Knights

Unaco
12-11-2011, 06:07 PM
Skyrim is an RPG.

Hensler
12-11-2011, 06:20 PM
Skyrim is an RPG.

Don't provoke him.

Anthile
12-11-2011, 06:24 PM
Gentlemen, this is not appropriate thread for Skyrim or ontological RPG debates.


@Magicbison: Try out Abandonia (http://www.abandonia.com/en/game/RPG) and similar sites. There's most likely a lot of great games you have never even heard of

Hensler
12-11-2011, 07:49 PM
So, quick and simple...Got no money, got too much time, love rpg's and I'm in need of some good suggestions.

Anything quirky with a level up/skill system is a major plus!

Last great one I played was "Tales of a Drunken Paladin." (Pouch history is SO MUCH Fun)

I'd say any free-to-play MMO might be able to get it's hooks into you. I like Dungeons and Dragons Online and Lord of the Rings Online, myself.

DigitalSignalX
12-11-2011, 09:43 PM
In the no money and too much time category, there are plenty of great free MMO's out there at present that fit the bill. Just do a forum search here and on the main RPS blog and you'll find many posts/threads with pros and cons of various titles.

Wizardry
12-11-2011, 10:03 PM
@Magicbison: Try out Abandonia (http://www.abandonia.com/en/game/RPG) and similar sites. There's most likely a lot of great games you have never even heard of
This is the best suggestion so far. Within the first two pages of that link you've got The Bard's Tale trilogy, the Krynn trilogy, Dark Heart of Uukrul, BattleTech: The Crescent Hawk's Inception, the Buck Rogers series and Disciples of Steel. One more page and you get one of the best RPGs of all time, Dragon Wars. That's many hundreds of hours right there for no cost.

Tams80
13-11-2011, 07:56 AM
He/she could then of course play Arena and Daggerfall.

The other games seem rather more interesting though.

Nalano
13-11-2011, 08:01 AM
Don't provoke him.

Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice!

Mohorovicic
13-11-2011, 08:15 AM
Too much time and "RPG" definitely sounds like a horrible grindy MMO to me.

DigitalSignalX
13-11-2011, 01:07 PM
Too much time and "RPG" definitely sounds like a horrible grindy MMO to me.

On that note, Lineage II going free to play in December. I might actually set aside a feud with NCSoft and revisit that lovely piece of grind.

Bhazor
13-11-2011, 11:12 PM
Heh, hole in pocket games.

Sorry. Something no one has mentioned is emulation. Look up Znes and a decent romsite and you can play final fantasy IV V VI (collectively known as the good ones), Breath of Fire, Shadow Run, Mother, Earthbound et al all with a lot less hassle than trying to get a dos game working.

Wizardry
14-11-2011, 02:47 AM
with a lot less hassle than trying to get a dos game working.
Taking an extra couple of minutes to get a vastly superior 50+ hour RPG working is more than worth it.

Pertusaria
15-11-2011, 01:22 AM
Project Aon (http://www.projectaon.org/en/Main/WhatsNew) has the Lone Wolf choose-your-own-adventure type books in digital format plus a nifty gadget called Seventh Sense which makes them very straightforward to play. It's a bit (very) retro, but completely free. If you need to know more, RPS ran a good article about this kind of thing about a month ago and the comments thread is useful.
Kongregate (http://www.kongregate.com) is full of free Flash games, some of which are good fun although the quality varies widely. Try Alice is Dead, Flagstaff, or the Several Journeys of Remus (each of these has multiple episodes) if you like story-based games.
Just for signing up on GOG (http://www.gog.com) you get several games in your account which you can download any time you like. I like Beneath a Steel Sky, haven't tried the rest. Occasionally they give away one of their other games, so check in from time to time or try their Twitter feed. The bit about checking in also applies to Steam, but they don't give you a golden handshake.
I add my vote to the suggestion of KoL as a fun time-eater. I also like Discworld MUD (http://discworld.atuin.net/lpc/).
There are lots of nice indie demos out there for free, which often get mentioned on RPS. Desktop Dungeons' alpha version is free (http://www.desktopdungeons.net/?page_id=11) and is basically a whole game, although not the same game as the beta. This is not very RPG, though - it's a dungeon crawl made into something that you can finish (or die horribly in) in about 15-30 minutes.
If you're lucky enough to have free time and friends, or free time when other people have time too, you could try joining or starting a tabletop gaming group. Lots of games are expensive, but Steve Jackson's basic rule-set for GURPS (http://www.sjgames.com/gurps/) is free (to name something off the top of my head) and dice are fairly cheap. If you can find an existing group, you can probably play other people's games for nothing, at least for a while.
OK, will stop rambling now.

pakoito
15-11-2011, 01:39 AM
Wrong thread edit out.

luckystriker
15-11-2011, 11:07 AM
Just happened to be browsing GoG when I saw this. Hole in pockets should head over there and check out the RPG section. I'm also assuming "no money" actually means "very little money" here.

sabrage
15-11-2011, 12:31 PM
I'd like to second Beneath a Steel Sky, one of my favorite adventure games and it's free (on Good Old Games.) I think there was only one puzzle esoteric enough that I had to use a guide, and I rarely felt like I was "pixel hunting."