Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Which Rock Group Would Play This RPG?

The Warlock, bliss_infinite, has posted a wicked little meme up on the Home Brew asking of classic rock groups, which roleplaying game would they play?

I put it to you the opposite way. Given the following roleplaying games and adventures not covered in that list, which rock group would be most likely to play them?

Still goin' strong!
1. Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay
2. The Riddle of Steel
3. Dogs in the Vineyard
4. 7th Sea
5. Gary Gygax's Cyborg Commando
6. Dragonlance
7. Tegel Manor
8. GURPS Fantasy
9. TSR S2: White Plume Mountain

My answers below the cut.

1. Iron Maiden ran into Judas Priest in the studio and they decided they had to play, started on the rules, then some girls showed up and they all lost interest except for Rob Halford. When Priest went on tour with Witchfinder General and Demon in 1988, Rob started the campaign. Witchfinder took it over and they still play a session every month or so.
2. Yngwie Malmsteen, Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, and The Great Kat tried to play this once the night before the Grammys, but they got into too many rules arguments.
3. The Decembrists.
4. Muse. Matt Bellamy used the system for a really wicked game set on a future Earth where the seas have turned to dust.
5. Devo... no, Manowar... no, Devo ... ah screw it, Atari Teenage Riot.
6. Heart.
7. Ian Anderson ran this game for Jethro Tull on the Heavy Horses tour. He is, was, and ever will be the best Tegel Manor DM known to man.
8. Genesis, circa the 1991 "We Can't Dance" album.
9. John Flansburgh of They Might Be Giants scored a TPK with the giant crab in 1992 against his whole band plus the Barenaked Ladies.
10. Manowar ... no, Devo ... no, Manowar ... ah, screw it, Billy Idol circa the Cyberpunk album.


  1. Heart playing Dragonlance is the truthiest answer here. Now that you mention it, I can't think of anyone *else* playing Dragonlance.