Approved by Sisen.
From the original topic, before it was deleted in a hacking incident:
Text-based RPGs based on LEGO themes have been around BZPower for a long time. The Alpha Team: Mission Deep Freeze RPG, one of the oldest, dates to late 2004, back when this forum was still just a part of LEGO General Discussion. In fact, the existence of a separate forum for non-Bionicle roleplaying is very new- only with the new forums have we received a subforum of our own.
Having a database of these older RPGs is a good idea, for various reasons. For one, it's our history, and it's always good to see what RPGs have been done in the past, how successful they might have been, where they might have failed, what ideas they might have attempted, and so on. Modern RPGs in these parts have frequently been designed in response to the extremely successful Dino Attack RPG (in part because they were designed by its players), which itself was based on the Alpha Team RPG from 2004. So when trying to design new games, being able to take a look at other ideas that have been tried in the distant past might be useful.
Attempts (one of which was by me, in fact, on the old forum) have been made to chronicle our history before. Unfortunately, with the loss of the archives, much of that history has been rendered unavailable. Some fragments of some games can be found in the Wayback Machine, but not much. This makes the existence of a thread where links to archives of old RPGs can be shared extremely useful.
Inspired by the Dino Attack Archive Wiki and a conversation with PeabodySam, I resolved to do what I could before the archives were taken offline permanently, which resulted in this thread- a place to maintain a list of old RPGs and links to archives (and to encourage nostalgic discussions).
Want to discuss an old RPG? Found pieces of an older RPG and would like to share them with the world? This is the thread! If you wish to discuss a proposal for a new RPG, or want to plan a new take on an old one, please use the Construction and Design thread instead.
The list of old RPGs from the old forum is complete, as of 9/25/2013!
This is good, because as of 10/8/2013 the old forum archive has been taken down forever...
Active: Games that are currently running.
- Exo Force RPG by Bulik, Gravity, Visaru, and GHOStDOS (2013-)
New Forum: Defunct games from the new forum; therefore their archives are open and fully available.
- Dino Attack: At War's End by PeabodySam (2012)
- Archive and Wiki links available below under "Dino Attack"
- Thread URL: http://www.bzpower.c...?showtopic=3955
- Alien Conquest by avmatoran (2012-2013)
- LEGO Universe RPG by Jacks and Brickman McStudz (2013)
- Thread URL: http://www.bzpower.c...?showtopic=8396
- RPG: Castles in the Air by Lord of Adders Black (2013)
- Thread URL: http://www.bzpower.c...?showtopic=8736
- Hero Factory by fishers64 and #ibrow (2013)
- Thread URL: http://www.bzpower.c...?showtopic=9663
- Ninjago RPG by Canis Lycaon (2013-2014)
- Thread URL: http://www.bzpower.c...?showtopic=8478
Old Forum: Defunct games from the old forum; archives of these are extremely fragmented if they exist at all.
- Knights' Kingdom RPG by Manifest Destiny (2004):
- Alpha Team: Mission Deep Freeze RPG by Victor Draven (2004-2006)
- Tiny Turbos RPG by Victor Draven (2005)
- Johnny Thunder RPG by PeabodySam (2005):
- Aquazone RPG by Ta-metru_defender (2005)
- Thread URL: http://www.bzpower.c...howtopic=177448
- Castle RPG by Visorak-kal (2005)
- Thread URL: http://www.bzpower.c...howtopic=177629
- The LEGO Island RPG by Tacku (2005-2006)
- Dino Attack RPG by PeabodySam (2005-2011)
- Vikings RPG by Sand Hawk 1 (2005)
- The .space RPG by Mobius (2005)
- Thread URL: http://www.bzpower.c...howtopic=184633
- Rock Raiders RPG by Chronicler of Ko-Koro (2005):
- Knight's Kingdom RPG by BZP Noob #30000 (2005)
- Pirate RPG by PeabodySam (2005-2007):
- LEGO Universe An RPG by huki beast (2005)
- Thread URL: http://www.bzpower.c...howtopic=198166
- Space RPG by Ta-metru_defender (2005-2006):
- Exo-Force: Battle for Sentai Mountain RPG by Booker DeWitt (2005-2006)
- Official Vikings RPG by -Soul Hordika- (2006)
- Johnny Thunder RPG by TakunuvaC01 (2006):
- Aquaraiders RPG by ~~Zarkan~~ (2006-2008)
- Slizer RPG: The Millennium Legion by Primis (2007):
- Knights' Kingdom II RPG by TakunuvaC01 (2007):
- Thread URL: http://www.bzpower.c...opic=238355&hl=
- LEGO Space RPG by Atton Rand (2007-2008):
- Johnny Thunder RPG Mark Two by TakunuvaC01 (2007-2011):
- Aquazone RPG by Zemouregal (2007-2008):
- Millennium Empire by Primis (2008):
- Thread URL: http://www.bzpower.c...opic=293806&hl=
- Rock Raiders RPG by Atton Rand (2008-2009):
- Pirates RPG by Atton Rand (2008-2009)
- Thread URL: http://www.bzpower.c...howtopic=302718 (RPG lost in Time Slip, URL now leads to a different topic)
- Alpha Team RPG: Ogel's Last Stand by PeabodySam and TakunuvaC01 (2009-2011):
- LEGO Rock Raiders RPG by imperial officer (2009-2010):
- Space Police RPG by Jacks (2010-2011):
- Thread URL: http://www.bzpower.c...opic=319036&hl=
- Power Miners RPG by Who am I? (2010)
- Thread URL: http://www.bzpower.c...howtopic=319392
- Hero Factory RPG by Observance (2011)
- Thread URL: http://www.bzpower.c...howtopic=335615
- 12/17/14: Added archived lofiversion links to Johnny Thunder RPG (2005), The LEGO Island RPG, Vikings RPG, Rock Raiders RPG, Knight's Kingdom RPG, Pirate RPG, Space RPG, Exo-Force: Battle for Sentai Mountain RPG, Official Vikings RPG, Johnny Thunder RPG (2006), Aquaraiders RPG, and Aquazone RPG.
- 11/20/13: Added first page and page 15 to Atton Rand's Rock Raiders RPG. Added complete first page and page 4 to LEGO Space RPG. Changed Hero Factory's status from Active to Defunct.
- 5/10/14: The BZP Staff has failed to fix the formatting issue, so I have had to take care of it manually myself. In that time, this topic died, leaving it for reference and no longer discussion.
- 6/9/14: Changed Ninjago RPG's status from Active to Defunct.
Edited by PeabodySam, Dec 17 2014 - 11:51 PM.