RPG Encyclopedia: Spanish

Analaya, tormenta de arena
1st ed by Miguel Angel Friginal, Jose Luis Laviña (1993) Larshiot
A Spanish-language science fantasy RPG. It is set on Arturo, a planet orbitting the far Evenea 304, a dying red giant sun. Human beings have been there for millions of years, but only very ancient ruinous cities show that they once had advanced technology. The most advanced civilizations are barely above the medieval level. It uses a narrative system, which allows gaming without a GM -- instead, each player the narrator by turns. It includes a magic system not based in spell lists.
Anima: Beyond Fantasy RPG
1st Spanish ed by Carlos B. García Aparicio (2005) Edge Entertainment
1st English ed (2008) Fantasy Flight Games
2nd Spanish ed (2010) Edge Entertainment
A fantasy genre RPG influenced by Japanese anime themes. It uses an involved system similar to the Rolemaster mechanics. Characters creation uses races, classes and levels. Attributes are random-roll, while other options are limited point-bought. Resolution uses 1d100 + skill vs difficulty, though there are also attribute checks done as rolling 1d10 under attribute.
Anno Domini: Adventus Averni ad Terram
1st ed by Juan Antonio Huerta Domínguez, Manuel Sueiro, Antonio Alvarez de Morales (2000) Libros Ucronía S.L.
Characters play the role of pious believers of the three mayor faiths (Judaism, Christianity, and Islam) after year 1000 A.D., when hordes of evil invaded the Earth and conquered it. The player characters are fighting back against the hordes, with each faith having special gifts and possibilities for miracles. It uses a dice pool system, rolling a number of d10s equal to skill, where each roll under attribute is considered a success. In addition, there is a special Die of Justice ("Dado del Juicio") which has special results. Character creation is point-based, with characters divided into three categories: common people ("Gente Común"), righteous ("Justos y Cabalistas"), and the Chosen ("Elegidos "). It uses triangular costs (i.e. level 3 costs 6 points = 1+2+3).
1st ed by Ricard Ibáñez (1990) Joc Internacional
2nd ed (1999) La Caja de Pandora
3rd ed by Ricard Ibáñez, Antonio Polo (2011) Nosolorol
A Spanish-language RPG set in the Spanish middle ages. It was one of the first RPGs published in Spain, and has numerous supplements. It uses a percentile skill-based system, with a table of costs to raise skills. It has a luck mechanic where you declare that you are using luck before rolling. If you succeed, you use 1 luck point. If you fail by less than your luck total, you pay enough to succeed. If you fail by more than your luck total you fail. It also has an rationality/irrationality stat. Higher rationality means you are more resistant to magic but less able to use magic. Rationality is reduced by exposure to magic. Character creation for the original edition used random-roll attributes. The third edition simplified combat and added a point-buy character creation method, as well as 44 character classes.
Atlantis. Anio 2213
1st ed by Inmaculada Flórez, Alejandro Fresno, Mario Grande (2001) Asociacion Juvenil de Interpretacion Ludica de Leon
A Spanish-language post-apocalyptic RPG. The setting is a world where civilization survives only in submarine cities. Terrestrial humans were killed during an alien invasion. Now, after the aliens have fled, terrestial lands are wild, dangerous, and unexplored.
Barrio Xino
1st ed by Sergi Latorre (2000) La Factoría de Ideas
2nd ed (2001)
A humorous Spanish-language modern-day RPG. The setting can be your own city and district. PCs are the everydays people who you can see at the streets, frequently dealing with the illegality. Pickpockets, cops, pimps, whores, students, etc.
Capitan Alatriste
1st ed by Ricard Ibañez (2002) Devir Iberia
A Spanish-language gritty swashbuckling RPG, adapting the popular series of novels by Spanish writer Arturo Perez-Reverte. The full title is "El Juego de Rol del Capitan Alatriste" ("The Captain Alatriste Roleplaying Game"). The novels are set in Madrid in the first half of the 17th century, during the reign of Phillip IV Hapsburg. Action resolution is by roll under skill or attribute on 3d6, with difficulty expressed by "fixing" dice to 1 or 6. Character creation is both point-bought and class-based, with thirteen classes: Artist, Adventurer, Bandit, Priest, Comedian, Courtier, Handmaiden, Inquisitor, Medic, Rogue, Soldier, Braggart (Thug), and "Woman of Mystery". It includes a detailed system for combat, with hit location and various maneuvers.
Comandos de Guerra
1st ed by Juan Carlos Herreros Lucas (1990) self-published
2nd ed (1994) Ediciones Cronópolis
3rd ed (2003) Ediciones Sombra
A Spanish-language World War II RPG, including action on the European and Pacific fronts. Character may be soldiers or civilians. The game system uses a single 3d10 roll indicate check, sucess level, location and damage. This was originally self-published as a set of home-made booklets in 1990, under the imprint title "Alas de Dragón."
Exo, juego de rol e interpretacion de ciencia-ficcion
1st ed by Juan Carlos Herreros Lucas, Raul Lopez Diaz-Ufano, Fernando Ruiz Tapiador Gutierrez, Hugo Wifredo Serrano Ruiz, Javier Sevilla Villafañe (2000) Ediciones Sombra
A Spanish-language science-fiction RPG in a galaxy with hundred of alien races that fight to survive. The game system uses a single 3d10 roll indicate check, sucess level, location and damage.
1st ed by Chemapamundi, Cels Piñol (1993) Fasas Wagon Fasas Wagon Gusa Comics Inc
2nd ed (1994) Devir Iberia Devir Iberia Gusa Comics Inc
A humorous Spanish-language science fiction RPG, based on the comic "Fanhunter" by Cels Piñol. It is set in the year 2008 of a world where comic-books, wargames, TV series, and Terry Pratchet have all been banned by "Pope Alejo I". He is a mad bookseller who has conquered all Europe, believing he is possessed by the ghost of Phillip K. Dick. He has issued repression troops, the "Fanhunter", who are responsible for chasing down and destroying rebel forces. The PC's are rebels -- a dispersed and unorganized group of fans, rolegamers, and inept superheroes.
Far West
1st ed by Daío Pérez, Óscar Díaz (1994) M+D Editores
A Spanish-language RPG set in the American wild west. It has three attributes (STR, DEX, CON) along with percentile skills similar to Call of Cthulhu.
Frankenstein Faktoria
1st ed by Joe Abracadabra (2000) Portal
1st Spanish ed (2001) Edge Entertainment
A Polish-language horror RPG, whose title translates as "Frankenstein Factory". The PC's are creations of doctor Frankenstein, made up with many different body parts.
Fuerze Delta
1st ed by Jorge Barquín (1991) Miraguano
A Spanish-language science-fiction RPG. It is set in the 22nd century, where humanity is part of an unstable alliance of members from five species with space travel technology. The political fight for the authority is fierce. There is an institution that takes charge of peace and balance between species, the Guiding Council, but it barely has official influence. The PCs are members of Fuerza Delta, the Council's secret side. Its mission is to keep the peace whatever the cost.
Hidden Invasion
1st ed by Paul Arden Lidberg (1995) Nightshift Games
"Invasores" ed by Xavi Garriga, Dicky Miracle, Miguel Antón (1996) Farsa's Wagon
An alien conspiracy RPG, with reptilian "Greys" having taken over the government with the help of ancient human conspiracies. It uses a minimalist dice pool system, the "Cinematic Adventure System". There are no attributes, just "talents". You roll d6's equal to 2 plus your talent vs a difficulty number. Character creation is by allocating 10d of talents. There is a Spanish edition under the title "Invasores: La conspiración alienígena," which adapted the background information for Spain and added a new introductory adventure ("Convergence" by John Tynes, originally written for Call of Cthulhu).
El Juego de Rol Flynn
1st ed by ToniSan El Magnifico, Carlos Surreal (2002) La Cocoguawa
A Spanish-language humorous mini-RPG where all of the PC's believe they are Errol Flynn. During the session it is revealed who is the real Errol and who are the guest stars.
1st ed by Irma Amézquita y Tonatiuh Moreno (1999) Editorial Gráfica Nuevo
Laberinto is a sci-fi anime/manga RPG, the first Mexican RPG. The tagline for the book translates to: "A new and original game to live adventures in a magic and dangerous world. Is fantasy and science fiction. (A) Roleplaying game located within an anime-manga world. Into dungeons or in cities, with robots and dragons... martial artists, ninjas, psychics, monks, magic girls, knights, thieves and aliens live fantastic adventures. You are the hero. Walk the mind labyrinths."
Mili KK: El Juego de rol de la puta mili;
1st ed by Ricard Ibáñez, Jordi Cabau (2003) Proyectos Editoriales Crom
A Spanish-language humorous RPG about modern-day military service. "Mili" is the name for Military Service, and "K K" sounds like "caca", a word for shit. In this humourous game the PCs are youths in the Military Service, with a rich popular culture of humour and bad taste, drugs, jokes and characters as the Fascist Sargeant, the Pacifist Joint-Smoker and the Rambo-like Soldier. Based on mythical comic strips of the brilliant Ivá.
Moffet Babies: el juego de rol de los bebes mofetas
1st ed by Miguel Garcia Fernandez (2002) La Cocoguawa
A humorous RPG where you play a baby and other players are your roommates or your playmates. It incorporates a "good nanny manual".
Mutantes en la Sombra
1st ed by Jose Felix Garzon, Igor Arriola (1991) Ludoctenia
"G2" ed by Mikel Cabriada, Igor Arriola, Joseba Calle, Carlos Monzón, J.A. Tellaetxe Isusi (1997) Ludoctenia
A Spanish-language modern-day psychic powers RPG along the lines of Psi World, where player characters can be either mutants or normals. The system uses 1d20 versus a target number, determined by comparing skill and difficulty on a universal table. The combat system is very deadly, where a rifle round may cause 12d6+5 damage when a strong character has 24 hit points. The first edition revolves around Cold War espionage and politics, while the second edition deals with post-Cold War politics, Middle-Eastern terrorism and a second generation of mutants created by the Chernobyl incident.
Name Keeper
1st ed by Jose Luis Pumarega (2001) La Factoria de Ideas
A Spanish-language fantasy RPG. The world is flat and falls towards the floor of the universe. The gods were defeated by the demons and now the hell is physically in the world (i.e. on the map) and when people die they appear there, always. When they were defeated the gods gave a magical language to the humans to allow them to survive, though the magicians (the Name Keepers) are not so sure. The PCs are from Isla, which has the more advanced civilization of the world. Isla has makers of the "clocks": robots that work by clockwork mechanisms.
1st ed by Joaquim Micó (1994) Joc Internacional
A Spanish-language RPG about mythic-age Greece. It uses a simple rule system with roughly 20 pre-defined profession templates. You roll from 1d4 to 2d6 depending on your profession and the task, plus percentile special abilities. Combat is handled in one roll, add attacker bonus and subtracting defender bonus to find damage. It has several supplements.
Outfan. A Space Operetta
1st ed by C. Piniol, J.P. Romeu, R. Mercadal (2002) Planeta-DeAgostini
A Spanish-language humorous starfaring RPG, which parodies the science fiction from Jules Verne to "The Matrix". It includes an original background with nine races and four star systems. The system is percentile-based. Character creation uses a set of 20 generic professions. cf. the official web page.
1st ed by Enrique Garrifo Ramos (2003) Ediciones Sombra
A Spanish-language prehistoric action RPG, set in a world where dozens of prehistoric races fight to survive. The game system uses a single 3d10 roll indicate check, sucess level, location and damage.
Piltrufos: el juego de rol piltrufantemente piltrufero
1st ed by Jorge Martinez Etchegoyen (2001) La Cocoguawa
2nd ed by Jorge Martinez Etchegoyen, Miguel Garcia Fernandez, Carlos Sanchez Padial (2002)
A humorous Spanish-language RPG of playing "pitufos" - blue-skinned little fairies in a take-off of the Smurfs cartoon (Belgian cartoonist Peyo). While always tongue-in-cheek, the game outlines three kinds of play: mode pitufos ("for kind people"), mode piltrufos ("more hard"), and dark side piltrufos ("for bad people").
1st ed by Carlos Monzon (1992) Ludoctenia
2nd ed by Carlos Monzon (1995) Ludoctenia
A Spanish-language contemporary horror RPG, including background dealing with an evil entity that arrived to Earth 65 million years ago, along with Arab philosophers, secret orders, the Knights Templar, and various paranormal creatures. The original system uses stat + 1d20 vs difficulty. The second edition, Ragnarok: Un Nuevo Comienzo, changes this to rolling under base attribute + relevant skill on 2d10. Character generation is point-based, with four different power levels.
1st ed by Juan Antonio Huerta Domínguez (2004) Edge Entertainment
A Spanish-language hard sci-fi roleplaying game, subtitled "Un pasado a olvidar, un futuro a temer, un presente para luchar". Set in the year 2398, where the Earth has been destroyed and the survivors live in small habitats on Mars, the Moon, and orbital stations. The game deals with ancient cultures (Egyptian, Sumerian, etc.) and their relationship with the aliens that attacked the earth.
Teatro Demente
1st ed by A. Diego, D. Fernandez, J. Garcia, P.J. Ramos (2002) self-published
A Spanish-language live-action parody RPG set in the "Mundo de Demencia". This is a parody of White Wolf's "World of Darkness" where the PCs are disturbing night-beings -- like smokers, drunkens, women, and role-players -- who have astonishing powers.
1st ed by Pedro Alcántara (1993) Ediciones Cronópolis
A Spanish-language universal RPG. It uses a percentile system with characteristics and skills. Advancement is level-based. It includes rules about magic, psionics, robots, and time and space travel.

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