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List of RPGs with base management mechanics

Discussion in 'General RPG Discussion' started by rusty_shackleford, Sep 28, 2018.

  1. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    Making a list of RPGs that involve some sort of base management. I'll start off with a few and add more as they're suggested/I remember them. I haven't played all these games so if you see an error just say so.


    I've grouped them into three separate categories depending on how important the base management is to the game. 'Base' can refer to anything from a fort to an entire kingdom.
    • Main feature: The game revolves around management of your base.
    • Important: It's an important aspect that can't be neglected.
    • Lite: Not very important, but it's for more than just cosmetics.
    Main feature:
    • Titan Outpost
    • Dead State (remastered as Dead State Reanimated)
    • Pathfinder: Kingmaker
    • Spellforce
    • Dark Chronicle
    • Expeditions: Vikings
    • King of Dragon Pass
    • Rimworld
    • Mount & Blade
    • Hinterland
    • Birthright: Gorgon's Alliance
    Important:
    • Neverwinter Nights 2
    • Kenshi
    • Overlord 1 & 2
    • Legend of Eisenwald
    • Vigilantes
    • Suikoden series
    • Heroes of a Broken Land
    • Din's Curse
    • Depth of Perils
    • Legends of Elaria
    Lite:
    • Dragon Age Origins: Awakening
    • Dragon Age: Inquisition
    • Pillars of Eternity
    • Fallout 4 (Check out the Sim Settlements mod)
    • Divinity 2
    • Expeditions: Conquistador
    • Baldur's Gate 2
    • Atom RPG
    • Underrail
    • Jagged Alliance 2.
    • Divinity: Original Sin
    • Regalia
    • The Storm Guard: Darkness is Coming
    • ELEX
    • Mass Effect 2
    ?
    • Starpoint Gemini 2
    • Starpoint Gemini Warlords
     
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    RPGs only
     
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    Main Feature: Spellforce
    Important: Dark Chronicle
    Lite: Divinity 2

    Also, Mount&Blade and Might&Magic 7 contain elements that could be counted as base management.
     
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    Main Feature : HoMM series, Disciples series, Lords of Magic, Master of Magic, King's Bounty ...
     
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    Serpent in the Staglands Shadorwun: Hong Kong Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire
    Realms of Arkania HD
     
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    Main feature:
    • Expeditions Viking
    Important:
    • Overlord 1 & 2
    Lite:
    • Expeditions: Conquistador
    • Baldur's Gate 2
     
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    Might and Magic VII
     
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    I was going to make a political pun, but there aren't any political RPGs worth a damn.
     
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    ?Lite?Medium?: Atom RPG
     
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    Dungeon Rats, though it's not totally a base, but rather some safe checkpoints resources & party management :
    Important

    Legend of Eisenwald (+ DLCs/expension):
    Important
     
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    Serpent in the Staglands Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2 BattleTech Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire
    Main feature: Rimworld.

    Yes, I consider it an RPG because character stats and advancement are major pillars of the design.
     
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  19. ushas Savant

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    To such company would also add Battle for Wesnoth, maybe Eador too?

    Main (rise to power, politics, games with rpg elements where you manage lands and people):
    Romance of Three Kingdoms
    Nobunaga's Ambition
    Sword of the Samurai
    King of Dragon Pass (managing clan?)

    Main/Important:
    Heroes of a Broken Land (multiple parties blobber meets HoMM)
    Vigilantes (building home facilities, sending allies to missions, crafting)

    Important:
    The Sims:D

    Lite:
    Ultima online and other online games where you can own and upgrade a house
     
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  20. laclongquan Arcane

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    Yeah King of Dragon pass is definitely base management. The RPG part is questionable but that is fine.
     
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    Does Underrail's Core City house count? I'd say it's lite if you're a non- or light crafter, and important if you're going full crafting.
     
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    You should add Suikoden I & II in "important" category. I know i know, JRPGs, but good JRPGs.
     
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    Fallout 4 is an RPG. An action-RPG is still an RPG. Just because a game is not "spergs-only" does not mean it is not an RPG.
     
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  24. laclongquan Arcane

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    All Suikoden series have castle management as a core mechanic/element of the game. At least 1-3 is, I dont know about 4-5.

    You have to gather 108 character in one place and that one place is your castle where you build up defense, upgrade facilities, and train your troops.
     
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  25. ushas Savant

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    Hm, yeah, when was thinking about where it's really the main feature, all coming to mind were more strategies. Perhaps, because it is the main focus...

    In Sword of the Samurai one gets to rise stats and choose what kind of samurai the current head of the family is, but eventually the end goal is to manage an army paid from taxes and reach a shogun title. Such games aren't much about managing/building a physical base.
     
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