RPGaDay – Day 11: Weirdest RPG owned
Short Answer: All For One: Regime Diabolique, Triple Ace Games.
Long Answer: I don’t really own any truly weird RPGs, so I’m picking the one that does the most to mess with its usual genre. The lucky winner here is All For One: Regime Diabolique. As the name suggests, the game is set during the time of Alexander Dumas’ famous Musketeers. While Arthos, Porthos, and Aramis are old and mostly retired, it is up to the players to take on the mantle of a younger generation of Musketeers, defending the King and France from such vile threats as vampires, werewolves, demons, and possibly worst of all, Protestants.
The game has everything you need to play a straight, historically ‘accurate’ Musketeers game, but it’s the weirdness that really brings it into its own. Your characters can learn magic, hunt demons in the name of the church, or even discover the dark secret Cardinal Richelieu is hiding from everyone. Oh, and it’s not just a game for guys either. There are options for playing female characters, even female Musketeers (quelle horreur!).
As is common with Triple Ace Games, lead writer Paul “Wiggy” Wade-Williams has produced a mountain of additional material for the game. Not all of it is required to properly enjoy yourself, but you can easily pick and choose bits you want to add to enhance your adventures. If you’ve been watching any of the cinema adaptations, or the BBC’s recent Musketeers TV series, you might want to check this game out. It uses the Ubiquity system to great effect, creating a fast-paced, action-packed environment – exactly the way the Musketeers like it.