Long-Form Generational RPGs
Justin Smith
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I'm looking to gather a list of Long-Form Generational RPGs, specifically games that have explicit support for characters growing old, having children, managing estates/business/etc through time. Also by Long-Form I mean more than handful of sessions.

Core books, and supplements which add this on are all fair game.
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1. Family: Pendragon
Family: Pendragon
Justin Smith
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The earliest game I can think of in which you not only playing a character, but their house, through-out the Arthurian Legend.
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2. RPG: The One Ring [Average Rating:8.16 Overall Rank:14]
RPG: The One Ring
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Buried the LoreMaster book are the rules, and setup for generational play. Though, I'm sure this is more useful for human characters, than elves or dwarves.
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3. RPG: Hero's Banner: The Fury of Free Will [Average Rating:5.90 Overall Rank:744]
RPG: Hero's Banner: The Fury of Free Will
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Each session you play a hero, who makes a world changing choice. The following sessions you play a dude LINKED to the hero, I need to play this.
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4. RPG: Ars Magica (5th Edition) [Average Rating:7.83 Overall Rank:25]
RPG: Ars Magica (5th Edition)
The assumed form of play is in a covenant, a gathering of magi who band together for research and mutual protection. While the magi have access to longevity spells that extend their lives, many of the minor characters will be born, have children, and die over the course of a story.
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5. RPG Item: Houses of the Blooded [Average Rating:7.53 Overall Rank:482]
RPG Item: Houses of the Blooded
Jeremy Friesen
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6. Setting: Birthright
Setting: Birthright
Sly Gryphon
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Characters come from noble bloodlines and you can play at the domain level with 3 month long turns as your character leads their faction.
 
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7. RPG: Red Aegis [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
RPG: Red Aegis
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8. RPG: Microscope [Average Rating:7.83 Overall Rank:11]
RPG: Microscope
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9. RPG: Aria: Canticle of the Monomyth [Average Rating:5.00 Overall Rank:859]
RPG: Aria: Canticle of the Monomyth
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The game is designed to be played at multiple levels- there are rules for designing and role-playing individual characters, families, or even societies.
I suspect this game fits but I have yet to successfully read the entire thing.
 
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