is there a game out there that is similiar to talisman but you can build characters and story over time without devoting a significant part of your life to it? i have always appreciated games where the decisions you have made previously have an impact in your current gaming session. i have not appreciated the time and energy spent creating an atmosphere that requires everyone to participate in every gaming session. i use talisman as an example because it works for my group simply because we can set it up, play and enjoy ourselves everytime no matter who is present and it requires zero prep time. the problem is we are starting to want more. character development and/or leveling them. story and setting themes that reek of 8 sided dice. my question is i want to know if there is a game that combines the casualness of talisman with the depth of a true RPG? something that is so loose that its ok to play if someone cant make it this week as well as not requiring a true DM? please help.
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