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I'm looking for paragraph-based RPG board games that you can look up encounters from a book. The type of board games I already have are Barbarian prince, King's bounty, and lone wolf and cub. I also learn that games like Arabian night and agent of Smersch are supposed to be very good but I'm interested in less common games. Please add to the list if you know any game like this.
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1. Board Game: Barbarian Prince [Average Rating:6.49 Overall Rank:3857]
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2. Board Game: King's Bounty [Average Rating:5.72 Overall Rank:12620]
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3. Board Game: Lone Wolf and Cub Game [Average Rating:4.25 Overall Rank:16194]
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4. Board Game: Tales of the Arabian Nights [Average Rating:7.06 Overall Rank:1802]
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5. Board Game: Agents of SMERSH [Average Rating:7.03 Overall Rank:1177]
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10. Board Game: Star Trek: The Adventure Game [Average Rating:6.90 Overall Rank:3653]
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11. Board Game Publisher: Dark City Games, Inc.
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Similar to classic Melee/Wizard Metagaming games, DSG uses paragraphs for moving the action along.
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12. Board Game: Above and Below [Average Rating:7.54 Overall Rank:173] [Average Rating:7.54 Unranked]
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This one has an adventure book. Players look up different encounter scenarios, make a choice on one of two actions, then roll dice to resolve. On top of that it's a pretty good strategy game.
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13. Board Game: Grail Quest [Average Rating:6.65 Unranked] [Average Rating:6.65 Unranked]
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14. Board Game: Star Smuggler [Average Rating:6.45 Overall Rank:7881]
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Another game (like Barbarian Prince) available from DwarfStar (and also with a redesign by Todd Sanders as an alternative).
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15. Board Game: Damocles Mission [Average Rating:6.14 Overall Rank:10578]
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Cross reference for a really old geeklist on this:
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17. Board Game: Castaways [Average Rating:7.06 Overall Rank:1140]
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The paragraphs are on cards that you add to the future decks based on current actions. Kind of a twist on the core idea.
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18. Board Game: Ambush! [Average Rating:7.41 Overall Rank:720]
Bill Paradise
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This along with all of its expansion are a great war time, paragraph, story telling game, if you can manage to get through all of the rules.

It's an excellent game once you get a feel for how it plays.
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19. Board Game: Dead of Winter: A Crossroads Game [Average Rating:7.71 Overall Rank:72] [Average Rating:7.71 Unranked]
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Not sure if this really qualifies for what you're looking for, but thought I'd post it anyway, for you to take a look at if interested.

The paragraphs for this game are also on cards, which are drawn when certain events trigger during game play. A very fun game as well.
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20. Board Game: Treasure of Unicorn Gold [Average Rating:5.57 Unranked] [Average Rating:5.57 Unranked]
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MicroQuest 6 set in the Melee/Wizard universum.

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MicroQuest 4 set in the Melee/Wizard universum
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MicroQuest 8 set in the Melee/Wizard universum
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