A 16-bit styled non-combat RPG where you travel the town searching for pool halls and players to beat. “Battles” would consist of playing pool against opponents; with special moves and everything. There’d be no direct path to take in the game, but your actions would build a reputation and different story-lines would open as a result. You could take the route of good or evil (hustler), or you could go take on some poolhall junkies in the bad side of town or some pros in a big-league tournament in the posh side of town. An open-ended pool-based RPG..
Actually, I’d like to see any old school styled RPG, with rich characters and a well designed world, done without any combat. Yes, there’s Harvest Moon — but I’d like it to be more competitive and less about raising cows.