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Author Topic: [General RPG] I just realized something about my RPG preferences  (Read 1373 times)

Shawn Driscoll

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[General RPG] I just realized something about my RPG preferences
« Reply #15 on: November 28, 2017, 03:03:30 pm »
Quote from: Redforce;1008621
Looking at games like Savage Worlds, Risus, and Warbirds (trying to create a system of my own...), I realized something...
I really think I prefer RPGs that give you a lot of options in character design, but the game rules THEMSELVES are relatively simple.

A lot of character design options in what way?

Quote from: Madprofessor;1010054
The players like d20 ish games for their character options
Players like d20-ish games only because they use a 20-sided die.
« Last Edit: November 28, 2017, 03:07:49 pm by Shawn Driscoll »

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[General RPG] I just realized something about my RPG preferences
« Reply #16 on: November 28, 2017, 04:43:47 pm »
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GURPS... a very simple game at its core, but with front-loaded details in its chargen.


I keep seeing this being said, but I remember a GURPS fan complaining that other systems didn't have a horse v human acceleration per second comparison like GURPS does...

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[General RPG] I just realized something about my RPG preferences
« Reply #17 on: November 28, 2017, 06:19:38 pm »
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I keep seeing this being said, but I remember a GURPS fan complaining that other systems didn't have a horse v human acceleration per second comparison like GURPS does...
GURPS is a toolbox with a giant ass-load of options. You could (unwisely) decide to turn them all on... or... you could start with the basic core and only turn on more details as you want/need them.
I guess there are some people who might be insecure and feel they're not playing the 'real' GURPS if they don't engage with ALL the content.

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« Reply #18 on: November 29, 2017, 05:53:50 am »
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Savage Worlds - I like the variety of character options, but the rules themselves seem to be a bit clunky and over-complicated for my tastes (ironic, since SW is billed as Fast! Furious! Fun!, and it really does seem less complex than a lot of other games I have looked at / played)

Quote from: Madprofessor;1010054
I'm pretty much in the OP's boat. [...]  SW was almost "it" for us as it has great, simple character development and options.  You can easily create just about anything you want and have strong mechanical reinforcement for it.  But, there is some real wonkyness in play that killed it for us.

Okay, here's my recommendation: Create characters in Savage Worlds, then play them in Fudge.  It's almost a perfect match, honestly.   Skill dice become Fudge rankings, with d4 being Mediocre, d6 being Fair, etc.  Bennies become Fudge Points.  SW bonuses and penalties are cut in half.  Armor and weapons require a little more effort to convert, but not a lot.

Personally I prefer combat resolution to be as simple as possible so I run Fudge Lite, but Savage Worlds maps a little better to the slightly crunchier original Fudge rules.

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« Reply #19 on: November 29, 2017, 12:23:20 pm »
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Okay, here's my recommendation: Create characters in Savage Worlds, then play them in Fudge.  It's almost a perfect match, honestly.   Skill dice become Fudge rankings, with d4 being Mediocre, d6 being Fair, etc.  Bennies become Fudge Points.  SW bonuses and penalties are cut in half.  Armor and weapons require a little more effort to convert, but not a lot.

Personally I prefer combat resolution to be as simple as possible so I run Fudge Lite, but Savage Worlds maps a little better to the slightly crunchier original Fudge rules.


Yeah, believe it or not I have already gone this rout, using SW as template to build a fudge game.  I like fudge, it is a good solid traditional-style game, but it has it's mechanical wonkyness too - namely the extremely chunky granularity of 4df.  It is better with d6-d6 (like Starblazer, or Anglare), but then 2d6 is just easier, and then why not expand the grain with 2d8 or 2d10 or just use one of many great 2d6 engines like Traveler or BoL... and so on?  I never got the project off the ground.