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« Reply #15 on: December 12, 2009, 03:31:57 PM »
Wonder how many people are playing F.A.T.A.L.

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« Reply #16 on: December 12, 2009, 04:23:47 PM »
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I doubt that any FGU games are seeing much play these days (Space Opera, Bushido, Aftermath, Psion World, etc.).

I think V&V still gets some use. We only stopped using it a year or so ago.
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« Reply #17 on: December 12, 2009, 04:42:41 PM »
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I'm not sure the reason is so obvious -- at least I'm not getting it.  Do you mean the fact that both shows went off the air?  That puts it in the same general category as the Ghostbusters RPG, which I also think no one is playing anymore, in spite of the fact that it's a very, very good game.  The system was developed further and used in subsequent West End games, though.

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Maybe what he meant was that the shows sucked. A lot. I'm sincerely more interested in emulating My Little Pony than Xena or Hercules.
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« Reply #18 on: December 12, 2009, 04:51:13 PM »
Well there is alwasy that one person somewhere but I think you'd struggle to find anyone running any of TSR Amazing Engine or Buck Rogers games.  The settings for AE were not all bad, but find it hard to think someone would run the AE itself.

I also doubt there are many people playing some of the Masterbook games like "Tank Girl" or "Species" or "Tales from the Crypt". Maybe there are still some who play"Bloodshadows" and haven't convereted to the D6 version; it was always an interesting if flawed game.

Staying with WEG, I don't think their "Men in Black" played much anywhere anymore (if it ever was).

Also, GDW "Cadillacs and Dinosaurs" has probably gone extinct, pun intended.
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« Reply #19 on: December 12, 2009, 04:52:50 PM »
Well, you can count me and my kids for playing the Hercules & Xena game as of late.  Excellent system for the under 10 crowd and the dice mechanic (not to mention the dice themselves if you've got the particular dice that came with the boxed set) clicks right away with them.  IMHO and all of that.

If we're talking about media based licenses, how 'bout the Battlestar Galactica game?  The show isn't on anymore, MWP really didn't crank out the envisioned goods to follow up the core release (and they probably never will), and, if it is to be believed, RPGers are a fickle lot who want their stuff to be current.
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« Reply #20 on: December 12, 2009, 04:53:22 PM »
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Maybe what he meant was that the shows sucked. A lot.
And yet, the shows seemed so much like someone's RPG campaign.  Not that I want to watch someone's campaign notes week after week.

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« Reply #21 on: December 12, 2009, 04:55:53 PM »
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Where does "Rolemaster: The Basics" fit in?  (The copy I have has a copyright date of 1995).


It is part of the 3rd edition of Rolemaster (sometimes called 'Rolemaster Standard System' [RMSS] or 'Rolemaster Fantasy-Roleplaying' [RMFRP]), which was published in the mid-1990s.

Fans of Rolemaster tend to be split between 'Rolemaster 2e' (now being published as 'Rolemaster Classic,' of which 'Rolemaster Express' is a simplified version) and 'Rolemaster Standard System'.  The latter is a more complicated ('crunchy') system.  

MERP is based on Rolemaster 2e (now Rolemaster Classic), as is Rolemaster Express.  

Myself, I find Rolemaster 2e/Classic to be too 'rules heavy' for my current tastes (so RMSS/RMFRP is obviously beyond the pale).  If I were to play Rolemaster again (something I hope to do, someday), I'd use Rolemaster Express, with some supplementary material.
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« Reply #22 on: December 12, 2009, 04:58:40 PM »
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I've run some Flashing Blades & Villains & Vigilantes only very recently. But some of those you specically mention - perhaps not.

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I think V&V still gets some use. We only stopped using it a year or so ago.


Yeah, I forgot about V&V.  I can imagine that it's still being played.

As for Space Opera, though, I'd be shocked if there was anyone on the planet playing it now.  It was pretty much unplayable when it was in print.
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« Reply #23 on: December 12, 2009, 05:15:34 PM »
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I haven't seen anyone play Middle Earth Role Playing in a while. I still have the books somewhere. There was also a Hercules and Xena game released as a boxed set years ago. The game itself wasn't bad. But it was doomed for obvious reasons.


We played MERP some months ago - when we stopped I started my Rolemaster Fantasy Campaign - so, maybe it's not alive, but it is still warm :)
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« Reply #24 on: December 12, 2009, 05:22:53 PM »
MERP is still being played. I know of two groups that play it extensively.

However, I wonder if Dangerous Journeys (Gygax) is being played by anyone. It has some great ideas hidden in it but it had some of the most craptastic layout I ever came across.

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« Reply #25 on: December 12, 2009, 06:00:57 PM »
Perhaps the craptastic Reich Star RPG?


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« Reply #26 on: December 12, 2009, 06:14:59 PM »
FtA!
You are posting in a troll thread.

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« Reply #27 on: December 12, 2009, 06:17:46 PM »
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FtA!



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« Reply #28 on: December 12, 2009, 06:18:12 PM »
Some are no-brainers: SenZar, FATAL, Synnibarr (I doubt even its creator plays anymore), deadEarth.

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« Reply #29 on: December 12, 2009, 06:37:02 PM »
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FtA!
You know, I was going to ask...

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