Monday, March 31, 2014

March OSR Challenge Day 26 to 31

What RPG based on an IP did you enjoy most? Star Wars.
Give details.  I've like bits of all of the games that have been set in the Star Wars Saga.  I probably like West End Game's version best, but Star Wars Saga Ed from WotC was awesome and I've picked up an run Edge of the Empire with little prep time.  Of course, I've loved Star Wars since I was five years old and for some reason somehow think of it around Christmas Time.  Maybe it was the Christmas Special...

hat IP (=Intellectual Property, be it book, movie or comic) that doesn’t have an RPG deserves it? 
The Marvel Universe deserves something comparable to TSR's old FASERIP system. 

Why?  I was no fan of the resource Marve Universe RPG from the early 2000's or MWP's Marvel Heroic Role Playing.  WotC's Marvel SAGA system was cool, but not quite as good as FASERIP.  It deserves it because, like it or not, Marvel is the king of comics.  Where Marvel goes the industry goes and it's filled with incredible stories and characters.

What free RPG or what non-English RPG did you enjoy most? Mazes and Minotaurs.
Give details.  It's excellent, really jives with my childhood fascination with Clash of the Titans and honestly opened me up to the OSR>

What OSR product have you enjoyed most? Labyrinth Lord.
Explain why.  It beautifully expresses DnD and how simple and sublime it is.  The DM is there to work out the rules with their players, not look in a giant series of books for the answers.

Which non-D&D supplemental product should everyone know about? Old World Bestiary for Warhammer Fantasy Role Play 2nd Edition from GW/Green Ronin.
Give details.  Best. Bestiary. Ever.  Fun, informative, and dripping with atmosphere.

What out-of-print RPG would you most like to see back in publication? Alternity.
Why? I think the system was ahead of it's time and a good precursor to D20.  I think it could simplified a bit and could have a core following that a normal RPG company could tolerate.  Plus, its SF, and we need more of RPGs in that genre.

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