WHAT PUBLISHED RPG DO YOU WISH YOU WERE PLAYING RIGHT NOW?
SETTING DETACHED FROM SYSTEM
Great, expansive, imaginative, colorful science fantasy trapped in a doomed and clunky system, Fading Suns has always been a favorite of mine, but never with the original rules. I would play it in Heroquest, Fate, or some other, easier system.
Great setting, great magic system, and supplements full of depth and color. If only they could put together a combat system that worked and rules for down time that didn’t make me feel like I was doing my taxes. Honestly I can’t think of another system to run it in, because the good parts of the rules are really, really good and no other mechanics I have found really simulate the magic system the same way.
SYSTEM DETACHED FROM SETTING
This is more difficult for me because I have several go-to systems that I like . In truth, Fate isn’t my favorite in terms of mechanics but it edges out other systems in terms of ease of teachability and widespread familiarity by the people I usually game with.
A solid system built around choices and consequences, with a large variety of settings to choose from.
SYSTEM AND SETTING COMBINED
Rules mechanics are simple, if not thrilling in themselves, and the setting is highly evocative and fun. Plus, you can play a whale.
I think I could really like this setting if I played with someone who was well versed.