Alacrity The Tired RDI Staff Karma: 291/33 6276 Posts
I like the new Cortex rule system from Margeret Weiss games. It is the system that I game with for the Firefly/Serenity games but the cortex system is a generic rule system that can be used for any genre. I like the simplicity of rule to leran and that the game is more geared to role playing and rewarding good role playing of characters.
If Shadowrun is non-standard, I have to agree that it was one of the funnest RPGs I've played... Lots of RP potential along with guns and magic and all out fraggin' drek!
Also, Cortex... Firefly/Serenity RPG was great fun and, having glanced at the Supernatural RPG which uses the same system, can make the prediciton that it'd be a hoot to play as well... Guess that Cortex is probably the most versatile/adaptable "non-standard" systems I've ever seen...
I almost forgot, but I do know of a non-standard RPG. I don't know if you could say this is my favourite, as it is the only one I really know, but CJ Carella's WitchCraft is a modern day guns and magic rpg that I find allows for a great deal of character customization and adapts naturally to creating interesting role-play-worthy characters.
While I never managed to find a group to play with I did find a table-top Final Fantasy game once long ago. (I could probably find it again if I hunted hard enough..) I really wanted to play it, but I had a hard enough time finding DnD games, much less trying to get people to sit down and learn a whole new game.
Don't suppose anyone would be willing to take the time to try to learn to run a game using the system, assuming I can find it again, on the site?
Posted on 2009-11-30 at 22:41:44.
Edited on 2009-11-30 at 23:18:36 by Shield Wolf
I have found both the rules I had found years ago, as well as the Zodiac Fletch mentioned. I think Zodiac is a little watered down myself, but the one I found years ago can be found at http://www.returnergames.com/ord/index.php/Main_Page. I know I could link it, but I'm not that worried about it, a mod could always fix that if they so desired, personally I don't mind a little copy and pasting. The entire rulebook is on the wiki page which I have linked, the download can be found at http://www.returnergames.com/
Also, I haven't looked over it yet, but I found this, a FF D20 translation. http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs42/f/2009/129/2/1/FF3_5e_by_Raidzuo.pdf
Posted on 2009-12-01 at 21:02:20.
Edited on 2009-12-01 at 21:06:10 by Shield Wolf