soltakss Posted January 24, 2008 Report Share Posted January 24, 2008 Soltakss- Would you care to elaborate on the parts of your post that I bolded? I would be interested in hearing more about what people found dissatisfactory in the current incarnation. You may want to open a new thread or just email me off list if you are more comfortable doing that. OK, no problem. but even after playtesting and checking it still needs extensive alterations. Starting with the easiest, http://basicroleplaying.com/forum/basic-roleplaying/322-typos-errata-corrections-clarifications.html is a four page thread on problems found with BRP Zero, in addition to the pre-Zero version that has doubled its weight due to red marker and post-its. Clearly, it still needs some work. That's not surprising since Playtesting doesn't catch everything, changes are always made afterwards and many games have extensive errata after publication. Hopefully, it will be more coherent than RQM and will need less houseruling to run as it stands. It has a lot of rules I don't like and a lot of things I won't use, just like RQM. Pretty much the whole of the Powers System - I just didn't like them. The assumption that although EDU and SAN are optional rules they are regarded as pretty much core (OK, that's my anti-Coc bias showing through). Major/Minor Wounds. 20 pages of Sanity Rules (OK, that's my anti-Coc bias showing through again). The playtest was interesting but the game seemed to be moving further away from RQ DEX Ranks are primary, Strike Ranks are Oprional. Major/Minor Wounds. Hit Locations as an optional and relatively minor rule. The sample Character Sheet having EDU and SAN but no Hit Locations (as they are optional - just like EDU and SAN - or have I mentined this one before?) The entire Magic System. It may be great but what happened to Spirit/Divine/Sorcery as a viable alternative? So, those are just some reasons why I felt that BRP has moved quite a way from its RQ heart, just like RQM. To me, it's just a variation of RQ and will always be just a variation of RQ. Quote Simon Phipp - Caldmore Chameleon - Wallowing in my elitism since 1982. Many Systems, One Family. Just a fanboy. www.soltakss.com/index.html Jonstown Compendium author. Find my contributions here. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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