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Hi,

I recently purchased Elder Godlike on a whim, and am awaiting its arrival. (The pdf won't download yet.)

Anyways, there's not a lot being said about it, here or elsewhere, so I'd like to know how it compares to the BGB or Superworld power system, if it's compatible with either of those, and basically whether it addresses any of the issues I have read about Superworld here. (I expect it's still fairly lethal.) But do the powers scale in opposition, as it seems they have some resistance mechanic that might address earlier Superworld/BGB criticisms? (Where a high POW mental power will wipe out the big guys.)

So, if anyone has any feedback, comments, experience, and knows if Elder Godlike can supplement the BGB (which I haven't got yet - I would only really want it for the powers, but they seem to get a mixed reception), I'd love to know. (I have RQ3; MW; Stormbringer 5E; and CoC. Buying the BGB is tempting, but I would mainly want it for the superpowers. But they either seem problematic, or few in number, thus requiring a lot of work.)

What I love about BRP is the use across genres, so for me being able to run a viable Supers game (or to use a workable mechanic for other games) would be important to take the splash and buy the BGB. I went with Elder Godlike because it was more recent and was designed with this end in mind. Maybe it addresses some of the Superworld/BGB issues? 

Thanks!

 

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I don’t know the answer but Elder Godlike has gotten little attention on this board. Anything you could tell us about it would be appreciated. 

PS - The Design Mechanism recently put out Agony & Ecstasy and are now working on a bigger supers book. It may also address perceived shortcomings of Superworld...

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3 hours ago, rsanford said:

I don’t know the answer but Elder Godlike has gotten little attention on this board. Anything you could tell us about it would be appreciated. 

PS - The Design Mechanism recently put out Agony & Ecstasy and are now working on a bigger supers book. It may also address perceived shortcomings of Superworld...

Elder Godlike is a supplement for Achtung! Chtulhu that attempts to add superpowers similar to those found in Detweiller,Stolze, and Ivey's Godlike game.

Godlike is super powered WWII. Achtung! Cthulhu adds the Mythos to that, and tries to package it for Cthulhu.

SDLeary

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I think the 'perceived' weaknesses of Superworld or the BGB powers are only in light of comparing them to the supers in comics. There are plenty of other varieties of supers where they work quite nicely. Godlike generally fits the sort of tone I prefer in supers games, so I'll need to check this out.

Also, if what you love about BRP is "the use across genres" then I'd think the BGB would be of good use to you, since it is aimed at being more of a toolkit for all sorts of genres and settings... but yeah, supers is only a part of that.

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