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An Observation

Some gamers seem to think that BRP is an excellent system, easily adaptable to every possible genre. They go on to extole the virtues of a twenty-year-old cludged percentile cesspit of a system as if it were the second coming of Christ despite it embodying everything that stopped a whole generation of gamers even looking at percentile systems and thus dismissing Unknown Armies, which does things with percentile dice that make BRP scream like a bitch.

Note that these are a small subset of BRP fans who happen to be voiciferous, not the entirety of BRP fans.

Said gamers demonstrate their system's "obvious superiority" at the same time as voicing their dislike of die-pool systems, usually Storyteller or Storytelling though occasionally also Shadowrun. It's as if, for them, BRP is the only system that's any good and anyone who wants to use die pools are wrongheaded.

These gamers should be purged from the earth with fire. I can handle everything else, but I can't handle a BRP fan on a onetrueway kick.



Aug. 25th, 2008 11:54 pm (UTC)
There are a lot of one true wayists that need to kiss the flame, but they do qualify.

of course the sheer amount of systems recommend for any genre is dizzying. Most of the systems I like I would not recommend far outside their setting not because I dislike them but they are designed to model as specific thing. I get confused when similar (or those) systems are recommended for other genres especially.

I dont think BRP is the worst, but it does not draw me. Of course, I like die pools.



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