Friday, August 18, 2023

#RPGaDAY2023 - DAY EIGHTEEN: Favourite game SYSTEM

 It's Day Eighteen of #RPGaDAY2023 and the question is a tricky one - favourite game SYSTEM. When I answered it back at the beginning of #RPGaDAY I was incredibly cheeky and picked the flipping game system I designed, Vortex, as my favourite system.

I mean, how flipping rude. 

I guess you have to like your game system to work with it, and since that video it has evolved into a second edition that's even faster and easier to use. May not be everyone's cup of tea, but I like it, and have another couple of games in mind that I'd love to use it on, if I'm allowed (while I designed it, I don't have complete ownership of it). 

Second Edition was influenced by the eye opening simplicity of the Year Zero Engine. I read Tales from the Loop and was just amazed at how small the rules section is in the game, and how much fun the games were that we played in that setting. 


Jeffrywith1e said...

I've yet to post my day 18, but my favorite is also Vortex. My dream would be to have it available to use as some sort of open system. How would one go about achieving that privilege?

I wondered, too, maybe since its in its 2nd edition- could the first edition be opened for public use?

Thanks! and thank you for designing the elegant little thing. I do truly love it. Wish it was seen in more games.

David F. Chapman said...

Thank you, that's really kind of you to say. I'm hoping it'll be used in other games in the future.

At the moment, Vortex is owned by Cubicle 7, so any decision about it being used by other publishers or writers is up to them.