Sunday, August 27, 2023

#RPGaDAY2023 - DAY TWENTY-SEVEN: Game you'd like to see a new EDITION of...

 Onto Day Twenty-Seven of #RPGaDAY2023 and we're into weirdly prophetic territory. Back in the first year of #RPGaDAY I set the same question, and my answers were - 

... James Bond 007, the amazing cool Victory Games RPG of playing agents in the world of James Bond; and Star Trek. There had been the FASA, the Last Unicorn Games, and the Decipher versions of a Star Trek roleplaying game, but since that video I was even lucky enough to be involved in the early development stages of Modiphius' Star Trek Adventures

Since then Star Trek Adventures has evolved into something even bigger than I'd hoped, and it just keeps going from strength to strength. Gorgeous books, lovely minis, and now tackling things like Discovery, Lower Decks, and more. (Personally, I'd like to see a weird alternate timeline book for the Kelvinverse, but that is just me). 

Unfortunately, Bond hasn't happened. And I don't think it will for a while, at least not until EON choose a new Bond and decide what they are doing with the Bond universe. 

So what would I say now? 

I'd still love to see a new edition of Ghostbusters, capturing the spirit (pardon the pun) and humour of that first West End Games edition. I'd love to see a new Star Wars RPG, as things seem to have come to a halt with the Fantasy Flight/Edge version - had a blast playing that one. I'd also love to see a new edition of WitchCraft, maybe using Cinematic Unisystem to speed things up, and add more action, employing the magic system of Buffy. And I'd love to see a new version of Star Frontiers, but we won't mention the horrible one that almost happened recently. 


Ricardo said...

How about... if either Ghostbusters or SWRPG used the d6 system present in Hercules & Xena RPG? Not necessarily with symbols on the dice, but maybe just counting successes instead of adding dice together?
Do you think that that would be a good thing or a bad thing? Would you play those games if whoever picked up the licenses did that or would you prefer to play old-school?
One last question about the system: If not the tried and true d6 system, which other system would you like them to use for these two licenses?

David F. Chapman said...

Possibly? I've got the Xena/Hercules game but not actually experienced it in action. Would be an interesting experiment.

It's difficult, as I know they tweaked things a little for Ghostbusters International and it wasn't as popular as the first edition of the game. And for some, 1st edition WEG SW was the best, but I'd be interested to see what the new incarnations of the D6 system are like (looking at you Carbon Grey).

I could see YZE working for Ghostbusters, or even Vortex. Not sure about Star Wars. There was just something magical about that one - though the FFG one was cool too.