Tuesday, July 28, 2009

A perfect day for reading...

So... I woke up out of sorts this morning. What a perfect day for checking out a new gaming book. You see, my boyfriend has been wanting me to run some sort of game for a while now. I was thinking that I would run a Buffy the Vampire Slayer game (via Eden Studios). However, the lack of suplements makes this a little more in depth than I think that I wish to deal with. You see, as much as I like to game, and I LOVE to game, I hate gaming systems. This dislike is going to prove problematic to me running a game. That being said, I have been introduced to the Savage Worlds system. It is so easy to make characters and the rules are straight forward. Music to my ears. Much like GURPS or the Modern D20 system, Savage Worlds is easy to use in most worlds gamers would want to game in. Currently I am a player in two Savage Worlds games: Deadlands (a horror/wild west game) and Hellfrost (a fantasy setting). So, I am able to use my materials for these games (I own an Explorers Guide, the general main book of this system) to figure out what I want to run. I also got my grubby hands on the horror tool box, so if I wanted to run a game using Savage Worlds that is set in the "Buffy-verse" this is possible.

Now, to cloud the issue, my boyfriend got a copy of the PDF for the recently released Supernatural Roleplay Game (Margret Weis Productions). It is a really good system. I LOVE the world in this TV show. Also, I might be able to sell this world to a few more players. It doesn't favor the girls like Buffy. Everyone can be a hunter. Everyone can be the hero, not just the supporting cast. Also, one of the main players that I would want in this game hates the Buffy-verse. He says that it is too campy for his taste. I don't know what the world of Supernatural is any less campy, but whatever.

I guess my next step is to compare the options that I have. I really want to run a horror game. But not one that takes itself too seriously. That is why I have narrowed it to these two systems. These two worlds are horror with a sense of humor. I really like that. So, off I go to compare and contrast these systems and decide what it is that I want to run.

1 comment:

  1. I am sorry. I should have given credit to Pinnacle Games for Savage Worlds and to Wizards of the Coast for Modern D20 and to Steve Jackson Games for GURPS. There... I feel better now.