Saturday, March 22, 2014

You got your chocolate in my peanut butter! (March Madness Day 22)

22 What is the most gonzo kitchen sink RPG you ever played? How was it?

I've never played a true “gonzo kitchen sink” RPG like RIFTS, although there have been times when I almost got into one. A couple years go, Alex wanted to run an actual RIFTS game. He suggested I get in through a Heroes Unlimited PC sucked in, since I was more familiar with that system. But it never went anywhere. Jeremy tried a kitchen sink type setting as a playtest of one of his simple home-brew rule sets, but again it didn't go very far.

And what's the reason why I'm not so keen on RIFTS?  Megadamage.  Pure and simple, hearing reports of badass characters from Palladium Fantasy or Heroes Unlimited or whatever transported to RIFTS land, and all their massive powers are worth nothing so they get a megadamage pistol and megadamage bulletproof vest to survive, stuff like that.  Ruins it for me.

Again, file this one in the “one of these days” box for me.

1 comment:

  1. alex disagrees, but honestly, rifts in an amazing world concept and a crap role play experience. maybe bad DM, but it really didn't take off as a story experience for me.