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Old 07-31-2020, 08:11 AM   #21
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Default Re: Alternatives to GURPS? Other tabletop RPGs to try?

Originally Posted by AlexanderHowl View Post
While GURPS is the best generic system hands down, Pathfinder 1e did push the borders of fantasy, as oWoD did with horror (especially when it came to Werewolf). In general though, other RPGs tend to specialize to a certain degree, though simpler systems can fake it until they make it, though they require fixes. For example, the new Trinity RPG system forgot to include rules for Detection outside of the wilderness, meaning that no one is capable of detecting people sneaking up on them in an urban setting or even detecting an 18-wheeler coming at them as they cross the street (they lack a Perception trait).
Oh, I don't agree with that. Both Big Eyes Small Mouth and FUDGE are fully generic as far as genre is concerned. Of course BESM is anime-inspired, but anime is a style more than a genre; and I've used BESM to run campaigns set in Middle-Earth and on Barrayar, so its applicability goes beyond anime source material.
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