Well...your reaction was probably right.actually
I'm also fond of the 36 stratagems for tactics, and I do try to think like that. Had a good discussion with an interview candidate, made reference to the resurrection of a dead figure and I think she got it. She is one of the smartest people I've ever interviewed, and with one of the keenest minds I've seen. when asked my opinion for hiring her I said "who do I have to kill to get her"
- to refocus my work a bit. I've leveraged a bit of the philosophy in my work, and I always liked Musashi for focus.
- to demonstrate to my child I read books, and I enjoy them. We have to fight with him a bit, even though he's a fine reader.
I'm all for it!I've considered the possibility that if I were to do a licensed product for a setting. This would be the one I'd go for. But it's pretty intimidating to do it justice but I love the challenge. Plus I've been considering whether or not to create a whole system for it? Or do in Savage Worlds... as my formal entry into Savage Worlds products.
It's been rolling around in my head and nagging me for years. But the subject matter is just so damn dark... and you know the inevitable politics that attempt to smash it. But then... that is a good reason why it needs to be done. It really is a worthy setting, and for that alone deserves love.
I mean who wouldn't want to learn Dunyain Logos? The Surillic Cants? The Scyth of Gottaga? Walk the skies beneath the Nail of Heaven and cast fires down from the heavens? Learn the mysteries of the Quyan masters? It has amazing potential.
So what did you think of Swayal Sisterhood?
And I'd like a custom system, please! Or maybe...bi-system, like TSL?
But I suspect whatever you come up with would be more interesting.
And as a bonus, you know we're going to hack your system for running Dune!
...Bwahahahahahahaha!That's why nobody is clamoring for a pornstar RPG.
You mean, other than the half a dozen or so dedicated ones that I remember having read? Unlike the supplements for some of the big-name systems?
What you consider appropriate for an RPG and what other people consider appropriate...might vary significantly.
Yes.And can you imagine that as a TV series?
Probably a French one.
And yet, neither of your examples is unheard of in Exalted sessions...granted, some less than others. But once demons come into play, any bets are off the table.Sometimes we get caught up so much in the politics of the moment that we can lose track of the basics. I'm not a prude - you notice that I really enjoyed these books. But I wouldn't want to see a faithful TV version of Prince of Nothing with my human eyeballs. And I wouldn't want to play out some of those book incidents at the table.
I'll leave it at that.
Well...I'd trust @tenbones to have included that as part of the design of his system.I was thinking about it and one issue is that a lot of the character types would be hard to balance. Balance can be overrated, but you've got the classic Jedi PC problem here. The Dunyain, in particular, would be extremely hard to know how to play and probably too OP for a lot of situations. Sorcerers are also extremely powerful. I'd definitely leave the Logos for NPCs only, and sorcerers would probably come with a bunch of caveats about how you might need to run a troupe of sorcerers like Ars Magica. You can only have so many Chorae in play before it starts to feel deliberately nerfed.
I mean, it's almost like making an RPG for Buffy, or the Witcher! Who'd want to play anything but a Slayer, or a Witcher/Sorcerer(ess)...right?
And yet, those exist. And they give you actual good reasons to pick anything but those.
But the reasons are dependent on the system being used, and would be hard to duplicate in either D&D or SW.