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What system do you enjoy using for general play?

one roll engine
1 (6.7%)
rolling to hit a target number(D&D)
9 (60%)
percentile(Call of Cthulhu)
4 (26.7%)
point pool system(gumshoe)
0 (0%)
Roll under taget number(Gurps)
1 (6.7%)

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What system do you enjoy using for general play?
« on: March 13, 2009, 02:31:01 PM »
Just curious on what system everyone here enjoys playing. right now I'm torn between Percentile and rolling under a target number(Gurps) because there both highly customizable. but if I had to chose Id say GURPS.
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Re: What system do you enjoy using for general play?
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2009, 07:39:37 PM »
My own ideas revolve around percentials but I like using world of darkness, gathering dice based on dots.

Which would that be?

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Re: What system do you enjoy using for general play?
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2009, 09:36:25 PM »
I'm a big big fan of percentile based skills and powers. It just seems so logical to me.

I had forgotten that FASA's old games were also percentile based, so I'm now borrowing a metric ton of FASA Star Trek game books from a friend who has a real nice collection, and I'm scanning them all and making them into PDFs so I can have my own copies of the books. Once I get the Star Trek books scanned, I'm going to try and fire-up a pbp Star Trek game!  ;D
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Re: What system do you enjoy using for general play?
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2009, 11:04:02 PM »
I go with Gurps-style because it can be kept fairly simple with good ole' D6s.

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Re: What system do you enjoy using for general play?
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2009, 11:18:20 PM »
I like Target Numbers a la D&D or "hits" a la Exalted or Shadowrun. Percentile I can take or leave, but I don't like roll under that much. I even adjust BESM so it's roll-over instead.
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Re: What system do you enjoy using for general play?
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2009, 06:13:08 PM »
I like rolling to hit the number its just simple for  me *=
« Last Edit: April 11, 2009, 06:16:22 PM by codered »
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