RPGaDay 2017 11th August

11th) Which ‘dead game’ would you like to see reborn?

Until recently I would have responded to this with Torg but that’s just had a wildly successful Kickstarter and relaunch so I’m actually at a bit of a loss for this question.

[A while later]

besm2Actually one of the games I’d like to see would be BESM, an anime orientated game that used the Tri-Stat DX system. I really enjoyed that but the 2nd edition book ended up tying itself in knots with contradictions and ability combos that broke the game. The 3rd edition, published just before the publisher went under, completely  reversed the mechanics (roll under became roll over) and introduced its own set of issues. So a new, up to date version of that with detailed sections that spilt the various anime genres down and presented separate rules for each alongside a relatively lightweight set of mechanics with narrativist elements.