I have a problem … I can’t stop looking at new RPG systems.
Every time I think I have the best system for my needs, I encounter something that makes me pine for how it is done in other systems.
I have been gaming since the early 80s and back then I seemed to be able to enjoy each system I played for what they were.
But today, I seem to be looking for the Holy Grail RPG system that covers everything I want … but is that even possible?
It doesn’t help that I get bombarded by advertising for new systems almost daily, each one claiming to be the best role playing experience to date.
Even though I was brought up on D&D, 5e is not for me. I enjoy Savage Worlds but the Benny system can give players to much control for a satisfying story to be played out. Pathfinder 2e has a cool character creation system… but the rule book is 600+ pages and I’m not remembering all that!
I have many book shelves, with many diferent systems and genres on them and while I enjoy playing many … none feel like “the one”.
Does anyone else have this problem, or am I the only one dealing with a bookstore / Drivethrurpg / Kickstarter addiction?
Side question, what makes a perfect RPG system for you?