nonD&D qns part 2

It’s still March, better finish this.
7 What fantasy RPG other than D&D have you enjoyed most? Why?
GURPS tend to top my list of non-D&D games, even for fantasy, but in terms of play time, I’m sure I played more Rolemaster and MERP.  As complicated as they are, we had a great time with them. 
8 What spy RPG have you enjoyed most? Give details.
None, actually.  Never got into the genre.  Read a little of Top Secret and James Bond 007 and that’s it.  The Q Manual for the latter was cool though.
9 What superhero RPG have you enjoyed most? Why?
Villains and Vigilantes, because we played it when I still loved the supers genre.  Champions sort of ruined supers for me.  TSR’s Marvel game was OK but for whatever reason I always resisted adopted someone else’s “world,” and my brother, who usually GMed, did not care for the system or something. We tried GURPS Supers, and because of the group we played with, it was fun, but as rules GURPS kinds of clashes with comic book supers.  I also really liked the game Underground — it came out when I was in college and fit the zeitgeist or something.  I remember being impressed by the William S. Burroughs quote in the rulebook.
10 What science fiction RPG have you enjoyed most? Give details.
Probably something in GURPS.  But I don’t really care much for science fiction.  I do sometimes wish we’d given Traveller a fair shake.
11 What post-apocalyptic RPG have you enjoyed most? Why?
As much as I like the genre, I have not played it much.  I guess Gamma World by default.
12 What humorous RPG have you enjoyed most? Give details.
Paranoia is the only one that comes to mind.  I love to inject humor into games but games that try to be funny never seem to be.
13 What horror RPG have you enjoyed most? Why?
Is CoC the correct answer?  The truth is I never got in it.  I hadn’t read any Lovecraft when we played, but even if I had I am not sure I’d have enjoyed the BRP system for horror.  I would like to try it for fantasy at some point though.  We haven’t played a lot of horror, and the only horror game I’ve run has used the extremely simple system included in “Out where the buses don’t run.”  I liked it a lot.
14 What historical or cultural RPG have you enjoyed most? Give details.
A GURPS game set in England just after the Norman Conquest — probably the best game I ever got to play in.  I know I sound like a broken record but GURPS was perfect for the gritty dark ages feel and subtle magic.  The session summaries I kept — which was sort of a new thing for us to do — were in the form of a saga.  Sadly I fell behind and the last dozen sessions are a confused mix of scenes.
15 What pseudo or alternate history RPG have you enjoyed most? Why?
GURPS Swashbucklers + Fantasy.  Basically the races of the GURPS setting “Yrth” mixed in with the golden age of piracy.  It was like Roman Polanski’s Pirates crashed into the Disney Pirates of the Caribbean movies but with orcs, dwarves, etc.  We played that twenty or more years ago and I still remember some sessions vividly.  We also cobbled together some tactical naval combat rules into the campaign.  It was just a blast all around.


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