Genesys, Cypher system and new and old worlds

This blog has for a long time been dedicated to the Star Wars roleplaying game by Fantasy Flight Games. Initially it was dedicated to a world created by me and a few collaborators. This work was never finished.

Going forward, this blog will continue to be dedicated to roleplaying games, Star Wars will of course be part of this, but my exploration of other game systems and storyverses will play a larger part.

Currently I’m not running any games myself, but I’m participating in a game run by one of my players, the game is called Symbaroum. When I will run a game again is currently a bit up in the air, but it looks like something may happen this autumn. It won’t be Star Wars.

Over the last few of years there has been a slew of new (and old) games successfully funded through sites like Kickstarter. Games like Coriolis, 7th Sea second edition, and Mutant Year Zero to name three. I have supported several games in this way, some of which are already out, some of which are still in various stages of production.

The next stage of this blog and my gaming will see the exploration of these new and old games. As the previous post alluded to I’ve been toying around with world creation again, and an old favourite system of mine: HARP – the science fiction version.

While FFG’s system for the Star Wars game is close to a perfect system, it was until recently a closed system, that is to say a system only designed for running Star Wars. Several “hacks” have been made by fans of the system to fit fantasy type games or post-apocalyptic games.

With this generic version called Genesys coming out, this system makes itself a convenient target for world creation, as well as adaptations of existing storyverses with no RPG license of their own.

It enters into the company of several system that are designed as enablers of storytelling. From BRP and HARP to the Cypher system and numerous others. Some of these are easy and simple systems, quick to play and adapt, whereas others require more customisation and/or effort.

Over the next several weeks and months I’m hoping to test, explore and experience new storyverses and systems. The ultimate goal is an experiment that will result in something… enjoyable. Hopefully.

This experiment will be documented and presented elsewhere, when and if there will be something to present.

For now I’d like to thank any visitor, whether you were looking for my PDFs, hoping I’d written up some new stats or just stumbled across this site randomly while looking for something related to this hobby, or not.

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