I will be the first to tell you that I dont believe there is a perfect game, or a perfect system. But, I have fallen in love with the Siege system that powers the Castles & Crusades system.
It's so easy to run, so easy to convert, so easy to house rule. No matter what I run I compare it to running games using the siege engine.
So when I say I'm a shameless fan boy, I really am not kidding. I still have other games I enjoy.
I recently traded off most of my collection again. The more I think about the remaining games, the more I find my new choice in games to be very familiar.
The top shelf is full of Castles & Crusades books, including Amazing Adventures. There is also a selection of 1E AD&D books. The second shelf is a mix of shadowrun, Call of Cthulhu BRP, and D6 books. Third shelf is full of palladium books and Bare Bones fantasy. On the last shelf there is a mix of old World of Darkness books and Cinematic unisystem books.
My first game ever was 1E AD&D, which Castles & Crusades is known as the spiritual successor of AD&D.
My second game was Shadowrun, back then it was first and second edition, Now it's second and third.
My third game was RIFTS & Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
My fourth game I ever ran was Starwars D6 System.
It really seems I've come full circle. With each of these systems I eventually thought I found greener pastures and moves on.
Now so many years later they are back. I dont really think anything has changed other than I learned to love these games for all the same reasons I originally played them. I learned to love them despite the warts. Some times the flaws are part of the flavor.
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