Its hard to go back
by, 11-21-2012 at 06:55 PM (623 Views)
So I have been playing Pathfinder and SR4A for awhile now and I was rereading the rules from 3.5 and SR3. I have found that while there are some things to like about the older games its really hard to go back to an older set of rules when you have played the newer set enough. The changes were made to make the game better and while some cool things may have been lost the newer games just play better. This is not to say you still cant have as much fun playing the older game its just that the newer game will alleviate some issues that may or may not come up in your groups playstyle. Once your used to the fix you dont want to go back. There are also a ton of great games out there but for some reason I always go back to D&D, Shadowrun & Vampire. Dragon Age, Warhammer Fantasy RP, Desolation, Dresden Files, just don't carry that same appeal. And while I may enjoy the newer rule sets I still miss thinks in the older rules. Ultimately though its all about the setting, for me I could play Vampire using GURPS or another system because its the setting that draws me in. And while I prefer the original mechanics to a generic system, at the end of the day the system is not as important as getting around a table and telling a great story in a world that I love.