by, 04-03-2009 at 11:36 AM (904 Views)
It seems to me that the rifts games are not the most popular. Not that I'm aganist D and D or anything, I just happen to like Rifts better. Im still trying to get into a D and D game and want to learn more about it.
Rifts however seems to be more diverse and fun for me. There is more chances in skills and as a gm more grey area to make it more fun. Now I will agree that some of the rules are more complicated and thats the GREAT thing about role playing games you dont like it CHANGE it.
I have a few house rules (not many) that greatly simplify combat and even out what I call the magic divide. A brief example is that a mage using the standard rules can only cast 2 spells per melee or 15 seconds. Where as an untrained pesant can fire a laser rife 2 times per 15 seconds. A TRAINED Coalition grunt can fire 4 times a in 15 seconds. So why would I study magic if I was just going to have to pull out my laser rifle to defend myself?
Of course we just changed it. and closed the divide. Ask yourself why do you play RPGS? To have fun! If something is not fun CHANGE IT. I would say dont be closed minded to any game because it is easy to change them.
Now I mostly posted this blog to have something on here but if your opinion differs I say post it and lets have a conversation.