I continue with my thought about role-playing games, this time about metagaming and the players.
Metagaming is more or less part of every role-playing games, whether you want it or not. You can’t ask your players (or only to really good players or to the ones who easily put themselves into their character and into the story) to forget their own personality and their relations with the other players.
Baldur’s Gate II made me discover the med-fan and Dungeons & Dragons.
The main quality of this game, the one I still remember is its atmosphere, also the sounds of the dangerous city of Athkatla, the depth of the characters, the very well-written quests and dialogues and of course the mad and charismatic Irenicus.
Savage Words, this rules system made me like again the role-playing games, no less !
I play RPGs since my childhood and I only bought at that time the Shadowrun 2nd book. I never really liked the main RPGs books. Many complicated rules systems often promoting competition between the players and nitpicking about the rules
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