Survey Says... (Worst Game System?)
Post new topic Reply to topic Page 4 of 712, 3, 4, 567
Author

User avatar

Verbose Collector
Acaeum Donor
Valuation Board

Posts: 1867
Joined: May 01, 2004
Last Visit: Jan 26, 2022
Location: Almost Lake Geneva, WI

Post Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 5:48 pm 
 

Keith the Thief wrote:Maybe before I pass judgment though, I should buy the 3E basic set and see how I like it.


Better not; you will contract a terminal disease and the bad karma will follow you for more than 3000 years.

  

User avatar

Verbose Collector

Posts: 1026
Joined: Jun 05, 2005
Last Visit: Oct 31, 2021
Location: Huntsville, Ala.

Post Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 7:03 pm 
 

ExTSR wrote:
Better not; you will contract a terminal disease and the bad karma will follow you for more than 3000 years.


3E. coli, perhaps?


"Never let it be said I didn’t do the least I could do."

 WWW  

User avatar

Verbose Collector
Acaeum Donor
Valuation Board

Posts: 1867
Joined: May 01, 2004
Last Visit: Jan 26, 2022
Location: Almost Lake Geneva, WI

Post Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2007 12:22 pm 
 

Worse; you will be Image visited by the
Penguins of Destiny.

Image

  

User avatar

Long-Winded Collector
Subweb Admin
JG Valuation Board

Posts: 4508
Joined: Nov 08, 2002
Last Visit: Jan 26, 2022
Location: Land of 10,000 ponds

Post Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2007 3:54 pm 
 

ExTSR wrote:Worse; you will be [ Image ] visited by the
Penguins of Destiny.

[ Image ]


Well, looks bad when they learn to use guns:
http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fusea ... =715171506

:)

ShaneG.


I reject your reality and substitute my own

 WWW  


Prolific Collector

Posts: 122
Joined: Nov 29, 2006
Last Visit: Aug 07, 2013

Post Posted: Fri Jun 15, 2007 6:51 am 
 

Do you mean crazy as in, oh, the Toast Golem?

For one ... being attacked by your breakfast gives new meaning to Montazuma's Revenge ...  :twisted:

 YIM  

User avatar

Verbose Collector

Posts: 1026
Joined: Jun 05, 2005
Last Visit: Oct 31, 2021
Location: Huntsville, Ala.

Post Posted: Fri Jun 15, 2007 10:57 am 
 

One I'd forgotten about was Space: 1889.

Even though I like the alternate history time period, it was one of the most boring games I ever played.

Keith


"Never let it be said I didn’t do the least I could do."

 WWW  


Sage Collector
JG Valuation Board

Posts: 2763
Joined: Feb 10, 2003
Last Visit: Jan 26, 2022
Location: Olde London Towne

Post Posted: Fri Jun 15, 2007 2:43 pm 
 

Spot on.  Fabulous setting, tedious system.  :D


Let's go fly a kite
Up to the highest height!

  

User avatar

Long-Winded Collector
Subweb Admin
JG Valuation Board

Posts: 4508
Joined: Nov 08, 2002
Last Visit: Jan 26, 2022
Location: Land of 10,000 ponds

Post Posted: Fri Jun 15, 2007 6:31 pm 
 

Penguins of Destiny related to these guys:

Killer Penguins. Demented Denizens of the Tundra
Driven by strange instincts, these fearsome creatures migrate into the Valley every so often leaving devastation and havoc in their wake. Their ever-present threat is one of the major reasons most of the northern nations remain at least partially mobilized at all times. Although only semi-intelligent, killer penguins have been known to ally with evil wizards on occasion - both X the Unknown and the Dark Lord at one time had pacts with the penguin race. Blood-crazed and ferocious in battle, their armor-plated beaks darting everywhere and spearing their enemies, few men can stand against them. Armies flee in fear at their approach, and only the most doughty of heroes can boast of penguin-slaying. Only the fact that they tend to operate singly has allowed civilization to survive in the north: faced with concentrated assaults from the penguins, the northern nations would undoubtedly be vanquished.

(Can anyone name what product this came from? :D )

ShaneG.


I reject your reality and substitute my own

 WWW  


Sage Collector
Acaeum Donor

Posts: 2884
Joined: Nov 04, 2004
Last Visit: May 09, 2020

Post Posted: Fri Jun 15, 2007 6:35 pm 
 

Swords & Sorcery, right?

I'd forgotten about the penguins, but X the Unknown was definitely the villain from that game.

 WWW  

User avatar

Long-Winded Collector
Subweb Admin
JG Valuation Board

Posts: 4508
Joined: Nov 08, 2002
Last Visit: Jan 26, 2022
Location: Land of 10,000 ponds

Post Posted: Fri Jun 15, 2007 6:54 pm 
 

Xaxaxe wrote:Swords & Sorcery, right?

I'd forgotten about the penguins, but X the Unknown was definitely the villain from that game.


Right you are :)

ShaneG.


I reject your reality and substitute my own

 WWW  


Prolific Collector

Posts: 123
Joined: Oct 06, 2005
Last Visit: May 22, 2017
Location: Cleveland, OH

Post Posted: Wed Jun 27, 2007 11:56 am 
 

AH's Magic Realm was pretty bad, but only because it purported to be a RPG, but was more of a board game. Great artwork, I thought, and great components, but then, it was AH.

But by far the worst actual RPG I've ever played was Serenity. The only thing good about it was that it gave you a reason to use a D12. Bonuses, for, say, hitting something in combat were based on dice levels, so if you had a D6 to hit and got a bonus, it was now a D8. After D12, it became D12+D2, D12 + D4, etc. There was no D20, and I think they made this system specifically anti-D20. I was thrown off the message board for it because I was so critical of the game, and everyone else on there was freakin' in love with it!

Great setting, though. I'd like to adapt it for Traveller.


"We were put on this Earth to fart around."
                            - Kurt Vonnegut

  

User avatar

Grandstanding Collector
Acaeum Donor

Posts: 7965
Joined: Jun 23, 2003
Last Visit: Jan 26, 2022
Location: DFW TX

Post Posted: Wed Jun 27, 2007 12:02 pm 
 

silver_beetle wrote:AH's Magic Realm was pretty bad, but only because it purported to be a RPG, but was more of a board game. Great artwork, I thought, and great components, but then, it was AH.

But by far the worst actual RPG I've ever played was Serenity. The only thing good about it was that it gave you a reason to use a D12. Bonuses, for, say, hitting something in combat were based on dice levels, so if you had a D6 to hit and got a bonus, it was now a D8. After D12, it became D12+D2, D12 + D4, etc. There was no D20, and I think they made this system specifically anti-D20. I was thrown off the message board for it because I was so critical of the game, and everyone else on there was freakin' in love with it!

Great setting, though. I'd like to adapt it for Traveller.


I've always disliked the "one and done rulebook" settings like Serenity.  They seem to appeal to a very narrow audience of fanatics who don't play any other systems and merely enjoy going over and over the same material as was in the TV show/movie/comic book/novel, etc.

Mike B.


"THE MORE YOU THINK ABOUT WHY i DONE WHAT i DONE THE MORE i LAUGH" Cougar
"The Acaeum hates fun" Sir Allen
"I had a collecting emergency" Nogrod
Co-founder of the North Texas RPG Con
http://www.ntrpgcon.com

 WWW  

User avatar

Long-Winded Collector

Posts: 4751
Joined: Oct 31, 2004
Last Visit: Dec 04, 2021
Location: Garland, TX

Post Posted: Wed Jun 27, 2007 12:52 pm 
 

Badmike wrote:
I've always disliked the "one and done rulebook" settings like Serenity.  They seem to appeal to a very narrow audience of fanatics who don't play any other systems and merely enjoy going over and over the same material as was in the TV show/movie/comic book/novel, etc.

Mike B.


Wasnt Dune: Chronicles of the Imperium also a one-and-done setting?  I dont recall ever seeing any additional supplements for it.  Maybe I will try to see about picking one up at GenCon.  Yeah right.  :roll:


You don't like your job, you don't strike. You go in every day and do it really half-assed. That's the American way. - Homer Simpson

  


Prolific Collector

Posts: 123
Joined: Oct 06, 2005
Last Visit: May 22, 2017
Location: Cleveland, OH

Post Posted: Wed Jun 27, 2007 2:53 pm 
 

Badmike wrote:
I've always disliked the "one and done rulebook" settings like Serenity.  They seem to appeal to a very narrow audience of fanatics who don't play any other systems and merely enjoy going over and over the same material as was in the TV show/movie/comic book/novel, etc.

Mike B.


I think there might have been some Serenity supplements, but I don't think the game sold well enough to justify them.


"We were put on this Earth to fart around."
                            - Kurt Vonnegut

  

User avatar

Grandstanding Collector
Acaeum Donor

Posts: 6720
Joined: Jul 16, 2005
Last Visit: Feb 02, 2021

Post Posted: Wed Jun 27, 2007 3:06 pm 
 

I just recall the cost on the Serenity RPG.  I was put off.

Serenity is one of those Science Fiction settings that people look back on and say, "Wow.  I guess that was brilliant.  Why didn't we appreciate it?"

I loved the TV series.  I couldn't figure out why no one else was watching it.


"But I have watched the dragons come, fire-eyed, across the world."

  


Active Collector

Posts: 54
Joined: Feb 05, 2007
Last Visit: Oct 06, 2013
Location: Huntsville, AL

Post Posted: Wed Jun 27, 2007 3:08 pm 
 

I think there might have been some Serenity supplements


Yeah, they released Out in the Black, an adventure/source book, and a GM screen.  I think it died out after that.

  

User avatar

Grandstanding Collector
Acaeum Donor

Posts: 7965
Joined: Jun 23, 2003
Last Visit: Jan 26, 2022
Location: DFW TX

Post Posted: Thu Jun 28, 2007 11:06 am 
 

FormCritic wrote:I just recall the cost on the Serenity RPG.  I was put off.

Serenity is one of those Science Fiction settings that people look back on and say, "Wow.  I guess that was brilliant.  Why didn't we appreciate it?"

I loved the TV series.  I couldn't figure out why no one else was watching it.


I watched the dvd set, it was very captivating, quite unlike most stuff on tv now.  Part of the problem was that the powers that be decided the pilot episode, that pretty much introduces all the characters, details the setting, and explains the rationale behind this diverse group of people getting together, wasn't broadcast first.  8O   Kind of like running the GDQ1-7 series and starting with G3...before going back to G1....

I think that if they had run the episodes in the order intended (pilot first, natch), and given it a full season (18-20 episodes, at a regular day and time), we might still be watching Serenity (Season 5 by now?) and Joss Whedon would have another critical cult hit (like Buffy or Angel) on his hands...

The TV industry, much as the music recording industry, employs some of the most entirely stupid individuals this side of politics.  There have been so many critically acclaimed shows (Hill Street Blues, Wiseguy, Seinfeld, Everyone Loves Raymond) that failed to perform in their first season, yet gained a huge following as word of mouth built, and eventually won multiple awards and viewers, you would think the networks MIGHT have caught on by now. Instead, last season, I got sucked into MULTIPLE shows that were cancelled after 3-5 episodes....without even a full season commitment....just because of a couple of badly rated episodes! It's changed my viewing habits so much I won't even get involved anymore unless I read on the web sites that at LEAST a half season of 12 episodes have to be filmed and in the can before I'll delegate any viewing time.

Interesting trivia point: In 24's first season, only 12 episodes were filmed and guaranteed, as Fox wasn't sure the show would gain the viewers necessary to finish out the entire "day", so if you watch season one now it has the odd effect of "ending" the first plot at hour 12, then "continuing" on with a very tangential plot after Fox got the good word the ratings were high enough to finish the season out.  Just think, one or two badly rated episodes the first couple of weeks, and Keifer Sutherland would have been starring in bad B-movies the last five years..... :lol:

Oddly, it seems I'm one of the very few who didn't enjoy the Serenity movie...as a coda to the series, it's alright, as a stand alone product, I don't fathom how anyone could make heads or tails of it without watching the series first...

Mike B.


"THE MORE YOU THINK ABOUT WHY i DONE WHAT i DONE THE MORE i LAUGH" Cougar
"The Acaeum hates fun" Sir Allen
"I had a collecting emergency" Nogrod
Co-founder of the North Texas RPG Con
http://www.ntrpgcon.com

 WWW  


Prolific Collector

Posts: 123
Joined: Oct 06, 2005
Last Visit: May 22, 2017
Location: Cleveland, OH

Post Posted: Thu Jun 28, 2007 5:16 pm 
 

FormCritic wrote:I just recall the cost on the Serenity RPG.  I was put off.

Serenity is one of those Science Fiction settings that people look back on and say, "Wow.  I guess that was brilliant.  Why didn't we appreciate it?"

I loved the TV series.  I couldn't figure out why no one else was watching it.


The cost has also turned me off to WotC's products. That slick paper and color ON EVERY PAGE has got to run the cost up. I paid $12 for my first PHB back in... 1981 or so. What would that be today, adjusted for inflation?


"We were put on this Earth to fart around."
                            - Kurt Vonnegut

  
PreviousNext
Post new topic Reply to topic Page 4 of 712, 3, 4, 567