August 21, 2017

RPGaDay Question #21

Question #21: Which RPG does the most with the least words?

Huh, this is a tough one.  The one RPG that leapt to mind for me was Evil Hat's Fate Accelerated Edition.  It gets the core rules and concepts across very quickly, and doesn't need to take a lot of time with examples of how things work given how quick and streamlined it is.

Of course, there are a bevy of "one page RPGs" but I'm discounting those as I really don't consider them to be full RPGs and are instead in the vein of "beer and pretzels" games like Munchkin that you simply pick up and play on a whim rather than telling an extended story as is the general intent of full length RPGs.  Yeah, it's a bit of snobbish attitude, but there it is.

Well, that was a short answer, fitting for a question revolving around brevity.  Maybe tomorrow's answer will have a bit more meat to it.  Check in tomorrow to find out.

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