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Title: Nanshork's System Reviews
Post by: Nanshork on July 06, 2020, 01:36:15 PM
I own (and read) a whole lot of different RPG systems.  It was brought to my attention that because of this, people wanted to know what my opinions of different systems are.  So I wrote up some system reviews and they weren't poorly received so this is a thing now (at least for now).

I review things from a mechanics perspective and with an eye towards helping people figure out if they want to own the system or not.  Because of this my reviews are a little different from everyone else's. 

Reviews
Alien: The Roleplaying Game (http://minmaxforum.com/index.php?topic=19275)
Cyberpunk Red (http://minmaxforum.com/index.php?topic=19448)
Mork Borg (http://minmaxforum.com/index.php?topic=19280)
Mistborn Adventure Game (http://minmaxforum.com/index.php?topic=19285)
Starfinder (http://minmaxforum.com/index.php?topic=19225) (An introduction and not actually a review, just a comparison of Starfinder vs 3.5/PF)

Feel free to comment/ask questions in the review threads themselves.  I also take requests and you can ask for those here (or ask questions or whatnot).

Title: Re: Nanshork's System Reviews
Post by: nijineko on July 06, 2020, 03:11:13 PM
Amber, the Diceless RPG?

The DragonStar RPG setting?

How about Synnibarr? (snicker)
Title: Re: Nanshork's System Reviews
Post by: Nanshork on July 06, 2020, 03:47:23 PM
If you want me to review things, you need to give me links.

Also they need to be things that you're actually interested in me reviewing.  Not whatever weird stuff happens to be out there.  It's not like I don't already have a backlog.
Title: Re: Nanshork's System Reviews
Post by: nijineko on July 07, 2020, 11:29:07 PM
Fair enough, no Synnibarr then. (actually, if you did review that, you'd probably hate me....)

What kind of links exactly are you needing then? I'm interested in your views.
Title: Re: Nanshork's System Reviews
Post by: Nanshork on July 07, 2020, 11:53:59 PM
A link to an official product page or a Wikipedia page about the game would do. That way I know that I'm reviewing the proper product since sometimes there are multiple versions or games with similar names.
Title: Re: Nanshork's System Reviews
Post by: nijineko on July 14, 2020, 03:46:59 PM
Amber:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amber_Diceless_Roleplaying_Game
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/1447/Amber
https://www.rpg.net/reviews/archive/10/10408.phtml
https://www.therpgsite.com/forumdisplay.php?29-The-Official-Amber-DRPG-Erick-Wujcik-and-Lords-of-Olympus-Forum

Dragonstar:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dragonstar
https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/products/dragonstar/

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And if you promise you'll not hate me, you can even tackle Synnibarr (don't say I didn't warn you!):
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_World_of_Synnibarr
https://www.rpg.net/news+reviews/reviews/rev_4762.html
https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/TabletopGame/WorldOfSynnibarr
Title: Re: Nanshork's System Reviews
Post by: Nanshork on July 15, 2020, 03:05:18 PM
I'm not actively looking for work so I think I'll be avoiding Synnibarr.   :P

I'll only be loking at the base product pages of the other two, I especially don't want to read other people's thoughts on anything I might review.  I don't know when I'll get to them though, the next few review slots are filled (like I said, I've got a backlog).