Wednesday, August 24, 2016

#RPGaDay 2016 Day 24: What is the Game You Are Most Likely to Give Others?

If I had to give a game to someone who was not familiar with rpgs I would give them a copy of Basic Fantasy.  There are a few reasons for this.

1.  Basic Fantasy is an easy system.  It mimics the Basic D&D rules while adding ascending armor class,  The rules are a quick read and concepts are explained well.

2.  Since Basic Fantasy is from the D&D family, it will give the new player exposure to the common tropes and rules of role-playing.  They will learn about classes, levels, orcs, saving throws, xp, etc.  They will understand what old-school grognards as well as 3.X players are talking about.

3.  The books are inexpensive and pdfs are available for free.  The rulebook can be purchased for $5.  For less than $10 I could give them the rules and an adventure.

If you haven't checked this system out, here is the link to their website: