Thought to throw in my 2 bits on this paper n pencil RPG system I and my gaming group got involved in a while back..
I’ve been lucky enough to be with RPG's and long term gamers since both D&D and Gamma World were first edition, and their evolutions since. I’ve branched out into others like GURPS, Traveler, Shadow Run, Alternity, Vampire the Masquerade, Serenity, and Star Wars. I own a number of other game materials and still keep them around, but mostly for varied plot hooks, npc bad guys to throw at the party, stuff like that.
Chaos 6010…the first time I as a player came up against a ghoul armed with an UZI 6 sub machine gun, I was hooked and never looked back! This is a gaming system where “cover” IS YOUR FRIEND.
Chaos 6010 is a game of a distant future, where high tech cities abound, but outside those walls, Earth is a burnt out wasteland, the galaxy teems with friendly and not so friendly alien life. Where magic exists, demons and undead thrive. Primitives, mutants, cybernetics, droids, star fighters…all of it nicely rolled into one inclusive, but surprisingly simple, game mechanics system.
Most exciting element of Chaos 6010? Doesn’t matter what your character’s level is or how many hit points you have, couple o' good tags with a 12 gauge enforcer (shotgun)…and you’re plant food!!
The game breaks down into a few basic archetypes, heavy hitters like Mercs, and Thugs, support classes like Tracers and Tekkers. A magic system waaaaay easy to understand with most offensive magic having a base dice roll multiplied by the pc’s level for spell damage.
I can’t stress enough the simplistic design mechanics, yet down right fun of any RPG that I’ve had the pleasure of being involved with. Fully customizable versus any prior RPG I've played too!
For example; if you want to hit the ground running start out with a merc, grab a bazooka as soon as you've got the credits for it and go to town!! Spellcaster your preference? No more wimpy 1st level mage, in this tech savvy environment use your first handful experience gained (called cool points) to buy a proficiency slot in sub machine guns then rake and unload on your enemies!! Provided you survive, there’s always time to study magic. Once your pc mage has gained those levels and learned a few more spells drop the training wheels and remind the bad guys why their terrified of spell casters!! Or if martial arts manga style is your scene just wait till you check out the monk!
Awesome RPG system, thoroughly enjoyable. 5 of 5 stars.
[5 of 5 Stars!]