Friday, October 19, 2012
Jumping on the USR Bandwagon...
This is just a short post explaining that I am going to dig in to some serious work with the USR rules system. I have the original version offered on the Trollish Delver site. The document has been sitting on my hard drive for months and I just now got around to reading through the rules. I am really impressed with the rules and I have several projects that I would like to use USR as the base rules system.
My Toldara campaign was originally developed for 3.x and Pathfinder. After some time, I became interested in using a simpler rules set for the campaign. I have dabbled with Castles & Crusades and several other systems. I finally decided to look into doing a B/X version after recovering some old gaming items from my old room at my parents. Then I discovered the Moldvay Era Classes in USR download available from Tabletop Diversions. After I read that information I decided that USR looks like it would work remarkably well.
I also have several unfinished game ideas from my Old Gaming Notebook series of posts that I would like to complete. The most likely are A World in Ruins and To The Stars... after I complete the Toldara conversion.
That is a minimum of three downloads that I am developing. USR is pretty much exactly the type of game I was attempting to develop with Quick Six and S.T.A.G.E. but I kept hitting stumbling blocks because I just could not seem to "get it right" on either one of these designs. I am currently putting them both on the back burner and attempting to show some USR support.