Tuesday, September 16, 2008

GMing a game of Rifts

So, I don't know why I decided to do this, but I'll be GMing a game of Rifts by Palladium Books. I offered to do it so that I could go back to playing my Elven Paladin in a Palladium Fantasy game, but the GM of that game has always wanted to play a Rifts game.

Honestly though, I don't care for sci-fi generally, or Rifts specifically. Also, the Palladium system, while it does have some good points, doesn't have good guidelines for treasure, and it quickly degenerates into 'how quickly can I kill you with my laz0r.'

We'll be creating characters next Friday. As a way of somewhat limiting crazy characters and cheating a I know at least one of the players is infamous for, I'll be supervising dice stat rolls. I'll also attempt to use the defunct Rifts Game Master Companion program.

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