Using Basic Fantasy core rules for other Genre

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Using Basic Fantasy core rules for other Genre

Post Wed Jun 09, 2021 5:45 pm

So recently it came up that a few of my players were interested in playing a Star Wars style RPG. I did some digging and found a few but some required a bit of learning curve compared to the OSR style they are used to. This got me thinking if it is possible to use Basic Fantasy core rules as a template to reskin to be used as a hack for Star Wars. The big hang up would be dealing with force powers.

I know of Star Wars Galactic Adventures that is on Wizardawn and that looks like a great system with a good OSR feel but wasn't floating over well with the players due to limited accessibility.

I also looked into West End Games Star Wars D6 system and that is also fairly simple but sadly my players have become very rooted in the core rules and style of Basic Fantasy.

Not sure if anyone has done a homebrew hack of BF to play more like a universal system for other genres but just wanted to see if anyone else has attempted something similar?
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Re: Using Basic Fantasy core rules for other Genre

Post Thu Jun 10, 2021 10:15 am

I did find that post when searching yesterday and that got me really excited. Not sure how complete it was.
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Re: Using Basic Fantasy core rules for other Genre

Post Fri Jun 11, 2021 8:18 am

Not very, I'm afraid.
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Re: Using Basic Fantasy core rules for other Genre

Post Fri Jun 11, 2021 2:43 pm

Have you looked at White Star (https://barrelridergames.wordpress.com/white-star/)? Not BFRPG, but it's a very Star Warsy version of Swords & Wizardry White Box. Probably lots of stuff in it you could use.
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Re: Using Basic Fantasy core rules for other Genre

Post Sat Sep 11, 2021 9:33 am

I think my question fits in this topic so, a kind of low/dark fantasy setting could fit with the core rules? I've got an idea in my mind and wanted to know before i dive into writting
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Post Sat Sep 11, 2021 12:35 pm

The only person who can judge whether a particular rule set will work with your idea is you, I'm afraid.
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Post Sat Sep 11, 2021 3:41 pm

Nawe wrote: Sat Sep 11, 2021 9:33 am I think my question fits in this topic so, a kind of low/dark fantasy setting could fit with the core rules? I've got an idea in my mind and wanted to know before i dive into writting
It will hugely depend on your taste and what yo expect as a result. It may work, but it may take lots of modification depending on the game style or setting.

In the end, as Solo said, it will up to you.

My suggestion, make a list of important elements system-wise your game will need, then check that list against BFRPG to see how much it fits, and if it does not, how far it stands from what you want to create.
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Re: Using Basic Fantasy core rules for other Genre

Post Sat Sep 11, 2021 4:14 pm

Thanks for the advices, i'll do that and see if it's viable
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