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RPGDot doesn't know what the d20 system is

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RPGDot doesn't know what the d20 system is

Editorial - posted by Spazmo on Fri 12 December 2003, 02:04:20

Tags: Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

RPGDot have posted a neat (read: hilarious) little <a href=http://www.rpgdot.com/index.php?hsaction=10053&ID=817>editorial[/url] about KotOR. The author asks why the game uses D&D rules to do a Star Wars game, displaying a remarkable ignorance of the fact that both D&D and the newest Star Wars P&P game from Wizards of the Coast are both based on d20 anyhow.

Of course, there is the factor of popularity. Using the already very widespread D&D rule set in a different RPG, in this case a Star Wars C-RPG, makes the original set even more popular. It’s like “look ! it uses the D&D rule set !” “what’s this ? let’s buy some core rule books to take a look at it !” . I don’t know whether brains go like this, but you cannot deny that the use of a popular rule set in a popular Science Fiction universe might ... well strenghten one another. Increase sales of both.

I’m still not sure whether I might buy KOTOR at all. Although I’d love this game, it’s the system underlying it that makes me feel uneasy. Because normally system (rule set) and world are so closely connected to one another. As an result, to me is KOTOR not a Star Wars game, but an (A)D&D game. To me, it’s like Star Wars was just a part of the (A)D&D world.​

This is one of the most hilariously ridiculous things I've read since the NWN gold announcement press release.

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