Posts: 331 Preferred Game Systems: Savage Worlds, D&D 5e, Pathfinder Currently Playing: D&D 5e Currently Running: Rippers (Savage Worlds Victorian monster hunters) and Dragon Age (tabletop RPG based on the video games) Favorite Species of Monkey: Sumatran Rat-Monkey
“But I don’t want to go among mad people," Alice remarked. "Oh, you can’t help that," said the Cat: "we’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad." "How do you know I’m mad?" said Alice. "You must be," said the Cat, "or you wouldn’t have come here.” -- Alice in Wonderland
Personally, I wouldn't play L5R in FATE. I like FATE, and I think it does good things, but a big part of L5R is the system as far as I'm concerned. Exploding dice, void points, skill + attribute, rings, etc. Its all L5R to me. I played a game once where a friend took the L5R system and hacked it into a sort of cyberpunk future Rokugan. I hated it. It felt wrong. The story was fine, his GMing was great, but the system ruined it because it felt completely wrong.
It's amusing how much I've changed over the years, because I used to love the L5R system, but nowadays it's just not for me. I love the setting a bunch, but that system is just too crunchy for me anymore.
Posts: 793 Preferred Game Systems: D&D 5e, Urban Shadows, 7th Sea 2e Currently Playing: D&D 5e, Blades in the Dark, 7th Sea, Warhammer Dark Heresy, Stars Without Numbers Currently Running: 7th Sea, D&D 5e Favorite Species of Monkey: Bonobo
Post by SteveFromAtlanta on Jul 3, 2017 19:05:19 GMT -8
Have used Fate for Dresden Files (Modern Urban), a Revolutionary War era game with shaman style magic, an escape from Auschwitz, complete with zombie Nazis, and a near future space battle over colonized Mars.
All worked well, and felt very different to run. Overall good system.
Moving towards SW as some of my players want a bit more crunch, but not DnD level :-)