RuneQuest 2 boxed sets
Call of Cthulhu (several editions)
Worlds of Wonder
Stormbringer (several editions)
Hawkmoon (Chaosium's boxed set)
Ringworld (Chaosium's boxed set)
Arguably, I own about 80% of what's under the covers of the BRP core book. The main advantage I find in owning the new book is just that: it's all in a single book.
Some of these games are not in pristine condition. Years of wear and tear have rendered my Worlds of Wonder quite fragile. In using the core book, not only do I forgo further harm to my collection, but I don't have to consult something like 5 books for my dimension-hopping Fantasy/Post-Apocalyptic game anymore...
There are advantages to having the single weighty tome vs. shuffling older books into service.
The PDF of the BRP core book is invaluable for creating short "players' guides" for specific settings.
Beyond physical utility, the core book also consolidates several disparate rules from across all these older games. Reconciling things like SIZ (which got tweaked for each specific previous game) is a real boon.
From my perspective, it's a *very* good book to own. I do not regret spending the money on it at all.
Last edited by GerallKahla; July 17th, 2008 at 15:19.
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