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Rechan

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Anyone out there ever play games where you use one game system with another's setting? For instance, Eberron with Savage Worlds? Or very strongly mixing two settings/systems (like say, GURPS Cthulutech with GURPS Bunnies and Burrows? :D)

Here lately I have the real strong desire to run D&D 4e using Exalted's setting. Since the "PCs are Different" motto, and the sheer strength of PCs, really meshes well with Exalted (the setting has even fresh PCs starting as godlings, and the system sets them above everything except monsters and other godlings). And 4e's cosmology/background tracks with Exalted pretty awesomely too.

Also running Leverage or Blowback (the Burn Notice RPG) set in Sharn would be a blast.
 

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Elf Witch

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Anyone out there ever play games where you use one game system with another's setting? For instance, Eberron with Savage Worlds? Or very strongly mixing two settings/systems (like say, GURPS Cthulutech with GURPS Bunnies and Burrows? :D)

Here lately I have the real strong desire to run D&D 4e using Exalted's setting. Since the "PCs are Different" motto, and the sheer strength of PCs, really meshes well with Exalted (the setting has even fresh PCs starting as godlings, and the system sets them above everything except monsters and other godlings). And 4e's cosmology/background tracks with Exalted pretty awesomely too.

Also running Leverage or Blowback (the Burn Notice RPG) set in Sharn would be a blast.

I have played in two Kingdoms of Kalamar games one using D20 and once using Hero system. The Hero system worked really well for what the DM wanted.
 

darjr

I crit!
Greyhawk in GURPS including the Desert of Desolation series.

Metamorphosis Alpha using Savage Worlds.

I'm sure there are others instances I've run.....
 

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amerigoV

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I've run Eberron (Expedition to Castle Ravenloft) and Greyhawk with Savage Worlds. It rocked. I just wish I knew about SW when I ran Eyes of the Lich Queen - it would have been soooooo much better, faster, and lived up to the pulp of the setting's design.
 

Roland55

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Anyone out there ever play games where you use one game system with another's setting? For instance, Eberron with Savage Worlds? Or very strongly mixing two settings/systems (like say, GURPS Cthulutech with GURPS Bunnies and Burrows? :D)

Here lately I have the real strong desire to run D&D 4e using Exalted's setting. Since the "PCs are Different" motto, and the sheer strength of PCs, really meshes well with Exalted (the setting has even fresh PCs starting as godlings, and the system sets them above everything except monsters and other godlings). And 4e's cosmology/background tracks with Exalted pretty awesomely too.

Also running Leverage or Blowback (the Burn Notice RPG) set in Sharn would be a blast.

I don't see why that wouldn't be fun!

I once ran a medium-length 2ed campaign in the Talislanta world. Not saying it was easy.
 

Tequila Sunrise

Adventurer
Here lately I have the real strong desire to run D&D 4e using Exalted's setting. Since the "PCs are Different" motto, and the sheer strength of PCs, really meshes well with Exalted (the setting has even fresh PCs starting as godlings, and the system sets them above everything except monsters and other godlings). And 4e's cosmology/background tracks with Exalted pretty awesomely too.
I've done this, though the campaign didn't last long. I really should have given my players more than a cursory explanation of Creation, and the larger-than-life nature of solar exalts. :(

Currently I'm running a 4e D&D game that includes Sigil, if that counts as a different system.
 




Dannyalcatraz

Schmoderator
Staff member
Anyone out there ever play games where you use one game system with another's setting?

Yep- the one many call my best ever: I used HERO to run a supers game basically set in the world of Space:1889...in the year 1900.

Years later, I took that same setting and accumulated history and ran it in M&M (updated to 1914), but the system did not appeal to the players in that group.
 

pemerton

Legend
I've had two long-running Rolemaster campaigns. One was set in Greyhawk and used a mixture of (TSR) D&D and (ICE) Rolemaster materials to flesh out the setting and scenarios. The other was set in Kara Tur and used (TSR, WotC and 3P) D&D, Bushido, Palladium and Rolemaster materials to flesh out the setting and scenarios.
 


SkredlitheOgre

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I don't know if this counts, but I ran a Ravenloft section in my D&D 3.5 game. Didn't really work, but it was more because of the players than the settings.

We've played Shadowrun using GURPS because we like the system better than Shadowrun.

We also played a Black Lagoon game using GURPS. I don't think there's a system for Black Lagoon, but it was fun anyway.

Again with the GURPS, we also played Firefly.
 

Dannyalcatraz

Schmoderator
Staff member
Similarly, I've run D&D with HERO.


Hmmm...

Maybe I'll do that again. After I finish acquiring all the 6Ed stuff I'm hunting for, I could sit down and stat out the basics for the package deals that would define various races & classes...perhaps certain iconic and/or difficult to design spells.
 
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Rechan

Adventurer
We also played a Black Lagoon game using GURPS. I don't think there's a system for Black Lagoon, but it was fun anyway.
What's Black Lagoon?
I've had two long-running Rolemaster campaigns. One was set in Greyhawk and used a mixture of (TSR) D&D and (ICE) Rolemaster materials to flesh out the setting and scenarios. The other was set in Kara Tur and used (TSR, WotC and 3P) D&D, Bushido, Palladium and Rolemaster materials to flesh out the setting and scenarios.
Oh man if we're talking "materials to flesh out setting", then I have a long list - when I was building my Jungle Colony game, I was using any RPG source that ever published anything on jungles and its lore/inhabitants.
 




jonesy

A Wicked Kendragon
We used Phoenix Command to run a Call of Cthulhu game. Honestly, I didn't notice much of a difference. There was only one survivor. And he was running the other way. ;)
 


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