No. It does a bunch differently, because...That's the Rolemasyer retroclone?
It's pretty much 95/100 MERP mechanics.Yes, though I'd say it's more of a MERP retroclone, without being a 1:1.
Trade Dress is close enough to MERP that if ICE still had the license. it'd be lawsuit time.
MERP was very playable, provided you don't...
- want to do Tolkien
- mind table driven combat
- want to keep a "Big Damned Hero" type alive
- want to avoid 2 and 3 digit additions