I am so pleased that Fantasy Flight Games (FFG) has produced the Genesys Core Rulebook. A year or so ago I played the FFG Star Wars system and said to the game group "I would like to see this core idea as a universal system" - and here it is! This is my new go-to system! Here is why.
Narrative Dice (purchased separately and necessary)
Genesys is different. Good, fun Different. The Narrative Dice resolve conflict as well as promote storytelling and adventure by engaging the GM and the Players to interpret some of the results to the story. The Narrative Dice are a major reason for my endorsement of Genesys.
BTW: The Narrative Dice are available on the FFG site and OTHER gaming retail sites.
A Little Time and Imagination
Genesys has UNIQUE potential for a GM with the time and imagination. The included Archetypes, Careers, Talents, Items, and other game concepts, can be a little sparce and leave you wanting more. The great thing is Genesys includes easy to follow rules and guidelines for creating YOUR own Archetypes, Careers, Talents, Items and more. The chapter called "Customizing Rules" may (WILL for my game in my opinion) eventually become essential and not optional. I will play Genesys because I truly enjoy creating stuff and the guidelines in the CORE for doing this are easy and fun. Plus, I am hooked on the Narrative Dice!
WHERE IS THAT RULE??
HEADS UP HERE - Read carefully as many game system rules and concepts are buried within somewhat verbose paragraphs. I highlighted ALOT!
Campaign world on the way!
I am in great anticipation for the fantasy campaign world for Genesys called "Realms of Terrinoth" release scheduled for later this year (according to the FFG website). This is FFGs fantasy world used in many of their products. I plan to get it.
I am a fan of Fantasy Flight Games (FFG). Beautiful products with personality and concepts all their own. Always fun and engaging. This includes The Genesys Core Rulebook.
I HIGHLY recommend Genesys. It inspires creativity (in me anyway) with the modular core and the remarkable Narrative Dice system. It is the kind of game that will deliver great fun as well as challenge and inspire the whole group!
This commentary is MY opinion and YOURS may be different. :-)
Peace and Happy gaming!
[5 of 5 Stars!]