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Old August 19th, 2017, 01:36 AM
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Originally Posted by Blue Ghost View Post
Well, Car Wars is an interesting case, because it had (and still does) all the allusions and inferences of RPing with CW, but there was little in the way of rules for it. It was more or less "Gee, if you live, you get money to upgrade your car, and then hit the road ... who knows? If you get wealthy enough, then you can buy Gold Cross." And when my friend and I read through the CW rules it was like a whole new world, like the Marches in Traveller, waiting to be explored ... but it's like, you had to wing it
Go read the Deluxe Car Wars or Car Wars Compendium. Both have fairly reasonable sets of skills for Roleplaying use. Area Knowledge and Medic amongst them. And Electronics.

There's enough to RP with if one can RP with Space Patrol or LBB/LWB D&D ... it's got a variety of goods, a variety of character decisions to make...

And if you got ADQ, and had Hero System, you got a disad system that worked on CW characters, and the ability to trade starting points for more cash to buy a vehicle with...

For the era, it was a full on RPG from DCW on...
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I actually have the latest compendium, but haven't read through the RP rules.
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