Obi-Wan Jacobi wrote:
That all sounds very interesting. Is The Window a new custom system? Is there some base document I could look at or is it a thread to follow?
Actually, the rule set has been around for over a decade. The PDF was written in a very opinionated tone, that some like me found very entertaining. Probably because I agreed with the author on a number of points for what he was making.
Though everyone that appears to be negative about The Window mainly make arguments about the mechanics (which completely misses the entire premise of The Window) or the author’s way of presenting the material. But the core rules themselves are very simple to grasp.
So it is great for flexibility and what you can do with it. For Among the Stars, all I needed to do was publish a list of typical skills instead of everyone making up their own. Anything that is “Superpower” related only needs to be defined in Window terms.
For Pathfinder, D20 Modern, and Shadowrun, I essentially did the same thing. But since I was making a conversion, I had to address the special aspect of those rules to capture their flavor. Once I could see the potential, I realized that any rule set could be converted easily enough. I have considered doing Star Wars as well from Saga Edition. But I don’t have a game that I am looking to convert since I only play in one Saga game right now.
Re: FFG, I have not looked to what else they have been up to. They are slowly putting out more Star Wars material, but until they cover the wide range of things the other Star Wars rules covered, it cannot replace Saga. Edge of Empire did not introduce the Force so you could play a Jedi. That is coming in the follow-on books which are rather slow in getting produced… at least it appears that way.
For PbP gaming, no SRD is also a negative drawback in my book too. As a result, I am also not sold on D&D 5th ed either.