2d20 for other settings…

This is prompted by a Facebook thread where I pointed out genesys is taking off and 2d20 has stalled. The main problem 2d20 has is there is no core book, but also each iteration is different.

I reckon 2d20 can actually cover most genres already…and unlike genesys which requires huge amounts of work to create a setting (npcs, gear…), 2d20 has a lot of legwork done.

Let’s look at genesys core and epg settings first…

Chapter 1: Fantasy …………………………………………….

Ironically the most popular rpg setting is one 2d20 can’t fully do. Conan works as is for low fantasy. But 2d20 is missing two main elements of high fantasy, magic and magic items. MC3 has a better system for magic, but it doesn’t have half the spells you would want, and is a few steps away from conan.

Chapter 2: Steampunk ……………………………………….

Use Jcm or MC3 depending on what steampunk you are looking for.

Chapter 3: Weird War ………………………………………..

Use MC3 for now, achtung cthulhu when it comes out.

Chapter 4: Modern Day …………………………………….

Either MC3 or Infinity

Chapter 5: Science Fiction …………………………………

Infinity. Has everything you need. Star trek as well, obvs.

Chapter 6: Space Opera …………………………………….

Infinity, Star Trek, JCOM or MC3 depending on setting. Again, adding powers for psionics, force or biotics is the main issue

EPG 1 Age of myth

Conan does this straight up.

EPG 2 Monster World

Probably MC3 but work needed for powers again

EPG 3 Post Apocalyptic

Devils run when it releases. MC3 and using eden rules does this also.

So 2d20 currently covers 7 of the 9 settings with little difficulty and bits of the other two. The main issue is that this is split across 7 different books, two of which aren’t released.

Ideally a core 2d20 system solves this. It almost exists…

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