Games that MUST be bought

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Nightbane- A really cool game, without the powergaming of Rifts that many people complain about. It's a dark heroes game where the bad and the good balance out fairly well.
Y'knbow, I'd forgotten all about Nightbane. I loved the first two or three supplements (the CJ ones) and thought the last was still pretty good. The random bits of hardware attached to your body table was a bit odd, but it was still a great example of the "anything goes" horror game genre of the '90s, and Palladium suited it well.

Gonna have to dig that one out of storage, methinks.
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3 classic games to own that define the industry:

1:D&D
2:Call of Cthulhu
3:Vampire

After that it gets a bit hader- no modern or science fiction games have had the paradigm defining impact of the 3 above. People mention Traveller, but while that system was important early on, a lack of good innovation has eclipsed it. Same fo Cyberpunk 2020- once groundbreaking, its now gone the way of the dodo.

The two other systems that are worth considering are generic- useful fo understanding the impact of rules (and not setting) on roleplaying.
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4. GURPS
5. BESM.

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