#RPGaDay 20: Most challenging but rewarding system have you learned

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Each year we celebrate Autocratik’s #RPGaDay, where we spend a month celebrating RPGs, discussing what we love and what we love about them. Here are the responses of the TRF crew. Be sure to tweet, blog, or post your own with the #RPGaDay!

For August 20, what is the most challenging but rewarding system have you learned?
Aser – I think the most challenging but rewarding system I’ve ever learned has to be Eclipse Phase. That game has so many moving parts and combat is so involved, but at the same time, it’s so dynamic and can be so incredibly devastating. There’s a lot of math but sometimes you just have these moments where everything clicks and you take out the bad guy with a perfect kill shot.
John D. – I haven’t really learned any new systems this year; first time playing Warhammer 40K and Only War is a good intro to more complex systems like Dark Heresy.
Jonn P. – I have never played a challenging system that I found rewarding. That said, I’m about to play GURPS for the first time so my opinion could change shortly.
Landan – I will say Cypher System for now.
Megan – Better Angels. There are so many things to track it can get a bit overwhelming.
Mike G. – Burning Wheel. It is very crunch, but I like a lot of the different system components, like character advancement, and how it helps move the story along.
Patrick – It is a toss up between Better Angels and Silver Age Sentinels.
Phil – Firefly RPG.

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