So I did an experiment this weekend that I have been kicking around for a while. Never thought I would try it until after hearing John Wick talk about Santa Vaca
. I thought it would fail horribly, but it turned out to be the awesome.
We took a character sheet from one game and used it to play another.
We used Ars Magica characters, but Houses of the Blooded mechanics.
We used Diaspora characters, but Apocalypse World's mechanics.
It took a few minutes to figure out how everything would translate between all of the systems. What you would roll, how you would roll it, and when, and playing around with the numbers a bit to fit an appropriate range, and a few little mechanics that had to be created in order for it all to work. But, after a few hours of work, and our first play through we had an awesome little game that was uniquely its own.
Just thought I would share this very interesting little experiment in game design.