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Posted By: renatoramIf you streamline d20, and add some story meta mechanics to it (say, Fate Aspects or TSOY Keys, or BW Beliefs)... is it still a d20 game? Is it a story game?(*)I, for one, would be all over a game like that. It wouldn't necessarily have to be d20, but something with a hefty set of "roll dice and kill stuff" rules combined with systems that try to ensure that all that rolling and killing happens in meaningful conflicts that drive a story.
d20 gamers will probably cringe at the meta mechanics, and story gamers will be turned off by the d20 weight (and "cultural baggage")
(*) My reply to those: Yes, it is still a d20 game if it retains the d20 tropes (classes, levels, hps, feats), and yes, it is a story game. And if you pimp enough the story games elements in it, people on this board will probably check it out. OTOH, you might lose the d20 market altogether... so why bother making it a d20 derived game in the first place?