When I heard about Atlas Games releasing the rules under the OGL I was mildly interested. I have never read nor played Over The Edge and I didn’t even have a clue what the game was about. The name ringed a bell, but that was about it.
But a lot of people were excited about the news. So I checked the rules out and was surprised to read a game system that is about 20 years old but feels like something released only recently. The rules system, which is now available as the Wanton Role-Playing (WaRP) System, reminded me a lot of other indie systems I have read recently.
If you haven’t done so, you should check it out at once. Yes, it’s that good!
Perhaps one of the causes for the system similarity is due to nostalgia. Maybe the fans of that old game have subsequently developed games which borrow ideas from it.
I too have never played Over The Edge, but will be checking out WaRP to see what the system is like.