Over The Edge RPG rules now available under the OGL

WaRP-LogoWhen 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!

Michael Wolf is a German games designer and enthusiast best known for his English language role-playing games blog, Stargazer's World, and for creating the free rules-light medieval fantasy adventure game Warrior, Rogue & Mage. He has also worked as an English translator on the German-language Dungeonslayers role-playing game and was part of its editorial team. In addition to his work on Warrior, Rogue & Mage and Dungeonslayers, he has created several self-published games and also performed layout services and published other independent role-playing games such as A Wanderer's Romance, Badass, and the Wyrm System derivative Resolute, Adventurer & Genius, all released through his imprint Stargazer Games. Professionally, he works as a video technician and information technologies specialist. Stargazer's World was started by Michael in August 2008.

One thought on “Over The Edge RPG rules now available under the OGL”

  1. 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.

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