It was one of the first and it still holds strong. It has changed in many ways; yet to become a fighter, wizard, thief or cleric and to band together to fight horrible monsters and find treasure still holds a special place in all our hearts. It might have gone through several changes, yet the core of this game is still the best.It has a simple mechanic of rolling a d20 (a 20-sided die) to get everything done. Also, it was the first RPG I ever played. So, the fact that this is #1 is partially a loyalty thing, yet this game holds the place it does for being able to smash down a door and slay everything in the room with a wave of a sword or the pointing of a glowing finger. see more on Dungeons & Dragons
It is much like D&D, but they have made strides towards doing more. They branched out into other areas, like sci-fi, superheroes, and their Rifter stuff. They've even got a new zombie game called Dead Reign.It can take some time to get a character done, and the teamwork is the thing to do if getting into Palladium as a game at all.
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Once you have the concept down, which does take some time, this is a great game system.
There is so much here, from fantasy to sci-fi to modern espionage to the old west. There are so many facets to this game that it ranks up there with the best.Making a character takes forever, yet the characters you create can often be worth the time. The characters you can make here are memorable as hell. see more on GURPS