December 8th, 2006

vae victus

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A long time ago, I was asking for recommendations on superhero-type RPG systems. As it turned out, no stores in my area carry many of the books people suggested, and I'm hesitant to buy a book online without being able to thumb through its contents, to see if it's what I really want.
As a result, I wound up putting off starting a super-hero campaign. Well, I'm wanting to give it another try, so I was hoping some of you might have suggestions/advice about which superhero RPG I could look into. I did have a look at Aberrant and I don't think it's what I'm looking for.
One thing I'm interested in is Hero system. How does it work? Can anyone give me a very brief synopsis of how chargen and combat break down?

If you have other suggestions, could you also provide a brief summary of how those systems work?

The main criteria I'm looking for is a Not-D20 system with a point buy chargen method, and everything else is whatever.

Thank you for your help and consideration.