Halloo! Just a quickie today.
After trawling through the archives of RPGBloggers.com, I noticed I missed a sale pointed out by
http://purplepawn.com/ Mentioned was a newcomer to the RPG world, "House of the Blooded". Upon further investigation, I see that the sale @
http://www.indiepressrevolution.com/xcart/product.php?productid=16617 is still going on! Got 5 bucks? Try something new!
An additional review over at http://rpgblog2.blogspot.com/2008/08/houses-of-blooded-and-nature-of-needing.html (honestly, I don't know how I missed it!) may help as well.
Still doubting? Go to http://www.housesoftheblooded.net/ After reading up a bit more, I was SOLD!!
Player generated conflict resolution? Dice pools? Barebones - fly by the seat of your pants campaigning? I had always wondered what it would be like, playing D&D with the World of Darkness engine...This seems pretty darned close. And while the default setting is a weird Burning empires meets WoD, with a wee bit of AMBER thrown in for good measure. I am unfamiliar with Octane and FATE game systems, so I'll have to leave it at that.
In any event, I will be buying it with an eye towards customizing it for use in a space opera. Have I mentioned my 3.0 Dragonstar game recently? lol, great game world there - crushed by the weight of bad rules.
Curious? - http://www.fantasyflightgames.com/dragonstar.html
And good times were had by all!