14: Which RPG do you prefer for open-ended campaign play?
At the risk of repeating myself... Buffy.
Okay, to avoid a one-word answer, why?
It’s a kitchen-sink setting where I can reasonably throw a vast number of absurd ideas at the players and their characters. Parallel universes? Time travel? Killer puppets? A musical episode? Absolutely. With a group prepared to roll with the crazy it’s the gift that keeps on giving.
Jokey geeky table talk can easily stay, or move, in character. Gamers love undercutting villainous speeches, for example, and Buffy does that more often than not.
And that central metaphor, that high school is hell and growing up is a hero’s journey, really works.