I think BRP and Fudge are the few systems that have aged well since their inception. I attribute that in part because of their flexibility and in part because they either started with, or eventually received, open versions so that folks could tinker with them.


Note: I'm not including D&D in this assessment because D&D is pretty much a family of games now ranging from the "old school" to 3E to various blends.

@craigmaloney Based on the retroclones: OD&D and B/X aged very well, and are better than anyone thought at the time, AD&D 1-2E poorly to the point there's just one serious retroclone of each, 3E & 3.5E are survived by Pathfinder because no "fan" could maintain them but there's some demand for that nonsense, 4E is abandoned and loathed, it remains to be seen if anything of 5E survives.

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