My current favorite piece of gaming slang is “lasersharking.”
“Hey, you know, that game concept would be better if the sharks had lasers on their head.” Lasersharking. Leave the poor concept alone; not all concepts need lasers to reach their full potential.
Rifts is all lasersharking, all the way to the bottom turtle.
I just never got all the hullaballoo about RIFTS; it just seemed like bad writing to me, with marginal game functionality.
Sure, it has cross-genre setups, but I prefer TORG for that.
Siembieda also never endeared himself to me.