I love One Piece. I have seen three different OP games come and go, and it makese sad because I like the setting, the tone, the humor amd the actions. They all just have that right resonance with me that makes it so enjoyable to me. I also know it's not for everyone, and I also know that running a game in the OP-verse is difficult due to the nature of the source material.
So here is the sudden inspiration I had; an alternate universe. The tone and settimg are very much similar, but instead of the ocean, pirates sail the skies among islands tethered by massive, ancient and by all accounts, invincible anchor chains that drop down into the ocean below. There IS land on the ocean below, even people, but the adventure and Grand Line are in the skies.
Devil fruits are still a thing, though the ocean weakness is basically irrelevant, but Sea Stone is still viable. Anything from the anime can still work here. Instead of the merfolk. Considering an alternative to the sky people already in the anime as an alternative to merfolk types with the same sort of function.
The anime's story itself is a non-factor, nor are the characters. ALMOST any devil fruit will be available though they follow the same rules. I have a few I want for story and NPC purposes, but most of the ones seen in the show will be up for grabs.
Other elements like Rokushiki, Technologies and Haki are also available elements, and I will also consider new elements not from the show so long as they have a natural fit to the setting. It'll be case by case.
So... Anyone interested in something like this?
I should note now it will be 3E with options from 2E available on case to case if absolutely necessary. There will likely be some house rules for some things as well.