What system would you use to run a game in this? Is there anyway to adapt DnD to have modern military equipment or do you just bite the bullet and use GURPS?
Yeh I wouldn't run it as GATE, i would pitch a 'modern rpg' where they're a team sent to investigate the GATE. Then boom, generic fantasy land.
I just like the fact that it's a legit military in GATE.
This only if your willing to deal with palladium
So would Savage Worlds run a good Stargate style campaign? PCs are a group working for an organization with a portal, get sent through portal to check out the worlds behind them, episode style?
It's more like it's very, very hard to miss with ranged weapons in SW. And guns also do really good damage on top of that.
Sure. Savage Worlds is a simple and plays fast.
D&D has suppliments that give stats to modern weapons: while small arms are somewhat underwhelming, .50 cals and higher do crazy high damage while anything larger than a 6 pounder can deal multiple hundreds of HP per turn.
I have fond memories of this as a kid, all linked to one video that we rented regularly from the local store.
Nearly impossible to dig anything up on it now, though.