Monday, August 10, 2015

RPG a Day 2015 Post 1

I just learned about RPGaDay2015 while reading Fraser's blog, Sword's Edge Publishing. It looks like I am already a few days in the hole, so I will try to catch up.

  1. Forthcoming game you are most looking forward to.

The game I am most looking forward to is Titansgrave by Green Ronin, it is the first setting for their Fantasy AGE game. I picked up Fantasy AGE at GenCon and I really enjoy the Titansgrave show.

2. Kickstarted game you are most pleased you backed.

I have only backed one game on Kickstarter, and it was Troll Lord Games' Three Sisters Kickstarter. This was the Kickstarter that got the core rule books in print in color, and I really enjoy the color versions I got from that Kickstarter. They currently have another Kickstarter going on for their Mythos Books.

3. Favorite new game of the last twelve months.

I have not purchased many games that were made in the last year, in act the only ones I can think of are D&D 5e and Fantasy AGE. I have not had a chance to play either of them yet, but I like Fantasy AGE more from read through only.

4. Most surprising game.

The most surprising game I have ever encountered is Dogs in the Vineyard. When I first encountered this game several years ago, I had never player anything like it. It was the first game I played that really stepped outside of the D&D descended rules line. Games like BRP or WoD, that seemed like a departure, were revealed to be just riffs on the same general idea. I looked at games a whole new way after encountering Dogs in the Vineyard.

5. Most recent RPG purchase.

My most recent RPG purchase is Mecha v. Kaju, a FATE powered game of giant robots fighting giant monsters. It is obviously inspired by Pacific Rim and mecha anime. I have not had a chance to read or play it yet, but I am looking forward to it.

6. Most recent RPG played. 

The last RPG I played was Castles and Crusades. I ran two games at GenCon, and they were my last two sessions of gaming at the con. I ran them in my persistent Stonehell campaign. The last game I was a player in was The Adventures of Luther Arkwright using Runequest 6, also at the con. I basically played an Austin Powers style hero who saved Princess Diana with the Avengers (Diana Rigg not Scarlet Johanssan). I was completely insufferable and had a blast. 

I will take on the next chunk of these, and hopefully get caught up, tomorrow.