Every now and then I take a look at my RPG library and wonder why I haven’t run some of these games. I’ve had them for a while and they each have their merits, so I suppose I owe it to myself to actually run them even once.
Right now the ones which are floating to the surface of my awareness are:
- Dungeon World – I joined the kickstarter for this, and there’s been a generally good reaction from people who have tried it. It’s different from the usual RPG though, and maybe that’s what is making me hesitate.
- FATE Core – Another kickstarter project I backed, FATE has always been the recipient of boundless praise online. Again I’ve always passed on this since it feels too different. Have I become a grognard?
- Changeling: the Lost – Okay, now here’s a game that didn’t come out from a Kickstarter effort, and one that I’ve had on my shelf for too long. Dark, spooky and thematic, I keep telling myself to run it, but I wonder if I’ll end up scaring myself in the process.
- Mummy: the Curse – Now this is a tall order. Mummy is impressive, scary and awesome as all get out, but the framework that might work the best is one where only one of the Players is a Mummy and I’m still wrapping my head around that notion.
- Fantasy Craft – Sometimes you just want to Crunch. Sure I talk a lot about stories and protagonists and such, but at some point, there’s a joy to being able to play out a brilliant tactic and see it work.
- Fading Suns – Space Opera with L5R / White Wolf-ish factions. What’s not to love? I owe myself this one.
Making lists like these tend to be very helpful and therapeutic, but I’m wondering when I’ll have the time to run all of these.