New Games and Old
by, 12-25-2012 at 01:38 PM (203 Views)
I've played a fair number of RPGs. I've got the books for dozens of different games, and tend to be a completest when I decide to add a game to the group repertoire. But with the huge number of games on the shelf, and the wide range of genres they represent, it's becoming rarer that I stumble on a game (new or old) that I feel brings anything new to the table. For example, I don't feel there's much that would be offered by the myriad of fantasy RPGs that seem to come out every year. I have Pathfinder for general fantasy, OpenD6 Fantasy if i want to do "rules lite", and Fantasy HERO if I want to get into deep and finegrained control of a character build.
So it's a great pleasure when I discover a game that I feel does bring something new and different to the table. In the past year I've discovered (and added to the "to play" list) FIVE new games (well, new to me) that my players and I are excited about. We've added Star Trek: The Next Generation RPG (by the late Last Unicorn Games), Nobilis (currently in print by EOS Games) Diaspora (currently in print by VSCA Publishing), Eclipse Phase (Currently in print by Posthuman Studios) and Blue Planet (Revised edition now being published by the recently resurrected FASA Games). It's a wonderful feeling to find new games that can add to the fun of roleplaying.
So, what new games have you discovered in the last year? Discuss. :-)