My head has been bouncing around on way too topics of late and as usual it bounced into the gaming area of my brain. I thought about all the different games I’ve played and ran over the years.
There’s systems that have struck my fancy for a while and then faded to depths of gaming shelves (or even sometimes boxes). I had my time with Hero, GURPS and World of Darkness. Pathfinder has grown a bit tedious and overly crunchy, splat book heavy and just “meh”. FATE was an experiment. We all get to have those now and then. But in the end, it just really felt flat as game but still has useful ideas (or dare I say aspects) that are useful.
Then there’s a whole slew of games that are fun and I really enjoy. But there’s a few that just cause my little gamer heart to go all aflutter and I start bouncing in my chair. First, there’s all that OSR stuff. I admit, I didn’t come wandering into the old-school until late in the game. But when I did that old passion came back. I dug out my White Box with the Little Brown Books. Those feelings that got me started in gaming in the first place. And with a thriving OSR online community, there’s plenty of really cool, creative and original ideas. Yeah, go ahead and call it nostalgia. But the simple games of yore have special place in my heart and dang it just like wine somethings do improve with age.
There’s also Savage Worlds. Yeah, I know I haven’t blogged about in way too long but see the above paragraph. Whenever I get a chance, I’ll hop right into a Savage Worlds game. Fast, Furious and Fun. That’s the tag line. It’s an awesome game that’s pretty easy to tweak to whatever setting/genre you want. Yes it does have a bit of pulpy/cinematic feel. But some games need that.
So that’s my little rant. I suppose I should throw in some special mention to faithful D6 system. My mind has wandered back into that territory too.