Aug 252015

I do a post like this every now and then. I look at the shelf and say to myself, “Damn, I really want to play that.” A lot of times there isn’t much a change to that list but other times, there’s even stuff that surprises me.
D&D 5E The truth is I have been playing 5E every week at the FLGS but it’s been for WOTC’s Adventurers’ League. In case you, don’t know that’s the organized play. It’s all fine and good. Heck, I’ve met some really great people and have had a blast. I’ll even keep going. But there’s lots of restrictions on what you can and can’t do. It’s just part of organized play. You got have rules to keep things. I see a lot of potential coolness in 5E but I really want to kick the tires and do some wild and crazy adventures. Stuff that wouldn’t be allowed in organized play. I guess I’ve grown too fond of the cool insanity coming out of the OSR.
OSR: Speaking of which there’s just way too much cool stuff sitting on the shelf and on my hard drive. It’s there and it’s screaming. “Play me!” I don’t think that this urge will every go away.
And then there’s Faraway Land.
As you can see by the graphic, it’s pretty freaking wild and fun looking. The game itself is simple but hardy enough to stand a campaign. The rules handle just about any type of character that players can come up with. It’s also nice to have a game on the list that isn’t derived from the old faithful d20 type systems. You know what I mean. It’s gonzo. It’s bloody. And it looks like it would be a ton of fun. You can pick up the stuff on Drivethrurpg or their own store. So stay tuned in the future for that.
And finally, an oldie but a goodie. Deluxe Tunnels & Trolls! Yes the Kickstarter funded a couple or years ago. And it’s a little behind schedule but the hard copies are shipping now and I’ve already gotten by PDF.
Sure it’s buckets of d6. Who doesn’t have those? But it’s another fun game. I have very fond memories of running Dungeon of the Bear back in the day. It’d be fun to go back to it. And to honest those of who like to do games via Google Hangouts. I think T&T would make a good fit for that. If you didn’t back the Kickstarter. Check your FLGS, some of them backed the Kickstarter. You can grab the PDf over at Drivethrurpg.

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