Over at Google+ #7RPGs there is new meme making the rounds and Gnome Stew has picked up.
The idea is to post your 7 RPGs you have most played or GMed.
So lets give it a go!
1. Dungeons & Dragons (all editions) I am combining these all into one category since my games have a 30+ year continuity. This is the one I started with and continue to play to this day. It is also number one on my running list. I have played and run all editions of D&D. Well...I have never run OD&D, only played it.
2. Buffy/Angel/Army of Darkness/Ghosts of Albion.
We began playtesting Buffy in 2002. I played it pretty much from the second the rules hit the playtesters. I wrote for all the books as well, so it should be no surprise that this one is so high. When I started on Ghosts of Albion I moved the campaign wholesale to that. I still get to run this quite a bit, but not play as much as I would like.
3. WitchCraft (along with AFMBE & Armageddon). From 1999 to 2002 WitchCraft was my only game. I had given up on D&D at this point and Buffy and Ghosts had not been written yet. It was (and is still really) everything I wanted in a game. It's perfect in my mind. When I pitched the idea of Ghosts of Albion to Eden I wanted it to use WitchCraft as it's base. Thankfully I was talked out of that in favor of the same system for Buffy. While OD&D and 4e have less in common than WitchCraft and Buffy, I separate WitchCraft from Buffy because of how they are played.
4. BESM. I played this quite a bit in the early part of the 2000s with my son, trying to find a game he would enjoy. I grabbed this because I was looking for something to work as a more powerful version of Buffy with some super hero and some anime influences. It was a fun game and I wish that it had done better in the market.
5. Mutants & Masterminds. I enjoy supers games and have tried a number of them over the years, but M&M is my favorite. I love pretty much everything about it. I enjoy the background, the rules, even how the rules were created and what they meant to the OGL. I am also happy that M&M 3 is the same system being used for DC Adventures. I have run this a few times and played it a few but would like to do it more.
6. Call of Cthulhu. While I have mentioned my fondness for Chill, many, many times I never got a chance to play it or run it very much. On the other hand I have played Call of Cthulhu a few times int he 80s. I was going to run it in the 2000s, but Ghosts of Albion and Buffy distracted me. Still this is the pinacle of horror games and I have always enjoyed it.
7. World of Darkness (oWod). World of Darkness changed everything. To think otherwise is to ignore all the facts. I loved what Vampire did for all horror games and games in general, though I will be honest that I didn't see it at the time. My game was Mage.I thought it was fantastic and so near perfect. It turned out I would later find the perfect game (WitchCraft) but I still really enjoyed this game. I picked up all the New World of Darkness games but they seemed to lack something of the original games had even if the new rules were better.
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