2013 was a great year for gaming personally. I got to try out a lot of old things, which is fun, and had a chance to try out some new games as well. I got to play a lot of Basic and 1st Ed AD&D with my kids, do a little more with 3e, started both a Pathfinder and 4e game. The Pathfinder game kicks up again next year and I just got a notification about my 4e game just two days ago (on Tuesday, so I guess this post was premature).
But of all the games I tried out only one really grabbed me this year.
Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyperborea.
Today we played a very Howard inspired "rescue the princess before the Old God is awakened" sort of deal. It was fun and I borrowed a lot from Spellcraft & Swordplay and Call of Cthulhu for this one.
We had an Atlantean warlock, a Keltic Bard, Kimmerian fighter and a "Norse" Cleric. It was a lot of fun.
For my money it is the best of the "Dark Fantasy" games on the market right now.
I hope I get to play it more in 2014.
If you don't yet have this game then you are really, really missing out on some fun.