So for #RPGaDay on day 6, I get to talk about my favorite RPG I never get to play. And it’s kind of like Pringles – I can’t pick just one. You get two. 🙂
First, there’s TOON. I have only played this game twice. Ever. The first time was in college when we had bizarre characters like the mad scientist who could pull body parts out of his pockets to assemble his own minions. All I can tell you is that we laughed. A lot. Every time we thought we’d reached a crescendo of madness, we’d crank it up again.
I did play recently with my daughters, but it wasn’t quite as much fun as the first time. Somehow I suspect that we were just a wee bit more insane in college than they are at ages 9 and 13. I think I am ok with that. 🙂
Second, there’s FATE. I have purchased Spirit of the Century and the Dresden Files RPG. I have played SotC twice with a group down here in Colorado Springs (hi Justin, Angela, and everybody!). I had a great time but barely scratched the surface. I played a bit of Dresden at a Free RPG Day or some other local event, and it was fun.
It’s my kind of game where the emphasis is on shared storytelling and more roleplaying than “roll” playing. Even if you fail, the scene continues and you get to describe how that failure happened.
In both cases, I suspect that in both cases I may be looking through rose-colored glasses, not seeing the downsides of these games and systems. But that doesn’t change my mind. 🙂
What are YOUR favorite games that you never get to play?