Saturday, August 30, 2014

#RPGaDAY 22-31

22nd - Best Secondhand RPG Purchase

Dungeon Crawl Classics. I picked it up last Christmas for $25.

23rd - Coolest looking RPG product / book

I'm going to again go with the DCC core book.

24th - Most Complicated RPG Owned

3rd Edition D&D with splatbooks. It really just got to be too much, which is why I stopped playing, and was thrilled with 4e.

25th - Favourite RPG no one else wants to play

Star Trek. As much as I love the show, I've never gotten anyone that's been willing to play the game, in any version. The closest I've gotten was a free-form storytelling game on a forum.

26th - Coolest character sheet

Maybe it's not cool, but I loved this sheet.

27th - Game You’d like to see a new / improved edition of…

Tales from the Floating Vagabond

28th - Scariest Game you’ve played

Honestly, playing in Stonehell with a level 2 fighter. I'd worked really hard for that level 2, and we were going into the section filled with undead.

29th - Most memorable encounter

It's a tossup between throwing the same hydra at the party 3 times, or having my god of moths go toe to toe with the god of war in a sword fight... and winning. :-)

30th - Rarest RPG Owned

I don't know that I actually own a rare RPG... Maybe the Star Wars supplements?

31st - Favourite RPG of all time

Rules Cyclopedia D&D always.

Big thanks to Autocratik for putting this list together, and to everyone else who participated.


  1. What are splatbooks, please?

    Love the blog, by the way, mate: I very much miss my old D&D days - both as a kid with AD&D 2nd and the beautiful v3.5 when I found it again during my twenties!

    1. Everything outside of the core books. They tend to add lots of extra options, features, skills, powers, etc. not all of which are balanced. The result is that, for example, 3rd level characters are optimized to the point where core 10th level challenges don't actually provide any real challenge.