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Happy New Year

While I am still enjoying a few days off from work (and blogging) I thought it would be nice to wish you all a happy new year. I hope you had pleasant and not too stressful holidays and survived the translation from 2017 to 2018 without any troubles. My wife and I were celebrating with friends and played the brand-new Fallout board game on New Year’s Eve which I might write about in the near future.

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Holiday reading material
As some of you might have noticed I am currently reading Fantasy Flight Games’ newest RPG called Genesys. It’s basically the system they’ve created for their line of Star Wars RPGs. It a generic system which currently supports the Fantasy, Weird Wars, Steampunk, Science Fiction, Space Opera and Modern Age genres. Example settings are included and there are rules for creating your own settings including new skills, new items, new adversaries, et cetera. To my surprise the core rulebook includes everything you need to play, so no splat books are needed if you want to run games in your homebrew settings.

Ending my break from GMing
Although I have ran two game sessions over the last few weeks my gamemastering break is still in full effect. Being a player for most of the time has been pretty relaxing, but I am itching for starting a new game soon. Genesys looks pretty interesting, but I am also looking forward to try out Stars Without Numbers Revised which I backed on Kickstarter last year. But before making any concrete plans I want to get a print copy. Unfortunately I spent too much money in the latest Steam sale, so SWN will have to wait.

So what’s new with you folks? Feel free to share your stories in the comment section below!

#RPGaDay2017 Day 11: Return of the out of print!

For day 11 of #RPGaDay2017 we’re doing a bit of conceptual necromancy…

August 11: Which ‘dead game’ would you like to see reborn?

We live in the age of nostalgia, reboots and reimagining. Just as in TV and in the movies, many of the games I played years ago have come back. Space 1889, Talislanta, Dark Conspiracy and recently Torg all have gotten or will soon get new version in print. There is no date, but I’m sure there will soon be a new edition of Fading Suns. Say what you will about all the reimagining and reboots in other media, but I’m generally happy with the new versions of many of these games.

The problem is, what “dead game” is there left to bring back from the dead? Continue reading #RPGaDay2017 Day 11: Return of the out of print!

RPG a Day 2016: Hobby Mix & Match – Day 26

After today there are only five days to go on this year’s #RPGaDay 2016! August has paradoxically seemed to fly by in some ways and just drag on in others. I’m writing these last posts as I get ready to take some days off and take a trip, the big news has to do with that. I’ll share the details with you before this series of posts is over, don’t worry. The topic today is hobbies, specifically hobbies that complement the hobby of role-playing games.

August 26: What hobbies go well with RPGs?

The official question list here explains further: “What other hobbies have beneficial effects in a roleplaying game group?”

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