Tuesday, March 31, 2009

New Feature: Zack's Dozen

At any given time, I have a hodgepodge of RPGs, gaming resources, and role playing products that I feel are worthy of discussion and interest. My tastes in gaming materials run towards both the generalist and eclectic, so I thought a fun way to keep tabs and inform folks on some of the gems I feel are deserving of notice would be to create Zack's Dozen. In essence, this is a short links list in my sidebar of All Things RPG that I think folks might want to check out. Some of these items are on my gaming table or in my reading stack; others are still in pre-release buzz status. Some are old popular favorites, and some new, relatively obscure arrivals. But for one reason or another all of them interest me (to see if our tastes match in that regard, you'll just have to follow the links).

Our inaugural list is as follows (in no particular ranking):

I plan on updating my list fairly regularly, so look for these entries to change! Just because something isn't on here doesn't mean I've lost interest in it, not by a long shot (I could easily have a list 3 times this long, but a solid dozen seemed like a good stopping point for now). But I do hope that if you find yourself wanting to try something different as far as gaming goes, or have an eclectic taste in gaming like I do, you'll find my sidebar Dozen interesting and helpful in that regard.

11 comments:

Fred Hicks (Evil Hat Productions) said...

Thanks for the S7S shout-out, man. :)

clash bowley said...

I'm deeply honored to make the list, Zachary! Blown away! :D

-clash

Richard Iorio II said...

Wow. I made the list. I am happy as hell that you are digging Colonial Gothic Revised. I really am stunned.

Zachary The First said...

Hey, no problem guys. I thought this would be a neat way to sort of share some of the stuff I’m grooving on or looking forward to (or in the case of Colonial Gothic Revised, playtesting).

I imagine I’ll be making slow changes to the list—likely just one item at a time, as new stuff appears on the horizon. But like with Traveller and In Harm’s Way, a game can be out for a while and still be on here.

Olman Feelyus said...

Great idea. Love the encouragement of gaming diversity!

Ryan said...

With Colonial Gothic and In Harm's Way on your list, you should check out Duty & Honour.
http://www.omnihedron.co.uk/dutyandhonour/

Zachary The First said...

@Ryan: I’ll try to tonight! Thanks for recommendation!

If anyone has any suggestion on games I ought to check out, I’m always open to that as well. You can leave a comment or shoot me an email at mail.rpgblog(at)gmail.com

clash bowley said...

I'll second Ryan's suggestion!

-clash

Kent Davis (Dark Matter Studios) said...

Thanks for the props, Zach! We're delighted to be up here.

Mark Gedak said...

As the minions slaving away on the DM Sketchpad and the Grand OGL Wiki.

Zachary The First said...

No prob, guys--thanks for the inspirational material! Hope it turns into a regular feature here, and something folks look forward to.