Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Let It Out: The Best & Worst Of 2009

Me and the lads at RPG Circus are going to be recording our "Best and Worst of Gaming 2009" episode this week. We'll be covering our selections in such categories as Best New Game, Best/Worst Trend in Gaming, Best/Worst Public Relations Moments, Best Free Product, Best Gaming Companies, and lots more along those lines. While we're waiting to record, I'd love to hear your favorite (and least favorite) moments and selections from 2009. If you have something exceedingly droll or pithy, we'll see about using it in our show!

So what would your 2009 picks look like?


clash bowley said...

Last weekend, we were playing our Aces and Angels WWII campaign instead of our usual OHMAS game because of absences. The Squadron Commander (a PC) told the flight that they were in for a few days leave in a place called Guadalcanal. The guys flew out to the island and were surprised to see a brand new field hacked out of the jungle, with fuel tanks, burned out hulks of planes, and nothing much else.

The Marines informed them they'd been had, and the pilots were appalled to hear about the daily sniper attacks and the nightly bombing by Washing Machine Charlie and shelling by a Jap cruiser from Ironbottom Sound.

One of the PCs (played by my wife, 52) looked out over the Sound, and asked about mines. When informed that there were no mines and that no one knew how to set them if there were, he replied "We could use some frogmen!" At this, another player (21) looked at my wife with the most puzzled expression on his face and said: "Battletoads???"


Jay said...

I think the biggest boneheaded move by an RPG corporation/owner had to be in April when Wizards of the Coast yanking the rights to sell PDFs of all their old material. It was spiteful to fans and not only didn't it help 4E, but it actually LOST them even more sales.

(2008's would have been the handling of Gygax's Castle Zagyg, no longer at Troll Lord Games).

Second would be more recent--and a tie--the abominable price of the Arduin Eternal Playbook ($75) and Warhammer RPG ($100) making attracting new or nascent players all but impossible.

Word Verification: inkeye, as in what each of these properties as done to fans/customers!

Rob Donoghue said...

I think I'll put in a vote for RPG.net managing to call out Outlaw Press for copyright violations.

-Rob D.

Ragnorakk said...

I'll second the Outlaw Press fiasco - it just keeps going, and keeps getting worse. I'd really love to see more people made aware of it - so they can stay away from it!