Friday, January 8, 2010

Friday Discussion: Your RPG Plans This Year

Thanks for reading this week as we started our Rolemaster coverage. We'll be back next week with overviews of the individual editions of Rolemaster.

For now, it's time for some Friday Discussion. Regular readers know it's our little tradition here at RPG Blog 2--nothing too heavy, nothing too serious, just gamers talking about the hobby they love.

Here's this Friday's question: What games do you plan to run in 2010? Are you keeping the same campaign or system, or are one of the many boxed sets we're anticipating this year going to tempt you away? Is there a game sitting out there that you're finally planning to break down and try?

I'm curious to see what your RPG plans are, even if they remain the same from last year. Leave your thoughts below, and have a great weekend!

32 comments:

mksiebler said...

Where to begin? I'd love to run some Dark Heresy or Rogue Trader, some WFRP (1st or 2nd ed), some Solomon Kane Savage Worlds, or even some old school Star Frontiers or Star Trek.

Of course, all this is up to whims of my Gamer-ADD afflicted gaming group...

:-)

DNAphil said...

Right now I am running a Corporation campaign, and I plan on keeping that going through the year.

I am also planning on running some Houses of the Blooded as a side game, in the near future.

After that the only other things I would consider running will be some private games for friends at GenCon.

Mike said...

WIth luck, I'll get to run a CthulhuTech campaign sometime this year.

I also plan on running good old-fashioned Call of Cthulhu at some gaming conventions this year.

Jonathan Hicks said...

I'm starting the year with a new gaming group so we're having some Rogue Trader goodness. Later in the year I want to try some post-apocalyptic gaming with a 'Fallout' angle to it, maybe do something like my 'The 13th Year; but on a larger scale with a different system. At some point I have to run a Dragon Warriors game, but I need to find the players for that.

Juampa said...

I'm about to finish a campaign in Imperial Rome using Iron Heroes. It's been great but it lacks the momentum to keep it alive.

I'm planning a new campaign using 4th Edition D&D in a homebrew world. I'd like to bring new people to the hobby with this one.

I've been reading Eclipse Phase and really liked it. I wish I have the opportunity to run a game with it.

Crusty One said...

Continuing to run Stonehell using Labyrinth Lord.

Aspire to running Beltstrike (the new one) for Traveller.

Hopefully be a player in a WFRP 2e game.

The Rusty Battle Axe said...

Our Castles & Crusades campaign now has 3 groups going--one face-to-face and two via Skype/Gametable. One of the Skype groups is trying to play once a week to see if we create a campaign approach to the megadungeon.

My teen daughter wants to run Supernatural RPG (based on the TV show), which actually looks very groovy. I also want to look at "Victorious" when it released (BHP). However, our C&C campaign is really just starting to hit its stride.

Lisandro Gaertner said...

I plan on playing OD&D, using mainly the B e X modules. Between these adventures I would like to play some Chaosium's Call of Cthulhu too.

kelvingreen said...

I'll be running a short Rogue Trader game, likely three to five sessions, perhaps more if the group likes it. I'd also like to resurrect and finish my dormant Call of Cthulhu campaign, and also try to get a first draft of potentially ambitious campaign idea (different from the above) ready by the end of the year.

I've got vague ideas of running something for AD&D2, but I don't know if that's going to happen, and I've got this urge to try to run Feng Shui using Savage Worlds.

On the player side, I'm in two alternating D&D4 games, and a Pendragon campaign, and there are murmurs in my group of breaking out some other games. Since we only play once a week, I don't know how much of this will happen in 2010!

Tim Brannan said...

I want to finish my son's long D&D 3.x campaign.

For family Game Night I'd love to get either D& 4th ed or a D&D Rules Cyclopedia game going, take the fam from 1st to 30th level.

Love to do something with Ghosts of Albion, Doctor Who, and Witch Girls Adventures this year as well.

clash bowley said...

After finishing up our OHMAS game, we are going back to IHW:Aces and Angels, then back to IHW:StarCluster. After that, probably alpha testing Outremer. Somewhere along the line I have to make room to run Diaspora and 2 Fisted Tales! By the autumn I hope to be running A Very Different Now in alpha test. After we tie up our current IRC IHW game, we may be switching my IRC StarCluster game to IHW:StarCluster for the resolution of a long running (three year) arc on the war between Glorianna and Warren.

Aside from that, I have no plans!

-clash

Tim Shorts said...

Within the month I hope to get a HackMaster campaign going. Continue on with Dwayne's GURPS campaign. And Rob is planning on running a S&W campaign. I don't know if its the white box rules or the core rules and probably wouldn't know the difference.

Stuart said...

I'm kicking off the Swords of Cydonia campaign on the 23rd! I'm hoping to record + podcast it as well. :)

greywulf said...

Our ongoing Endday Campaign is set to restart tomorrow evening - that's using 4e D&D but in the modern day against demons. Love it!

I'm also aiming to return to "straight" dungeon delving, again with 4e, and also get some time in over the other side of the screen in our Mutants & Masterminds campaign.

Beyond those staples, I'm eager to run Alpha Omega, a short Classic Traveller campaign, more experiments with Savage Worlds, lots more 3:16 and even a Mouse Guard session or two.

Here's hoping it all comes to pass :D

David said...

Traveller Third Imperium setting but using my own combination of rules from Classic Traveller and FATE.

Eric Wilde said...

My plan is to start passing this hobby to the next generation this week. My nephews (8 & 4) both love strategy board games with a fantasy bent. The 4 year old is actually the best of my brother's family (including beating his father when he can grok the rules.) So I plan to try them both out on D & D 3.5e in two weeks or so.

The plan is a one-off session with pregenerated characters (8 of which from they can each choose 1.) There is a little setup and plenty of props, but we pretty quickly get right into the tactical battles. Hopefully I've prepped the battles appropriately to help them learn the rules a little at a time. Eventually I plan to send them into B2 (Keep on the Borderlands) if they stick with it.

A colleague at work with whom I regularly gamed before my twin girls were born in 2008 is itching to get back into a game (he has a daughter the same age as mine). So he'll join us after the first session or two if my nephews still want to play.

If the stars are aligned, this could turn out to be a wonderfully fun campaign that lasts long enough to pique the interest of all three young girls as they grow older.

If that fails, I've been itching to try Ars Magica for many years and found at least one other player in the area looking for troupe style play.

Anonymous said...

I know I have my gamers interested in playing other games, but I have to get them probably some very cheap or free rpgs (those that have good production quality).

Anyways, I'm hoping to run a scifi game like maybe Star Frontiers or such.

Mr. Gone said...

I'm running a 2nd ed ad&d game right now. Normally I wouldn't be excited about this, but, the PC's are the first dudes I started gaming with. And, it's my first time really running a full campaign. Fun Fun.

I would love to get back into vampire or world of darkness. Also, I'd really love to find an RPG that was WW2 based.

Richard said...

Setting up a BECMI D&D campaign around Minaria (Divine Right) as well as running a continuing Chill campaign. I would like to finish the Red Dawn-esque campaign I have going in Price of Freedom as well. I've bought Mouse Guard but I doubt I could get my regular group interested in it (Heck I don't know if I can tempt them away from Chill long enough to do the D&D campaign for that matter.)

clash bowley said...

Bite your tongue, clash! :D

-clash

Jason Richards said...

After fighting through trying to get a live game together to run a new setting through the ringer, I think I'm gonna cave and go with an online medium. I'm testing Google Wave to see if it would be better than a Play-by-Post, a method for which I hold no love.

I need a game that requires constant writing and tinkering, or the new setting will NEVER materialize.

Barking Alien said...

Cool stuff and so glad to not see everyone just running D&D. For myself and my groups...

Saturday begins our all new Star Trek: The Clone Wars D6 campaign. 11 players, 2 GMs (taking turns).

I'm hoping to start either a classic Traveller or Star Trek campaign next week. Not sure which, though I really want to start a new Star Trek game this year.

Continuing my very-not-like-D&D D&D campaign (best described as a Medieval Superhero/Anime Fantasy game).

Lastly, continuing my Ghostbusters campaign (mixing Ghostbusters by West End Games with InSpectres by Memento Mori).

Oh yeah!

@mksiebler- I think the groups are pretty focused. I'm the one with Gamer-ADD. ; )

Barking Alien said...

LOL - I mean Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Wow. Can you tell I am more of a Trekkie than a Star Wars fan or what?

Doug Wall said...

Current games in the queue: Playing a pretty awesome D&D game with the best GM I know. Running World of Darkness, then switching to a fantasy homebrew under GURPS. Haven't planned past that, but there will probably be at least one other game going on this year.

Andreas Davour said...

Here's to 2010.

AD&D1 and T&T I'm hopeful!

With some luck hopefully also some Call of Cthulhu.

Classic stuff.

alvordian said...

Going to coble together a campagn with some of the Dungeon Crawl Classics using Microlite20.

Tyson J. Hayes said...

Well as I'm play testing my own game that should be coming out some time this year I'll hopefully get to start that soon! So Savage Worlds, probably some more D&D 3.5.

I would love to explore some Pathfinder and play some other Savage Worlds games, Slipstream, Sundered Skies, Necessary Evil etc.

Should be a busy year for me!

Maasenstodt said...

My group is preparing for an OSRIC campaign. :-)

Flynn said...

It's my intention to wrap up my Savage Worlds campaign before my wife goes into labor, and then once we've recovered, we'll dive into either another Savage Worlds game or try a campaign using my new MyD20 Lite rules system. :)

Looking Forward To It,
Flynn

Zachary The First said...

Wow! People have a lot of great plans for the year to come! I wish I could run about 20 different campaigns, you know? :)

Swordgleam said...

I took last semester off from Candle, my post-apocalyptic 4e game. I'm really hoping to start that up again, though the party has changed a little - we lost our fighter and cleric, and will be gaining a bard. It's less bad than you'd think, considering the paladin's and cleric's respective deities are /this/ close to an all-out war against each other and the fighter had recently been brought back from the dead to play a part in that war. Okay, so maybe it's worse than you think.

Sean said...

I'm thinking about dusting off my Castle Falkenstein books - but changing the setting to Elizabethan England, or maybe to a fully fictional, Venice-like setting.