Friday, July 23, 2010

Friday Discussion: Diamonds In The Rough (Take 2)

Another Friday dawns, and here at RPG Blog II, we turn towards that most favored of traditions, our Friday Discussion. I throw out a topic, and you comment. Nothing too serious, nothing too heavy--just gamers talking about the games they love.

Today we're talking about "diamonds in the rough"--those RPGs, for whatever reason, that you think are brilliant, but never get quite as much love or publicity as they otherwise might.

This Week's Discussion Question: What RPG or RPGs do you consider a "diamond in the rough"? What RPGs deserve more love or attention than they normally receive?

I've asked this question before, but I like to get different inputs from time to time on what might be flying under the radar out there. For me, I'll give some of my stock answers for the topic to get things started: Epic Role Playing and Two-Fisted Tales, to name just a couple.

Have a great weekend!


Rob Lang said...

I could go on and on and on over this one. I think Midgard by Ben Redmond gets my vote for the moment because it is a superb free RPG that really feels like vikings. It has a slick system based on runes and the setting material (he added after I reviewed it) is really good too.

Well worth a look.

Rob Toth said...

Without a doubt, ORK!--the very first release from Green Ronin. The best beer-and-pretzels game ever written.

Aaron said...

I think that I'm going to vote for The Zantabulous Zorcerer of Zo. While I'm not into fairy-tale gaming myself, I've seen it used very well to create more "standard" fantasy worlds.

Tommy Brownell said...

Two-Fisted Tales is a gimme, yeah. It was the game that convinced me to give up Spirit of the Century.

I'm actively trying to raise awareness of High Valor right now due to the awesomeness of it.

I would have said BASH, but it seems to be finding its audience.

FIGHT! is a really nice RPG if you're into fighting games and RPGs...very well done, flexible system.

I have reviews up of FIGHT! and High Valor at my blog right now.

Oh, GRIMM is another one that seems REALLY cool to me but doesn't seem to have gained any real traction.

Zachary The First said...

Thanks for the comments, guys! This Friday was a little quiet, but hopefully next Friday will pick up!

Vincent Diakuw said...

I'd like to see more online activity for Omega World, but its status as an orphan yet copyrighted product probably guarantees ongoing neglect.