Friday, July 16, 2010

Friday Discussion: Your Most Recent RPG Purchase

With another Friday upon, I decided it was time for another round of Friday Discussion. Nothing too heavy, nothing too serious, just gamers talking about the hobby they love (remember how that works?).

Today’s discussion topic is also a bit of informal polling: What’s the most recent RPG product you purchased, and when? Was it print or pdf? Were you happy with it, or is the jury still out?

Have a wonderful weekend, and may it be full of happy gaming!

35 comments:

Grendelwulf said...

My most recent purchase was Chaosium's 1E Stormbringer & Hawkmoon books in pdf from RPGNow.

I am very happy with them as I am adapting some of the material to my current sandbox.

Ciao!
GW

Joseph said...

The Pathfinder Game Mastery Guide. Excellent stuff, and almost all of it can be used across any system; it's not just for Pathfinder by any stretch.

In fact, I reviewed it on my own blog not too long ago.

Rob Conley said...

Like Paizo Gamemastery Guide it filled with win!

Juampa said...

My last acquisition was double: DMG2 and MM2 by WotC. I've not fully read them both yet, but the advice within DMG2 is great (and the traps!). The monsters in MM2 look very interesting, as well.

I also wanted to buy Mike Curtis's The Dungeon Alphabet, but Amazon ran out of stock when I made the order :( I recently noticed it's back, though :)

David Macauley said...

Fight On! #9 - pdf.

DRANCE said...

In June, I bought the Castles & Crusades PHB (hardcover) and Monsters & Treasure (PDF). And just yesterday I put in an order for Raggi's Lamentations of the Flame Princess box set!

Bob said...

Mythic and Mythic Variations from Word Mill Publishing in pdf from RPGNow. So far, what I've read looks pretty useful as a solo system, but we'll see how it actually works in play. I'm also considering using the Fate Chart as a generic resolution system for LL.

Michael Curtis said...

A near-mint copy of the 1E Forgotten Realms Campaign Set (the grey box) and Fihgt On #9.

Lumrunner said...

The last game I got in the mail was the print Dresden Files RPG, but that shouldn't count since I bought it months ago.

My last true purchase was "Ascension" for Dark Heresy. The book that brings Epic play to Dark Heresy. A much needed aspect.

I'm kind of at the will of my local Borders. We have a game store or two but they focus on Miniature Gaming. I don't like mail order because I hate waiting, unless I am desperate for something.

Michael Curtis said...

"Fihgt On!" Yes, that would be the all-Gaelic OSR fanzine apparently... Stupid Friday fingers.

A.L. said...

My most recent print purchase was L5R 4th edition, which is a beautiful book that I can't wait to have a chance to run and finish reading through.

My most recent pdf purchase was Mecha, which looks like it'll be a lot of fun and I'm also looking forward to givign it a shot as a GM.

DeadGod said...

Latest purchase was Aftermath! in PDF. I picked it up both for curiosity and to mine it for rules ideas. I am pretty happy in both regards.

The last physical book I purchased was Rogue Trader. A decent rules system and an excellent book.

Chuck said...

Paizo's Plot Twist Cards and the Adventurer's Armory.

c├ęsar/kimble said...

DC Adventures, from Green Ronin. PDF, great book, bought this week and will probably finish reading it till sunday ;)

Christopher B said...

I guess the most recent would be Mongoose's Paranoia XP (Black Missions edition - figure in all the content on the accompanying CD and it was more than worth the price I paid for it!) and Flashbacks (would have been thrilled with this too, except I was expecting it to be a hardcover and it wasn't).

kelvingreen said...

James Raggi's Hammers of the God, which I bought yesterday, but it hasn't arrived yet.

David said...

I bought a miniature for my cousins Dragonborn paladin.

My last print product was the Dungeon Alphabet.

Jeff Tillotson said...

Weird Fantasy Role-Playing and Hammers of the God from Lamentations of the Flame Princess.

pseckler13 said...

The new Tieflings book. My two highest level characters are tieflings so I am looking at some of the new feats and things, plus I like the details of the different houses of Bael Turath.

seaofstarsrpg said...

Legend of the Five Rings RPG, 4th Edition. The supershiny Lion Clan limited edition.

May be picking up the Pathfinder Adventurer's Armor today though, it is so tempting.

Lord Kilgore said...

"The Dungeon Alphabet" hardcover I found in Borders a couple of weeks ago.

Swordgleam said...

I don't think I've purchased anything since the Haiti bundle. Moving costs a lot.

Matt said...

Savage Swords of Athanor - and very pleased with the purchase.

Deinol said...

My most recent purchase was my subscription shipment from Paizo, which had lots of good stuff. The one thing that stands out (as I added it to combine shipping) is the print version of "Iron Gazetteer" by Open Design. As a patron (and minor contributer) I've had the PDF for quite some time. I finally have my own print version for my collection. I'm quite pleased with it, despite not playing 4E at the moment.

Doug Wall said...

My most recent personal purchase was the Pathfinder Game Mastery Guide hardcover.

diceciper said...

Last couple things I have picked up are both super-hero related. ICONS and DC Adventures. ICONS in both hardcopy & PDF and the other just in PDF for now.

Lance said...

Blood in the Boardroom for Shadowrun.

Anthony Emmel said...

BASH! in pdf and Majestic Wilderlands in print (classic cover). Really enjoyed both.

I also got the free pdf of Eclipse Phase and I'm currently waiting on the print copy from Amazon. This looks like an interesting one.

Tommy Brownell said...

I *think* it was ICONS.

No, wait...the preorder for Unknown Regions went through around the time I was broke...=P

It's pretty cool...haven't used it in play yet, but I owned the rest of the Star Wars Saga Edition books and pounced on the preorder once I heard the license had ended.

Zachary The First said...

That's a pretty good mix, with some heavy neoclassical and Pathfinder entries.

Thanks for all the comments! I always find it interesting to see what other people are playing.

Carpe Guitarrem said...

Mecha RPG, PDF, and very, very worthwhile.

Stargazer said...

The last product I purchased was Atomic Highways and it's supplement Irradiated Creatures. I got both in PDF and I am quite excited about this game (blog post upcoming). The postapocalyptic genre is one of my favorites and the mechanics used in AH are just awesome. It uses a pretty cool dice pool variety, where the attribute used determines the number of six-sided dice to roll, a result of 6 counts as a success and the skill level of the skill used can be used to push dice results to 6. I wish I had come up with this!

BlUsKrEEm said...

Nine was a Trick on the Tainb by Brave Halfling / Arcana creations (in print with free PDF.) TotT is a nice little tundra adventure that has a pretty compelling story and art by my fave OSR artist (Atom Taylor.) I'm very happy with the purchase.

Greyaxe said...

"The Dungeon Alphabet" hardcover I found in Borders a couple of weeks ago.

I just bouth that myself, handy little thing.

Scott said...

A late share -- I finally acquired Gygax's final stand-alone module, The Hermit, from Troll Lord Games (via Games Plus in Mt. Prospect!).