Friday, November 5, 2010

Friday Discussion: Which RPG Would You Buy For The Gamers On Your List?

We're still a few weeks from Black Friday and the official start of the holiday shopping season, but today marks the return of RPG Blog 2's oft-imitated, oft-duplicated Friday Discussion.  Nothing too serious, nothing too heavy, just gamers talking about the games they love.

Today's Question: Which game would you most like to get all the gamers on your list this holiday season?  Something familiar? Something obscure?  Generic or focused?  Rules-light or rules-heavy?

Better yet, if you already plan on getting someone on your list a certain RPG, be sure to share that with us!  I'm personally hoping to pick up a couple different RPGs for some of the guys in my gaming group, finances willing.  Have a great weekend!

15 comments:

Loquacious said...

Just about every gamer I know wants the All Flesh Must Be Eaten supplement, Arrg! Thar Be Zombies; but won't actually break down and buy it. There will probably be a copy of Dark heresy under the tree at our house for myself or my son (or both) and I'm considering a Pathfinder character manager thingy subscription for a friend.

Mad Brew said...

I always think accessories like dice are great gift for gamer friends. They're relatively cheap, you can be pretty sure to get them a style they don't have, and you can never have enough of them.

If I wanted to get them something more substantial, I'd probably go with the Savage Worlds Explorer Edition. A great buy for $10.

Joseph said...

I'd probably go with an assortment of pretty obscure ones, as much to help the publisher with a sale or two as to introduce friends to good, if unknown, titles.

Adventures in Oz, Barbarians of Lemuria, and Dragons and Dawn spring to mind. Might even inspire a friend to run a game!

Joseph said...

"Dragons at Dawn" I mean. Hell, too close to dawn here to type properly...

Carpe Guitarrem said...

If I had the money, I'd buy them all Mouse Guard. Alas, I don't.

Tim Brannan said...

If I had my way I'd be buying everyone a copy of "Ghosts of Albion" for Christmas.

Outside of that...most of my gamer friends are pretty well set (ie stubborn) with what they have now.

Ryan said...

I would get my wife a copy of Pathfinder, even though it means I'd have to run it...

kensanoni said...

I was thinking the group gift would be Gamama World, as it tends to fill our need for crazy stuff.

I currently am thinking Dreseden Files for our budding author, our inspiring jr. DM probably needs something more rules light. I'm not sure what fits that category currently on the market, but I think I'm handcrafting a RPG for her (Well, I'm doing it for me, but it could be about her if I want) anyway. Our WOW addict I'd get a copy of Blood and Honor for, and I think I'd get Octane for our Rocker.

.... that is, if I had the money to go hog wild like that. :)

Jay said...

If it's fantasy we're talking--Swords and Wizardry whitebox! I'd even throw in a box of 1:72 scale adventurers (like I did for my kit).

If it's sci-fi, the new Gamma World is really a lot of fun to play. At least--until the new edition of X-plorers comes out!

jaerdaph said...

Icons Supers from Adamant Entertainment and Dead of Night 2e from Steampower Publishing are probably my two favorite games of 2010 and are worthy of sharing.

JohnK said...

I think that I would want all my friends and other gamers to have copies of Shadow, Sword & Spell for Christmas. The game has a simple, easy to learn set of rules (the 12 Degrees system), and is sword-and-sorcery that can be adapted to almost any setting as it uses a sandbox world approach.

Add to that the game is relatively unknown out there in the gaming world at large, and I really think that SS & S deserves a bit more recognition than it's gotten to this point.
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Tim Shorts said...

I'm gonna have to go with Pendragon, not sure which edition. I'm partial to the 3rd edition version. Also a brand spanking new copy of HackMaster Basic would be fun also.

Jim said...

Shadow, Sword & Spell is great. I won a copy a while back and really like it. I know Richard, John and the other guys are working on a revised version (which I will pick up), but it is playable as is and only $12.99 for the soft cover version. I also like the FATE system so something along the lines of the Dresden Files RPG or Spirit of the Century or Diaspora depending on what genre they like. I have Hackmaster Basic and it's also a nice (and cheap) little game.

I'm kind of salivating over the upcoming Mouse Guard RPG boxed set, the Swords & Wizardry Complete rules, and the Dragon Age RPG.

DNAphil said...

I would get everyone a copy of Fiasco. Wonderfully fun game, you only need a single book, and the replay-ability of the game is tremendous.

JJ said...

I planned on getting everyone in my group a copy of the Holmes Basic Blue Book, as I already have 2 copies and it wouldn't be too hard to find 4 or 5 more for cheap. Alas, I don't have the fundage, so my gift is going to be something non-material, like helping the guy whose house we play at evict the squirrels from under his garage, or something....