Friday, August 19, 2022

#RPGaDay2022 - Day 19: Why has your favourite game stayed with you?


Day Nineteen of #RPGaDay2022 asks a slightly more complicated question - why has your favourite game stayed with you? As I mentioned a couple of days ago, my favourite game rotates between three, with some close runners knocking on the top 3 (yes, I'm looking at you Mage and Buffy).

WEG Star Wars as stayed with me because I've been a hardcore Star Wars nerd since I first saw the first movie in 1978 (yeah, I couldn't get to see it until 78). I started gaming and wanted that Star Wars feel, and while my first game (Traveller) was close, and Star Frontiers was closer, when WEG Star Wars came out it was the ultimate thing as far as I was concerned.

Ghostbusters was a similar case. Massive fan of the movie, bought the RPG and loved it - it inspired me to write RPGs, and is the reason I am where I am today. Still love it, and would love to do a new version with the same level of humour and excitement. 

Finally, Tales from the Loop was a revelation - minimal rules, set in the 80s, masses of atmosphere, what's not to love. It's the sort of game I aspire to.


PulpTickertape said...

d6 System Star Wars is still the game I judge every licensed TTRPG by. It's good to hear it's still appreciated. 👍

David F. Chapman said...

There was something about that book. It was a perfect size, like an annual. Brilliantly designed, colour inserts, and just captured the thrill of Star Wars. Still love it.