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Old July 6th, 2018, 12:15 AM
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Games That I Flat-Out Love!

1. WEG D6 Star Wars - 1st Edition (and the other editions are pretty sweet as well.)

2. Classic Traveller - My God! I love that game.

3. Mongoose d20 Conan - A truly great interpretation of the 3.5E d20 rules that fits the Hyborian Age like a gauntlet.



Games That I Might Love IF I Played Them More...

4. Victory Games James Bond RPG - the only point-buy that I've ever truly liked.

5. Top Secret/S.I. - has an excellent task system

6. FASA Star Trek - Never played enough of it to know if I like 1st or 2nd edition better, but it's a GREAT game.



Games That Have Intrigued Me, But I Never Jumped In...

7. 2300 AD - I always seem to play Classic Traveller when I get the space itch...that, or Star Wars. Which hasn't left a lot of room for this game that I think I would really like.

8. Mercenaries, Spies & Private Eyes - Always wanted to play this, but I seem to play Bond or TSSI when I'm in a spy mood. I'd love to play an adventure game using these rules, like Indiana Jones, or African Bush Wars, Alaskan Bush Pilots, Caribbean Drug Runners, Noir type adventures.

9. High Colonies - Don't know why, but this game has always intrigued me.

10. Faded Suns - Because of my love of Dune.

11. The Dune RPG - Owned it. Sold it. Wish I hadn't. Wish it was supported.



Games That I Used To Love...

12. AD&D 1E and 2E - I tend to like 1E better. I could rekindle this love under the right circumstances.
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Old July 6th, 2018, 04:36 AM
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Old July 6th, 2018, 04:40 AM
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As an FYI, the FFG reprint of WEG 1E hit (some) stores yesterday, 5 Jul 2018.

And it's Fading Suns, not Faded Suns.

I never got FS to a full group, and while it shows a Dune influence, it shows as much Warhammer: 40K or more. (The 40K influence has been confirmed by a member of the dev team.) I loved the setting...

The Dune: Chronicles of the Imperium was VERY pretty. I sold mine to someone who'd actually use it, and he did. I wish I hadn't needed the money right then, but I did, and it paid the electric bill.

Jyhad, for Burning Wheel, is a much better Dune RPG - it's essentially a "stick a label over the major terms" setting for the Jyhad of Leto II, the God-Emperor.

And, after playing 5E, AD&D lost all nostalgia value for me. Cyclopedia even is "meh"... I'm tempted to rework Dark Dungeons (a Cyclopedia true retroclone - it's mechanically the same) to be a 5E derivative.
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" Games That Have Intrigued Me, But I Never Jumped In... "

One game that I would place in this category was Justifiers. I liked the concept and they didn't over "furry" while having anthropomorphic animals. But the interest in it just was not there in my game friends so it was left in my "Read it but never played it" pile.
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Yeah, it is sometimes tough to get a game going when your players aren't interested.

Most of my early gaming was either AD&D 1E or 2E. That's always been the favorite for my group.

As I got older, I was able to switch them to a few games. We played a lot of Classic Traveller, of MegaTraveller, and T4.

We played a butt-load of WEG D6 Star Wars...lots of 2E R&E, but my taste has reverted to 1E these days.

I never played as much Bond as I would have liked, not as much TSSI.

But, Star Trek was a damn hard game to get people to play. And, sometimes when they did play, they wanted to play it like D&D....Starfleet officers never acted the way these players would act.

In order to play a great game of Star Trek, players need to be in the mood for Trek. All of my players liked Trek and watched it, but they had little interest in playing a Kirk type or a Spock type.

So....I never played near as much Trek as I wanted...and I really wanted to play more.
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I got people to play FASA Star Trek. The group in the shop were Terkies so pickup one offs were easy to do. As a hobby shop owner at the time I sold a lot of boxes of it. A case in 5 min of it's arrival in the store. They were good times.
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" Games That Have Intrigued Me, But I Never Jumped In... "

One game that I would place in this category was Justifiers. I liked the concept and they didn't over "furry" while having anthropomorphic animals. But the interest in it just was not there in my game friends so it was left in my "Read it but never played it" pile.
Have run Justifiers; have both editions corebooks. Getting players to take it seriously is a problem. Oh, and it's once again available, in PDF, at least.

Albedo, Usagi Yojimbo, Ironclaw, and Jadeclaw all have the same issue. (I've run only the T&I and Chessex editions of Albedo, but have the Plat Cat version.)

I've never had an issue getting trek-like behavior from by trek groups... but I don't assume my regulars will do Trek, either. Ok, Steph and Peter are almost always up for Trek...
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Have run Justifiers; have both editions corebooks. Getting players to take it seriously is a problem.
Yes, the one time I almost had them willing to try one guy brought up his idea for a "Female Bunny Rabbit". Then I had to listed to dozens of Playboy Bunny jokes and the "her being pregnant all the time" jokes.
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And it's Fading Suns, not Faded Suns.
Fading Suns is a science fiction space opera role-playing game published by Holistic Design.


The Faded Sun trilogy is a series of science fiction novels set in the Alliance-Union universe of American writer C. J. Cherryh. The series comprises the three novels The Faded Sun: Kesrith (1978), The Faded Sun: Shon'jir (1978), and The Faded Sun: Kutath (1979), published by DAW Books. They were re-published in as an omnibus edition in the UK in 1987 and in the U.S. in 2000.

The series consists of some of the earliest of Cherryh's novels, featuring world-building and extraterrestrial races. Both the mri and the regul fulfill John W. Campbell's dictum of "show me a creature that thinks as well as a man, or better, but not like a man." The Faded Sun: Kesrith was nominated for the Nebula Award in 1978 and the Hugo Award in 1979 and was shortlisted for the Locus Awards in 1979. In addition, the other two books in the trilogy were independently longlisted for the Locus Award.

The Faded Sun: Kesrith was originally published as a 4-part serial starting in February 1978 in Galaxy Science Fiction (Volume 39, Nos 2-5)
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Adam, what turned you off of Gamma World?
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