Well, the weekend is over, and I have the spare time to return to #RPGaDAY2015
. I'm afraid last weekend was my daughter's birthday, and as such I was being a 4th level father.
Ah, roleplaying jokes. Do they never get old?
Let's see. I missed "Favorite appearance of RPGs in the Media" on Saturday - that's probably the one that's stuck in my head, which would be the D&D game they're playing in ET
. I also missed "Favorite media you wish was an RPG", which is an interesting one. I still think Harry Potter
would be a great game, but let's face it - the fact that it doesn't exist (when we even had a CCG for a while) is proof that the license is either too expensive or not available. As another option, my eyes just landed on my set of Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water
, which strikes me as an interesting idea for a magic/steampunk world. Early inventions, ancient Atlantean super-science, rogue cells of Atlantean Cults, and scientific do-gooders! Probably not worth the work of getting a license, though, because the property's not en-vogue these days.
Which brings us to today, #10, "Favorite RPG Publisher". There's a lot of publishers that I'm fond of. Pelgrane Press has been doing some really cool work with Gumshoe, and I've heard good things about 13th age as well. Pinnacle Entertainment Group's Savage Worlds
is also a lot of fun, and has a lot of interesting expansions - and I'm looking forward to the Lankhmar and Flash Gordon licenses. But my favorite company, warts and all, is Chaosium, publisher of probably my favorate RPG, The Call of Cthulhu
. Sure, the recent management and kickstarter problem hasn't been pretty, but Chaosium is very much the little engine that could, and it's managed to survive two crises in the past - and all signs point to them surviving this one as well.
Although, y'know, I think it's time to ease off on chasing the easy money. CCG's and now Kickstarter have both proven to be not as easy as they seem, and hopefully when the holographic dice come along, Chaosium will hold off on embracing them until the pitfalls are fully understood. :)