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RPGaDay2023 Day 16: Game you wish you owned

I’ve been looking forward to this one. Day 16 of the #RPGaDAY2023 Challenge is “Game you wish you owned.” There are several games that I wished I had on my shelves. I’ve been lucky to track down several of the games that I previously owned or never had a chance to own. But right now there is one holy grail of RPGs that I’d love to have in my hands.

I am a big, and I mean BIG, fan of the British science-fiction comedy Red Dwarf. When I had my first chance to watch in on KUED Ch 7 (our local PBS station) I was hooked. It was fun to watch Red Green, Red Dwarf, Black Adder and Doctor Who on Saturday nights back in the day. When I’m in a bad mood I’ll put on some Red Dwarf to cheer me up. It is a favorite of Sir Patrick Stewart after he mistakenly thought it was a rip-off of Star Trek: The Next Generation (and was wanting to call his lawyer).

So imagine my surprise to find out that in 2002 a company named Deep 7 released the Red Dwarf Roleplaying Game and several supplements. As someone who loves RPGs and loves this series, I’d love to obtain a copy of the game. I keep using the word “love” I noticed. Not only would I use it in a future Character Creation Challenge, I’d probably see if I could homebrew for it as well (depending on how the system works).

I’ve yet to find it in the wilds or at a reasonable price on Ebay or Amazon. So my search continues. I just hope it takes 3 million years into the future.

What is a game you wished you owned? Tell me about it. This article is open for discussion on the TardisCaptain dot Com Discord server. You can also email me at Carl (at) with any comments.

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