And here we are, Day 31 of the #RPGaDAY2023 Challenge. The topic for the final day is “Favorite RPG of All Time.” Boy that’s a tough one.
I’ve played a lot of different Roleplaying Games since I first started in my Junior High days. I’ve dedicated several pages within my own blog towards some of them such as Star Trek, Star Wars and Dungeons and Dragons. When I get some time (yea right) I’ve got more that I want to create pages for.
Favorite RPG of All Time? I’m big on the FASA Star Trek RPG. But if I’m thinking of playing in the Trek universe, it’s currently not the first one I’d reach for. I’d probably think Star Trek Adventures or Far Trek.
For my fantasy itch, there are so many systems that I want to try just to see how they are. When I introduced my college aged daughter and her 5E playing friends to OSR, I used Basic Fantasy.
There are games I dislike. There are games that I’d play only because I’d have a chance to socialize with friends. But favorite of all time?
Probably the one I’ll get off my ass and write. Yes, those ideas have been rolling around my head. Eventually they will make it out of the maze that is my brain and escape. Science Fiction author David Gerrold once stated that he writes the books he wants to read. Well in that same vein, the game I’ll write is the one I want to play. And that will be my favorite roleplaying game of all time.
So do you have a favorite RPG of all time? 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) TardisCaptain.com with any comments.