Thursday, 17 August 2017

Day 17. Which RPG have you owned the longest but not played?

There are two epochs in this answer: Ante Matrimonium and Anno Matrimonium.

In the former, I have to say it was probably High Colonies, a hard science RPG in a post-Terran world. I purchased it as background material for a campaign I was working on for Shadowrun. The idea was to build on Neuromancer and Mona Lisa Overdrive concepts of orbiting platforms and a rich "Mr. Johnson" that was collecting artifacts, including things like the Apollo 11 Plaque on the Moon.

In the latter period, it has to be Heroes Against Darkness by Justin Halliday. A sort of proto-5E heartbreaker. But damn is it solid. Free PDF online, but worth the POD copy. Solid, simple system, and an open setting with incredible research into medieval archetypes.

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