The List: Games I'd Like to Play/Run
There are many games that I would like to play or run (usually run, mostly because I’ve got more experience on the GMing side of things). Unfortunately, my preference for longer series games rather than shorter arcs or one-shot games means that it’s unlikely I’m ever going to get through all the games on my list.
I could, of course, make a concerted effort by declaring that I only want to play/run a game for six months to a year before switching over to something new but I don’t know how well that would go over with the gaming group.
Anyway, without further ado, here is the list of games that I would like try sometime, in no particular order:
4th Edition Dungeons & Dragons: I’ve wanted to play 4th Ed. since before it came out. The streamlining of the d20 system and the (purported) easier, faster GM prep looks very enticing. I also like that every character has powers. It just looks like a well thought out and modern design to me. If it were up to me, it would be the next game I played or ran (not necessarily long term, just enough to really get a feel for the system).
Mouse Guard: This looks like a Burning Wheel game that I could get into. The system has been streamlined, I like the setting from the comic book, and I could see running a few missions just to see how the game feels.
Swashbucklers of the Seven Skies/Zorcerer of Zo: I’ve wanted to try out one of the PDQ system games since I heard about Dead Inside. The system is supposed to be lite and simple. The latter iterations of the system, S7S & ZoZ, are both supposed to be more refined which is why I’m now more interested in them than earlier versions.
Mutant City Blues: Pelgrane Press and Robin Laws have been doing some interesting things with their Gumshoe house system but, while I enjoy the Cthulhu Mythos as much as the next gamer, I don’t really need another game about investigating horrors from beyond time and space (Nemesis did a good job on that one for me recently). When they released Mutant City Blues, though, I was sorely tempted to open my wallet. I loves me some superheroes and, even though Mutants & Masterminds really hits the sweet-spot for me, the thought of running a Powers style game with MCB is pretty tempting.
Spirit of the Century: Powered by FATE 3.0, Spirit of the Century looks to be some serious pulpy fun. Reports from the internet suggest that it can make a good pick-up game and that even making a character for it is fun. Also, I want to see aspects, which are one of the game’s big mechanics, in play.
My Life with Master: I’ve owned this one for some time and it’s fixed narrative arc intrigues me. I’d like to say more, but I just don’t know enough about it which is another reason I’m interested.
Legends of Middle Earth: This one I’ve wanted to see in action for a while and writing up this list reminded of it. In fact, now I need to go back and read the game again to remind me why I thought it was so cool. That’s not a bad thing, though.
So, what games are on your list to play/run?