I was tempted to try and post every day for August but that would have crashed a lot of other people’s posts so instead I am going to do a few days at a time in my normal, regular slots.
So here goes.
1st What published RPG do you wish you were playing right now?
I have had a hankering for a while now to play Car Wars, the Steve Jackson Games game from the 80s. I know it wasn’t released as a RPG we we always played it as one. The original rules are available for free. All I am lacking is another player or 5. It is one of those games where you could while away a lot of down time just designing and building cars. Fast and simple mechanics, what not to love?
2nd What is an RPG you would like to see published?
This has to be RMU. I think all of us would like to see the finished product and to see that particular production bottleneck cleared so ICE can get on with releasing more and more varied products.
3rd How do you find out about new RPGs?
For me it is from other bloggers. In particular http://www.stargazersworld.com/. I don’t have enough players that meet often enough to try every game I would like to play. Like most of us we have shelves of games we have bought and played a handful of times, if at all. I find it more interesting to read the opinions of people who have actually played a game rather than the marketing hype put out by the games designers.
4th Which RPG have you played most since August 2016.
This has to be Rolemaster Classic. In a close second is my own game, 3Deep, which is due to be released in print as a 2nd edition. There was a lot of play testing of that in the last year.
Third in line is RMU.
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Car Wars, ah yes, I remember designing a car with no weapons, no armour and no engine. It was filled with explosives and contact switches; anyone who crashed into it would go up in a ball of flames.
Of course, you had to jump out of the car and run away as soon as the game started.
And then not get run down!
Yes, the concept wasn’t exactly flawless – it helped to have two vehicles – and only worked once.
We played Car Wars a few times too. Mad Max was big in the 80s.