August 24th, 2018

RPGaDay in August - August 24th: RPG Deserves Greater Recognition?

We continue on with #RPGaDay in August.


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Day 24 - Which rpg do you think deserves greater recognition?

This one is a difficult question for me, as to be honest, I tend to play and run more indie games these days than mainstream ones.

That said, if I have to answer this question, I would say the game that should have more respect and greater recognition is the Torg: The Possibility Wars RPG (now in a new incarnation as Torg Eternity). This is the game that was one of the earliest, if not the first, to introduce the idea of playing characters from different genres (sf, fantasy, horror, pulp adventure, cyberpunk, etc.) using a set of game mechanics that allowed for this seamlessly. Sure, it had some glitches, but these have been nicely addressed in Torg Eternity. The game also introduced the Drama Deck (in the original) of cards that enhanced cinematic play in various situations and circumstances, that gave player characters certain bonuses (or deficits) against the opposition, the wonderful Dramatic Skill Resolution (DSR) system. There was a whole bunch of other stuff that I could go into here, but these are the things that jump to mind.

A highly underrated game, in my opinion. And I'm glad to see that Torg Eternity is keeping the game alive for a whole new generation of players and GMs alike. :)

Getting Ready for Friday Night Gaming

It's been one of those weeks where I never knew what was going on with my body day-to-day. So I'm kind of glad that the week's over, and that means I get to do some gaming this weekend. That and some relaxation in as well.

Anyway, the Friday night gaming group will be continuing their Living Land campaign of the Torg Eternity RPG this evening. I'm looking forward to the game, and can't wait to game with Kathy and the Friday night gamers.

In the meantime, gotta clean up some of the supper dishes.

Have a good evening, folks. :)