Day 28 - Love
What an interesting word for the day, but so many ways to go with it...
Well, as you may have noticed, I love roleplaying games. I have quite a few rpgs in my repertoire, but most of the rpgs I have these days are in boxes in my storage room here at the house. I tend to keep the games that I'm running or the stuff that I'm reading on shelves in my den, but this has gotten tedious of late because the Torg Eternity RPG boxed sets just don't fit anywhere nicely.
That said, I've noticed that my love of roleplaying games hasn't stayed the same over the years. That's to be expected, I suppose. I started gaming when I was 20 years old or so and I'm now an aging 64 years of age. While there are certain genres (such as horror and cyberpunk and anything Japan style) that I dislike and won't play or run (with one exception), I've found my taste in games has changed. I used to be able to run games that involved math when I was younger, but now I find myself gravitating towards systems that have simple rules. (Science fiction systems are exceptions to that, as while I won't run hard sf games too much any more, there are semi-hard sf rpgs that I adore, such as Coriolis - The Third Horizon.) And not just the rules: I prefer dice mechanics to be simple, even if that means a dice pool, but prefer single type dice pools. I still love historical game settings, the purer the better, but find that these days I don't seem to have the patience for them. I could go on and on about this, but I won't. Don't want to ramble here. :)
Suffice it to say that I still love roleplaying games. Some would even argue too much, but we've all got to have our hobbies, right? :)
Now, you'll excuse me... I'm going back to reading some rpg goodness. :)
And there you have this twenty-eighth post for #RPGaDay for August, 2019. Comments, thoughts, questions, etc. are all welcome, of course.