Okay, jumping on the #GamesToPlayIn2017 bandwagon

I’m not going to be posting a big list, because if the last two years of being a parent have taught me anything, it’s that odds are very good any gaming I do will be few and far between.

So…

An old friend has demanded that we play Fria Ligan’s new Tales From The Loop — he even backed it. We seem to always have a hard time scheduling with each other, so I have no idea if it will actually happen, but it’s an actual standing request from someone near me, so I’m listing it.

I’m also trying to be good about making 2017 the Year I Read All Of Glorantha™, and it’s been proceeding, albeit slowly, so I am hoping to actually find a way to play some RuneQuest — be it the “Classic” edition or the upcoming new one — or possibly HeroQuest.

It’s very likely that my Sunday group’s every-few-months D&D 5e campaign will continue, so add that to the list. (Though, hoo-boy has my enthusiasm for that game cooled. Anyone want to buy a mint copy of Curse of Strahd?)

Beyond that, I can’t really say. There’s a bunch of Kickstarters that will deliver at some point, and probably more that will come up. City of Mist seems like a good candidate for a Chicago Gameday one-shot, and if Ben Robbins’ Follow delivers by the time Forge Midwest hits — and assuming I can attend — I can see myself running that for my fellow Forgies. I’d love to return to Steve Hickey’s Left Coast in that venue as well.

Otherwise, all bets are off, and I am not going to get my hopes up. If I get to do any gaming at all in 2017, I’ll be happy.

28 thoughts on “Okay, jumping on the #GamesToPlayIn2017 bandwagon

  1. Paul Beakley I have to wonder if it’s the art as well. I’ve been seeing those pieces make the rounds for a while now, so I totally get the appeal of an RPG based upon them, especially post Stranger Things.

  2. < ![CDATA[Paul Beakley I have to wonder if it's the art as well. I've been seeing those pieces make the rounds for a while now, so I totally get the appeal of an RPG based upon them, especially post Stranger Things.]]>

  3. The art is really pretty. And I enjoyed Stranger Things a lot… but the game doesn’t really interest me at all… 🙂 Guess it’s my turn to sit back and read Mark Delsing ‘s analysis as the game comes out 😀

  4. < ![CDATA[The art is really pretty. And I enjoyed Stranger Things a lot... but the game doesn't really interest me at all... :) Guess it's my turn to sit back and read Mark Delsing 's analysis as the game comes out :D]]>

  5. I feel like there’s a missing area for games that model childhood adventures. Sure, you can play a child killing orcs or on a space ship. But games don’t really model the childlike wonderment of exploring some woods and returning home for dinner.

    I tried my hand at the shell of a game to do this, but fully expect this game to be way better

  6. < ![CDATA[I feel like there's a missing area for games that model childhood adventures. Sure, you can play a child killing orcs or on a space ship. But games don’t really model the childlike wonderment of exploring some woods and returning home for dinner.
    I tried my hand at the shell of a game to do this, but fully expect this game to be way better]]>

  7. Sean Gomes I kind of had a similar feeling about it. But I think they’re going to focus pretty well on the kid stuff that kids have to take care of (obligations at home and school maybe?), so it probably won’t feel too much like you’re a grownup acting like a kid acting like a grownup. Hopefully.

    The only subject I think that’s been less well explored than acting/thinking like kids is games about parenting, tbh.

  8. < ![CDATA[Sean Gomes I kind of had a similar feeling about it. But I think they're going to focus pretty well on the kid stuff that kids have to take care of (obligations at home and school maybe?), so it probably won't feel too much like you're a grownup acting like a kid acting like a grownup. Hopefully. The only subject I think that's been less well explored than acting/thinking like kids is games about parenting, tbh.]]>