#RPGaDay2017 Which RPG have you owned the longest but not played?
I originally bought the second edition of RQ when it was new, i.e., ’81 or so. I continued to pick up RQ2 boxed sets and supplements, and then the RQ3 boxes. To this day, I’ve only read a fraction of it all.
Other than one abortive attempt at RQ2 when I was 12 or so (which I do not count, as it was a single one-on-one session that lasted maybe an hour and went nowhere), I have never played it. Other than one great session of Heorquest in Glorantha at GenCon a few years ago, I have never gamed in Glorantha at all.
Partly it’s that it took me decades — seriously, decades — to figure out both how to learn a game well enough to run it and how to present it to other people. Without those skills, it was always easier to just play something everyone already knew — e.g., AD&D.
Other-partly it’s that, the longer I wait, the more Glorantha content that accumulates, and thus the more intimidated I get about digesting all of the material and sorting out what it is I need to get a game going.
Anyway… with the new Chaosium edition coming out soon, I’m hoping to rectify this.