Best RPG buys of 2010?


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My favorite of the year - Delta Green: Eyes Only. Delta Green! Whoo! :D

The Auld Grump

I bought that this year too, and its my favourite purchase too. :)

I'm hoping my favourite purchase of 2011 will be Delta Green - Targets of Opportunity, but I'll need to save up for that.

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Addendum to my list:

Got my Swords & Wizardry Complete Rules PDF, and this book is absolute, pure win. Both content-wise, and production-wise. I even enjoy most of the art (which I'm usually pretty hard to please with) The Altar to Orcus pic (and Orcus himself) are spot-on. (Listen up WOTC- Orcus is not a steroid abuser- he's got some guns, but he is grossly fat as well ;) ). There are several art pieces that really capture how I envisioned the "world of D&D" as a youth.

AND It is exactly what I had hoped for in content- mucho good stuff from Greyhawk, Blackmoor, and Eldritch Wizardry.


Winner by a wide margin:

Advanced Player's Guide by Paizo Publishing

Other noteworthy purchases of 2010:

Kingmaker AP by Paizo

A Fist Full of Denarii by Tripod Machine

The Secrets of Martial Mastery by Rite Publishing

City of Strangers by Paizo (Kaer Maga sourcebook)

and I'm still anxiously awaiting my Black Friday Sale Legacy of Fire Super Bundle! (also by Paizo)


Second Most Angelic Devil Ever
Actually, I just remembered that 2010 was the year I became an ENWorld Community Supporter.

The internet just wouldn't be the same without this place.


Savage Worlds Explorers Edition - now I just need to wrap up my 4E campaign so we can play my other favorite purchase
War of the Dead - this zombie apocalypse reads like a great adventure and I can't wait to run it.


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Gamma World, easily.

Dark Sun would be up there if I had actually had the chance to play it.

Eagerly awaiting Dragon Age and Dresden Files as holiday gifts, so they may retroactively end up on the list...


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Pretty much ALL my Paizo purchases were great purchases, but Kingmaker tops the list. What a great campaign!
Dresden Files was a great read, but finding a group to play it has been tough.
Gamma World 4E is big dumb fun, and just what the doctor ordered! Mutants and mayem in the post-apocalyse.
The big surprise for me was a little gem called Hell for Leather by Cobweb Games. It really only tells one kind of story, but man does it do a good job at it.
What I actually spent the most time and money on this year though was Privateer Press products. Warmachine and Hordes MkII have been AMAZING. The new models are incredible, and the game just keeps getting better and better. Some of my old Warhammer buddies tried to draw me back into the GW fold with the new edition of Fantasy Battles, but I just can't see the point when there's so much new hottness coming out of Privateer Press!


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Dresden Files RPG and Legend of the Five Rings RPG are the two that I bought and most enjoyed reading and can't wait to play.

The 4e books, including the Essentials line, are the ones that I have gotten the most use out of so far, as the only games I am currently in are 4e.


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  1. War of the Dead by Daring Earth - intensely interesting zombie campaign that I used for this year's Halloween game (which was enjoyed enough by my players that we extended it 3 sessions--and many player deaths--beyond Halloween).
  2. Advanced Players Guide by Paizo Publishing - my players are now planning ever-more-devilish things for their character leveling and evolution to thwart their DM.
  3. Slumbering Tsar series by Greg Vaughn and Frog God Games - already mentioned above by many individuals, this campaign promises to provide a LOT of entertainment, and player deaths, when I begin to weave its ideas into my 2011 campaign.
  4. Small, decorative beads that our players use to track their action points for each night's session.
May the new products of 2011 be equally worthy of taking my money!



Pathfinder Advanced Players Guide

Pathfinder Serpent Skull Adventure Path - First one I've been interested in running in a long time

New flip mats - acquired at the Paizo Black Friday sale

Diaspora - fun little SF game

Adventure Companion for Fantasy Craft - intriguing settings, and more species options than you can shake a stick at. I can now make Bender in my game!

ICONS RPG - Simple little supers RPG I am having fun playing with my younger kids.

Products that I really need to get around to getting but haven't yet: Legends of Anglerre and Slumbering Tsar.
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I have Diaspora and ICONS as PDF's, but because they are PDF's, which I hate to read, I haven't found out how good they are. I think I will make sure to buy the new printing of ICONS coming up as ell as get the Traveller version of Diaspora in print.


Swords & Wizardry White Box - Awesome, played a good 16 session campaign in Castle Greyhawk using these rules. Probably about ~50 hours or so of gaming. Much fun, easy to use, easy to customize.

OSRIC hardcover - Great product, great rules, perfect complement to the 1E books I already have. Looking to get a game going in 2011.

Swords & Wizardry Complete hardcover - in the mail!

Complete set of XRP Advanced Adventure Modules and all the Black Blade products. Hoping to use these with my 1E game in 2011.

Also, various original art from old school artists - these I treasure most of all!


Being a long time Dark Sun fan I loved those books (but haven't played them yet), but far and away the best purchases our group made this year was Savage Worlds.

We bought several copies of core rules ($10 each! - Can't go wrong).


Deadlands Reloaded: Best setting I have read in a long time. Again - chepa, given the high production values.
Weird Wars II.

I also liked the 4E Monster Manual 3...well most of it, and probably should have got me a copy of the Monster Vault, if I wasn't too bust buying Savage Worlds.


Anything by Contested Ground Studios, specifically:

Most things by Paizo Publishing, with highest praise going to:
  • Advanced Player's Guide (OGL) Hardcover
  • GameMastery Guide (OGL) Hardcover
  • GameMastery Module E1: Carnival of Tears (OGL) Print Edition
  • Pathfinder Module: Carrion Hill (PFRPG) Print Edition
  • Pathfinder Module: The Witchwar Legacy (PFRPG) Print Edition
  • Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Bestiary 2 (OGL) Hardcover
  • Pathfinder Module: The Witchwar Legacy (PFRPG) Print Edition (Greg Vaughan)
  • Adventure Paths and a few others.

Single products of great value:
  • Tales of the Old Margreve (PFRPG) Print Edition by OpenDesign.
  • Slumbering Tsar by Frog God Games. (Greg Vaughan)
  • Book of Monster Templates (PFRPG) Print/PDF Bundle by Rite Publishing

I've made several other purchases, however they either did not qualify to be mentioned here... or my memory failed to bring them up.


The Green Adam

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Not much. 2010 was a pretty light purchasing year for me for games, partially due to low funds and partially because I just didn't find a lot I needed. It may have been my lightest year ever.

That said, my best buys were:

DC Adventures RPG by Green Ronin
Fiasco By Jason Morningstar
Monsters and Other Childish Things By Arc Dream Publishing

I picked up a number of free online PDF RPGs and scored some awesome old stuff when one of my favorite comic books had a major sale. Got five issues of FASA's old Stardate Magazine, mint condition for $10. So sweet.

Barking Alien


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Things I really liked this year:

Slaying Stone - In my opinion, probably one of the best adventures WoTC ever published.

D&D Essentials Rules Compendium - It's a great buy and with the index and soft cover, finding something is a snap. Fine example of taking lessons learned being applied in a low cost form factor.

Gamma World - Lots of fun, zany mayhem, and you really don't need the cards to play the game.

and something not purchased but still really cool:

D&D Encounters program: Really a win for the FLGS and the players, because the store gets product 10 days early, as do the players... and a great serialized adventure series for weeknight play. This is really a very good program, I encourage you to check it out if you have it running nearby (and also support the FLGS with purchases of course!)

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