Pick one game...

Elfcrusher

Adventurer
Imagine you get to join a campaign with an awesome GM with tons of experience in the game system being used. Like, maybe the author of the game. (Assuming, for the sake of argument, that said author is also a great GM, which isn't necessarily the case.)

What's one game you've never actually played, but that you've always wanted to play, that you'd pick to do this?

My pick: Trudvang Chronicles.
 

ccs

39th lv DM
Huh. If I limit it to stuff I've never played but want to, that's a tiny list....

I guess it'd be a tie between whatever the current Middle Earth/LoTR game is (I'll assume it's vastly different than the ICE version I played back in the 80s) & the GoT game.


There's a whole lot more that I've only played once/a few times/ages ago that'd I'd like to revisit though.
 
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Dannyalcatraz

Moderator
Staff member
I’m in a similar boat: I’ve played over 100 systems.

Top of the list of ones I want to play that I haven’t, though, is one I actually own: Numenara/The Strange/cypher System.
 

DMMike

Game Masticator
Just one? Fine. ::groans:: Symbaroum. It's right up my alley:

This roleplaying game is suitable for all adventurous humans, goblins and trolls from the age of 12
See?

Top of the list of ones I want to play that I haven’t, though, is one I actually own: Numenara/The Strange/cypher System.
Aww. AWWWW! Get ye to a Numenary! I have the same problem.

OP should also state that our homework is to go over to Roll20, get some free time (cough cough), and sign up for one of these games we haven't played. And hope that the GM is "awesome with tons of experience."
 

lowkey13

I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that.
Oh.

Hmmm.

I've played most of what I want to, I guess?

Maybe .... Star Trek Adventures? I've never played a Star Trek TTRPG.* And I love Star Trek. AND I have heard good things about this?


I mean, I know my answer is kind of boring, but then again, I'm kind of boring now. Sue me.


*I did play Star Fleet Battles in the 80s a little. Not the same. But I enjoyed my slow Gorn ships.
 

Umbran

Mod Squad
Staff member
Hm...

Whatever Kevin Kulp's next game is after Swords of the Serpentine.

This is entirely based on Kevin's skills as a GM, and has diddly to do with whatever the game is.
 

Gradine

Archivist
My initial instinct was to say Monster of the Week, but yeah, I'd have to say Numenera. Especially Numenera Destiny
 

Xaelvaen

Explorer
I’m in a similar boat: I’ve played over 100 systems.

Top of the list of ones I want to play that I haven’t, though, is one I actually own: Numenara/The Strange/cypher System.
Backed Numenera in Kickstarter, did the playtest (including the nifty nda), and it truly is a blast of a 'light rules' system. Monte Cook, according to the tons of videos we got to see during the playtest, makes an amazing DM - that's a great choice.

Sadly, I've played Numenera, so guess I'll have to go with the 'One Ring' rules system out there right now, or any of the FFG 'strange dice' systems. I've never tried a one of them.
 

Dannyalcatraz

Moderator
Staff member
My initial instinct was to say Monster of the Week, but yeah, I'd have to say Numenera. Especially Numenera Destiny
MotW was pretty fun for me. To be fair, the GM was pretty good, so that will color my experiences. Still, I’d say give it a try.
 

vendolis

Visitor
I’m in a similar boat: I’ve played over 100 systems.

Top of the list of ones I want to play that I haven’t, though, is one I actually own: Numenara/The Strange/cypher System.
Same here... Numenara is on my list for a while and it looks great, but I had never a chance to test it.
 

Gradine

Archivist
MotW was pretty fun for me. To be fair, the GM was pretty good, so that will color my experiences. Still, I’d say give it a try.
Waiting for my partner to work up the nerve to run a campaign of it. It's been so long since I've gotten to be a player in, well... anything. Like, maybe a decade? Except for like two one-offs?
 

Jer

Adventurer
What's one game you've never actually played, but that you've always wanted to play, that you'd pick to do this?
Never played is really tough, because I get to go to Origins every year and so have been lucky enough to play in a wide variety of one shots, a number of which would be candidates for a more general question of having an awesome GM running a campaign that I'd like to be a part of (Trail of Cthulhu would probably be at the top of that particular list).

But for never played my gut reaction is Coriolis. I picked up the rulebook in a Bundle of Holding sale and I'd love to be able to play it.
 

Arilyn

Adventurer
Nobilis. It sits on my shelf looking evocative and amazing. I'm too nervous to run it. I would love to play an amazing game of Nobilis with the perfect GM.
 

FaerieGodfather

Born in the Soul of Misery
Either Simon Washbourne runnings Barbarians of Lemuria or Chris Pramas running Dragon Fist. EDIT: I've played BoL.
 
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zztong

Explorer
I'll say Chivalry & Sorcery. Even though I did get to play one session once upon a time, I didn't really get a chance to see it go.
 

Blue

Orcus on a bad hair day
Hmm. 7th Sea. Over the Edge. Blades in the Dark. Apocalypse World. Don't Rest Your Head. Dogs in the Vineyard. Games that play with the traditional D&D assumptions.


Numenara wasn't on my list but it might be if Monte is running it
 

Ralif Redhammer

Adventurer
The “that I’ve never played” part definitely winnows the list down a lot. I’m going to go with Titansgrave. Sure, I keep meaning to run it, but have yet to get around to it. Maybe next campaign… I think it’d be a heck of a lot of fun to get to play in a Titansgrave game run by Wil Wheaton.
 

Goblyn

Explorer
Well, if we're talking a great GM with loads of experience in it, just about any game I think would be pretty great.

My pick would be Shadowrun. The whole setting and system seems really cool to me, but only if done right. Otherwise it comes off as pretty campy, I think.
 

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