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12/29/2016 5:49 pm  #1


Role-playing games we can't wait to play in 2017 according to Geek...

http://geekandsundry.com/roleplaying-games-we-cant-wait-to-play-in-2017/

Though some of these are vaguely interesting I am really only anticipating one....


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And sweat at the daily round,
While in my soul forever
The drums of Pictdom sound?” 
 

12/29/2016 6:29 pm  #2


Re: Role-playing games we can't wait to play in 2017 according to Geek...

Cavaliers of Mars looks interesting to me...


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12/30/2016 6:23 am  #3


Re: Role-playing games we can't wait to play in 2017 according to Geek...

I'm tempted by Cavaliers of Mars too, but my group would shoot me if I brought up yet another system...the free NPC generator tells me what I need to know about the narrativist bent of the rules anyway.


"He combined insouciance and flair with dignity; his repartee coruscated with brilliant allusions and turns of phrase; when aroused his wit was utterly mordant."
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12/31/2016 3:33 pm  #4


Re: Role-playing games we can't wait to play in 2017 according to Geek...

There are some convenient words that tell me when I can save my money, such as "Fate", "Monte Cook", "story-focused", "story game", "class-free", "narrative-focused", "universal RPG", "Rifts", and "White Wolf".  So it looks like I'm all good here, apart from anything Jeff might publish of course. http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/smile.png


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1/01/2017 8:27 am  #5


Re: Role-playing games we can't wait to play in 2017 according to Geek...

I'm afraid I judged the book by its cover. Those words conveniently inform me, too, that this is a game I would not enjoy playing, even if its Burroughs trappings are to my liking.


Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyperborea - A Role-Playing Game of Swords, Sorcery, and Weird Fantasy
 

1/01/2017 12:22 pm  #6


Re: Role-playing games we can't wait to play in 2017 according to Geek...

Yes, at least the description on their site was enough to trip my usual alarms too. I wish them well, just not my taste.


"He combined insouciance and flair with dignity; his repartee coruscated with brilliant allusions and turns of phrase; when aroused his wit was utterly mordant."
Jack Vance, The Last Castle
 

1/01/2017 3:11 pm  #7


Re: Role-playing games we can't wait to play in 2017 according to Geek...

Out of these, only Blades in the Dark interest me (well, and Monsterhearts 2nd ed, but only one other in my face-to-face group shares my interest in the game, so we'll just probably stick to Urban Shadows to scratch a similar itch).

My list would be something like the following (if we stick to new games to be probably released in '17):
AS&SH 2nd ed (well, of course)
Beyond Dread Portals (don't know much about it, except it's a Planescape-esque game/setting to be published by D101 Games, if I remember correctly)
Bluebeard's Bride (a PbtA game where players play the different personality aspects of the Bride)
Break!! (an anime/JRPG-style OSR-esque game)
Stars Without Number 2nd ed (updates the system with lessons learned from Godbound and Scarlet Heroes)
Zweihänder (I've got the KS playtest version, but I'm really looking forward to seeing the finished product)

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