RPGaDay2015: Favorite New Game of the Last 12 Months

Back 2011, or maybe it was 2012, I bought a bunch of role-playing games: The Dying Earth, CthulhuTech, Exalted 2nd Edition, Call of Cthulhu,  and Dragon Age to name a few.

My group never played more than once a week, and I knew there were some they'd never be interested in playing (like Dark Heresy, Black Crusade, and Deathwatch), but I figured it couldn't hurt to expose myself to new systems and ideas.

The only published games we've played in the past year has been Dungeon World, followed by a very brief Gamma World "campaign" that lasted 2-3 sessions. Otherwise we've been playtesting Fright Night and Dungeons & Delvers.

While I do like Fright Night, lately I've been itching to get back to playing a dungeon-crawler that doesn't get bogged down during play trying to come up with meaningful decisions and consequences, which may not even be related to the action a character performing, or a reflection of the character's skill or capabilities.

So, tabletop role-playing game-wise, I'd have to say my favorite new game has been Dungeons & Delvers (formerly A Really Simple Dungeon Crawl). It's either that, or it just defaults to Dungeon World by virtue of being the only role-playing game we've played for a meaningful length of time this past year (who knows, if I houseruled Gamma World like I did 4E, I'd prolly like it more).

But if we're "allowed" to go with video games, then my favorite published role-playing game would be Child of Light. I did like Shadows of Mordor more (which surprised me that I liked it at all), but while it has some RPG elements it's probably not enough to qualify. I have Witcher III, but haven't had a chance to play it much. Looks promising, though.

We just released The Headhunter: kill your enemies and take their heads, using them to fuel your strange, gruesome magic. We're working on The Rakshasa (which is nearly done: just gotta do the cover art), followed by another class that's getting close to being revealed.

Lichfield is available for public consumption. If you want a concise adventure with a Silent Hill feel, be sure to check it out! Primordial Machine is also out, so if you want to catch a glimpse of A Sundered World, now's your chance!

The Dungeon World GM Screen is currently available in pdf and landscape insert formats. No matter which you choose, you get eight sets of pdfs that let you have access to the screen in both landscape and portrait orientation, in color or black and white, and with or without art.

We're waiting on the portrait inserts. Assuming they look good, they'll be available soon. They're now available.

Next up, mini screen!

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