RPG-a-Day 2018 Day 24: Which RPG do you think deserves more recognition?
I think any RPG outside of D&D deserves more recognition on a more mainstream platform. Whenever I talk about playing RPGs with “muggles” I talk about playing D&D even if I’m playing Pathfinder since they don’t understand what Pathfinder is and I don’t feel like explaining the difference. It’s kind of similar with boardgames, most people know the classics like eternal family feud engine Monopoly, but Lords of Waterdeep (a game I adore) is practically unknown.
I think a lot of the self published Indie RPGs deserve a lot of love, they offer a great “gateway” into RPGs with a totally different feel and style. I’ve played a bunch of good ones, Best Friends, Piledrivers & Powerbombs, Hot War, Contenders, 3:16, these are all games you can pick up and play with little to no experience for an hour or so and have a really good time.
In the same vein, I think RISUS is great as a versatile RPG that anyone can pick up and play, the rules are really straight forward and you can do anything with it. It’s free on DriveThruRPG here so check it out.
Tomorrow is the last weekend of RPG-a-Day for 2018 and for day 25 I will name a game that has had an impact on me in the last year.
Is there a game that you think deserves more recognition, let me know in the comments below. You can find all the previous RPG-a-Day articles here, you can follow me @bargtheogre on Twitter, or check out the Inside the Ogre’s Cavern podcast at @itocpodcast