#RPGaDay 17: Which RPG have you owned the longest but not played?
That reward would go to Fiasco, which I have owned for around five years now, but have never even read or attempted to get to the table. If we were including games that we used to own but never played, it would include some really weird stuff from my childhood that I bought used, such as Albedo and the Doctor Who game from the 80s. Yes, I once bought a furry RPG. I was young and didn’t know what I was doing and the artwork seemed cool. I’m not sure that the Doctor Who game was ever designed to be actually playable. That’s a setting where the character is too central, and half the fun of an RPG is making your own character. You’d just be setting up pale imitations of the Doctor.
Fiasco, I actually do want to play though. From my understanding, I think it would be a really solid game to introduce core role-playing concepts to new players with. Everybody understands how a heist movie plays out. There’s some of the core game play of Shadowrun in that, of watching a good plan go to shit, and enjoying the experience along the way.
For the month of August, I will be participating in #RPGaDay. I haven’t posted much on this blog about my love for role-playing games, and for a while, I wasn’t really acknowledging that love myself. But RPGs were my entry point in the the geek lifestyle, and they are very important to me. I’ll be exploring my relationship with RPGs all month with these posts.