RPG a Day 2015: 16th, 17th and 18th

Here is a continuation of my participation in #RPGaDAY2015 .

16th: Longest Game Session Played

fireandbloodBack in High School we were avid Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay (1st edition) players. In fact, while many gamers out there hail D&D as their “first”, WFRP was mine. Did that shape my gaming preferences differently? That’s up for the jury to decide.

Anyhow, we were playing the famous Doom Stones campaign, hell-bent on staying up all night to accomplish as much as possible. It was volume one of Hogshead Publishing’s reprint of the first two parts of the adventure (Fire and Blood). It was… EPIC.

I still remember how creepy it was travelling along treacherous roads in high mountain passes… exploring the ruins of a dwarven city that had once been massacred by orcs… it was haunting and exhilarating!

Despite it being 3 o’clock in the morning, we wrapped up a huge siege against an orc horde. I remember throwing fire spells and arrows at a war-wyvern and a strong feeling of desperation and hopelessness (but probably not as much as our characters were).

So yeah, to be specific, we played from lunch time (noon-ish) until 4 o’clock in the morning. About 15 hours straight… ‘can’t do THAT anymore!

17th Favourite Fantasy RPG

use-with-dw-OnLightEasy answer: Dungeon World (and its add-ons: Grim World, Inverse World and the various playbooks available on DriveThruRPG: all of which are of various levels of quality, but I like the ones from Awful Good Games and Jacob Randolph).

I’ve gone on at length here on this site about how much I love this game. You can find those easily by browsing my blog with the tag “dungeon world”.

18th Favourite Sci-Fi RPG

A tough one! I don’t really play many science fiction RPGs. But I suppose that if I had to name out out of nostalgia and fun, I’d go with West End Games’ edition of the Star Wars RPG.

I’ve spoken of this before here. But to summarize, this was the first science fiction game I’ve ever played (well, to be more specific, the 2nd edition with the dark blue cover featuring Lord Vader was what got us started). We had some truly great times.