So I’m doing RPGaDay again this year, this time using my new blog on Hugo!
Day #1’s question is “What published RPG do you wish you were playing right now?”
Hmm… that’s a tough one. I have tons of games in my collection I’ve yet to even play and I’d really like to try them out. But I guess what I’d really like to play right now is Tales from the Loop.
I backed Tales from the Loop on kickstarter a while back after I fell in love with the artwork of Simon Stålenhag. It’s a sort of Stranger Things-esque game of kids getting into weird, sci-fi/horror trouble in an 80s that never was.
And by 80s that never was, think an 80s that had robots and dinosaurs and shady government labs full of weird extra-dimensional oddities from their dangerous experiments.
One reason I want to play it is that I don’t want it to be yet another game I’ve merely added to my collection - it sounds super fun and I’ve enjoyed playing kid-centric games before (I’ve played some excellent games of World of Darkness: Innocents). I’m also interested to get a feel for how the system works and supports the story telling premise of kids getting into trouble, but never being so far into danger they’ll actually come to serious harm. Apparently it is based on the Mutant: Year Zero game system, another game I own and have never played, so it’d be good to get some experience with it.
With luck, I may get a chance for a game at the local RPG group!