I never have the patience to wait on these things, so…
Forthcoming Game you’re Most Looking Forward to
DUST Adventures. I love DUST, the combination of dieselpunk, weirdness and pinup aesthetic is glorious. Though given some recent stuff I’m hoping it hasn’t been watered down.
Kickstarted Game most Pleased you Backed
See above, though I’m obviously still waiting to see the final product.
Favourite New Game of the Last 12 Months
Zombicide, which I only picked up within the last 12 months and would like to play more of.
Most Surprising Game
Apocalypse World. Given all the fanboying I expected it to be a work of genius, or at least good. It wasn’t. More positively there’s been plenty of things in the less political ends of the indie scene that are surprising.
Most Recent RPG Purchase
Stuff I never used to bother with, terrain tiles. We started using them in our Iron Kingdoms campaign.
Most Recent RPG Played
Star Wars D6.
Favourite Free RPG
Favourite Appearance of RPGs in Media
The D&D scene in E.T. The whole whining younger brother wanting to play is perfect. That establishment of the film sold it to me more than the rest, it grounded it. These days I guess they’d be playing Smash Bros or something.
Favourite Media You Wish Were an RPG
Echo Bazaar and associated games/media.
Favourite RPG Publisher
I tend to go on product rather than on company. Everyone’s output – even my own – is just too variable to hitch your wagon to any particular company.
Favourite RPG Writer
It’s still a problem that writers aren’t that well acknowledged in games and those few that are (Monte Cook etc) aren’t ones I particularly like (because I’m a contrarian). It’s hard to make work that is primarily a ‘technical manual’ shine.
Favourite RPG Illustration
I wouldn’t single out any particular person or artist because there’s so many out there that are brilliant and lots of people deserve the attention.
Favourite RPG Podcast
I don’t really listen to them. I tend to listen to Youtube while I’m working and a lot of gamers who do videos don’t present themselves in an engaging manner or talk about things that interest me. Thinking about expanding the stuff on gaming I talk about on my Youtube as a result (ideas welcome).
Favourite RPG Accessory
Longest Campaign Played
Probably the SLA Industries campaign which ran five years. This Star Wars game I’ve joined has been going on over a decade, but I’ve only played one session, so that doesn’t count.
Longest Game Session Played
Probably 18 hours. This didn’t used to be unusual.
Favourite Fantasy RPG
I’m not so big into fantasy but if I had to choose it would be urban/horror or industrial fantasy so Warhammer FRP (1st Edition), Lamentations of the Flame Princess or Iron Kingdoms.
Favourite SF RPG
I’ll take some flak for this, but Traveller the New Era.
Favourite Supers RPG
Aberrant, stripped of its setting.
Favourite Horror RPG
Blood! – which is why I took it on.
Favourite RPG Setting
I like the weird, imaginative ones. Mechanical Dream is very inspiring as a setting. I just wish the system was more accessible and the English was better. I keep thinking about converting it to FATE or something. RIFTs has a similar problem.
Perfect Gaming Environment
Depends on the game. I want gaming environments that compliment the game – ideally. Otherwise a comfortable place with flat surfaces, room for lots of people and all the home comforts.
Perfect Game for You
Novelty is an ingredient in perfection, meaning the perfect game for me cannot exist – but trying to make or find it is still a worthy goal.
Favourite House Rule
Lifting the Blue Planet initiative rules for every game.
Favourite Revolutionary Game Mechanic
Adjective descriptors for characters from Mind’s Eye Theatre and the maximum portability of rock-paper-scissors.
Favourite Inspiration for your Games
Music, dreams art and anger.
Favourite Idea for Merging Two Games into One
D&D and Cyberpunk.
Favourite Game You No Longer Play
Mage: The Ascension, 2nd Edition.
Favourite RPG Website/Blog
I tend to follow links to interesting articles, rather than following particular blogs.
Favourite RPG Playing Celebrity
Favourite Non-RPG thing to come out of Role-Playing
Computer games. You’re welcome.