Friday, August 29, 2014
#RPGaDAY -- Catch Up (Days 10-13)
10. Favorite tie-in novel / Game Fiction
11. Weirdest RPG owned
12. Old RPG you still play / read
13. Most memorable character death
You know... the first RPG tie-ins I read were the Dragonlance Chronicles and Legends trilogies. I devoured those books and I read them as I got started in the hobby. They were a lot of fun and, like many other Dragonlance fans, I retain a soft spot for them. That said, Dragonlance was not a setting that I ever spent a lot of time gaming in.
As for the weirdest RPG owned -- that's a tough one. In many ways, most RPGs are at least a little weird. If I had to choose one, I think it would be the TMNT RPG by Palladium. The concept is a bit off the wall albeit fun.
Old RPG that I still play and read ... various classic iterations of D&D though mostly the B/X (Moldvay) era D&D.
Most memorable character death... while I didn't spend a lot of time gaming in the Dragonlance setting, the few times I did (and one campaign in particular) stands out for more. I had an elven thief who developed a nemesis-type relationship with a particular villain. It came down to a showdown where I decided to sacrifice my character in order to END the life of the villain. The DM's look on his face was priceless -- he just couldn't believe that I would be willing to kill off a character I really enjoyed and adored in order to finish off the villain. But it was done, and that particular story arc came to an abrupt halt by dying a heroic death.