Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Sign Up For The "Obsolete Simulations Roundup" Blogfest - December 29, 2013!

Earlier today, I found myself scanning my nearby RPG bookshelves. My eyes skipped over my usual role-playing fare and instead landed on those games I love, yet never play. The ones gathering dust, yet I'll never part with them.  I'm sure you too have several RPOs (role-playing orphans) that hold a special place in your heart and on the shelf.

Come to think of it, it's rare to see anyone blogging about these forgotten classics. Oh sure, some of the fantasy rarities are unearthed and discussed, but when was the last time you saw someone post a new scenario for Timeship? Or new races for Ralph Bakshi's Wizards RPG? Or wax nostalgic for It Came From The Late, Late Show? Where is the love for Mercenaries, Spies, & Private Eyes and The Price of Freedom? Flashing Blades? Bushido? Justice Inc.? TOON?

Well, I think it's time we give these neglected and ignored game systems their moment in the sun. So join me in 19 days for the...
I'd like to gather up as many RPG bloggers as possible who would like to trumpet the praises of their favorite, forgotten, classic RPGs. Any RPG can be picked from any year of any genre, but it should be an RPG that no one seems to remember or appreciate...except for you. And, on December 29, show your support and appreciation for your orphaned RPG by telling us all about it. Why is it special, what makes it fun, and why should folks start searching for their own copies of this classic? And, if you're so inclined, offer up some supplemental material for it. Tell us of your house rules, or create a new creature. Describe a scenario for it, or flesh out an NPC. Give your game the attention it merits on that day!

If you'd like to be a part of this, please send an email to gameagain at gmail period com with your blog name and URL and , if you've decided, the game you plan to support that day. I'll keep a running list of blogs that are participating as well as the game you plan to spotlight. Feel free to grab the banner above for your own use. And I look forward to hearing about your forgotten favorites!


And we have our first participants and the games they'll be covering! Want to be a part of this retro-role-playing flashback? Drop me an email!
  1. Polar Bear Dreams and Stranger Things -- Freedom Fighters (Fantasy Games Unlimited, 1986)
  2. Strange Stones -- Droids (Integral Games, 1982)
  3. Free SF Reader and Not Free SF Reader -- Super Squadron (Adventure Simulations, 1983) or Villains and Vigilantes (Fantasy Games Unlimited, 1979)
  4. The Eye of Joyful Sitting Amongst Friends --  Chivalry & Sorcery (Fantasy Games Unlimited, 1977)
  5. A Field Guide to Doomsday --  Nightlife (Stellar Games, 1990)
  6. The Haunted Spookshow of Channel X -- Lost Souls (Marquee Press, 1992)
  7. Chronicles of Ganth -- Alternity (TSR, 1999)

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