It goes without saying I’m a huge fan of roleplaying games. In fact, it was Advanced Dungeons & Dragons which introduced me to table top gaming way back in 1978; stupid me unknowingly bought a module (if memory serves it was actually G1- Steading of the Hill Giant Chief) thinking it was the actual game. Doh! I’ll cut myself a little slack here since I was all of ten years old at the time but just reading through that adventure made me want to find out what this new-fangled roleplaying was all about. Obviously, I was off and running, never to look back.
Flash forward far more years than I’d care to admit and I still firmly love RPGs as there are so many weird and wonderful game systems on the market, you’d be hard pressed to find any topic or genre which doesn’t have a correlating game available. Today, just the same as when I first entered the hobby, there are loads of “same old, same old” releases which get a ton of press they probably don’t truly deserve while more worthy releases get lost in the noise. There’s so much more out there beside the venerable Dungeons & Dragons or Pathfinder folks should check out so that’s why I thought I’d take a look at few roleplaying games which have recently been released, or are coming before the end of the year, which should be firmly on your radar.
Let me point out, I haven’t received payment nor review copies – not that I don’t love review copies and always welcome them – to share any of these titles with you; these are just some cool looking RPGs which have caught my eye and certainly not paid product placements. I also don’t claim the following are the only titles you should have on your radar but simply some which have really piqued my interest. If you feel I’ve left out a release that should be getting more love, by all means let me know in the comments section.