Sunday, August 9, 2015

RPGaDay - Day 9 - Favorite Media You Wish Was an RPG

This one is easy - I wish we had a new version of a Star Trek RPG. There have been a few over the years but the last one was more than a decade ago and I'd like to see what a modern design team could do with a game in that universe.

Compare it with Star Wars and all the momentum of the new movie coming at the end of the year and look at everything from Battlefront to The Old Republic to FFG's strong line of RPG & boardgame tie-ins and Trek is damn near flatlined. No video games (other than Star Trek Online), no tabletop games other than Attack Wing, no TV shows, and the next movie still a ways off - it's at a low ebb for sure, maybe the lowest I can remember since the 70's. In the 80's and 90's and early oughts we had TV and movies and RPGs for a big chunk of that time. In the last ten years though we have two movies, no shows, and very few games. There's nothing wrong with doing it yourself or using an older system but it would still be nice to have a new game to build some buzz.

Runners up: I'd like to see another Marvel game. DC was built for M&M 3E and is great if getting a little harder to find new these days. Marvel Heroic was cool but killed off too early, and with all the movies rolling out you would think there would be enough interest to sustain a game line of some size. There have been some interesting takes in the past so why not hope for another one?

Final Total Honesty section: I'm not a huge fan of the current systems for Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Battletech, Warhammer Fantasy, or Warhammer 40,000 so if I'm named RPG Czar of the Universe I'm going to change those up too.

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