Thursday, 24 March 2016

Role Playing

My friends and family all know that I'm a geek.  I'm knowledgeable in quite a few fandoms and I've played a great many video games and tabletop role-playing games.

For the uninitiated, a role-playing game or RPG is a game where a player often uses dice to help determine the statistics for a character they want to emulate.  Play is done in a group headed by the Game Master, who controls the story and presents the players with challenges they need to overcome.

A discussion on a Facebook roleplaying group got me thinking about all the games and RPGs that I've played over the years... so just for fun, here's a list (that's not necessarily comprehensive).

Dungeons and Dragons (multiple editions)
Hero System
Role Master
Vampire The Masquerade
Mutants and Masterminds
Marvel Universe RPG
Heroes Unlimited
Big Eyes Small Mouth
Sailor Moon RPG
Doctor Who RPG
Starfleet Battles

I've been gaming since I was a teenager, and now I'm teaching our daughter the basics of Dungeons and Dragons.  Fun times.


  1. I used to play this text based online RPG called Gemstone III. Lovvvveed that game. I used to run up the phone bill back in the day when AOL connected long distance and my parents got an hourly bill for the long distance fees. ha.

    1. I don't remember that particular game but one of my early online favourites was called Trade Wars.