Here's another post that I was planning on doing Monday...
Yet Another Game System
No, this is not about the Y.A.G.S. role playing system. I admit that it does look interesting and I would definitely like to delve deeper into reading and trying the rules out in play. This post is about my old gaming groups role playing game buying habits.
Like many other groups, we had our go to systems that got many hours of play. We were pretty devoted to A/D&D for fantasy and V&V for supers. We may have tried out other systems at times but most of them were quickly put aside to go back to our mainstays. Some other games that got quite a bit of play from us included Palladium Fantasy, Talislanta, and Marvel (Basic and Advanced versions).
There were a ton of games that were bought in our group but only played once or never even played at all. Some were bought to serve as idea sources for games that we regularly played. For instance, the Enemies book from Champions led to us assembling a similar product of our own villains for Marvel and also for V&V. It was basically 20 or so NPC's stapled together with a cover drawn by our buddy Dan. Other games never got played simply because we could not get everybody to agree to play it or objected for some other reason. I imagine the list of unplayed games we all had was quite large due to varying tastes and all. I just wonder how common it is for groups to have several unplayed products in their collection?