As 2011 draws to a close, here are my favourite gaming goodies of the year, in descending order of coolness. Drum roll please…
- Savage Worlds Deluxe Edition. Still my favourite game, as it is well-suited to zero-preparation gaming in the style of action-adventure movies. Deluxe shoulders aside the Explorers’ Edition because it adds archetypes and races.
JOINT SECOND PLACE
Too close to call this year!
- Beasts and Barbarians Golden Edition: Swords-and-sorcery setting for Savage Worlds. More on this in the new year.
- Pathfinder Beginner’s Box. Excellent simplification of the Pathfinder rules for beginners, great use of layout; might well tempt me back into class-and-level gaming.
- Stars Without Number. Immensely useful GM tools, whatever SF RPG you run. The Core Edition has more cool stuff, while the Free Edition is, errm, free.
- Red Tide. Cracking GM tools and setting information for fantasy RPGs, especially Labyrinth Lord.
- Ancient Cities Special Edition: Dwarven Kingdom. Very nice map of an underground dwarven town, works well as a megadungeon.
- Ancient Cities 2: Slavers’ City. Lovely town map, suitable as a base town for adventurers.
- The One Ring: Adventures Over the Edge of the Wild. An honourable mention for this one, even though I don’t plan to run it; solid mechanics, especially for equipment and travel.
And with that, the Station is closing down for the holiday season. A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all!