#RPGaDay2018 – Which game do you hope to play again?

Star Wars. I’d love to run the legacy follow-up to our Shadows of the Force campaign. Set in the Dark Times following the Mandalorian Wars, it would feature the descendants of our earlier campaign struggling to survive after the collapse of the Jedi Order. It would take place 30 or so years after the end of the previous campaign, placing it around 950 3921 (Before the Battle of Yavin).

The idea behind the legacy campaign is to create the sort of story echoes we often see in the Star Wars universe (e.g. Princess Leia referencing the Clone Wars in Episode IV; the heroes of Episode VII viewing Luke Skywalker and the Jedi as a distant legend, etc.).  We’d explore the legacies of the previous generation of characters while creating new threats for the next generation of heroes to confront.  It’d also be a way of providing closure for some of those older characters, as we finally learn what happened to the legendary Jedi Quest Fios.

The biggest challenge with the legacy campaign (aside from time and interest) is that we’re used to the streamlined, faster-paced nature of Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition. As much as I loved Saga Edition, it’d be difficult to step back into that ruleset. It may be more in keeping with the spirit of that campaign to play another system — maybe Fantasy Flight’s Star Wars or West End Games’ d6 version.

Other games I’d like to play again include:

  • FATE: I’ve enjoyed FATE every time I’ve played in. A short Spirit of the Century campaign would be great, but I’d also like to use the FATE core rulebook to create my own setting and adventure.
  • Blades in the Dark: The limited campaign I played in during Spring 2018 showed off the potential of the role-playing game; I’d love to give it another try.
  • Dungeon World: It’s a cool game but my group and I just didn’t grok how to play it well. I’d like to play it again with a game master who knows what they’re doing.

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