Over the last few months I have been visiting DriveThru RPG far too much. Getting back into gaming has been great but I am now wondering where I am going to find the time to play them all? Since coming out of gamer deep freeze last year I have bought the following games:
Advanced Dungeons and Dragons: This being my go to game of choice I bought the books from ebay to replace my old ones that have been lost in the mists of time. I started with the required 3, Player's Handbook, Dungeon Masters Guide and the Monster Manual. I added Unearthed Arcana to this along with the Wilderness Survival Guide, something I never had back in the day. Even Manual of the Planes? This was too much. A couple of second edition books rounded out my collection.
This is a game I play though. Currently I am running a Tomb of Horrors special for some intrepid students and taking my colleagues through The Temple of Elemental Evil.
Call of Cthulhu: I still had sixth edition and some scenarios. I started running a couple of adventures, starting with the classic "The Haunting" with an old friend and his family. We moved through some other 1920's stuff and then I decided to drop the Luddite attitude and buy seventh edition along with Doors into Darkness. With my group of colleagues we went through the first adventure in Doors and they enjoyed it too.
Modern day Cthulhu has always been where it's at for me though, and through the internet and Roll20 we started a campaign set in 2012; I like to leave a few years to go before it gets to now, at least I know what's going to happen and technology restraints. I used Cthulhu Now adventures, which were released in 1987, some updating was necessary. The group had a great time foiling the evil Brian Lochnar and his band of cultist bikers. We've moved on to Dreams, Dark and Deadly and this campaign looks like it may last.
I will continue this list in my next entry.