I’ve been visiting a game store recently.  As such, I have found myself craving to play certain games, try new things.

Magic_the_gatheringWhen I was a teenager (and beyond), my friends would descend upon my (or my mom’s) house and we would play games.  Magic: The Gathering, Dungeons & Dragons, Axis and Allies (board game), Shogun (board game), Buck Rogers (Board Game), Star Frontiers (RPG), and even Star Trek (RPG).  So seeing how far games have come, and the different choices out there, I’ve been positively itching to dive in.

But where to start?

That turned out to be an easier question than I thought it would be.  First, I’ve been playing Magic again – which is fun and challenging considering that all my cards are VERY OLD!

Second, I decided to try Pathfinder.  A lot of people I know play it, and I thought it would be a lot of fun to relearn all that I have unlearned… or … yeah.

How about you?  What do you like to play?


  • J.T. Evans Posted April 10, 2014 10:37 am

    Give me almost any RPG, and I’m happy. Love me some Magic: The Gathering, as well. Board games are cool, too. I think my favorite board game is Arkham Horror because of the depth of the game. Too bad it takes so damn long to set up and tear down for a good game.

    I think the only games I’m not a big fan of are those that use dice pools and use d6 to represent the range of difficulty. d10s are the minimum size (in my opinion) for any dice pool style game. That offers greater granularity between easy, medium, average, hard, difficult, nearly-impossible on the target number.

    • Paul Weimer Posted April 10, 2014 12:14 pm


      Until my friend Scott passed away, I ran an EXALTED game for him and his wife every time I went down to see them in Iowa.

      With the Indiegamers group, we play a whole bunch of varying games, trying out “small games” of various sorts. We’ve played D&D 4E as well as 13th Age, which are in the same “zone” as Pathfinder (and there seems to be games of that running every week at the game store)

      I also run in email an AMBER and a quasi-FATE game (which is moving toward a conclusion)

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