Hi there, I’m Simon. I came here from the Discern Realities podcast, having got into Dungeon World recently.
My longest love in gaming is RueQuest, and all things Glorantha, and various other Chaosium and Greg Stafford games by extension. Call of Cthulhu, Pendragon and a few others. Gregg was a good friend, I used to meet him at conventions over here in Europe from time to time. I miss him deeply. I’ve been a member of that community here in the UK most of my life now, in the convention scene here in the UK and in Europe.
I’ve gravitated towards rules light and indie story games for some time now. Amber Diceless was a huge revelation for me. I’ve not played it for a long while, but will be starting up a game with my daughters and some of their school friends soon. I suggested Dungeon World, but they wanted something less restrictive genre wise, where they could have more diverse characters, and ADRPG should fit the bill nicely.
My great love at the moment in game design is PBTA. The incredible terseness, expressiveness and flexibility of the system is still shocking even, what, 9 years later? So I’m working on a Glorantha hack and played it a little and it’s shaping up well.
My most recent game play experience was running a short Blades in the Dark game for about 10 sessions. That was a ton of fun, with a finale that’s probably the best few sessions of gaming I’ve ever played or run.
Anyway, I’m loving the forum and Gauntlet community, and had a great welcome so far.