Here’s your warning – there are five days left before February ends and the start of the March Madness 31 day Obscure Game Blogging Challenge. All are welcome to participate, and I am really stoked to learn about some games in the shadow of Grandpappy D&D.
Here are the revised questions– these are probably the final versions unless people give me some good suggestions or criticisms. Notice that for most questions I am not specifying old school game, mainly because some posters voiced concerns over their lack of experience playing them. The challenge is open to all, and participants should feel free to ‘tweak’ questions or answers to fit their gaming experience.
1 What was the first roleplaying game other than D&D you played? Was it before or after you had played D&D?
2 What was the first character you played in an RPG other than D&D? How was playing it different from playing a D&D character?
3 Which game had the least or most enjoyable character generation?
4 What other roleplaying author besides Gygax impressed you with their writing?
5 What other old school game should have become as big as D&D but didn’t? Why do you think so?
6 What non-D&D monster do you think is as iconic as D&D ones like hook horrors or flumphs, and why do you think so?
7 What fantasy RPG other than D&D have you enjoyed most? Why?
8 What spy RPG have you enjoyed most? Give details.
9 What superhero RPG have you enjoyed most? Why?
10 What science fiction RPG have you enjoyed most? Give details.
11 What post-apocalyptic RPG have you enjoyed most? Why?
12 What humorous RPG have you enjoyed most? Give details.
13 What horror RPG have you enjoyed most? Why?
14 What historical or cultural RPG have you enjoyed most? Give details.
15 What pseudo or alternate history RPG have you enjoyed most? Why?
16 Which RPG besides D&D has the best magic system? Give details.
17 Which RPG has the best high tech rules? Why?
18 What is the crunchiest RPG you have played? Was it enjoyable?
19 What is the fluffiest RPG you have played? Was it enjoyable?
20 Which setting have you enjoyed most? Why?
21 What is the narrowest genre RPG you have ever played? How was it?
22 What is the most gonzo kitchen sink RPG you ever played? How was it?
23 What is the most broken game that you tried and were unable to play?
24 What is the most broken game that you tried and loved to play, warts and all?
25 Which game has the sleekest, most modern engine?
26 What RPG based on an IP did you enjoy most? Give details.
27 What IP (=Intellectual Property, be it book, movie or comic) that doesn’t have an RPG deserves it? Why?
28 What free RPG or what non-English RPG did you enjoy most? Give details.
29 What OSR product have you enjoyed most? Explain why.
30 Which non-D&D supplemental product should everyone know about? Give details.
31 What out-of-print RPG would you most like to see back in publication? Why?
I had hoped to post more this month but real life is taking its toll on my hobbies. I think the March Madness Blog Challenge will be a good, structured way for me to get some posts out while I grind away at real life Things That Must Be Done! I hope both readers and writers have a blast with it.