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Which RPG products did you buy in 2017?

Post by shesheyan » Sat Dec 09, 2017 1:39 pm

The second part of 2017 was a return to RPGs for me, as a player only. I bought more games then I have time to play but I'm ok with that. Still debating which of the three I will use for my return to the table as a GM.

[SF] - Coriolis, Third Horizon by Free League (published by Modiphius)
[SF] - Frontier Space by DWD studios
[SF] - Ultra Modern 5E by Diaz Ex Machina

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DD5e :
- Sword Coast Adventures
- Xanathar's Guide

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Mainly for the tiles and miniatures :
- Drizzt board game
- Ravenloft board game

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Post by Darkanth » Sat Dec 09, 2017 2:38 pm

Kind of a busy year as far as "buying" rpg's went, not so much on the actual playing front.
So, in no particular order:
The Dark Eye
Pretty much every single OneDice product released this year
Zweihander Grim & Perilous
The Black Hack - plus a large number of pdf's based on it
I also have Eclipse Phase 1e dead tree edition on order at the moment
Oh, and am awaiting the Revised Stars Without Number Kickstarter that I backed

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Post by Big Mac » Sat Dec 09, 2017 2:43 pm

I've got no idea for the entire year, but I know that I bought Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide (because it was cheap) and The Complete Book of Villains (1e) and Psionics Handbook (3e) (because I didn't have them and thought they would be useful).

I'm not really seeking to buy recent stuff. I'm more seeking to buy useful stuff, so I wouldn't be able to tell this sort of thing from the publication dates.
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Post by agathokles » Sat Dec 09, 2017 3:11 pm

Mostly through Bundle of Holding and Humble Bundle, I bought 13th Age, Shadow of the Demon Lord, and Warhammer RPG 2nd edition.
I'm also waiting for Cthulhu Confidential, hopefully it will arrive before the end of the year, and I've participated to the latest Calidar Kickstarter (also waiting for my copy).

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Post by shesheyan » Sat Dec 09, 2017 3:18 pm

Big Mac wrote:I'm not really seeking to buy recent stuff. I'm more seeking to buy useful stuff.
Those two things are not necessarily incompatible ! :D :D :D ;)

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Post by timemrick » Sat Dec 09, 2017 5:04 pm

Pathfinder:
Strange Aeons AP (Part 1 of 6)
Dragon Empires Primer
Pocket editions of Ultimate Equipment, Core Rulebook, Advanced Player's Guide, and Bestiary

D&D 5E:
Tales from the Yawning Portal
Curse of Strahd
The Book of the Righteous [Kickstarter]

Other systems:
Starfinder Core Rulebook
Over the Edge, 2E
Blue Rose and BR Narrator's Kit [Kickstarter]

(And if I don't get Volo's and Xanathar's for Christmas, they'll be my first purchases of 2018.)

EDIT: I forgot that I also bought Barsaive in Chaos (Earthdawn) for my wife.
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Post by Yaztromo » Sat Dec 09, 2017 6:15 pm

As far as I remember I got Dreams of Aerie and Stellar Adventures, although I'm probably forgetting something...
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Post by Morfie » Sat Dec 09, 2017 9:58 pm

Some BECMI things from dmsguild and that's about it. Backed 2 Kickstarters (1 since cancelled) and 1 Patreon.

Zero playing :(

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Post by Falconer » Sun Dec 10, 2017 4:47 am

Star Wars (WEG First Edition)
Starfall

OSRIC
The Desert Shrine of the Sightless Sisters
Beggar’s Canyon 90s Star Wars
Old School Trek Star Trek TOS+OSR
Knights & Knaves Alehouse Old School GYGAXIAN games

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Post by Big Mac » Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:28 pm

shesheyan wrote:
Big Mac wrote:I'm not really seeking to buy recent stuff. I'm more seeking to buy useful stuff.
Those two things are not necessarily incompatible ! :D :D :D ;)
No. That's true. There are plenty of good books coming out.

But "useful" to me, involves a connection with Spelljammer. :P
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Post by Angel Tarragon » Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:45 am

D&D 5E: Xanathar's Guide to Everything
D&D 5E: Tomb of Annihilation

Dreamscarred Press: Psionics Bestiary (Pathfinder)
Dreamscarred Press: Ultimate Psionics (Pathfinder)

Freeport: The City of Adventure (Pathfinder)
Freeport Bestiary: A Sourcebook for the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game

Interludes: Sands of Pain (Bluffide d20)

Legendary Games: Aetheric Heroes (Pathfinder)
Legendary Games: Aethera Campaign Setting (Pathfinder)
Legendary Games: Stargates (Pathfinder)

Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Andoran, Birthplace of Freedom
Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Occult Bestiary
Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Occult Origins
Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Occult Realms

Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Adventurer’s Guide
Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Beginner Box
Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Book of the Damned
Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Ultimate Wilderness

Starfinder Cards: Starfinder Condition Cards
Starfinder Combat Pad
Starfinder Adventure Path: Incident at Absalom Station (Dead Suns 1 of 6)
Starfinder Adventure Path: Temple of the Twelve (Dead Suns 2 of 6)
Starfinder Flip-Mat: Basic Starfield
Starfinder Flip-Mat: Basic Terrain
Starfinder Roleplaying Game: Alien Archive
Starfinder Roleplaying Game: Starfinder Core Rulebook
Starfinder Roleplaying Game: Starfinder GM Screen
Starfinder Roleplaying Game: Starfinder Player Character Folio
Starfinder Pawns: Base Assortment
Starfinder Pawns: Starfinder Core Pawn Collection

Not an RPG book, but could be used for gaming: The Big Elfquest Gatherum

Also, I finally caved and bought myself the I, Strahd Ravenloft novel.

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Post by shesheyan » Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:08 pm

Angel Tarragon wrote:D&D 5E: Xanathar's Guide to Everything
D&D 5E: Tomb of Annihilation

Dreamscarred Press: Psionics Bestiary (Pathfinder)
Dreamscarred Press: Ultimate Psionics (Pathfinder)

Freeport: The City of Adventure (Pathfinder)
Freeport Bestiary: A Sourcebook for the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game

Interludes: Sands of Pain (Bluffide d20)

Legendary Games: Aetheric Heroes (Pathfinder)
Legendary Games: Aethera Campaign Setting (Pathfinder)
Legendary Games: Stargates (Pathfinder)

Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Andoran, Birthplace of Freedom
Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Occult Bestiary
Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Occult Origins
Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Occult Realms

Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Adventurer’s Guide
Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Beginner Box
Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Book of the Damned
Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Ultimate Wilderness

Starfinder Cards: Starfinder Condition Cards
Starfinder Combat Pad
Starfinder Adventure Path: Incident at Absalom Station (Dead Suns 1 of 6)
Starfinder Adventure Path: Temple of the Twelve (Dead Suns 2 of 6)
Starfinder Flip-Mat: Basic Starfield
Starfinder Flip-Mat: Basic Terrain
Starfinder Roleplaying Game: Alien Archive
Starfinder Roleplaying Game: Starfinder Core Rulebook
Starfinder Roleplaying Game: Starfinder GM Screen
Starfinder Roleplaying Game: Starfinder Player Character Folio
Starfinder Pawns: Base Assortment
Starfinder Pawns: Starfinder Core Pawn Collection

Not an RPG book, but could be used for gaming: The Big Elfquest Gatherum

Also, I finally caved and bought myself the I, Strahd Ravenloft novel.

That is a truck load of books ! You should see my list of wargames and miniatures I bought in 2017...

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Post by Angel Tarragon » Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:18 pm

shesheyan wrote:That is a truck load of books ! You should see my list of wargames and miniatures I bought in 2017...
I could have done a lot better. :P My kryptonite is blu-rays, dvds and rpg books and accessories. I am going to try very hard over the next year to scale back on buying rpg stuff though.

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Post by shesheyan » Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:58 pm

Angel Tarragon wrote:
shesheyan wrote:That is a truck load of books ! You should see my list of wargames and miniatures I bought in 2017...
I could have done a lot better. :P My kryptonite is blu-rays, dvds and rpg books and accessories. I am going to try very hard over the next year to scale back on buying rpg stuff though.
I have to do the same with miniatures in 2018. 2017 was not as bad as 2016. Now, I'm focusing on sets of minis that are reusable with other rule sets. I don't buy wargames with a «must have» set miniatures anymore (40K, Warmachines). Too costly and not reusable with other rules. I play historical games with a supernatural twist like the new Dracula's America - in a supernatural western setting. by Osprey Publishing. Cowboys and D&D undead monsters are all I need.

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Post by timemrick » Tue Jan 23, 2018 4:50 pm

timemrick wrote:Pathfinder:
Strange Aeons AP (Part 1 of 6)
Dragon Empires Primer
Pocket editions of Ultimate Equipment, Core Rulebook, Advanced Player's Guide, and Bestiary

D&D 5E:
Tales from the Yawning Portal
Curse of Strahd
The Book of the Righteous [Kickstarter]

Other systems:
Starfinder Core Rulebook
Over the Edge, 2E
Blue Rose and BR Narrator's Kit [Kickstarter]

(And if I don't get Volo's and Xanathar's for Christmas, they'll be my first purchases of 2018.)

EDIT: I forgot that I also bought Barsaive in Chaos (Earthdawn) for my wife.
I also bought Pathfinder Unchained in December, after posting my list here.

And I did get Volo's and Xanathar's for Christmas (though technically I didn't buy them, my wife did).
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Post by ghendar » Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:51 pm

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Verbosh

OSR
A lot of low cost or free OSR stuff on PDF. Too many to list

Sword & Sorcery (3e. Got these cheap. There are a lot of monsters that I plan to convert to B/X, BECM, 1e compatibility)
Creature Collection
Creature Collection II

Chaotic Henchmen
F3 Many Gates of the Gann ....... Review

I also have this coming in print. Mutant Bastards. Looks real fun :D
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ghendar wrote:I also have this coming in print. Mutant Bastards. Looks real fun :D
:D :D :D Indeed !

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Post by shesheyan » Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:56 pm

timemrick wrote:
Sat Dec 09, 2017 5:04 pm
Pathfinder:
Strange Aeons AP (Part 1 of 6)
Dragon Empires Primer
Pocket editions of Ultimate Equipment, Core Rulebook, Advanced Player's Guide, and Bestiary

D&D 5E:
Tales from the Yawning Portal
Curse of Strahd
The Book of the Righteous [Kickstarter]

Other systems:
Starfinder Core Rulebook
Over the Edge, 2E
Blue Rose and BR Narrator's Kit [Kickstarter]

(And if I don't get Volo's and Xanathar's for Christmas, they'll be my first purchases of 2018.)

EDIT: I forgot that I also bought Barsaive in Chaos (Earthdawn) for my wife.
I'm curious about Over the Edge. Its labelled as being the game that help launch a more narrative approach to RPGs. Did you have time to read it or even play a game?

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Post by Dread Delgath » Sat Jul 21, 2018 2:24 am

I bought a LOT of 5th edition stuff last year. I have no idea (right now at work) what I bought though...
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Post by timemrick » Mon Jul 23, 2018 6:45 pm

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Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:56 pm
I'm curious about Over the Edge. Its labelled as being the game that help launch a more narrative approach to RPGs. Did you have time to read it or even play a game?
I have read the majority of the book, but have not played it. The rules are pretty simple, which is done on purpose so that they will be a minimal distraction from keeping the story moving. I mostly picked it up because I found a used copy, and i was curious about it because I'd like to try my hand at a conspiracy/high weirdness campaign at some point. After reading OTE, I would consider using the rules for that flavor of game, but probably not Al Amarja itself.

I'm currently debating whether to back the 2E Kickstarter. It's probably more money than I can justify for a game I will likely never get to play.
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Post by Coronoides » Tue Jul 24, 2018 3:40 am

As it happens the end of the Australian financial year just passed so I’m arranging my tax stuff. THis includes any RPG receipts for RPGs incase I have to declare my minimumal foriegn income from PDF sales ($24USD). I hope the receipts will shore up my case that RPG design is a hobby not a business. Anyway I have a list.

Rather than just list what I bought I thought I’d try to be useful and tell people what I thought of it.
D&D Mordenkainen’s Tome of Foes: Pre-order, the FLGS was taken over by new owners and everything was put on hold during negations. No book yet.
Near Complete set of Star Trek wave 1: Again issue with FLGS. Do have my core book and the dice. Very nicely made. Based on a flick through covers all the TV shows up to Enterprise. High up on my to read list.
Card pocket pages to store my Flat Plastic Miniatures. They kinda work for this job. If up-ended flat plastic mini’s tend to fall out.
Dungeon masters screen reincarnated. Very happy with this. Love the new art. Having the Conditions rules right there is the biggest help.
Citadel Wood mini terrain. Only assembled one tree who did good work as an NPC animated tree accompanying my PCs in my Green Isles campaign. Good spooky tree mini’s but overpriced.
Gamemaster’s Screen and Lure of Venus for the new Space 1889 well made hard covers with nice art. Haven’t delved into then yet. The booklet of NPCs that comes with the screen looks very useful.
Backed John Carter kickstarter no book yet but I did do some playtesting of the betas and I’m very excited about this one.
Mechatron of the Mutant year zero line. Have not got to this yet. Completes the series.
GURPS Biotech 4e a good update of the 3e version incorporating the latest real world advances (even CRISPR). Only a softback whereas earlier releases were hardback. :(
Teenagers from Outer Space the R. Talsorian classic.The updated version with the nice blue cover. A good light comedy game.
Cold War Cthulhu a nostalgia buy for a child of the 70’s. Flicking through looks good. Disappointed when the line ended.
Dr Who Mini’s Tom baker era Sea Devils and the 4th doctor. Hope to run more one shot Dr Who RPG sessions soon.
Back in June went to UK for work and since the store was doing a bits and mortar deal prices were essentially half what I would pay in Australia so went a bit nuts.
Dr Who Black Archive looks good haven’t read yet
Dr Who All the Strange Strange Creatures a great ‘monster manual’ with lots of creatures useful for my 4th Dr era games.
Dr Who the Silurian Age Ran the adventure in the back as a one off and we had a ball. You may have to google some creatures to understand what they look like.
DR who Paternoster investigations. The Victorian era sourcebook. A lot of the ‘gothic Horror’ style 4th Dr era shows were set in this time period I will get a lot of use from this.
Dr Who, Unit Defending the Earth used some of this material with the Silurian Age adventure. Really, helps bring the organisation into focus.
Dr Who The Time Traveller’s Companion this has got good reviews but I haven’t read it yet.
a whole lot of TOR stuff inc. Ruins of the North, The Adventurer’s Companion, Horse-Lords of Rohan, Erebor, The Heart of the Wild, Rivendell, The Darkening of Mirkwood . I love how TOR mechanics reflect the pace and world of Tolkien and want to run an extended campaign one day. Project is on back burner until current campaigns end and I’ve run Council of Wryms. Of these if you have the core book get ‘The Adventurers Companion’ next which includes all the playable cultures released to date, your players will thank you.
Out of the Abyss and Storm Kings Thunder Screens used OoTA a lot since I’m running that campaign. Having the maddness rules right there is handy


So far for July 2017 to June 2018 I have...
Need to convert races to D&D 5e? mathematical analysis of canon races and design rules: http://www.dmsguild.com/product/232813/ ... rs-Toolkit

Conversion & Review of Council of Wryms with dragon PCs compatible with other 5e settings (at level 5+). DRAFT: Book 1 https://www.dropbox.com/s/fz4zql2yhlyut ... 8.pdf?dl=0 and Book 2 https://www.dropbox.com/s/0n3i5bki6svae ... 0.pdf?dl=0

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Post by agathokles » Tue Jul 24, 2018 7:41 am

agathokles wrote:
Sat Dec 09, 2017 3:11 pm
Mostly through Bundle of Holding and Humble Bundle, I bought 13th Age, Shadow of the Demon Lord, and Warhammer RPG 2nd edition.
I'm also waiting for Cthulhu Confidential, hopefully it will arrive before the end of the year, and I've participated to the latest Calidar Kickstarter (also waiting for my copy).
Since now I've had these books for a while, I can too comment on them.

13th Age bundle sort of post-4e game, shares a lt of aspects I don't like of that edition (feels very mechanical for the sake of balance, essentially). On the up side, it has great support books (I'm getting a lot of ideas from the Book of Loot, in particular) and many cool subsystems -- icons, for example -- which can be ported to other systems or used as inspiration. Overall, worth investing in even if you don't plan to play with the system itself.

Shadow of the Demon Lord a mix of D&D and Warhammer in terms of rules, quite nicely done. A strong set of adventure modules, too. Support books are mostly setting-related, and less reusable than 13th Age.

Dreams of Aerie the next Calidar book is a micro setting + a long adventure. Reminds the AD&D Ravenloft supplement, Carnival. Easily adapted to Mystara, and possibly Forgotten Realms or Eberron.

Cthulhu Confidential a nice one DM one player investigation game, using a simplified GUMSHOE. As such, the game is mostly centered around resource management then luck. I tried one game with my girlfriend, she felt the options were too constraining, which might be due to the canned scenario which we were using. Maybe we should try something more action oriented -- like the Night's Black Agents upcoming version of GUMSHOE. On the plus side, with a premade female character, and a dedicated scenario, it was easy to play.

Warhammer Fantasy 2e. Got this one through Humble Bundle. A very good gritty ruleset, supported by strong linked modules (albeit quite railroady at times). My opinion here is quite similar to that for SotDL, which is likely due to the fact that the latter game is strongly inspired by this one. Worth getting for the adventures, but also the rules are easy enough to pick up.

That's all for 2017. So far in 2018 I've started purchasing Call of Cthulhu 7e. The material is very well done, with a much higher production value than past editions. Rules have been streamlined and made more coherent, without massive changes to the game play.

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Post by shesheyan » Tue Jul 24, 2018 12:14 pm

Thanks for the updated info on these products. Its fun to have impressions of actual readers/buyers other than blog reviewers.

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Post by shesheyan » Tue Jul 24, 2018 12:16 pm

timemrick wrote:
Mon Jul 23, 2018 6:45 pm
shesheyan wrote:
Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:56 pm
I'm curious about Over the Edge. Its labelled as being the game that help launch a more narrative approach to RPGs. Did you have time to read it or even play a game?
I have read the majority of the book, but have not played it. The rules are pretty simple, which is done on purpose so that they will be a minimal distraction from keeping the story moving. I mostly picked it up because I found a used copy, and i was curious about it because I'd like to try my hand at a conspiracy/high weirdness campaign at some point. After reading OTE, I would consider using the rules for that flavor of game, but probably not Al Amarja itself.

I'm currently debating whether to back the 2E Kickstarter. It's probably more money than I can justify for a game I will likely never get to play.
I'm also looking for a modern/dark matter era light rule set. This could be it.

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