The games I played …

book_pile Recently someone asked me to list all the games I’ve played or run over the years. It actually took me a while to remember all (or at least most of them) and today I decided I should share the list with you guys:

TORG, Warhammer Fantasy Roleplaying, Shadowrun, Vampire, Werewolf, Mage, Trinity, AD&D 2nd Edition, D&D 3.0/3.5, D&D 4E, GURPS, Dungeonslayers, WR&M, Dark Heresy, Rogue Trader, Deathwatch, Savage Worlds, Rolemaster, Space Gothic, “Plüsch, Power & Plunder”, Traveller, RIFTS, Call of Cthulhu, Chill, Das Schwarze Auge, “Shadow, Sword & Spell”, Microlite20, Earthdawn, Mutant Chronicles, Star Wars (both the WEG d6 one and the ones by WotC), Mechwarrior 2nd Edition, Starblazer Adventures, Fudge, PDQ, PDQ#, Swords & Wizardry, Into the Odd, Trail of Cthulhu, X-Plorers, Deadlands, Tales of the Floating Vagabond, Talislanta

I also own a lot more games than I actually played and I still keep collecting more games. I think I am not only a gamer but also a collector of sorts. Some games I pick up because I am interested in the campaign world presented within or to check out the mechanics. Heck, I’ve even bought games because I thought the artwork was nice.

So, why did I post the list here? Not necessarily for bragging about it. But the list contains a few games you might not have heard about yet, or some old gem you haven’t thought about a while. Even if it just inspires you to think about all the games you’ve played, my efforts were worth it. 🙂

Update: The games in bold are available for free!

Michael Wolf is a German games designer and enthusiast best known for his English language role-playing games blog, Stargazer's World, and for creating the free rules-light medieval fantasy adventure game Warrior, Rogue & Mage. He has also worked as an English translator on the German-language Dungeonslayers role-playing game and was part of its editorial team. In addition to his work on Warrior, Rogue & Mage and Dungeonslayers, he has created several self-published games and also performed layout services and published other independent role-playing games such as A Wanderer's Romance, Badass, and the Wyrm System derivative Resolute, Adventurer & Genius, all released through his imprint Stargazer Games. Professionally, he works as a video technician and information technologies specialist. Stargazer's World was started by Michael in August 2008.

6 thoughts on “The games I played …”

  1. I almost dread doing a list like that. I’m sure to forget something. I always wanted to play Tales of the Floating Vagabond; what was it like?

    1. I have to admit I don’t actually remember that much about it. We played it for one or two sessions and it was quite funny, but I don’t remember any particular details. I recently picked up a PDF copy at RPGNow, but haven’t had the time to fully read it though.

    1. I actually didn’t list a few games that never made it into a final product and I have the nagging feeling that I missed a few other games I’ve played.

  2. Games I’ve played (as opposed to the much longer list of games I’ve owned, or “made characters for, but never actually played”):

    D&D Basic (red cover), D&D blue/green cover (billed as basic, but had elements of AD&D, as a bridge between the two), AD&D1, AD&D 2e, D&D 3e, Top Secret (forget which edition, early 80’s), Gamma World (early 80’s edition), Villains and Vigilantes, Stormbringer (1st Ed, and the “Elric!” edition from 10ish years ago that was almost exactly the same game), Star Trek RPG (FASA), MERP, RoleMaster, SpaceMaster, Cyberspace, Cyberpunk (boxed 1st edition and, HERO/Champs, Shadowrun (1st and 2nd editions), Marvel Superheroes (FASERIP), Vampire The Masquerade (1st Ed), Call of Cthulhu (even won a Dragon*Con tournament), Mutant Chronicles, some variations of FUDGE, Mage The Ascension (1st Ed), Dreampark.

    I think that about covers it.

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