This weekend, as I was doing some prep work for the Castles & Crusades game I’m running, I got an idea for Savage Worlds stuck in my head. This is the kind of thing that used to happen all the time when I was a younger gamer. I used to have severe attention deficit when it came to rule sets, jumping from one system to the next as quickly as they were produced.
As I matured, and discovered the “kind” of gaming I preferred, I wound up calming down and eventually developed a passion for specific systems. I do, however, continue to collect new games though it’s primarily as a collector. I wind up using some for supplementary material to augment other games, but beyond that I tend to stick with a few of my favorite: C&C, Traveller.
Savage Worlds should be a part of that list. I should be using it for a large, expansive, fast & furious campaign; I want to be using it! The only problem is the system really works better with in-person games and I’ve only had the time to run PBP games for the last few years. So, in a very real sense, Savage Worlds is my “favorite game (I never play).”
Frankly, that was a rather depressing realization. Which, of course, made me wonder, is this a common theme with all of us? Do all of you have a favorite game that you never (get to) play and if so, what is it?