Brumcg's What I Want to Check Out at Gen Con 2013
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This is primarily a RPG list... but there are a couple of board games too.

I'm blatantly ripping off Lowell's What I Want to Pick Up at Gen Con 2013.

This is a weird Gen Con for me. Normally I have a solid list of things that I know I'm going to buy. This year, I'm not 100% sure about anything. It should be fun!

If you don't know what RPG stuff is going to be available at Gen Con 2013, check out my RPG Products Releasing at Gen Con 2013.



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1. RPG Item: Astounding Adventures [Average Rating:6.14 Overall Rank:6757]
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There's a 75% chance I'll pick this up.

I love BRP, but my group hates the gritty combat. I want to see how this book addresses that, and how it "pulpifies" the system in general.
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2. RPG Item: BareBones Fantasy Role-playing Game [Average Rating:8.21 Overall Rank:1485]
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I'll likely pick this up if the DriveThruRPG has copies there.

I recently read my friend's copy, and I like the lightness of this system. I'll be looking at other fantasy systems, but this is the front runner.
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3. RPG Item: Odyssey: The Complete Game Master's Guide to Campaign Management [Average Rating:7.43 Overall Rank:1468]
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I'll likely pick this up.

The past couple of years I've really started to enjoy reading GM self-help books, and this is towards the top of my list.
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4. RPG Item: Tome of Adventure Design [Average Rating:8.50 Overall Rank:637]
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Coin flip.

If Frog God has copies, I'm definitely going to take a look. I've heard really good things about it.
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5. Board Game: DreadBall: The Futuristic Sports Game [Average Rating:7.36 Overall Rank:1759] [Average Rating:7.36 Unranked]
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Longshot.

I'm a huge Blood Bowl fan, so these types of games always catch my attention. I nearly did the Kickstarter. I don't know. I love Blood Bowl but I never play it these days, so this is going to have to blow me away.
 
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6. RPG Item: Eternal Contenders [Average Rating:6.75 Unranked]
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Longshot.

I think it's going to be too non-traditional to get on my table, but I'll check that out. I would have bought Contenders a few years ago, but it wasn't in print at the time. Certainly the gladiatorial theme of this one will go over better than the boxing theme of Contenders, so it's worth a look.
 
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7. RPG Item: Ghost Towns [Average Rating:7.33 Unranked]
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Longshot.

I'll buy it if I think I would immediately use it in my current Deadlands game. If I can't, I'll wait. Regardless, I want to check it out.
 
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8. RPG Item: Monster Island (RuneQuest) [Average Rating:8.00 Overall Rank:2601]
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Longshot?

First off, I'm not sure who would be carrying it at Gen Con; I doubt that I'll see it. This sounds really interesting, but I'm trying to show some control. It might be hard to resist if I see it.
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9. RPG Item: Owl Hoot Trail (Playtest Edition) [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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Longshot

Like I mentioned in Lowell's list, the fantasy plus western mash-up could hit with me or it could really miss. I love checking out this kind of stuff at Gen Con.
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10. Setting: Razor Coast
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Longshot

Frog God should have the books in their booth. I suspect with Swords & Wizardry and Pathfinder support, it's going to be "D&D... on a boat" which isn't what I want. Still, I'm a sucker for anything pirate-y, swashbuckle-y. Oh... the price is steep too, so budget is an issue.
 
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11. RPG Item: Torchbearer [Average Rating:7.71 Overall Rank:179]
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Longshot

Intrigued enough to look, but I doubt it would grab me.


Ah... so this is a no-shot. It won't be at Gen Con.
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12. RPG Item: 13th Age [Average Rating:8.06 Overall Rank:90]
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Longshot

We're in an event, so I'll get actual play experience. A year or two ago, I would have bought it on spec. I'm trying to be more selective, and 13th Age's style of fantasy is not what I want to run... so I should pass.
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Longshot

We're playing this one too. I think it'll be fun to play, but I'm not a sci-fi guy... even one as pulpy as this.
 
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Longshot

I'm trying to get the group to try this one; there are a ton of slots open (or at least there were). I'm a big 'verse fan, so it's already appealing. I would probably only buy it if I thought the family would play it.
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Super longshot

Currently, we're signed up for an event, but my group is leaning towards canceling (long story). My one buddy already owns the game, so I could borrow it from him at any time.


We're going to be canceling this event. While I wanted to play, it does give me back some Exhibit Hall time and frees me up for some seminars I wanted to attend.
 
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Wild card!

As of this month, our group will be in four different states with varying levels of commitment. It's a sad tale. VOIP gaming could be our best bet, so I've volunteered to check out the different products at Gen Con. I'm looking forward to it... I have no idea what to expect.
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Research

I'm planning on going to the Dragon Age/AGE seminar. Green Ronin has been talking forever about a new setting for the system, and I'm interested. They just need to announce something and then produce it.
 
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