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Professor Pope's D&D3e Forgotten Songs campaign ranks among my top role-playing experiences as a player.I would go so far as to say that it was absolutely my best role-playing campaign that I experienced entirely as a player. Like previous games, I put a lot of thought into my character before we even started playing. Unlike other games, the good Professor Pope did a wonderful job of weaving my character's backstory and goals into the ongoing story. I created Katja expressly with the idea that she was a character in transition. Starting as an intentionally sup-optimal Ranger (I gave her an 8 strength even though we assigned our stats), I envisioned her as being called into the service of some as-yet-undefined chthonic deity. Playing through that transition was a powerful play experience that I wish I could relive again. When I discovered the Mythic Game Master Emulator, I leapt at the chance to continue her story. The result was The Moon Goddess Is A Harsh Mistress (which is also the reason I resumed my blog).
1. Dungeon & Dragons (from B/X and AD&D onward)Honorable mentions to a bunch of new games and retro clones that have inspired me as of late: Apocalypse World, Sword & Wizardry, Lamentations of the Flame Princess, Old School Hack, and PDQ.
2. Gurps (every edition)
3. Risus: The Anything RPG
4. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: RPG
5. Vampire: The Masquerade
6. MERP (and to a lesser degree, Rolemaster)
7. Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay (1e)
8. Castle Falkenstein
9. The Mythic Game Master Emulator
11. Gamma World
12. FUDGE (and it's new-school cousin FATE)
13. Star Wars (WEG)
14. Myth: The Fallen Lords & Myth II: Soulblighter