Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Revised Play History

Continuing with my theme of "spring cleaning" in May, I finally got around to revising my play history to include what I have been playing since I resumed blogging back at the tail end of 2009 (has it been that long already?). It's a lazy post, but not entirely useless given that a handful of readers might be interested in this sort of thing, if only to help place my posting in context. 

Play History (Click to enlarge)

   E (Elementary School '82-'83)
   M (Middle School '83-'85)
   H (High School '85-'89)
   (College at the University of Michigan '89-'93)
   DC/NoVa1 (DC and Northern Virginia '94-97)
   CV (Charlottesville '97-'03)
   NoVa2 (Northern Virginia '03-'09)
  RM (Risus Monkey Blogging '09 to present)

The colors indicate what I have played (blue), run (red), or both (purple) while the intensity/darkness of a color roughly indicates the amount of play (lightest colors indicate a single session). Games played without a GM are blue as well.

High on my list at this point: TravellerGamma WorldApocalypse World, Risus(as a player), PDQ/PDQ#, Weird West RPG, more Microscope, more ICONS, and more Old School Hack.


Elbuagnin said...

Dang that's some ambitious record keeping, not to mention an impressive list of games played.

ze bulette said...

You are, most assuredly, a self-proclaimed game slut.

The Drune said...

This is really interesting...and it looks kind of like Tetris.

Gurps had a long run.

No Traveller? (perhaps soon) No EPT? No RQ or Heroquest?(Pendragon though)...Gamma World?

Risus Monkey said...

Yes, I am a game slut. ;P

@Drune: Traveller and Gamma World are games that I have *owned* for ever. Back when I was in middle school and high school, I tinkered with them endlessly. But I never actually played them, which kind of bothers me.

I have almost no exposure to Heroquest and I have just started getting interested in EPT, thanks to Humanspace.

The Grumpy Celt said...

There is nothing wrong with being a slut for the right reasons, so long as you are actually enjoying yourself.

As for tracing my gaming history... that is an interesting concept.

GeneD5 said...

Although I only started role-playing in high school, my experience mostly parallels yours, especially during our period of overlap between 1994 and 1999.

I've probably played more 1980s games, such as Star Frontiers, Top Secret SI, Palladium Fantasy, and Shadowrun, but you've tried more systems during the later 1990s and early 2000s, when I was mostly running D20 variants.

Now, however, I've also become a fan of indy, rules-light, and retro-clone games and enjoy running FATE. Here's to one-shots, miniseries, and gamer ADD!

Risus Monkey said...

@Grumpy: My only complaint is that I don't have enough time to play even more games. :)

@Gene: I mplayed one game of Top Secret and a friend used the Star Frontiers setting for a Gurps game. But no, I never played Palladium Fantasy or Shadowrun.

Nero said...

D20 Space 1889?

Risus Monkey said...

@Nero: Convention game using the D20 Modern rules set.

Nero said...

Risus Monkey said...Convention game using the D20 Modern rules set.

Dude, that's just wrong.

Risus Monkey said...

@Nero: I didn't run it and the GM is one of the best I know. But yeah, D20 Modern... not my favorite system by a long shot.