6.) Designers and Dragons (Evil Hat Productions) – Not a game, but a must have for any RPG fans shelves. The four volume Designers and Dragons series, chronicles the history of roleplaying games on a year by year and company by company basis. It’s an easy, engaging and interesting read. The historical view offered 40 years later of the founding of the hobby highlights the true foundation that two men in Lake Geneva began.
5.) East Texas University (Pinnacle Entertainment Group) – What? Buffy all grown up? College aged horror? Spells ANYONE can use? Where have I been? The excellent Savage Worlds ruleset gets down to modern-aged horror for the first time, with the ETU line of games. Players take on the role of college students, dealing with normal stresses, deadlines, and an impending apocalypse. A worthy addition to their line, and frankly one of the best horror RPGs ever made.
- SmashUp: Science Fiction Double Feature – More SmashUp, more fun. Adding Time-travellers, Spies, and more to the game only increased the fun.
- Weird Wars: Rome – More sword and sandals Savage Worlds goodness. Roman legionnaires fighting against the dark things of the night.
- Lost Legacy: Starship & Flying Garden – Two excellent micro games from AEG. Little bag, but a ton of fun.
- Sword and Fan – A Legend of the Five Rings expansion, that details the deadly politics of Rokugan, and the political tactics of its battlefields.
- Tiny Dungeon – A Kickstarter that is fulfilling in the next month, minimalistic fantasy has never been so fun.