Everyone who has gamed for any length of time likely has the experience of a game that was shelved. Sometimes it is for the best, the game is just falling part or something else is going fundamentally wrong. At others, the game ends but not because of reasons anyone likes. People's schedules drift apart, someone moves out of town, the GM suddenly gets swamped with school or real work and has to stop running. Either way, the game has come to an end and we didn't really like that.
So, in honor of all those fallen games that we likely won't get to go back to, whether as a GM or a player, I wanted to hold this discussion. Consider it a memorial for the game. Share the details, and let's remember the great times that passed.
For me, the game I probably most want to return is one I was a player in. It was a small 4 player game set in the near future in a "close to the real thing" world. In the game, the players played members of a Joint Special Operations Command spec ops team. Each character was from a different branch of the military, giving us an army sniper (myself), a marine force recon heavy gunner, a navy seal, and an air combat controller. The missions were a lot of fun, and had a tendency of rather creepily predicting world events that have happened since - albeit faster than they happened in game. Luckily, the big set pieces didn't happen.
Unfortunately, the game went on hiatus over a school semester when we weren't sure if we'd have people around or not for the game. It never picked back up, leaving the story in a place that can serve as an ending, but I very much want a sequel story to. Maybe someday, but I doubt it. There is very rarely a return from hiatus for games.
What about you? What game do you miss? What game do you wish you could resurrect?