It's the new year, 2015, and we have a whole year of gaming ahead of us. Normally this post would have gone up on January 1st, but with being on vacation and how I've been writing posts lately that didn't happen. No matter though, it just means you've had more time to think about the new year and get to what is really important: your gaming.
What do you want out of your gaming for 2015? Are there new games you want to play? Old games you want to wrap up? A particular character concept that is gnawing away on the back of your skull looking to get out and make itself known?
For me, personally, there are three things I am hoping to do this year.
With all the press I've given to Jason Richards's new release, is it any surprise that I'm looking forward to playing it? I haven't played in a game like this in years and I really want to see what Richards, who got his start writing for Rifts, left for me to play with. Luckily for me, my PDF copy of Breachworld has already come in, and I'm expecting my physical copies to arrive in the near future. Also luckily for me, one of my housemates was also a fan of the kickstarter, so I can probably use him to help talk others into it.
This is a game in development by fellow game blogger, Philippine Gamer. Fight Class is a pretty self explanatory title, but it is a system designed to let the players be the stars of their own school battle anime. Considering the excellent quality of Pointyman2000's previous game, BADASS!, I'm very excited for this. As are several other people in my playgroup, so again yay for possibility!
Wrap The Current Generation of my L5R Game
Before 2011 the longest game I had ever run lasted for about 18 months and told a whole story about super heroes in a world that had literally forgotten they existed. Considering that game was run bi-monthly, it really comes to about 9 months of gaming or less than a year. This led me to start a couple of games with the idea of seeing how long they could go. One game was my Deathwatch game which fizzled out about a year and change later. The other was my multi-generational L5R game.
The L5R game is still going. Now, I'm not sure how fair it is to say this is the same game since we're on the third or fourth generation of PCs, but it feels like one.
The fun thing with this game though is that I don't want the game to end. There is likely at least one more generation to go in the City of Webs, and I have enough ideas I could run the game right through to the modern day, but this generation is perhaps the big one in defining the city and what happens. I want it to end well, and I want it to wrap on a high note. If things go badly for the PCs it could be the end of the whole game. Either way, I want it to be a generation to remember.
What about you? What do you want out of your 2015? Sound off in the comments.