OK, one down, lots to go 🙂 I had hoped the next one would be a little bit simpler to answer but of course it is not.
Day 2: Kickstartered game most pleased you backed
See, I told you so. Bloody difficult. I went on a Kickstarter rampage when I first found out about it, sent myself broke and am very selective about it these days, but there are many contenders for this title. The core gamer in me wants to say Earthdawn because that was once my specialty, but the Kickstarter has me a bit disappointed. I backed it with more money than I have ever backed anything on Kickstarter but because I don’t live in USA they are holding my paper goods until.. I am not sure in reality. Could be until all the books have been made and so far only one of them is in print. Sure I can download them but I really do not like reading books that I know I want to savor unless I have them in print version which means I have not really made it past page 14 of the players guide.
So it comes down to other games, and in particular two games. It is between Lords of Gossamer and Shadow or Silent Legions. I have gotten others but these are the two that leap directly to my brain and say HELLOOOOOO. Cypher System is almost as loud, but not quite. The issue I have with these two games is that I love one of them totally (Lords of Gossamer and Shadow) but can’t seem to keep a game of it going or find a game to join. Silent Legions is everything I want in a Horror genre and I can get games with it so I really have to determine what “pleased” means to me. Is pleased a game I like and can get a game of or is it just pure love?
And I am happy to announce that pure love wins out here for me. Lords of Gossamer and Shadow is without a doubt the game that I am most pleased that I backed. I got a whole heap of stretch goals from it (that I was really unaware I was getting because I am not a details kind of guy) and I have made some great friends out of it as well such as Steve Russell of Rite Publishing, Kristin, Carl, Richard and Jeff who played in the short game I ran internationally and the Aussies that played in the two sessions of the Fables game I ran. Plus, I will one day be a published author of a supplement to this game.