RPG books – a thing of beauty


So me and hubby tidied some of our shelves up finally. Bottom shelf on the left are my knitting/sewing books then a few cooking books and then comics. Most of those are hubby’s Deadpool ones. 🙂

And then there’s the shelf above. Our roleplaying books.  We have come to the decision that we pretty much now own every game we need, as we have something for every genre we care about. There are a few books we still need to get as add on for core games, but a fair few of those (mostly for nWoD) are PDFs. So here’s the list, quite a few of these appear multiple times, as they are designed to cover a few genre’s depending on how the game is played:

  • Cyberpunk
    • Shadowrun
  • Fantasy
    • Exalted (Mythic Fantasy)
    • Fantasy Craft (High Fantasy)
    • Victorian (With potential Steampunk elements)
  • Genreless
    • GURPS
    • World of Darkness: Mirrors
  • Gothic Horror
    • World of Darkness
    • Vampire
  • Horror
    • Little Fears
    • Promethean
  • Licensed Games
    • Buffy
    • Doctor Who
    • Dying Earth
    • Game of Thrones
  • Sci-Fi
    • Traveller
  • Space Fantasy
    • Black Crusade (Dark Space Fantasy)
    • Dark Heresy (Investigatory Dark Space Fantasy)
    • Deathwatch (Military Space Fantasy)
    • Empire of Dust (Military Space Fantasy)
    • Fading Suns
    • Rogue Trader (Dark Space Fantasy)
  • Superhero
    • Icons
  • Sword&Sworcery
    • Legend
    • Elric
    • Exalted (When playing as Mortals)
  • Urban Fantasy
    • Shadowrun
    • World of Darkness
  • Wuxia
    • Qin

(We are missing a pulp game, but a friend of ours already owns Savage Worlds so we’re covered for this, and can always pick it up one day.) (This list also doesn’t include a few we have as PDFs like Supernatural.)

So yes, looking at that list we do seem to have an awful lot of Space Fantasy, but er quite a few of those are actually in the same setting (Black Crusade, Dark Heresy, Deathwatch, Rogue Trader) they just cover different things! In one your disposable agents trying to protect humanity by any means necessary. Another you are the East India Company crossed with original series Star Trek (no prime directive for you!). Then there’s the super-soldiers and finally there’s the one in which you can play any of the others but you’re evvvviiiiiilllll!

You might note that over a third of that shelf is comprised of Exalted books, that is because a) Exalted is awesome and b) we’ve been in a campaign of it for over two years.  I do love some Exalted and there are a lot of different way to play it.

There are some books that aren’t in that above list, that is because I’ve had to put them elsewhere as they don’t fit on the shelf. They’re also ones we don’t really need as they’re older editions or books that don’t work. (Stargate I’m looking at you, a great game to run, but my goodness that book is laid out badly! If I ever run it again I will be using World of Darkness.) Still there’s a few that we don’t really need and I have to figure out what to do with, like 1st Ed Lunars (an Exalted Core book) it’s not that good. 3rd ed D&D, 3.5 was better and anyway I’m not really a fan of D&D, or d20 Fading Suns, I much preferred FS 2nd Ed.




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