My last poll for which non-RPG book to buy worked very well. I was going to do one for January’s RPG book too, but I found a decently priced Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay hardcover, so that decision was already made. Now February is upon us, and I need advice again to help select my one RPG purchase. There should be a poll included at the end of this post.
I believe the TSR products need no introduction, but here are some details about the lesser known options. Microscope is a collaborative world build game by Ben Robbins of West Marches fame (see this summary by Risus Monkey). Weird Adventures is by Trey Causey at From The Sorcerer’s Skull and seems to be getting universal acclaim. GURPS Goblins is a game about goblins that live in the underworld of Georgian London. I don’t expect to play GURPS any time soon, but that book just looks like it would be fun to read. Barrowmaze is a megadungeon by Greg Gillespie of Discourse & Dragons. Iron Heroes is a low-magic fantasy game by Mike Mearls that I became interested in after reading this discussion at Monsters & Manuals. The Fane of Poisoned Prophecies is a module by Guy Fullerton. Metamorphosis Alpha is perhaps the first science fiction RPG, and the precursor to Gamma World. It was recently re-released in hardcopy on Lulu.