I can't believe that it's been pretty much a month since my last post. I've been busy with work and family, but not that busy! Anyway, here are some random posts about what I've been up to and have picked up of late.
First off, I broke down and bought the Beginner Set for Fantasy Flight Games' new Edge of the Empire RPG. I've so far balked at picking up the Core Rules because $60 is really steep for me to plunk down these days. Still, after reading through the rules and playing a couple scenarios, I have to say I like the rules and the more narrative slant that they have. I'm not crazy about the special dice, but they don't feel clunky and as "in the way" as they do in Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay. I will likely end up picking up the Core Rules even though I would much rather have more of a catch-all set of rules rather than having to play in the Rise of the Empire era, especially if each core rulebook ends up being $60.
I'm still working on my second volume of monsters for my hack of the S&W rules with no real end in sight, especially with new monster books being released all the time.
I've picked up/been given a few new boardgames and expansions lately. First off is the Game of Thrones card game. I haven't played the game yet, but the rules seem fairly easy to understand. I'm looking forward to trying it out. I also picked up the companion set to the Star Trek TNG card game for cheap from Half Price Books. It can be played on it's own and can be added to the other two ST card games. I will be playing through this one this weekend. If it's good, I'll be looking at picking up the other two sets. I also picked up The Coast and Hero Set 2 for A Touch of Evil, the Timber Peak expansion for Last Night on Earth, and the Labyrinth of Ruin expansion for Descent 2E. Lots of games to play and very little time to play them sadly.
On the sci-fi front, work continues on my SWN campaign. I've been slowly adding systems and species to the setting. I hope to get more information posted about these updates sometime soon. I still find myself looking at Rogue Space to run the setting just because it's so easy and compact to run. Still, I'll likely wait to see what comes out of the new edition of Rogue Space that's being worked on at the moment. If there is intgrated support to cybernetics and a better system for designing starships, I'll be all over it. (Mutations would be sweet as well! Hint, hint.)