So, I think I am going through the gamer-geek's version of a mid-life crisis. Instead of wanting to be single with a sports car, I just want to relive my gamer youth. I want to play old RPGs, watch the movies and cartoons I grew up on, and read old-school comics. Ok, and a part of me looks longingly at that motorcycle I saw for sale on my way to work.
Speaking of RPGs, Saturday was Free RPG Day, so I dutifully headed down to my FLGS, and picked up a copy of the annual free Pathfinder adventure. I figure that someday, when I can convince my group to play the game, I will have a whole campaign's worth of free stuff. We also got Catalyst's free preview versions of Shadowrun and Battletech RPGs (a flip-side two-in-one publication, and which inspired the aforementioned HPB purchase).
As for the system itself, I'm not sure what to think. For me, personally, it's kind of counter-intuitive. The stats don't match the standard physical and mental attributes you usually find in RPGs. And instead of numbers for stats, they use die-types. I've always been kind of on the fence with those kinds of systems (ala Savage Worlds), but I know they can work fine, so that part is ok. They also don't detail Hercules. However, they give stats for Captain America (of course) and Colossus. So, it's all good.
I'm sure it won't matter, though. This is just another in my large pile of RPGs that are cool, but will probably never get played.
So, what are you playing?