#RPGaDAY2022 Day 19 – Why has your favourite game stayed with you?

Welcome to #RPGaDAY2022! Now in its ninth year, #RPGaDAY was originally created by RPG author and games designer David Chapman (Conspiracy X, Doctor Who, etc) as a bit of fun and to get people talking about tabletop roleplaying games. August was chosen, I believe, to coincide with tabletop roleplaying’s gaming mecca that is Gen Con – which usually takes place in the States (Inidanapolis these days) every August.

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Day 19 : Why has your favourite game stayed with you?

As mentioned in a previous post, my ‘favourite’ game tends to shift around depending on when I get asked. I tend to have a revolving handful of longterm ‘favourites’, but one I default to more than the others is probably Call of Cthulhu. So I’ll be using that for this question.

I am a fan of occult horror, and always have been, so the Call of Cthulhu setting with its emphasis on investigation, occult texts, cults, the Elder Gods and their various minions, etc, has always been a big draw for me. Also with epic campaigns – both published such as the brillant Masks of Nyarlathotep and home conceived – you can really get deeply involved in the story, even if the likelihood is that you’ll probably play a few characters during the course of it’s events.

I’ve had some of my favourite gaming memories created due to playing Call of Cthulhu, and the fact it’s still so enjoyable to play today as it was 30+ years ago when I first played a game of it, speaks volumes.

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