I too really like the work they have done with Victoriana. Didnt really see the Ravenloft connection untill you mentioned it now though
I't basically Ravenloft without the license. The reason I don't really bother, is, of course, I prefer to play the real stuff.
You might not know this about me, but Ravenloft is actually what I do most as a DM IRL.
There are some good games coming out these days too. Savage Worlds and ASoIFRP (A Song of Ice & Fire) are two games of more recent date that I really enjoy.
Sure. It's less about what games are "good", and what games "I like", I guess. For my part, the next local game that I run will be DW,
and afterwards most likely something set in robert Asprin's Thieves World. ...So, it's not like I don't have plans, or lack inspirations, but all to the contrary.
For face-to-face type games I tend to just buy two copies of the rulebook so the players can borrow one from me. Thats trickier with online games of course.
Hehehe, how kind. In our groups here, we all buy one, usually. When I got rid of parts of my collection in 2007, I gave rule books for 15 different systems away,
including a 1e Earthdawn book, which was some of the dumbest things I have ever done.
Pathfinder is pretty much 3E with some add-ons. What is cool about it, and what I told Eric is their style and type of products.
Again, I know it, but I don't like it that much, lamentably. I don't like the setting, and I think the APs are nice, but way too long.
Was kind of funny at Ropecon, because Mr Mona apparently expected a lot of enthusiasm and detail knowledge from me, and I like,
not really interested in other than Greyhawk tales, much to his lament.
I am of course a "published setting" type of guy, but we have had great success usng NWOD for homebrew games. I could also see using WHFRP 2nd edition for homebrew. From what I have seen of 3rd ed WH, I am staying away from that one. 40K could be cool to play, especially Rogue Trader.
All Warhammer games are extraordinary - even 3e. The problem is just, to create an "authentic" feeling for players that might know the setting from other sources,
that takes just too much time. I even read a few novels - and I don't like the fantasy genre per se, as you might know - but then eventually gave up.
I am a very enthusiastic WH FRP player, though, both in 40k and Old World.
...Actually, one that I dug out recently was the 3e Ghostwalk campaign. I think I'll give that a closer look tonight...