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You Pick It, I Review It–Gen Con 2010 (Updated!)

This time last year, I made a deal [1] with those of you who were unable to attend Gen Con. You picked something for me to pick up on the Exhibitor’s floor, and I reviewed it for you. That resulted in my two part review of Hackmaster Basic (Part1 [2], Part2 [3]), and John’s review of Realms of Cthulhu [4].

Well it’s that time a year again, and Gen Con is just under 2 weeks away, and I would like to continue the tradition and ask those of you who cannot attend, what would you like me to pick up and review this year?

Update– After reviewing the comments and talking to the Gnomes, I have selected Apocalypse World, by Vincent Baker, and Walt is going to take the Pathfinder Advanced Players Guide.

No promises, but if I run into a copy of Kagematsu, that may wind up in my bag as well.  Thanks to all of you who put in your comments.

Lets Review The Rules

Just like last year, there are a few conditions on what I will pick up for review. These are the same as last year, but let’s review, in case you forgot:

Get Picking

Now that you remember the rules, start tossing out ideas on what you would like to see me review. In the comments section, put down your choice of what you would like me to pick up. On Monday, I will announce the item that I am going to pick up, and after GenCon I will put together a review of the item for you.

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12 Comments To "You Pick It, I Review It–Gen Con 2010 (Updated!)"

#1 Comment By TimJensen On July 23, 2010 @ 5:38 am

Some new-ish roleplaying games that not enough people have played yet:
“Escape From Tentacle City” by Willow Palecek
“Kagematsu” by Danielle Lewon
“Under My Skin” by Emily Care Boss

#2 Comment By BryanB On July 23, 2010 @ 9:48 am

How about reviewing L5R 4th Edition?

#3 Comment By sage On July 23, 2010 @ 12:03 pm

Happy Birthday Robot by Daniel Solis
Apocalypse World by Vincent Baker

#4 Comment By ggodo On July 23, 2010 @ 3:49 pm

Pathfinder Advanced Player’s Guide by Paizo, or the aforementioned L5R book.

#5 Comment By Joe_Sixpack On July 23, 2010 @ 8:00 pm

How We Came To Live Here, from Galileo Games. An Enie nominee.

#6 Comment By shouit On July 24, 2010 @ 5:16 am

Blowback by Elizabeth Shoemaker
Misspent Youth by Robert Bohl

#7 Comment By DNAphil On July 24, 2010 @ 7:27 am

A lot of Indie suggestions this year. I am digging it. Not sure what products will be available at GenCon but I will check. Seeing a few suggestions that I like so far. Keep them coming.

#8 Comment By Grim6 On July 24, 2010 @ 6:07 pm

I know you said no board games, but is there any chance you’d bend the rules for the new D&D Ravenloft Game? It would be interesting to what the differences and similarities are b/w this and “full” D&D 4e, and how useful the components might be for any fantasy RPGs.

Failing that, how about the Laundry, by Cubicle 7, for BRP/CoC? Foremost in my mind: is this a full game (inclduing core rules), or a CoC or BRP supplement / campaign setting?

#9 Comment By Aegon On July 26, 2010 @ 8:24 am

I have heard good things about the Dresden Files.

#10 Comment By DNAphil On July 27, 2010 @ 9:36 am

Thank you all for the suggestions. The Gnomes and I are discussing the list, and shortly I will post up book that I will review.


#11 Comment By asurber On July 27, 2010 @ 2:57 pm

Apocalypse World, Looks very exciting.

#12 Comment By Ampolitor On August 12, 2010 @ 7:25 pm

I want to see outbreak undead, looks like a good game to break up a long campaign one night. Phil, did you get a chance to see a copy while you were there?

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