…for making me indulge in a grand retrospective. Click for gigantor version:

I saw his beautiful chart and had to make my own, which is both uglier and better. It was fun to think about all the weird stuff I played, and the big sad gap that represents higher education and life on the North American frontier.

One thing that’s interesting is that you can watch whole genres slide into suckage – first fantasy, then science fiction, then modern stuff. As it loses its shine, I switch to new systems, which are invariably less awesome.

Thank John Harper…
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  • May 18, 2010 at 1:50 pm

    Love it! I may have to steal your format for my 2003+ chart.

    Apparently, Baby Wars was the most awesome game you played. I find this unlikely yet cool.

  • May 18, 2010 at 2:02 pm

    I am guessing you never played Baby Wars.

    I struggled a little with “More Awesome/Less Awesome”, but tried to stick closely to what the experience of play was like at the time. TFT and Wizard are now much more awesome, but at the time I was a little too young to really get them fully.

  • June 1, 2010 at 9:05 am

    I’m “surprised” by two things:
    1. That James Bond ranks so low on the fun scale. Most people I know speak about that game only in superlatives. Never played it myself.
    2. That you played so much GURPS and had so much fun with it. I didn’t know that.

  • June 1, 2010 at 9:23 am

    Yeah, GURPS delivered for years and years. James Bond is a tiny ball because I only played it a small amount, and it was never fun.

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