Sunday, August 10, 2014

RPGaDay 10 "Favorite Tie in Fiction"

This is a tough one for me to pick, I have the amazing abilities to both Completely Ignore stuff that is bad and Actively Avoid what people are telling is Good. Asking me about my tastes results in me having to defend those tastes to people who can't understand why Highlander 2 was fucking awesome. I absolutely loved Prometheus. Battlefield Earth? Don't tell anyone but...

Loved it.

I haven't watched a single Episode of Breaking Bad or Game Of Thrones. The Walking Dead remains in my Shit to Avoid file right along Titanic.

So take anything you read here with a grain of salt.

The earliest RPG tie in material I can remember getting into was The Iceland Dale Trilogy. I had read other D&D related books, namely the first few Dragonlance Books. Didn't get into those as much as my friends did. Icewind Dale was fun as well as adventurous. I liked it quite a bit, but even then I was starting to burn out on fantasy. I blame the glut of 2nd Edition Forgotten Realms books.

Later came The Ravengers and Holomen. Both of these are tie ins to R. Talsorians Cyberpunk 2020. Apparently they sucked really bad, but man, I read the shit out of both of them and even wanted to try to incorporate parts of it into my world.

Okay, my favorite is almost a tie actually, I love both of these properties equally for different reasons. neither are ties ins to games, but rather have games based on them.

Mouse Guard!

Mouse Guard restored my faith in fantasy. It's different, it's low magic and it's compelling as all hell. If you haven't read it then I feel bad for you.

Finally there is 

Sometimes I try to describe this series of books as equal parts James Bond, Lovecraft and Dilbert. Charles Stross has a keen wit that allows his stories in this universe to be both Terrifying and Lighthearted in equal measure.

If I had to pick one of those it'd be Stross's Laundry Novels.

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