September 13th, 2014

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#RPGaDAY in August: DAY 30 - Rarest RPG Owned

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Day 30 – Rarest RPG Owned

Rarest RPG could be taken two ways. Either as a game which printed/sold so little hardly anyone has seen or heard of it, let alone ‘owns’ a copy or it could mean that it’s a “holy grail” to collectors that passes hands for shed loads of cash on the rare occasion that one becomes available.

I’m however going to go with a third, rather unique, option and that’s a “Roleplaying Game which has been customised for me” – so it’s pretty much unique and one of a kind (although Julian Hayley did see my copy and promptly ordered a custom job for himself ;p).

For this I’m selecting my unique and customised ‘Airship Pirates RPG’. A fantastic game by Cakebread & Walton based upon the world of Abney Park – a Seattle based Steampunk band.

The game is brilliant in the first place and the core rulebook is really nice without any tinkering but I asked a couple of friends (Kate Lawrence & Nathan Gill of Bedlamites Boutique (http://www.bedlamitesboutique.co.uk) to “punk” my copy into something unique and wonderful… and they far surpassed what I had hoped for.

They bound the book in leather, with purple satin interior, and a couple of leather straps to fasten it shut. In the centre of the front cover is the Airship Pirates logo which actually contains a battery operated plasma disc which has two settings. The first is to constantly flicker in a lightning style across its face and the second is noise activated so it lights-up to voices, music, etc. The front cover also has an engraved cogworkmotif on it which has also been coated in a luminous paint so it glows under UV. It was finished off with brass rivets and buckles J

It’s an all-round lovely piece of work :)


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#RPGaDAY in August: DAY 31 – Favourite RPG of All Time

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Day 31 – Favourite RPG of All Time

The final day (for me) of the very enjoyable #RPGaDAY that Dave Chapman created for August. I may have overrun August by almost two weeks due to unforeseen and unfortunate circumstances that meant I was away acting as ‘support’ whilst my partners brother was in intensive care, but I have finally caught up.

Thanks to Dave for coming up with this great idea. I’ve really enjoyed looking at everyone’s selections and also reading the comments that people have made (both on my own posts and others). I’ve been crossposting my answers across Facebook, Google+, LiveJournal and my own blog (The Imaginarium - http://the-imaginarium.co.uk). LiveJournal and The Imaginarium are the easiest platforms to see the entire series of posts due to their ‘Tagging’ systems.

So, onto the final question and the final answer from me…

It will come as no surprise to anyone that my favourite RPG of “All Time” is Call of Cthulhu by Chaosium <3

call of cthulhu