Monday, April 27, 2009

Games Unloved

Did you ever fork over your allowance for the month on a game you just knew you were never going to play and even as you were buying it, a little voice inside your head was asking why? For me, that game was Pendragon by Chaosium. Now, there is nothing wrong with the game. In fact, it is fairly well done, with an easy-to-learn mechanic and lots of useful material jammed into the core book. However, the simple fact is, I'm not a big fan of the whole King Arthur mythology. The only two depictions of King Arthur I really enjoyed were Clive Owen's and Monty Python's, neither of which could be described as true to Malory's Arthur. As kings go, I always preferred Conan or Aragorn. So alas, the years pass and Pendragon languishes unloved in my game collection. Once, I even bought a supplement dealing with the Pictish North in hopes of awakening some interest in the game, but to no avail. Maybe someday, my kids will dust it off and derive more enjoyment out of it than I ever did.


1 comment:

Derobane-bane said...

For me it was Second Edition Advanced Dungeons and Dragons Battle System. That was a terrible waste of money. I was the only one interested in the system... until I read the books and decided that it was a weak system altogether.