But, I got to try out some new games and enjoy some old favorites.
Still, I think 2013 was a good year. May 2014 be even better!
Out: D&D Next/5e. Whatever you want to call it, I'm not impressed.
Still Out: 4e, along with D&D Encounters.
Pathfinder: Out--I'm not anticipating joining a Pathfinder Group anytime soon.
In: AD&D 2e--I still read that stuff.
In: AD&D--the classics are still classic.
In: The BECMI/Rules Cyclopedia. All are compatible with various retroclones out there.
Out: The desire for more retroclones.
Dark Heresy: Out.
Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay 2e: Out upon receipt of payment (I sold most of my collection).
Star Wars d6: In (Though the campaign I was in just sort of faded away).
In: Tenkar's Tavern.
In: d20 Dark Ages.
In: All of the OSR Blogs I follow to the left.
In: RPG Blogging Challenges--I've got one in mind for February.
Blogger: In (of course)
Facebook: In--but for my own private use.
Google+: Out... for now. Too much static.
Reddit: Looked but never tasted.
Wordpress: Maybe IN for next year with my writing blog.
Yahoo Groups: Out. I think I'm still a part of one with an old email address. I think...
Kickstarters: Out... I've thought about getting in, but I'm sick of hearing about people getting ripped off.
HeroQuest 25th Anniversary Edition: In, then Out, then :(
Monte Cook's latest endeavor: Don't care. Out.
In: Frog God Games.
In: Mythmere Games.
In: Goodman Games.
Out: Wizards of the Coast.
Never in and will always be out: Dark Phoenix Publishing (thanks to Wil Hutton over at Aggregate Cognizance)
In: Rafael Chandler for Teratic Tome.
In: GM Games
TSR (New): In for Gygax Magazine.
TSR (Old): In--I still like their stuff.
In: Gygax Magazine.
In: Old Print Issues of Dragon.
In: Old Print Issues of Dungeon.
In: The Manor, by Tim Shorts.
(Sorry if I've overlooked some--there's lots of good stuff out there).
Forgotten Realms and the Sundering: Out. (Okay, they were never really in to begin with).
Greyhawk: Still In.
Planescape: Out upon receipt of payment (Yes, I sold my collection).
Ravenloft: In... I guess.
Domikka, my homebrew Campaign Setting: In. Though I won't be running campaigns in it anytime soon.
In: Almost any GM's homebrew setting.
In: The Army Painter
Reaper Miniatures: Still In.
Old Glory Miniatures: Back In.
Games Workshop: OUT OUT OUT.
In: Reaper Metallic Miniatures.
In: Reaper Bones.
Out: Pre-painted miniatures.
Painting Miniatures: In, then out, then back In again at the last minute.
52 Weeks, 52 Miniatures: Back in again... for next year.
In: Priming and painting plastic miniatures on their sprues before assembling them.
In: Trying out The Army Painter primers.
Games Workshop/Citadel: Out--they're crap and put in lousy containers.
Still In: Reaper Paints.
In: The Army Painter Warpaints--so definitely in, especially their reds and Matte White.
Still In: Ancient and Medieval Wargaming, by Neil Thomas.
Still In: Napoleonics.
Still In: Warfare in the Age of Reason.
In: Some Civil War game I played over the summer that I can't remember the name of.
(Yeah, that might sound odd, but I do like Warmaster far better than Warhammer, since they're both by Games Workshop. Warmaster isn't as fiddely and confusing. Also, the people I game with houseruled it for 15mm rather than 10mm. Also, GW doesn't support Warmaster anymore so I am content).
Out: Wrath of Ashardalon
In... maybe: Dungeon Command
In: Ticket to Ride
In: Small World- Underground
Still in: Risk 2210:
Still in: Axis & Allies
HeroQuest (the original): Back In.
HeroQuest (25th Anniversary Edition): I wanted it to be In, but alas...
Mayhem Comics and Games: Out. (and not just because I don't live in the vicinity anymore)
Games Plus: In, if I ever make it up to Mt. Prospect, IL, again.
Treefort Games: IN.
In: Reading books besides sci-fi/fantasy.
Still Out: Novels based on D&D campaign settings.
Edition Wars: Out.
Big Bang Theory: Still In.
In: Downsizing gaming collection to a more manageable level.
Out: Using the money to buy more gaming stuff.
Still In: Personal hygiene.
Still Out: Gamers without personal hygiene.
In: Losing 20 lbs since the end of last summer!
Still Out: Eating at McDonalds.
In: That redhead on the cover of Timothy Brannon's Eldritch Witchery.
Out: The "Page 4 Girl" in Rafael Chandler's Teratic Tome. (Along with the one on page 6, etc).
Out: Me, if my girlfriend finds out I've been looking at the redhead on the cover of Eldritch Witchery.
In: Having a girlfriend who encourages me to participate in my hobby. ;)
In: Gamer guys who treat gamer girls with respect.
In: The continued fragmentation of the hobby
Out: The hobby being dominated by less than a handful of companies (at least at my tabletop).
In: Trying and playing more games.
Happy New Year!