If you're not sure if your group will really be interested in it and want to spend as little money/time investment as possible try Dungeon World (http://www.dungeon-world.com/). The full PDF is only $10 on drivethroughrpg and the system is super easy to learn and run. As the DM you only have to read about a hundred pages (with rather large text) and it's really easy to explain. When I got the idea to run a game for some friends so we can try it I choose Dungeon World as the game because it was super cheap and easy to learn and it worked out great. Rather than being super stat heavy and rely on d20s it's much more reliant on improv and creativity. We ended up making the switch to D&D 5th Edition because it fits our group better (more combat, less RP) but Dungeon World was a great place to start. Especially if you're not super experienced DM-ing, D&D has a lot of rules you have to understand and memorize (although Dungeon World will rely more on everyone at the table being creative).
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- Garnett Lee, Shawn Elliott, Shane Bettenhausen, and Luke Smith.
Garnett Lee is the only one who can match Dan's eternal optimism about games and host any shows well, the other three are funny and varied enough in their views on games to make the site worth watching. Maybe I should re-listen to 1UP Yours....
Best arena run I've had was 5 with a Paladin. I'm always really enthusiastic about arena when I start, then end up with terrible decks. I didn't expect that Paladin to go anywhere near 5 wins after making it. My mana curves are usually messed up, with far too many minions and none of the good removal spells with the class. Just made a Mage deck for another run and didn't get any aoe, or pyroblasts. Doubt this deck will go very far, first game was a loss. Just need to get better at card selection I guess.
"When the final story beats play out, as it becomes clear that everything was leading up to this moment, an otherwise fairly traditional story became elevated by gaming's defining trait: interactivity."
That is an incredible way to explain why the ending of Brothers was so great without giving anything away, well done.
Redeemed my copy of Dota 2, thanks Giant Bomb community, and Branthog in particular for working this hard, this thing has been going on for a while.
Just recently picked up Leona as a change of pace from my usual support picks and she's really fun. I wouldn't want to play her with an ADC that I couldn't talk to because she requires a decent amount of coordination, but I love how aggressive you can be in the laning phase. Locking someone down while my ADC tears them apart is really fun, and her ultimate is a blast to use the whole game, especially in team fights. Being super tanky and just living through stuff is great also. Overall really fun champion to support with.
Not a lot of entries yet, might as well throw my name in.
- DOTA 2
- THQ Humble Bundle
- Hitman Blood Money
- Alpha Protocol
- Don't Starve
- Torchlight 2
- Blocks that Matter
- L.A. Noire
- Frozen Synapse
Thanks for doing this!