Inspired by this post I figured I should probably post my list of games:
- Risus. My killer game that I cannot even look at another game without thinking to myself “Risus could do this better”
- Marvel Super Heroes (original version). The game that made me LOVE gaming, though its mechanic is silly, boy it worked well. I think it has elements of later indie games hidden in there, or at least the second cousin of indie games.
- inSpectres. An amazing game that overcomes what seems to be impossible odds and works exceedingly well. I think this is THE best indie game I have played and one everyone should try.
- Munchkin. Easily one of the most fun games I have ever played, was able to pick this up with kids ranging from 6 to 13 and have a complete blast with it.
- The Pool. Right up there with Risus, this game is an experiment in extreme freedom and creativity. As players you will be pushed to invest in the game
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. This game taught me to LOVE making games, my first game was created after I discovered this awesome game.
- Savage Worlds. Certainly one of the best traditional style games I have ever played. While not my favorite system these days, if you are a trad-gamer used to D&D, try it out, it will set you free.
- 3:16. Space Marines killing bugs, need I say more? Actually a very interesting system.
- D&D. At least some version should be played in your lifetime.
- Swords & Wizardry. I almost left this off the list but having played it a few times this really is the modern version of the old school games I played as a child.
I have a long list of games that I would like to play (Lacuna, Mouse Guard, All Flesh must be Eaten, etc) but having not played them I decided to leave them off this list. All this being said, if I were to be stranded on an island and could bring but one game? Risus. Hands down, it would be Risus.