My girlfriend insists that she's not a geek and certainly - oh lordy no! - not a gamer.
So, she ran her first RPG a couple of evenings ago, I'm delighted to say, and did a smashing job. Despite inevitable nerves and uncertainty she kept everything running smoothly and the players had a thoroughly good time.
The game in question was The Secret Lives of Gingerbread Men, a nicely simple RPG which we spiced up nicely with the addition of decorate-your-own gingerbread men to use as character sheets (not that they lasted the whole session, of course...) and this led me to think that I haven't heard much about this particular game for a while. Nor quite a number of others. Of course the sheer number of games appearing in recent years, and the limited focus of some, means that we can't talk about every game all the time, but there seem to be a fair few excellent designs in danger of slipping through the cracks, so to speak, lost to newcomers because they aren't flavour of the month and put aside by the old guard even though they still have a lot to offer. Quite how to draw attention to some of these games was the problem, so I thought that a thread on a Popular Internet Forum might spark some discussion, recommendations or loud comments on what a dolt I am (this being the Internet, after all.)
Any favourites you feel are languishing in undeserved obscurity?