March 21, 2012
RPG: enough mechanics to reduce the effect of erratic GMs (eg no White Wolf). I tend to have very different favorites based on genre. Fantasy = Metal, Magic, & Lore or Chronicles of Ramlar; Modern = Millennium's End; Sci-Fi: Pax Draconis; humor = Paranoia or Tales from the Floating Vagabond; hybrid = Shadowrun; pulp = Savage Worlds; etc, etc Board games: I tend to like strategic games of all sorts (Dungeon Twister, Settlers of Catan, Small World, etc) and some lighter games (Adventurers, Cartagena, etc)
I've been playing games since 1980 and have played hundreds (thousands?) of different RPGs and board games over the years.