Lunchtime Poll #30: Goodie Bag

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Li asks:
What�s the last board, card, or roleplaying game you bought, and what do you think of it?


The last RPG game that I bought was two volumes of Iron Kingdoms, by Privateer Press.
An odd D20 world, more “Steam and guns, rather than sword and sorcery”. Magic is primarily focused through an arcane-steampunk technology known as Mechanika, the world itself is gritty and harsh.
Its a weird world to be sure, and definitely not your standard d20 universe. Will I run a game in this place? I’m not sure. At the very least, I can mine ideas and concepts for inclusion in other games (eg, using a version of this world as a shadow in an Amber game).