Rampant Games' Jay Barnson wrote a blog post on the recent lists of 20 RPG pillars and 7 fantastical indie RPG published respectively by GamePro and Wired. As always, lists are debatable, but it's interesting to hear what someone in the indie RPG scene thinks of them. Here's a sampling:
This weekend we had a couple of interesting lists circulate. The first is from Wired, entitled (7 Fantastical Indie RPGs Worth Playing.) This list is pretty much the best-selling indie RPGs on Steam mixed with the biggest cult classic darlings from one branch of the indie (scene,) with nothing in-between. Not that I have a problem with any of the ones on the list, though I never warmed up to Charles Barkley's Shut Up and Jam: Gaiden (the concept sounded cool, but the implementation left me saying, (WTF?)). But they missed a lot of extremely worthy titles that I personally feel could have bumped most of the others from the list.