Category: Observations

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Dream Teams and Inspiration

These RPGaDay questions are still weird. Short (-ish) answers inevitable. Day #13: What makes a successful campaign? I have no idea. I have never had the opportunity to run one. Day #14: Your dream team of people you used to game with? My dream team resides in my current gaming group, the best bunch of people I…
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August 17, 2016 1

What Comes Next?

I’m skipping a couple of entries in RPGaDAY because I just don’t have an answer. Both Day #10: Largest in-game surprise you have experienced? and Day #11: Which gamer most affected the way you play? – well, they’re drawing a blank. I have not, to my recollection, ever had any in-game surprise launched on me,…
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August 17, 2016 0

Ideal Role Playing Session Needs…

RPGaDay Day #9 asks: Beyond the game, what’s involved in an ideal session? And I’d respond preparation. The level of prep varies wildly, but it matters at all levels and on both sides. Both the GM and the players owe it to one another to come prepared to the table to deliver their best game.…
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August 17, 2016 0

The Effects of RPGs on Me

RPGaDay Day #7 asks: What aspect of RPGs has had the biggest effect on you? There existence has impacted me significantly, as without them and my interest in them, I would never have got into writing in the way I have. I spent about 10 years running play-by-mail games in the late 80s and early…
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August 17, 2016 0

Stories About Your Character

RPGaDay Day #5 asks: What story does your group tell about your character? I have eternally made Dwarves Italian after a couple of entertaining games run in my ongoing Dragon Age campaign, does that count? I honestly can’t say that this applies to me because I don’t recall anyone ever talking to me about my…
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August 16, 2016 0

Impressive Character Act

RPGaDay Day #4 asks: Most impressive thing another’s character did? Wow. While I have enjoyed the whole business of RPGaDay for the last few years, I find this business of player focus distressing, because I’m not a player (well, distressing might be a bit extreme, but it’s the first word that sprang to mind). Oddly,…
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August 16, 2016 0

Proudest Character Moment

RPGaDay Day #3 asks: Character moment you are proudest of? I’m going to go weird and wild here because my proudest character moment is a setting. The Underplex In 2004 (or thereabouts), I got the chance to help with the text of PARANOIA XP. I got the job of working through the skills and service groups,…
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August 16, 2016 0

Best Game Session

RPGaDay Day #2 asks: Best Game Session Since August 2015? Wow. I’m torn on this one. The game of The Haunting I ran at Patriot Games in May with my draft version of The Cthulhu Hack comes joint first on this one. I know that this isn’t my core system, but having spent time rendering…
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August 2, 2016 2

Real Dice, Dice App, or Diceless

RPGaDay Day #1 asks: Real Dice, Dice App, Diceless – how do you prefer to “roll”? Well, as one-half of a business that creates hand-crafted game rolls / dice bags, it seems like I would have to opt for dice right? Yes, to a certain extent, though I’m open to other possibilities. I have, for…
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August 1, 2016 0

J is for Jam

All the jam I like isn’t even called jam most of the time. Until I thought about writing this I didn’t even have it straight in my head what the variations in fruit preserves boiled down to (if you’ll pardon the pun). My favourite is Lemon Curd, which certainly sits alongside the jams in my…
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April 12, 2016 0