Stories About Your Character

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 character. Maybe I don’t run in the same sort of circles or something? Is this actually a thing? I probably talk more about my own…

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Impressive Character Act

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, when I run games I don’t necessarily remember what the players did, well or otherwise. It was either a great game or not. And then…

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Proudest Character Moment

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, contributing original text and some conversions across about 25 pages, which was nice. It also got me a place amidst the Traitor Recycling Studio. In…

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Book Pile: August 2016

Book Pile: August 2016

This past weekend provided some solid gains in the roleplaying department – and explain why I never post much in the thread about resisting purchases. I got a dinged copy of 13th Age from Games Lore because I have heard so many positive things and had two good games. I couldn’t not buy it for ¬£20 including postage. It almost seemed rude. I have played this twice with Guy Milner – who runs a great game with fantastic bursts of…

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Best Game Session

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 something of my own from the base of The Black Hack I got considerable satisfaction out of a successfully run game of TCH. I also…

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Real Dice, Dice App, or Diceless

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 example, dabbled with a diceless approach by using cards – like the excellent Deck of Fate, Ian Millington’s superlative Dice Cards and even just a…

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John Carter: First Blood

John Carter: First Blood

The John Carter alpha playtest rule-set might best be described as loosey-goosey at the moment. Some might have felt too much so, as I had one player with existing experience of the 2d20 system and JC currently leans in the direction of super-extra-lite. From my perspective, I can see that more structure needs to be built in here and a pool or two of additional counters might well be incoming in future releases; but, for me, I’d like my crunch…

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