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System Sunday: Something Cool – RPGaDay 2022

The question is: Describe a cool part of a system that you love. Self-promotion alert! It’s one of my own games… In The Dee Sanction, the players take on the role of agents working for Queen Elizabeth in defence of the realm against supernatural forces as Agents of her advisor and alchemist, John Dee. One…
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August 7, 2022 0

Recruiting to Roleplaying – RPGaDay 2022

The question is: How would I get more people playing RPGs? Tough question. I think the best thing existing gamers can do is to make their games accessible. We can get more people playing as long as we don’t make roleplaying seem like a degree-level course or a magic ritual. Yes, many roleplaying games can…
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August 6, 2022 0

What’s to Like? – RPGaDay 2022

The question is: Why will they like this game? What game? Weird question… If it’s the introductory game — which in my case was Advanced Fighting Fantasy — then I think they’ll appreciate a simple game that’s easy to grasp and lets you throw a lot of dice with purpose. Throw to swing. Throw to soak…
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August 5, 2022 0

Where to Host a First Game – RPGaDay 2022

The question is: Where would you host a first game? I personally enjoy the freedom of running at a convention. It might not be ideal — as it can be noisy, disrupted and heaped with added pressures for everyone who hasn’t met before — but it does provide a chance to play brand new games, experience new…
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August 4, 2022 0

My First Introduction – RPGaDay 2022

The question is: Where were you first introduced to RPGs? At school, at the age of 12. I had taken the wise decision, after the first year of comprehensive, to join the brass band. It meant a certain commitment, but the key was access to the music room at break times. No longer did I…
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August 3, 2022 0

Introductory RPG – RPGaDay 2022

The question is: What is a great introductory RPG? The simplest and less obvious answer would be any game run by a considerate and inclusive individual open to introducing you to tabletop roleplaying games. Honestly, I think that that’s the best approach, as it can be something of an overwhelming experience to hit the table…
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August 2, 2022 0

Introduction for Others – RPGaDay 2022

The question is: Who would you like to introduce to RPGs? Anybody, really. I have spent the last 15 years or so running games at conventions as a way to introduce people to new games. But I have also taken up the opportunities to introduce my kids, friends spouses, and work colleagues — anyone who is…
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August 1, 2022 0

Alien

Free League have turned their Year Zero Engine to the business of making an Alien roleplaying game. Now, I love the Alien series of movies. Well, OK… I love the first three. Which is good, because the timeline of the RPG encompasses that period. On the other hand, I have an uneasy relationship with the…
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July 2, 2019 0

minimal Explosion

For me, creating minimald6 versions of things seems to be a fine way of de-stressing and getting some creative juices running. I think it has something to do with the simplicity of the starting point and the challenge of emulation. There’s little point in creating something that doesn’t feel right. Davokar came out of a…
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March 29, 2018 0

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 0