Tag: roleplaying

writing, gaming, creating

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

Out of the Blue Adventure Design

I’m having a weird revelatory¬†experience with roleplaying adventure design at the moment. Key features of a tabletop gaming session come to me at the last moment. I always¬†have an idea in mind – and then I get on with it. Recently, I have had ‘moments of inspiration’ that catch me utterly off guard. These have…
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June 12, 2014 0


Another evening trying to role play. Another ‘oh-so-very-close’ affair. Met some new people. Nice people. Chatted about games and gaming for 80 minutes – then went home. Yes, we might have tried to play something, but with only four people, and the prospect of more next week, we would have been going for a VERY…
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March 10, 2011 0

Mechanical Breakdown

I approach any new game with considerable caution, even the simplest ones. I have this habit of deconstructing mechanics without even taking the time to try them out. This might be a good thing. Given my desire for crunch, it might be bad as well. I do what I can to stop this, but given…
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February 28, 2011 0

Striking a Balance

I played Pathfinder last night. I’m a Ranger called Nial. I haven’t played the game before nor had I played with this group before, so I had a completely new experience and, in general, I enjoyed myself. I have to say, the adventure – an official one aimed at the 1st level character – did…
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February 24, 2011 0

Book Piles and Gumshoes

I have been reading like a demon of late. In the last couple of weeks I have finished reading three books – Life in a Medieval Village, FlashForward and The Esoterrorists. Admittedly, I had reached the halfway point in one and another amounted to only 88 pages; but, I’m impressed even if no one else…
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August 21, 2010 0

Backswords & Bucklers

I spent some time with people on stalls chatting, either seeking answers to specific questions – like when the next supplement for Doctor Who might be expected from the folks at the Cubicle 7 stand – or more general chat. I had one such brief chat with Chris Cale at the Tied to a Kite…
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June 8, 2010 0