#RPGaDay 2016 – Day 24

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What game are you likely to give to others? Different strokes for different folks. I can’t say there’s one game I’d give universally. D&D is a solid choice for many fantasy fans, but even then it may not be the best choice. I’d love to give Dungeon World for its simplicity. Apocalypse World for those who may not be into …

Force Grey: Giant Hunters

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I never thought I’d enjoy watching people play RPGs. I couldn’t quite get into Critical Role, though I love Matthew Mercer and crew. It’s just too long. Too raw. Then came Wil Wheaton’s Titansgrave. It was edited into one hour chunks, had some cool art to go with it, and was a joy to watch. I also really enjoyed the …

#RPGaDay 2016 – Day 23

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Share one of you ‘Worst Luck’ Stories. This story is, once again, from an AD&D 2nd Edition game in my college days. I had recently rolled up a new character due to the untimely death of the last. I don’t even remember which character died, because he was a brief character rolled up after the untimely death of the character …

#RPGaDay 2016 – Day 22

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Supposedly random game events that keep reoccurring? I don’t think I’ve ever experienced this. GM’s that I’ve known, myself included, have certain events that we reuse in games, but it’s entirely intentional. It seems most people I’ve played with have their own ideas and signature bits and pieces that they always seem to include in a game as part of …

#RPGaDay 2016 – Day 21

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Funniest misinterpretation of a rule in your group? Shortest. Post. Ever. I can’t think of a single time a group I’ve played in has misinterpreted a rule where it was humorous. Rob KalajianMedia personality Rob Kalajian has been a staple in the board game world for many years. As a former writer for Purple Pawn and the owner of A …

#RPGaDay 2016 – Day 20

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Most challenging but rewarding system have you played? AD&D 2nd. Not only was it difficult because it was my first RPG, but as far as all the systems I’ve played to date, it’s still the most complicated. Charts, THAC0, dice, etc…! Of course it’s one of my favorite systems, so I guess you can say it’s been rewarding. Most systems …

#RPGaDay 2016 – Day 19

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Best Way to Learn a New Game? Play. There’s no better way than to play. It’s even better if you can play with someone who’s familiar with the system. Mistakes will surely be made, but you’ll get into the game and the important mechanics quickly enough, and soon you’ll be off with a familiarity that just can’t be gotten from …

Review – Baba Yaga

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Prelude I’ve always been a fan of Gamewright games, and their latest, Baba Yaga, doesn’t disappoint. It’s a great card game where you’re trying to get your hand value down to 4 or less. One you do you can call “Baba Yaga” to end the game and have everyone tally up their hands. The lowest value overall wins. It plays …

Goldieblox Releases Invention Mansion

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We’re huge fans of Goldieblox in our house. For those who don’t know, Goldieblox puts out STEM-related products focused at girls in the form of building and invention sets. We’ve got a few sets ranging from a simple zipline to a zoetrope animation studio. Everything they do has been thought of from the ground up. Building manuals are written in …

#RPGaDay 2016 – Day 18

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What innovation could RPG groups most benefit from? Well here’s an interesting topic. Two main technologies come to mind: VR, and Holographic Projection. How better become immersed in the fictional worlds we play in? Of course both would take a lot of time and money invested to properly work, and in my opinion would take away from one of the …