#RPGaDay 2016 – Day 9

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Beyond the game, what’s involved in an ideal setting? There’s lots of things that are important to a great setting, but the absolute most important thing is preparation. A good GM should have a solid plan, and the players should have a solid grip of what’s going on headed into the game. Of course this still kind of falls into …

#RPGaDay 2016 – Day 8

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Do you prefer hardcover, softcover, or electronic books? What are the benefits of your preference? Why not both (or all 3?) I really love the feel of a sturdy, hardcover RPG. It’s a wonderful, tactile experience from when the book is brand new all the way until it’s been worn down and time and play. I still have my original …

#RPGaDay 2016 – Day 7

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What aspect of RPGs has had the most effect on you? The best thing about RPGs is the social aspect. People coming together to tell a story together and have a great time. RPGs have always filled a social need in my life. Playing at a friend’s house. Playing at camp since I wasn’t much into sports. Telling stories with …

#RPGaDay 2016 – Day 6

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Most amazing thing a game group did for their community? This is going to be a short one today, mostly because none of any game group I’ve been part of has done anything for the community as a group. We’ve all done our own things, whether it be donating time, money, or items in need, but never anything as a …

#RPGaDay 2016 – Day 5

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What story does your group tell about your character? Back in high school my friends and I played World of Darkness games for a while. Mostly Vampire and Werewolf. While Vampire was our go to game that I usually GM’d, we would sometimes take a night to let one of my other friends GM a Werewolf story. This kid was …

#RPGaDay 2016 – Day 4

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Most impressive thing another’s character did? Yesterday’s post had a lot to do with the story I’m going to write today. I gave a very vague overview of what transpired, but gave no detail. Let me shed some light on the experience. The problem player in our AD&D 2nd Edition game was becoming a bigger and bigger problem. Eventually he …

#RPGaDay 2016 – Day 3

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Character moment you’re proudest of? Today’s prompt is a tough one, mostly because it ties in with tomorrow’s “Most impressive thing another’s character did?” I guess I can give an overview today, and get into the gory details tomorrow. The session was back in ‘99. We had gotten a group together at college to play AD&D 2nd Edition in my …

#RPGaDay 2016 – Day 2

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Best gaming session since August 2015? Like I stated in my first #RPGaDay post, I don’t play many RPGs anymore. It’s something I’m hoping to fix, but I need to find the time, the system, and the people to play. That being said, I still had a few experiences over the past year to draw from for the this question. …

#RPGaDay 2016 – Day 1

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The past few years I’ve seen several people participate in #RPGaDay, an event in August where people write about a specific RPG-related topic for each day in August. It’s a great idea, but since I really don’t play many RPGs as much as I’d like to anymore I’ve just enjoyed reading everyone’s content without participating. Then I read Thomas Deeny’s, …

Discovering Tak – Part 4

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One of the greatest things about Tak is the open nature of the game. Cheapass Games provides the rules online, along with piece dimensions. People all over have been making their own Tak sets, and some of them are just awe inspiring. I’ve started keeping a Pinterest Board with sets I like, but I figured I’d spotlight a few here. …