#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. …

Originz on Tabletop Simulator

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The other night I sat down with Evan from Flavor Faction to play their super hero card game, Originz. I had a chance to play this back during CT FIG, but this time I got to play over Tabletop Simulator to check out the implementation. How does it play? Really well. All the cards look great, and the game plays …

Dead Man’s Doubloons on Tabletop Simulator

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Tonight I had a chance to play Geek Fever Games’ upcoming game, Dead Man’s Doubloons. The cool part? I got to play over Tabletop Simulator and Skype with the game’s designer, Jason Miceli. For those who are unfamiliar, Tabletop Simulator lets you play tabletop games over the internet. It’s all manual, with very little bookkeeping built in. Jason spent a …

Discovering Tak – Part 3

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Continuing my earlier Tak posts, I figured I’d look into some Tak bots. Sometimes it’s nice to practice against an AI, and i’ve played with 3 pretty good ones. The first one I tried, and it’s actually a newer AI, is Takkerus by cdbfoster. It needs to be compiled in Rust of OSX and Linux, but there’s also Windows binary …

Discovering Tak – Part 2

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Continuing my earlier Tak post, I figured I’d give my initial thoughts on the game. I finished my set, and have played more than a handful of the game, teaching 3 of my kids to play over our recent vacation. Also, I’ve created my own box/board combo to store and play the game. Based off the beautiful Devi’s board, one …