#RPGaDay 2016 – Day 17

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What fictional character would be the best fit in your group? The longer I go on with this RPGaDay challenge, the more I regret participating. I’m half tempted to stop and delete all the current posts I’ve done. I won’t though. I’ll push on. What fictional character would be the best fit? I have no idea. If I were to …

#RPGaDay 2016 – Day 16

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Historical person you’d like in your group? What Game? Gygax. It’s gotta be Gygax. He’s the daddy of modern RPGs, and I’d love to play Chainmail with him. Of course I’d want to play in the back at the beginning when everything was fresh and new. I feel like if I were to play now it wouldn’t feel as magical. …

#RPGaDay 2016 – Day 15

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Your best source of inspiration of RPGs? Everything. That’s kind of a lame answer, but I’m sure it’s one most people would choose. Everything is inspiration. A hike through the woods. The sights/sounds while driving to work every day. Every movie I’ve ever watched. Every book I’ve ever read. The awesome art I saw online, or even some other great …

#RPGaDay 2016 – Day 14

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Your dream team of people you used to game with? I’ve mentioned some of these people already in previous posts. Dennis D. – The person who first got me into RPGS Scott – A great RPG player and GM that I spent many summers RP’ing with at camp. Gabe – One of the best GM’s I’ve ever played with from …

#RPGaDay 2016 – Day 13

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What makes a successful campaign? Some of these prompts feel like they’re really dialing it in… What makes a successful campaign? Both the players, and the GM, having fun. That’s pretty much the entirety of it. If you’re not having fun, then the campaign isn’t successful. That doesn’t mean a campaign can’t invoke anger, sadness, regret, or any other emotion. …

#RPGaDay 2016 – Day 12

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What game is your group most likely to play next? I’ve got two groups I’m lining up to play with. The first is my kids. We’ve been prepping and trying to find time to start a No Thank You, Evil! campaign. It’s an awesome system for kids that encourages helping each other out, and lets kids really run wild with …

#RPGaDay 2016 – Day 11

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Which gamer most effected the way you play? I can’t really say one player has effected the way I play more than others, as my experience as a role-player only grows with each different person I play with. Was is Dennis D., the first person to introduce me to RPGs back when I was 8-years-old? Was it Scott, who first …

#RPGaDay 2016 – Day 10

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Largest in-game surprise you have experienced? Surprises are always fun, even when they’re not. They a bit of excitement and can dramatically change the tone of a game session. One of the largest, and well pulled off, surprises I’ve experienced in a game was during an set of extended Planescape sessions. The session in question was played over the course …

#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 …