#RPGaDAY2015, Day 30: Favorite RPG Playing Celebrity

I was tempted to go with Wil Wheaton because of the many things he's done to show gaming as a fun activity to non-gamers, or as someone else pointed out, his "nerd outreach programs". Tempted, that is. While I like what he's done, I don't care for his ongoing public actions regarding TableTop's former co-producer. I had several hundred words written about this, but I wrote them and deleted them and that's how you write something to vent. So my favorite RPG-playing celebrity is Stoya. She's an occasional player in Zak Smith's D&D With Porn Stars game. She's also Stoya. Not just a porn actor, she's someone that's in control of her own body and is an activist for women to be in control of their own bodies, which means she's a person with a fantastic agenda: education. The Editor-in-Chief of The Verge writes "The questions our male readers ask Stoya continue to completely validate her column." She has written for The New York Times, Esquire, the New Statesman,...
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#RPGaDAY2015, Day 29: Favorite RPG Blog/Website

I don't have a favorite RPG website or blog, mainly because I don't regularly read RPG websites or blogs. I had a whole thing written about why, which I can sum up with "hyperfocused on games I don't play", and a bit about forums that I don't read any more, but it wound up turning a bit negative as I wrote about toxicity and the whole bullshit ban RPGnet gave Jared Sorensen. (To summarize: He had a marketing campaign for Lacuna, which would be released on April Fools Day. While he never posted about it on RPGnet, other people posted wondering what was going on; he responds saying he can't talk about it. Entire viral media campaign revealed to be an April Fools Day joke; pissed off RPGnet mods that fell for the joke ban him for...what, exactly? Pulling a prank somewhere that wasn't RPGnet? Not explaining to the RPGnet mods and admins that a weeks-long buildup to an April Fools Day joke he was doing...
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#RPGaDAY, Last Year: Day 29 – Most Memorable Encounter

Every scene in every game I’ve run or played in has been pretty fucking awesome. But sure, I’ll humor you with a most memorable encounter, but we’ll to go way, way back to unearth one of the earliest ones. We’re running AD&D 2nd Edition. Because we were playing in the Before Times, we were doing all the stupid things gamers did back then like passing SUPER SEKRIT NOETS to the GM or crap like telling players to leave the room because of a mistrust in the player/character knowledge divide. Go stand in the hallway. No fun for you until we call you back. Anyway. The party is at a ruined temple (crumbling, falling apart, loose masonry) that some bad guys had been using as a campsite. There’s a sniper with a crossbow on the roof of the temple that takes cover and is forgotten about during the grand battle that occurs. Everyone is fightin’ and killing them that needs a’killin’, except the thief, who circles...
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