#RPGaDAY 2017, Day 21: Best Game With the Fewest Words

"Which RPG does the most with the least words?" asks #RPGaDAY on Day 21. Ah! That's simple -- It's John Harper's Lady Blackbird. You get a movie serial opening throwing you right into the action and promising amazing moments, a peek into an imaginative setting, and worldbuilding in the character's stats. There's magic, 'cause this person has it. There are fantasy races, because this one is one. There are large beasts floating in the nether because they're only mentioned in this one diagram. It's a game that does so much in a tiny little packet where half of the pages have a half-page worth of material repeated on them. Continue reading “#RPGaDAY 2017, Day 21: Best Game With the Fewest Words” »...
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#RPGaDAY 2017, Day 20: OOP!

Day 20 of #RPGaDAY asks us about the best source of out-of-print RPGs. Wouldn't that be the publisher themselves? Sure, the physical books might be gone, but you can't go out of stock with pdfs. Over at John Wick Presents, our big thing is the new edition of 7th Sea, but if you want any of the first edition 7th Sea -- or even things from the d20 Swashbuckling Adventures line-- you can get 'em. And if there are no pdfs, you're stuck looking at game stores, used bookstores, or ebay. That's not really an interesting question, so let's follow this up in ten minutes with a better one. Continue reading “#RPGaDAY 2017, Day 20: OOP!” »...
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#RPGaDAY 2017, Day 19: Best Writing a/k/a How the Sausage Is Made

The #RPGaDAY prompt for the 19th was "Which RPG features the best writing?" Hey. You. I'm going to tell how the sausage is made. Let's look at any 7th Sea sourcebook. Read through all 208 pages of that thing, every chapter, every sidebar, and yes, even the fiction in the front. See how well that thing flows? See how well that runs together? It's like there's one voice telling you all about this bit of the setting and explaining these rules to you, right? Now look at the credits. Continue reading “#RPGaDAY 2017, Day 19: Best Writing a/k/a How the Sausage Is Made” »...
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