#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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#RPGaDAY 2017, Day 18: A Game I’ve Played a Lot

The #RPGaDAY prompt for the 18th was "Which RPG have you played the most in your life?" While I spent the majority of my teenage years playing D&D and part of my college years playing that game, my late college age group started playing Shadowrun and that's been my go-to big game ever since. But if we use a different metric, where we look at which game I've played with the most number of people, that would be Primetime Adventures. I've run that at game days, conventions, and dropped it into my regular game from time to time. Huh. That was a short one. Continue reading “#RPGaDAY 2017, Day 18: A Game I’ve Played a Lot” »...
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#RPGaDAY 2017, Day 17: A Game Collecting Dust

The #RPGaDAY topic for day seventeen is about a game that's been sitting on the shelf. Specifically, a game that I own but haven't played. For this, I'm only going to count physical game books. Let me nip down to the basement where it probably is living and I'll let you know after the break. Before I head down, I'm going to guess it's Blue Planet, first edition. I never played that game, but I loved it so. The second edition, I've ran and I so do love the setting. But that first version -- which I know is downstairs -- I have never played. Continue reading “#RPGaDAY 2017, Day 17: A Game Collecting Dust” »...
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