#RPGaDAY, Last Year: Day 1 – First RPG Played

I'm planning on revisiting last year's entries for RPGaDay to see if my answers have changed at all, but the first few entries won't -- they're about the first RPGs played, GMed, and purchased. So I'll be reposting these from my G+ feed from last year over the next few days, eventually getting caught up to Now, Last Year by the end of the week. #RPGaDAY, Last Year: Day 1: What was the first roleplaying game you played? My first roleplaying game was the same thing as several other people in my feed: the Holmes version of Dungeons & Dragons. It was the one with the chits you could cut out and draw from a cup in case you didn’t have any polyhedral dice. I picked this up in 1982 as a hand-me-down from adults who heard it was pretty cool but didn’t understand how to play. Back then, if you wanted to buy dice, you had to go into a store full of...
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#RPGaDAY2015, Day 3: Favorite New RPG of the Past 12 Months

The third entry in #RPGaDAY2015 is the favorite new RPG of the past year. Not favorite RPG, but favorite new RPG. Newly released? All-new game? A bit tricky, but the graphic used for the writing prompts doesn't include much space to break down the minute details of the topic. I'm taking it to mean the favorite RPG I picked up or played in the past year that was new to me. (Granted, I haven't played much this past year, either.) I mentioned Chill for Day Two's answer, and am tempted to go back to that for all the same reasons, but I'm not going to do so. Instead, I would have to pick the 5th Edition of Dungeons & Dragons. We've got the whole line so far and I'm impressed with the game. When it was winning ENnies a few nights ago, it was the first year I thought it won because it deserved to and not because there were people...
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#RPGaDAY2015, Day 2: Kickstarter Game You’re Most Pleased You Backed

The second #RPGaDAY2015 topic is Kickstarter Game You're Most Pleased You Backed. I would reword that topic to "Crowdfunded Game..." because there's some fantastic stuff coming out on Patreon and IndieGoGo. Every three weeks at Purple Pawn, I write a Crowdfunding Highlights article (4-6 things that have caught my attention) in rotation with two other staff members, and there's more to crowdfunding than just Kickstarter. But Kickstarter has the best interface for finding things to throw money at, which is part of the reason why I've backed many more things on that funding platform than all others combined. I'm going to go with a game that I worked on: Chill, 3rd Edition. I backed this at a dollar, which is something I do when I'm brought on board a project before the campaign ends. I really I want to see the backer-only updates and the backers' comments. (And, if need be, respond to the comments if it's cool with the campaign creator.) There are about...
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