Fell a bit behind on the #RPGaDAY2015 thing, but we just had our wedding anniversary over the weekend[1] and I’m going to use that as an excuse when, in fact, I was just lazy.[2] So. What topics have I missed?

Sorry, but I just had to change it from that horrible pink color. Click through if you want to grab the color-shifted fullsized image.
Sorry, but I just had to change it from that horrible pink color. Click through if you want to grab the color-shifted fullsized image.

Day 22: Perfect Gaming Environment.

I like a game environment where I have the opportunity to stand up and move. If we’re at a table, I just have to stand at times, sit at others. I think I get away with this because I’m usually running games, so when I’m standing, I’m physically elevating myself over the players and it introduces a little psychological trickery, but really I’m just antsy. When I’m playing online, I’m at my standing desk, but there’s a high stool that I use to rest on sometimes — I change stance and camera angle a few times during the game session.

So a place where I can change stances.

Daniel Solis' t-shirt design. Click and buy.
Daniel Solis’ t-shirt design. Click and buy.

Other than that, I don’t have much of a preference. I’ve run games in public at game days and conventions — my favorite game, Primetime Adventures, is fantastic for that. In PTA, there’s a rule called “Audience Participation”, a rule that I don’t know if anyone else but I have ever used, where people watching the game being played can contribute to the story. You know, I might be saving that up for the 25th, which is “Favorite Revolutionary Game Mechanic”, but you can read more about it in my PTA: Play in Public guide that I should update for the third edition.

My friend Jason loves playing at a table, but his group always spreads out in the living room. That would drive me nuts.

  1. Eighteen. We could send our marriage off to college. []
  2. Busy too, and not just playing Shadowrun Hong Kong. Actual work stuff. []

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