#RPGaDAY 2017, Day 11: A Dead Game

Today's #RPGaDAY topic is "Which 'dead' game would you like to see reborn?" Man, that's a crap question because "dead game" is such a crap phrase. What's classified as a "dead game"? Any game line that doesn't have ongoing support or releases. All the books are out and nothing new is coming, so it's dead. Why even bother playing? Such bull on that. Continue reading “#RPGaDAY 2017, Day 11: A Dead Game” »...
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#RPGaDAY 2016, Day 16: Keeping Track of NPCs

Another question from Tracy Barnett, "How do you prefer to keep track of your game's NPCs and characters?" When I'm in a face-to-face game, I use index cards (which should be on sale right now at the beginning of the school year), but I used to use a binder. For online games, I use a word document. Continue reading “#RPGaDAY 2016, Day 16: Keeping Track of NPCs” »...
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#RPGaDAY 2016, Day 13: What Makes a Successful Campaign?

First, define "successful". Also "campaign". Back when we played the post-college Shadowrun game, I had the whole campaign outlined ((Remember, this was back when I was still thinking of roleplaying games as primarily the GM's story where the players enter with their characters to see what happens, rather than the collaborative play style I enjoy now.)) to create story arcs, season arcs like a television show. Each season started and ended on certain points. When we played that game, we went through the first season and had a good ending. Then we tried to do play-by-email once we started all moving away in the second season and that one didn't have a satisfying ending. My answer? Endings make a successful campaign. Plan for an end point. Continue reading “#RPGaDAY 2016, Day 13: What Makes a Successful Campaign?” »...
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