#RPGaDAY 2016, Day 9: What is your favorite magic/hi-tech item in a tabletop rpg?

Ah, another question from Tracy Barnett! What's my favorite magic or high-tech item in a roleplaying game? My twitter answer: The Wand of Wonder. Point it at a target and who knows what's going to happen? Maybe you'll cast a fireball. Maybe you shoot a lightning bold from the wand. Maybe six hundred large butterflies pour forth from and flutter around, blinding everybody. Let's roll and find out! 88? Okay then! 10-40 gems of 1 gp base value shoot forth in a 3" long stream ((Something like 30 feet in game terms.)), each causing 1 hp of damage to any creature in path -- roll 5d4 for number of hits. It should be pointed out that I did have a character with a wand of wonder. It was a grommam (an orangutan-like race from Spelljammer) with Boots of Striding and Springing. Battle cry: "Eat randomness!" Continue reading “#RPGaDAY 2016, Day 9: What is your favorite magic/hi-tech item in a tabletop rpg?” »...
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#RPGaDAY2015, Day 9: A Licensed RPG

Today's #RPGaDAY2015 topic has the clunky title Favorite Media You Wish Was an RPG, which really translates to "What thing would you like to have licensed as an RPG?" I sort of answered this last year on day sixteen ((Day 16 was "Game you wish you owned.")) when I went with Crimson Skies. However, recently I've been really wanting something set in Cherie Priest's Clockwork Century novels. I initially resisted getting into the author's works, primarily because the geekerati ((You know, the geek media celebrities with their insulting "Hey nerds!" calls to action.)) were heavily pushing the first book, Boneshaker, and it seemed like you had to read it. It's the hip new thing our nerdy alt-culture embraced! I wound up holding off a year before reading it and man, was I wrong. It was good. Strangely good. See, when I exhibited at San Diego Comic Con back in 2004, it seemed like zombies were over. There were plenty of zombie things...
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