#RPGaDAY 2016, Day 12: The Next Game

The actual title of today’s prompt is “What game is your group most likely to play next?” That question makes a few assumptions, the foremost being that one plays in a single group.

Take a look at Rich Rogers. Inferring from his posts about gaming and invitations to game (or watch one being streamed), I don’t think he actually has a game group, just a whole bunch of gamer friends that come together to play stuff for a few sessions and then back to the pool. Or if he does have a game group, he has at least three, each with a revolving cast, maybe some regulars in each. (Rich, don’t tell me. I want to believe you live in a magical wonderland of gaming and one day you’ll open a retirement home for all us gamers who can mix and mingle and play throughout our golden years.)

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#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[1], 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!”

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  1. Something like 30 feet in game terms. []

#RPGaDAY 2016, Day 8: What aspect of RPGs has had the biggest effect on you?

For the past four days, I’ve been writing about conventions, as the first two years’ worth of #RPGaDAY entries were all about convention things when Gen Con was going on. I’m not certain why that was changed for this year, but with my overall lack of enthusiasm for the question prompts[1] I thought it wouldn’t matter. But there’s one that was interesting in there. You’ve seen this on other people’s blogs and social media accounts three days ago.

What aspect of RPGs has had the biggest effect on you?

I. Love. Maps.

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  1. There are only nine of the thirty-one that I am interested in reviewing. []