#RPGaDAY 2016, Day 1: Why do this thing?

It's the third year of #RPGaDAY, a thing where there's a roleplaying game-based question a day that's there for people who enjoy those games to share their thoughts and memories about the hobby. I did the first year on my Google+ account and last year I joined in the fun here at denaghdesign.com ((and revisiting my first year's questions)). But I had a secret goal. I would have a good thirty minutes of writing time and use RPGaDAY to revitalize my blog. Also, the event would help to get me back into creative writing. I had a total of two blog posts since then. ((I'd link to them, but you can just use the previous post button right there.)) Drat. Continue reading “#RPGaDAY 2016, Day 1: Why do this thing?” »...
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#RPGaDAY2015, Day 31: Favorite Thing RPGs Inspired

What's the best thing to come out of role-playing games that isn't a RPG? Modern videogames. Sure, without tabletop RPGs, you would still have puzzle games, platformers, and first-person shooters, but games with roleplaying elements: characters that level up, gaining new abilities, going on adventures and having ongoing stories -- those wouldn't exist. Imagine no Fallout series. No Mass Effect. No Final Fantasy. No Pokemon. Today, when someone talks of playing a RPG, they're most likely talking about something on a computer or videogame console. Continue reading “#RPGaDAY2015, Day 31: Favorite Thing RPGs Inspired” »...
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#RPGaDAY, Last Year: Day 19 – Favorite Published Adventure

Last year, I wrote about an adventure for AD&D 2 for my Favorite Published Adventure. Has it changed since then? Yes, but you'll see why in a moment. (Provided, of course, I manage to write about that before this goes live.) Take it away, last year me: Another easy one for me: Bruce Nesmith’s The Created, adventure RM2 with the big RAVENLOFT logo for AD&D 2nd edition. It really doesn’t make sense for TSR to publish this adventure the way they did. The Created is marketed as a Ravenloft product, but it really isn’t: the adventurers ride through mists (the standard way to enter that campaign) in a town, are trapped in a mini-domain, defeat the evil mastermind, and the mini-domain returns to the real campaign setting. It’s more of a Ravenloft one-shot. If you were running a Ravenloft campaign, you might pick this up because it’s a Ravenloft module, but then you really can’t use it as written. If you weren’t running...
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