#RPGaDAY 2017, Day 4: The Game Most Played Last Year

Today's #RPGaDAY question: which RPG have I played the most this past year? Well, that's Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition. We've been playing through the Princes of the Apocalypse campaign setting most weeks, a few hours at a time for over a year now, but the cracks are starting to show in the product (and game system) and, well, I'm just hoping we'll finish soon and move onto something else. Before the new edition of D&D came out, I was done with the fantasy genre. I hated the complexity of third edition D&D (and 3.5 and Pathfinder) and fourth edition just wasn't anything that I would have considered "fun". The only option I was looking at for fantasy role-playing was the Dragon Age RPG, which seemed to take forever to publish set 3, the upper-level ruleset, but I know that was a significant delay due to licensing approvals. We would have been playing that if the licensor would have approved the...
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#RPGaDAY2015, Day 8: Favorite Appearance of RPGs in Media

Today, on #RPGaDAY, our writing prompt is Favorite Appearance of RPGs in the Media. I can't really think of any, or at least any that are positive. Either they're played for jokes, or they're present to show the players themselves are the jokes: INT. SHELDON AND LEONARD'S APARTMENT. DAY. PENNY What have you guys got planned for the weekend? SHELDON We were going to play Dungeons & Dragons. [audience laughter] SHELDON (holding up player's handbook) It's Advanced. [more audience laughter] Boardgames have a better presence in television. Over on Orphan Black, Runewars from Fantasy Flight Games made an appearance late in season two, with members of Cosima's lab playing. The showrunner is a fan of the game, coordinated with FFG's president, and went over the script with the actors to make sure they actually were (seemingly) playing the game. In season three ((I haven't caught up yet. No spoilers, please.)), more FFG games show up. Carcassone, Settlers of Catan, and other gateway games have been seen on other recent television shows. And...
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