#RPGaDAY 2016, Day 11: How did the tabletop RPGs you’ve played shape how you play now?

Oh, I love this question (again, supplied from Tracy Barnett): How did the RPGs I've played shape the gamer I am now? It's a different question from the real question for day, "Which gamer most affected the way you play?" But there is a bit of overlap. There are moments in one's gaming life where something clicks and is so profound it changes how you run (or play) the games you enjoy so. Here, I'm thinking about five different games: InSpectres; Buffy, the Vampire Slayer; (a game session of) Shadowrun, 4th Edition; Burning Wheel; and Apocalypse World. Continue reading “#RPGaDAY 2016, Day 11: How did the tabletop RPGs you’ve played shape how you play now?” »...
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#RPGaDAY2015, Day 27: Favorite Idea for Merging Two Games Into One

I've only heard of one other group coming up with this idea, and that was John Wick for his gaming group, so I know it's a good idea we stumbled across. John's version took the concept a step further than our group's idea of using lenses, as in "we view the campaign through a different lens". This was actually Bo's campaign ((Yeah, that Bo -- the one who later went on to produce Tabletop.)) he was running while we were out from the gaming scene with a newborn. I think he started the game off with the d20 system, then switched over to a generic RPG system he homebrewed. ((The intent was to develop it and bring it to market, but that will never happen.)) Like I tend to do, Bo ran the game like television seasons: a major storyline through a series of episodes, then a break and retooling for the next season. We joined up in season three and he wanted...
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