#RPGaDAY2015, Day 29: Favorite RPG Blog/Website

I don't have a favorite RPG website or blog, mainly because I don't regularly read RPG websites or blogs. I had a whole thing written about why, which I can sum up with "hyperfocused on games I don't play", and a bit about forums that I don't read any more, but it wound up turning a bit negative as I wrote about toxicity and the whole bullshit ban RPGnet gave Jared Sorensen. (To summarize: He had a marketing campaign for Lacuna, which would be released on April Fools Day. While he never posted about it on RPGnet, other people posted wondering what was going on; he responds saying he can't talk about it. Entire viral media campaign revealed to be an April Fools Day joke; pissed off RPGnet mods that fell for the joke ban him for...what, exactly? Pulling a prank somewhere that wasn't RPGnet? Not explaining to the RPGnet mods and admins that a weeks-long buildup to an April Fools Day joke he was doing...
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#RPGaDAY, Last Year: Day 28 – Scariest Game Played

Ah, for Scariest game I’ve played, there's not many to choose from -- I usually run the games. Last year, when coming up with an answer to this topic, I went with the Don’t Rest Your Head game that my friend Brian ran. When preparing to run it, he asked each of us for a recurring nightmare we had. We told him, because we trust each other. We knew that the nightmares were going to manifest somehow in the game, so it would be interesting to see how they would come about in that dream world. Brian went away and came back next week to run the first of two DRYH sessions. That first session was incredibly tense. He didn’t incorporate our nightmares in the game. All that game, we were wondering When? When is this going to happen? What is it going to be like? and it kept getting delayed and stretched out and… Suspense. That whole session was crazy spooky. Anything to follow-up...
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#RPGaDAY2015, Day 20: Favorite Horror RPG

Favorite Horror RPG? To play fair, I'm not going to list anything I've worked on or are contracted to work on. Around this time, last year, it seemed that if there was a horror RPG in the planning stages, I was on it. Chill, Demon Hunters, and Urban Shadows come to mind. There's probably another horror RPG in there I'm missing. So for horror--hang on a second. What is horror, anyway? Would Buffy, the Vampire Slayer be classified as "horror"? Even though it follows the same steps as your Chill does -- there's a monster, and there's some monster hunters and they track down whatever is threatening Normalville -- the same can be said of Dungeons & Dragons with that game's monster slayers. No, it's got to be something else. Something about a modern setting and "dark forces" manipulating things from the shadows? Some sort of urban fantasy like the World of Darkness (which even the Hunter game with humans against monsters probably comes closest...
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