#RPGaDAY2015, Day 23: The Perfect Game

So, Day 23 is Perfect Game for Me on #RPGaDAY2015. I've been paying attention as I've been writing, and common themes come up: Player investment and ownership in what happens at the table, outside of just reacting to the setting and story. A fast-playing system for what goes on under the hood. Something interesting to interact with but not so elaborate that it detracts from the story formed at the game table. A game system that informs the game's players ((Remember that the GM -- or whatever term you use for that facilitator role -- is also playing the game.)) what the game is designed for. A low prep time for the game's facilitator. Three games instantly spring to mind: Inspectres, Lady Blackbird, and Primetime Adventures. InSpectres really shines with the Confessional bit ((Although the "once per game" or whatever limitation the Confessional Scenes has in the game is fun-limiting. Just go to Confessional whenever the players want.)) where characters reveal that the game is a reality...
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#RPGaDAY, Last Year: Day 7 – “Do you own a copy of Nobilis?”

Last year, today, our question is What is the most intellectual RPG you own? ((aka "Who has a copy of Nobilis?")) Most intellectual RPG? Man, that’s worse than defining “old school” from day five. Are we talking about a game that makes you feel smarter than people who don’t grok what you're reading? Or a game whose writing is rated above a sixth-grader’s vocabulary? A game with lofty ambitions or goals to make you a better person and reflect on the real world? Perhaps an agenda-filled RPG? How about the most pretentious game ever? Let’s face it, most RPGs are pretty dumb. You make a character and her or she or it does stuff, usually through a liberal application of violence, in order to, um, get stuff. The writing may be slightly better than these little posts I’ve been making, but the largest word I have used so far in this screed is “intellectual”, which was part of the question prompt, so...
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#RPGaDAY2015, Day 2: Kickstarter Game You’re Most Pleased You Backed

The second #RPGaDAY2015 topic is Kickstarter Game You're Most Pleased You Backed. I would reword that topic to "Crowdfunded Game..." because there's some fantastic stuff coming out on Patreon and IndieGoGo. Every three weeks at Purple Pawn, I write a Crowdfunding Highlights article (4-6 things that have caught my attention) in rotation with two other staff members, and there's more to crowdfunding than just Kickstarter. But Kickstarter has the best interface for finding things to throw money at, which is part of the reason why I've backed many more things on that funding platform than all others combined. I'm going to go with a game that I worked on: Chill, 3rd Edition. I backed this at a dollar, which is something I do when I'm brought on board a project before the campaign ends. I really I want to see the backer-only updates and the backers' comments. (And, if need be, respond to the comments if it's cool with the campaign creator.) There are about...
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