#RPGaDAY 2017, Day 22: Easy to Run RPGs

Day 22 of #RPGaDAY is all about ease of use at the table. "Which RPGs are the easiest for you to run?" Anything that's really freeform and really light rules, I'd start with. But then my mind starts to wander a bit and I'm looking at Fantasy Flight Games' Star Wars line again. It's an incredibly simple system that manages to be crunchy and tactical, yet light and story-driven at the same time. Those crazy dice -- the dice that take a few rolls to get used to with their crazy symbols -- let you have something awesomely beneficial happen when you fail, bring about something disastrous when succeeding. They're But Dice: Yes, but… they say. No, but... they tell you. Continue reading “#RPGaDAY 2017, Day 22: Easy to Run RPGs” »...
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#RPGaDAY 2017, Day 18: A Game I’ve Played a Lot

The #RPGaDAY prompt for the 18th was "Which RPG have you played the most in your life?" While I spent the majority of my teenage years playing D&D and part of my college years playing that game, my late college age group started playing Shadowrun and that's been my go-to big game ever since. But if we use a different metric, where we look at which game I've played with the most number of people, that would be Primetime Adventures. I've run that at game days, conventions, and dropped it into my regular game from time to time. Huh. That was a short one. Continue reading “#RPGaDAY 2017, Day 18: A Game I’ve Played a Lot” »...
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#RPGaDAY 2017, Day 17: A Game Collecting Dust

The #RPGaDAY topic for day seventeen is about a game that's been sitting on the shelf. Specifically, a game that I own but haven't played. For this, I'm only going to count physical game books. Let me nip down to the basement where it probably is living and I'll let you know after the break. Before I head down, I'm going to guess it's Blue Planet, first edition. I never played that game, but I loved it so. The second edition, I've ran and I so do love the setting. But that first version -- which I know is downstairs -- I have never played. Continue reading “#RPGaDAY 2017, Day 17: A Game Collecting Dust” »...
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