#RPGaDAY 2016, Day 8: What aspect of RPGs has had the biggest effect on you?

For the past four days, I've been writing about conventions, as the first two years' worth of #RPGaDAY entries were all about convention things when Gen Con was going on. I'm not certain why that was changed for this year, but with my overall lack of enthusiasm for the question prompts ((There are only nine of the thirty-one that I am interested in reviewing.)) I thought it wouldn't matter. But there's one that was interesting in there. You've seen this on other people's blogs and social media accounts three days ago. What aspect of RPGs has had the biggest effect on you? I. Love. Maps. Continue reading “#RPGaDAY 2016, Day 8: What aspect of RPGs has had the biggest effect on you?” »...
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#RPGaDAY 2016, Day 5: Not Gaming at the Gaming Convention

Here's the thing: When I've attended Gen Con, I haven't gone for the games. Teenage me would be shocked. Teenage me always wanted to attend Gen Con ((Lake Geneva was just a three hour drive away!)), but I never made it out there. Four days of gaming goodness and I, at most, play three different games. So these last times -- and I'm not counting the time I was doing booth duty for a Mayfair Games offshoot project -- what do you do at a gaming convention when you're not gaming? Mainly networking. Continue reading “#RPGaDAY 2016, Day 5: Not Gaming at the Gaming Convention” »...
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#RPGaDAY 2016, Day 2: Food and Games

A few weeks ago, Tracy asked about food and gaming: "Do you eat with your tabletop #rpg group? Are meals an important part of the game [event] or incidental?" Back in time to the days of that great Shadowrun 2nd Edition campaign, ((The one where we seamlessly fit The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr  into the game universe.)) we had (mostly) couples attend the game session. In the main group was Bill and Christy, married; Landon and Shannon, married; Tamara and I, dating. I don't recall who it was that came up with the suggestion we cook for each other, but whomever did changed things. No pizza or burgers here. We'd alternate, bringing food for everyone. Even though we were on a college (and post-college) student's budget, we'd cook for the group. We'd share meals. It helped to make the gaming event a social occasion among friends instead of a thing were we just showed up to game, then left. It's also where I really impressed...
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