#RPGaDAY 2017, Day 11: A Dead Game

Today's #RPGaDAY topic is "Which 'dead' game would you like to see reborn?" Man, that's a crap question because "dead game" is such a crap phrase. What's classified as a "dead game"? Any game line that doesn't have ongoing support or releases. All the books are out and nothing new is coming, so it's dead. Why even bother playing? Such bull on that. Continue reading “#RPGaDAY 2017, Day 11: A Dead Game” »...
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#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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#RPGaDAY, Last Year: Day 11 – Weirdest RPG Owned

Weirdest RPG owned is today, last year’s #RPGaDay topic. Okay then, let’s talk John Wick’s Thirty. Note: I’m going to spoil the ending to that game. Stop reading and experience the magic firsthand. I’ve never really picked up any of John’s big games: 7th Sea, Legend of the Five Rings, or even Houses of the Blooded. Everything I have of Wick’s has been his little games. Thirty is the closest thing to one of his big games, but it’s not. It says so in the name, which truthfully is Thirty: A Little Game about a Big Secret. It’s also not one of his little games, either. This is a full on campaign that’s guided from point A to point B all the way to point L. No deviations, sir. And you can’t play it over the internet. You have to play it at someone’s house at a table where you can look each other in the eye and hear each other breathe. This is a game...
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