#RPGaDAY 2016, Day 3: A Character Moment You Are Proud Of

Often we play long campaigns that don't have a stopping point in mind, and so the pace of the game can be quite casual. My preference is for short-run campaigns, or campaigns where there's a time limit. No time to haggle over the price of blue-fletched arrows. There's a sense that we've got to get to the meat of the story if we only have five or seven game sessions. We're playing Lady Blackbird. ((Get it at http://www.onesevendesign.com/ladyblackbird/)) Last year, I said we had five sessions, but I think we really had eight. But we got to some good points in the game. One of my favorites was Amy's last scene in the game. Continue reading “#RPGaDAY 2016, Day 3: A Character Moment You Are Proud Of” »...
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#RPGaDAY2015, Day 25: A Revolutionary Game Mechanic

For my Favorite Revolutionary Game Mechanic, I was planning on writing about Audience Participation rules for Primetime Adventures, but while it's one of my favorite game elements, it hasn't really been added to games that followed its introduction. This is a shame, but I can see how it was forgotten or ignored by later games. Most roleplaying games are thought of as being played in private, around a table or over a virtual tabletop or from the sofa and chairs in the living room. Audience Participation comes in when you're playing Primetime Adventures in public. When a conflict comes up, people watching the game also get a card to vote for which side of the conflict they want to win. ((In earlier editions, they could also get narration rights, too, so they could definitively say what was going on in the conflict's aftermath.)) It's a neat rule that allows for interesting play at game days and conventions. Huh. I guess I...
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#RPGaDAY, Last Year: Day 3 – First RPG Purchased

It's the last of the pure reposts! I'm going over the writing prompts from last year, to see if my answers have changed at all. But I'm just doing reposts from my G+ feed for the first three entries as they're just about the first games I encountered. We've already gone over the first game played and first one I GMed. #RPGaDAY, Last Year: Day 3: What was the first roleplaying game you purchased? I’m going to skip past D&D because while I know that was the first one played, it was a gift. In those early days, we played a lot of D&D, but branched out and played quite a few other role-playing games like Rolemaster and Champions. I was also big into Car Wars, but… You know, it may have been Autoduel Champions. Or Villains & Vigilantes. Because it was so long ago, I’m not sure who owned what back then. (I recall AD&D books on the shelf, along with...
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