#RPGaDAY2015, Day 9: A Licensed RPG

Today's #RPGaDAY2015 topic has the clunky title Favorite Media You Wish Was an RPG, which really translates to "What thing would you like to have licensed as an RPG?" I sort of answered this last year on day sixteen ((Day 16 was "Game you wish you owned.")) when I went with Crimson Skies. However, recently I've been really wanting something set in Cherie Priest's Clockwork Century novels. I initially resisted getting into the author's works, primarily because the geekerati ((You know, the geek media celebrities with their insulting "Hey nerds!" calls to action.)) were heavily pushing the first book, Boneshaker, and it seemed like you had to read it. It's the hip new thing our nerdy alt-culture embraced! I wound up holding off a year before reading it and man, was I wrong. It was good. Strangely good. See, when I exhibited at San Diego Comic Con back in 2004, it seemed like zombies were over. There were plenty of zombie things...
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#RPGaDAY, Last Year: Day 9 – Favorite Dice

One year ago today, on #RPGaDAY, it’s Your Favorite Die or Dice Set. Huh. How am I going to get 500 words out of that? Over on my desk, I have my dice bag. It sits flat when open and can hold slightly more dice than a Crown Royal bag. Inside are four different sets of polyhedrals: a dark blue die set that includes a d30 (which I accidentally used one D&D game session instead of a d20 and didn’t realize until I rolled a natural 24), a green set (that I use when the blue set misbehaves), the remnants of my smoke set (nearly clear, but slightly grey dice) I used during my earlier years that is in the dice bag to share their wisdom and train the other dice to roll well, and a smaller set of clear polys in a smaller bag that my wife got me for Father’s Day last year. Also in the bag are the d10 sets...
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#RPGaDAY2015, Day 8: Favorite Appearance of RPGs in Media

Today, on #RPGaDAY, our writing prompt is Favorite Appearance of RPGs in the Media. I can't really think of any, or at least any that are positive. Either they're played for jokes, or they're present to show the players themselves are the jokes: INT. SHELDON AND LEONARD'S APARTMENT. DAY. PENNY What have you guys got planned for the weekend? SHELDON We were going to play Dungeons & Dragons. [audience laughter] SHELDON (holding up player's handbook) It's Advanced. [more audience laughter] Boardgames have a better presence in television. Over on Orphan Black, Runewars from Fantasy Flight Games made an appearance late in season two, with members of Cosima's lab playing. The showrunner is a fan of the game, coordinated with FFG's president, and went over the script with the actors to make sure they actually were (seemingly) playing the game. In season three ((I haven't caught up yet. No spoilers, please.)), more FFG games show up. Carcassone, Settlers of Catan, and other gateway games have been seen on other recent television shows. And...
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