#RPGaDAY2015, Day 4: Most Surprising Game

The #RPGaDAY writing prompt for day number four is Most Surprising Game. There's a few ways to take that, but I'm going with the game that really made me realize that something else was going on, something that was so eye-opening it changed how I run games from that moment on. That game is Eden Studio's Buffy, the Vampire Slayer. Before I get to the what in the game that really shook up how I approach games, I'd like to take an aside and mention how Buffy is the shining perfection of what licensed role-playing games aspire to be, because it is. The voice used in the book fits perfectly with the IP the game is based on, and I'm saying this as someone who worked on the Firefly RPG. ((With all of the -ing words dropping the g's, Firefly is almost perfect, but Buffy was there first and really nails it across the book and all supplements.)) The tone, the graphics, the...
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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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#RPGaDAY, Last Year: Day 2 – First RPG GMed

Revisiting the writing event from last year, I'm checking to see if my answers have changed at all. However, the first few entries in the month are all about the first game played or purchased and barring access to a time machine, they're not gonna change. For these few, it's a repost from my G+ feed from about this time last year. #RPGaDAY, Last Year: Day 2: What was the first roleplaying game you GMed? That’s answered a bit in Last Year’s Day 1 post, but I’d like to expand on it a bit. The first adventure I GM’d was included in the D&D boxed set. I don’t remember too much of it, but I do remember the door maze. Something stupid huge like a 60’ x 80’ room divided into 10’x10’ rooms with doors on all four walls. I thought this was amazing! The players would be spending time mapping out the room, opening doors and there is an identical room with...
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