Looking Back at a Remarkably RPG-heavy Week

I’ve been lucky enough to have a regular gaming group for Some Time Now (thanks, #Roll20 !) – I don’t have the hard numbers, but I think we’re averaging ~48-50 game sessions a year in the main Monday night group. The weekend just past was a bit of a jackpot. On Friday night, I ran […]

Girl Underground meets the TARDIS?

There’s a game in development called Girl Underground, which focuses on a central Girl (in the vein of Alice in Wonderland, Labyrinth, Mirrormask, Spirited Away, etc) having an adventure in a weird secret world, with her companions. Only The Girl has stats. No one plays the girl. Everyone plays wondrous companions. You roll with The […]

The Hollow, by way of World of Dungeon: Turbo

I’m running a game for my kids, inspired by The Hollow series on Netflix, and for said game I’m basically using a loosey-goosey version of World of Dungeons: Turbo. However, the setup for the game doesn’t closely match the original World of Dungeons: Turbo premise, so I’ve already spent a fair amount of time scribbling […]

Masks Prep: Brainstorming + Random Situation Tables

MOST IMPORTANT BIT – Problems, difficulties, goals, and victims should all have a FACE (or faces): people that the heroes interact with – (Masks moves are about interacting with people – if a situation doesn’t provide that, character will struggle to engage.) PICK A LOCATION – Pick a location one or more of the team […]

How to Train Your Dragon with Risus hacks

I’ve been playing an RPG with my kids set in the Archipelago of How to Train Your Dragon. As a prelude to writing about the play itself, here are the rules I’m using. Dragons: Wanderers of the Archipelago A Risus variation for How to Train Your Dragon Adventures (Based mostly on Risus Guard, a Mouse […]

Masks, Game Advice – On Playbooks

While listening to various sessions, I realized I had some advice for both Masks players and GMs when you’re getting ready to start a new campaign and pick out playbooks. You can subscribe to the Masks podcast series with your preferred podcast app right here. http://randomaverage.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/2018-01-14-Masks-Game-Advice-On-Playbooks.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | […]

Masks Menagerie Tropes

A couple weeks ago, I joked that I should try to identify the main tropes that show up in our current Masks game. Unfortunately, some part of my brain didn’t know I was joking. So. Adaptive Armor – Jason’s Nanobots Alternate Company Equivalent – The HHL as this world’s Justice League (hopefully the JL and […]

The Real Dark Side of Star Wars: Spoilers

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The Real Dark Side of Star Wars: Spoilers

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The Real Dark Side of Star Wars: Spoilers

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The Real Dark Side of Star Wars: Spoilers

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The Real Dark Side of Star Wars: Spoilers

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The Real Dark Side of Star Wars: Spoilers

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The Real Dark Side of Star Wars: Spoilers

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The Real Dark Side of Star Wars: Spoilers

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The Real Dark Side of Star Wars: Spoilers

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The Real Dark Side of Star Wars: Spoilers

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The Real Dark Side of Star Wars: Spoilers

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The Real Dark Side of Star Wars: Spoilers

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The Real Dark Side of Star Wars: Spoilers

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The Real Dark Side of Star Wars: Spoilers

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The Real Dark Side of Star Wars: Spoilers

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The Real Dark Side of Star Wars: Spoilers

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The Real Dark Side of Star Wars: Spoilers

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RPGaDay 31: What do you anticipate most for gaming in the next year?

Right now, Masks. Probably two different games, ultimately, given I'll be running it for the kids as well as the online game. (It's getting easier and easier to pull this off as they get a bit older.) I'm sure a touch of No Thank You, Evil, maybe with Kaylee running the game. I'll be playing […]

RPGaDay 30: What is an RPG genre-mashup you would most like to see?

Mash-ups don't get me very far these days. See, I play with my kids a lot, and they don't know the baseline genres well enough to appreciate mash-ups of those genres. Which is to say, they just don't get the joke, yet. At the risk of repeating myself, I'm going to dive into this a […]

RPGaDay 28: What film/series is the biggest source of quotes in your group?

I'm going to go out on a limb and say Aliens, but… I mean, it could be a hundred different shows. This was, however, more true back when I was playing face to face. These days, a lot of the 'quote banter' that used to suffuse our table talk has been replaced with posting relevant […]

RPGaDay 27: What are your essential ingredients for good gaming?

Flippant answers aside for once. Attention. Respect. Engagement. And a small group people with whom you could easily see sharing a 3 to 4 hour car trip, enjoyably. Everything else is a bonus. —– Now if I was going to go back to the original question and talk about essential TOOLS, I'd talk about Roll20 […]