I’m very lucky to have +Michael Williams in my regular Tuesday night (hangouts-based) gaming group. (we’re currently playing Dungeon World and Lady Blackbird, after wrapping up a 30-session pbta-hacked Star Wars campaign.) I’m lucky to have him because he’s a great player. I didn’t even KNOW he could draw until he started turning out these […]
After having the core D&D fifth edition books on my shelf for well over a year almost three years, I finally had good cause to read them. (I'm a bit past the point where I can find the time to read RPGs just for the heck of it.) I'm both surprised and delighted to discover […]
Last night, we started a new Dungeon World game with the regular Tuesday night group. As I shared yesterday, I've been pretty excited about the game, as have the players, and it went about as well as I'd hoped. But that's not what I'm posting about. Normally, +Kaylee Testerman isn't around on Tuesday nights, but […]
Ezra Bridger in bubble helmet space suit, Blaster pistol, and lightsaber was the very picture of classic pulp Adventure.
It really is. Anyway, here's some random notes and thoughts and stuff that's we've dreamed up for the "long hair = crazy sorcery in a modern setting" game. —- Yer a hairy, wizard. The really short summary: 1. If you have magical ability at all, long hair = how much power you have.2. Too long/too […]
The maps and art are amazing, and the content is excellent. #gaming Originally shared by +Randy M Here's a little 18 page mini-adventure set in the hamlet of Winterton (previously posted). It's part of a soon-to-be-released larger setting and available as a free pdf download here: thebayofspirits.ca
+Dave Hill's rebel character, Ganna, met up with her … friend, Verana (a staff sergeant with the Empire on Onderon), and they had coffee then went to a club. I asked Dave: "So… do you think this move makes sense?" ————- Who the *#$%! are you? The Carousing went late, or maybe the Parley was […]
(I found this in a text snippet, as though I meant to post it, but as near as I can tell, I never did, so here it is.) The Rules Say what you are: a crystal lady, an adventurer, a princess with a big cat. When you face trouble, roll your two dice. If what […]
(TLDR Summary: Holy crap when did Roll20's video and voice chat get so good?) I know I don't game as much as some folks manage every week, but I do manage to get a game in on more weeks than not, and that small achievement is important to me. Most of that gaming is via […]
Lucky isn't a real stat – it's a non-replenishable resource that gives you an auto success. The five stats should total +3 or so. Having a skill means you can't totally fail that thing. I'm still working out what all the special abilities do, especially "Force is with Me", which isn't automatic for anyone, even […]
I still regularly save images I think might work as PCs or NPCs for an Amber game. Just in case.
So I kind of gave up on about halfway through August because the questions weren't that interesting for the second half. That's on me. Anyway, it's a fun exercise in concept. Inspired (I guess?) by that list, someone came up with an extremely tongue in cheek (I hope) list of questions for September. Which I […]
One of the… I'm going to say "dependencies for enjoyment" in many – I might even say "most" RPGs I've run (or run into) in the last few years is a deep knowledge of the genre — not just the genre for the setting, but the RPG genre of the game in question. So… like […]
This is already happening, but the tech behind online meetings and collaboration is probably the future of 'tabletop' gaming. If you want me to get slightly futuristic and not-already-extant, let's go with the tech behind smart-device enabled Augmented Reality ("AR": like Pokemon Go); not to be confused with Alternate Reality Games (ARGs). Give me a […]
Finn, from The Force Awakens. I just think he'd like playing a paladin, and he seems like a nice guy.
I'm going to read "historical character" as "famous person, living or dead," and then answer Benjamin Franklin, playing Dungeon Crawl Classic.
The people at the table, first and foremost. After that, podcasts run by enthusiastic people. Genre-relevant TV. Recommended books… Pretty much anything, really. I ran a year long WHFRP game based on Iron Maiden album lyrics, once.
Ooh. That's tricky. Thing is, I'm not sure all my favorite players would be very compatible, all in a single group. Let's see. I'd really like to run a game for +Lee Kenyon +Tim White +Kim Stone and +Kate Testerman. I don't know (or very much care) what game, but I believe I would enjoy […]
Well, odds say Star Wars FAE, since that's (allegedly) the ongoing game I'm running, and it's scheduled for tomorrow. If you're talking game most likely to be introduced and played next, Dungeon World or Monster of the Week. Why? Because I really want to. August 13: What makes a successful campaign? See "the things that […]
Probably +Tim White – he makes me roleplay more and narrate less when I GM. "More actor, less writer!" he demanded, memorably, one session.
In my old Amber campaign, Things in Heaven and Earth, Benedict, rather than losing an arm in his duel with… whoever in the books cut off his arm… was blinded. Somehow, and I don't really remember how it happened, the players decided that the best way to help him recover his sight more quickly was […]
More and more, I treasure a diverse group of players. A table full of white dudes is a missed opportunity for a better game, I think. More women. More kids. More people from backgrounds I don't share, bringing elements to the table that otherwise would never be there. Also? Laughter. I don't want to screw […]
I like ebook versions of RPG texts, which are unfortunately as rare as hen's teeth. PDF is… fine. Not great. Pretty much unreadable on small screens (I sometimes have my phone's pdf viewer read them aloud while I drive, which is … differently sub-optimal), while larger screens are less easy to carry around. Paper books […]
August 6: What is the most amazing thing that you know a game group has done for their community? http://www.facebook.com/gamersgiving/ August 7: What aspect of Roleplaying Games has had the biggest effect on you? I've been gaming for so long, and it's impacted so much of my life, it's kind of difficult to sort out […]
August 3 What is something you have done with your game character that you are the proudest of? I really don't get to play very much, so I don't have a long list of these kinds of examples. I never really been a player in a long campaign – I just run them. 😛 Back […]
Missed the start of this during a crazy Monday, so here's a couple answers. August 1: Do you prefer to use real dice, a dice application or program, or use a diceless system? I prefer to roll real dice, at a table, but these days playing online via Hangouts and/or Roll20 is so much more […]
"They [Nintendo] could add way, way more game if they felt like it. I mean, as much as they wanted. It could be tremendously sophisticated. They could [(for example)] teach people to play the game at all."
Playing something between a Choose Your Adventure and an RPG with +Kaylee Testerman via Google+, using the poll function. We tried a more Myst-like thing earlier, and it went dead pretty fast, so we retreated to more familiar grounds and it's been a lot of fun.