The Force is with us!

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By now you probably know Fantasy Flight Games is doing a reprint of the Star Wars Role-Playing Game originally published by West End Games for its 30th anniversary. I made video about it on my YouTube Channel and I’m sharing with you all here!

You can get the West End Games D6 games here. Check out Mini Six here.

Check out this Rolling Stones article about the game.

Have a great evening! May the force be with you.

#RPGaDay2017 Day 16: Game is as is. No returns!

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Hello everyone to the hump post! Week three of #RPGaDay2017 continues apace. Today is the flipside of yesterday’s, and it is:

August 16: Which RPG do you enjoy using as is?

Dungeons & Dragons, it’s D&D… You may be saying, “But wait Roberto! You said yesterday that you modified the game.” And I did, but when you take into account how much I’ve played the game (come back for Day 18 to know just HOW much!), I’ve barely scratched the surface of modifying it. I typically run the game as is.

Of course, that was easier in the days of TSR. Once the OGL came about there is so much third-party content out there that you have a great menu to pick from when putting together your game. That’s the wonder of the Open Gaming License, it’s given us so many wonderful games to play. I may play it as is, but there is so much of it out there!

A simple reminder. The team at Desde la Fosa  is posting video replies in Spanish on our YouTube channel to the questions of #RPGaDay2017. We are grateful for your views, comments, and shares

So, what’s your as is game? Looking forward to your comments.

I might not be done with Fate after all

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About a year ago, I wrote a post about how I decided Fate was not for me. I’ve struggled with the game for quite some time, loving it on the one hand and having trouble really getting it on the other hand. So in last July I decided it wasn’t worth my time wasting it on that struggle anymore.

Now a year later, I’ve changed my mind. In the midst of my self-chosen GMing hiatus, I am eager to make a break to give Fate another chance. I have hand-picked a few players, who are open to giving it a try. Instead of going into it totally unprepared, this time I plan to do some more research first. I have started by watching a couple of actual play videos to get a better feel for how other people play Fate.

There’s a lot about Fate I love: the skill system, stress and consequences, the way how advancement is handled. Aspects sometimes still give me headaches and some of the more meta aspects (no pun intended) of the mechanics are sometimes hard to swallow for me. But I am not willing to give up that easily.

Instead of using a setting of my own design, or adapting something from a book, movie, or TV series, this time I plan to use one of the official Fate Core settings from Evil Hat. I am especially tempted to run either Dresden Files Accelerated or Atomic Robo. It might be a one-shot adventure or a short campaign with only a couple of sessions, but a longer campaign is definitely off the table.

It’s meant as an experiment to me. I am trying to see if I can get Fate to work for me, and I want to see if I am ready to take on the GM’s mantle again. If this works out fine, I might ask the same players to try a couple other indie games with me, particularly some PbtA games, HeroQuest 2nd Edition and perhaps Other Worlds. These are all games I am very interested in, but which I want to try with a smaller, more dedicated group first. Wish us luck!

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