#RPGaDay2017 Day 19: Writers, write. Gamers, game.

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Well hello there! Thanks for coming back for the third Saturday installment of #RPGaDay2017. This seems to be D&D week for me.  Now we’re here for a different subject. Let me introduce the question:

August 19: Which RPG features the best writing?

I love RPGs. That shouldn’t be a surprise. My social media presence is a testament to this. I’ve read a lot of RPG books through the years. While I certainly enjoy reading role-playing books, they are not all a joy to read. The D&D Red Box, which was my first RPG, was an exciting read, because I was so excited about the game, the writing was evocative, the style approachable. Exactly what you need for an introductory game. For ease of reading and understanding how to play a game that was a big win.

Dream big! Continue reading #RPGaDay2017 Day 19: Writers, write. Gamers, game.

#RPGaDay2017 Day 18: The Answer is D&D

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Today’s answer has been a constant all week, and it’s fitting it will be the Friday post. Just as the answer to the questions of #RPGaDay2017 about the game I prefer for open ended campaigns, and the one I like running as is, the answer for today is simple. Before I get to the answer, the question is:

August 18: Which RPG have you played the most in your life?

In case the banner picture at the top of the post didn’t give it away, the game I’ve played the most in my life is Dungeons & Dragons. I remember seeing this ad in a comic even before playing the game. Continue reading #RPGaDay2017 Day 18: The Answer is D&D

There will be an Expanse RPG

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A while ago, I was wondering why there was no roleplaying game based on Ty Franck and Daniel Abraham’s The Expanse book series which was recently turned into a successful TV series. What a lot of people don’t know is that the setting was initially designed as the background for a MMO and later was run as a roleplaying game by Ty Franck.

From what I could find out he actually used d20 Modern (and probably d20 Future) and the game was run on a forum. The protagonists of the series are based on the characters Ty Franck’s players played in that game.

As it now turns out, Green Ronin has successfully secured the license for the Expanse RPG and will release the game in 2018. The game will be powered by Green Ronin’s AGE system, which is among my favorite game systems right now. But what I am really hoping for are lots of background information. The Expanse not only shines because of its story and characters but also because of the highly exciting and detailed setting.

When Green Ronin’s Chris Pramas hinted at an exciting announcement for today, I was actually hoping for an AGE-powered Mass Effect RPG (which will probably never see the light of day), but a game based on The Expanse may be even better!

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