RPG a Day 2016: “It’s full of stars!” – Day 29

Welcome back folks! There are just three days left to go in this year’s challenge. #RPGaDay 2016 has been a lot of fun. Let’s tackle the last few topics. Today it’s all about wish fulfillment. I first thought about the ideal game room, but I looked ahead and that’s tomorrow’s topic. This is about the location, hosting a game anywhere on Earth. Let’s think about that!

August 29: If you could host a game anywhere on Earth, where would that be?

My first thought was “A kick ass palace!” Imagine running Dungeons & Dragons in the Alcázar of Segovia or any of the other great castles of Europe… Then I got nostalgic and thought, maybe I would run a game where it all started, the basement of Gary Gygax’s house. Then I thought, let’s go fancy, a game at the top of the Eiffel Tower! But I believe the character sheets would just fly off. Continue reading RPG a Day 2016: “It’s full of stars!” – Day 29

RPG a Day 2016: “I find your lack of good taste disturbing” – Day 28

And here we are just three days away from the end of #RPGaDay 2016. Ok so I cheated by covering days 1, 2 and 3 in one post and then  21, 22, 23 and 24 in another, but hey, I’ve written on all of the themes for this year so far. Let’s not drop the ball now. It is so kind of you to come around Sunday; let’s get on with the topic at hand.

August 28: What film or novel would you be most surprised that a friend had not seen or read?

Here is what the RPG a Day 2016 topic list says about today’s question: “We all have ‘shelves of shame’ full of books or films we want to read or watch, but have not. What would you be most surprised to learn that a person in your game group had not seen or read?”

I like the concept! “Shelves of shame” of books or films we haven’t gotten around to reading or watching. I can certainly empathize, definitely going to use that again. This is a curious question because if I had answered it fifteen or twenty years ago it would have been easier. As far as books go The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings, movies would be Star Wars and Conan. These days, well it’s not so cut and dry; let me tell you why… Continue reading RPG a Day 2016: “I find your lack of good taste disturbing” – Day 28

RPG a Day 2016: Here, there, and everywhere! – Day 27

We’re on the final stretch here on #RPGaDay 2016. Last Saturday post of the challenge (and probably for a while here in the blog, Saturdays are not out usual posting days) and its time to start sharing some of the news I’ve been hinting at the last couple of days. Details on the post below…

August 27: Describe the most unusual circumstance or location in which you have gamed.

Let me think, an unusual location or situation? I guess I’ve been lucky to have regular places to play, none which seem too unusual. Typically at home for many years, then at friends’ homes. FLGS with spaces to play have not been common until recently here in Puerto Rico. We played at the table at first, but then began playing around the coffee table sitting on sofas and recliners, and are currently again around a table, full circle I guess! Continue reading RPG a Day 2016: Here, there, and everywhere! – Day 27

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