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Welcome reader, thanks for taking the time to find out just who I am! My name is Roberto, although in the Internet I usually go by the name of Sunglar. Long time pen & paper RPG player, mostly a GM for the better part of that time; some will say that’s because of my love of telling a good story, others because I’m a control freak, but that’s debatable… I was born, raised and still live in Puerto Rico, an island in the Caribbean, with a small but active gaming community.

I’ve played RPGs for 25 years, and for most of that time I played D&D in all its various permutations. Currently we play the Pathfinder RPG, Mutants & Masterminds and Savage Worlds, but I have played many other games and plan to play many more. I am a compulsive homebrewer, I rarely play a campaign I have not created myself.

You can follow me on Twitter as @Sunglar, in Google+ as Sunglar as well and I’m also in Facebook where you can find me posting regularly in the Puerto Rico Role Players group, looking forward to hearing from you…

RPG a Day 2015 Challenge – Day 31

And so we come to the end of #RPGaDay2015, this has been a great month, I’ve gotten back to blogging, reconnected with a lot of people, and I’ve pondered lots of interesting bits about RPGs I don’t usually think about. A big thanks to David F. Chapman for coming up with the idea, also to Michael Wolf, our very own Stargazer, for keeping the door open to me here in the blog, even when I disappeared for a long time, and most of all, a HUGE thanks to all our readers who turned up to read my ramblings, especially to Johnkzin who’s been a regular poster on the comments.

I hope to keep on posting after I untie Michael and let him out of the basement. Any particular topic you’d like to me to cover or write about? Are you interested in reviews, more background information about my campaigns, like I’ve posted before? Feel free to leave a suggestion in the comments. Now, to the final topic for 2015…

Day 31 – Favorite non-RPG thing to come out of RPGs

The big picture well thought out rational response would be RPG computer, console and MMO games, tabletop games sowed the seed and to this day you can see the influence of the tabletop hobby in the electronic medium. But in a way that is an RPG thing.

Second choice would be the Knights of the Dinner Table comic. KotD started in gaming magazine, but became its own comic. Yet again this is somewhat RPG related. I was wracking my brain thinking about this topic, and then the answer was so clear…

My favorite non-RPG thing to come out of RPGs has been life-long friendships!

(Warning, this is where I get a little sappy! I’ve said this before, but I’ll say it again…)

Through RPGs I’ve met some of my longest lasting friends. Gaming I’ve met people with whom I share far more than the game. RPGs keep me in contact with friends with whom I might have drifted apart due to real life. Having that one day where we meet to roll dice and tell stories means we have one day a week where we see each other and get to know what’s happening in each other’s lives. I’ve gamed before important events, after tragic events, it’s the glue that’s kept some friendships going.

Thanks to RPGs I’ve been involved with Puerto Rico Role Players and shared my love for role-playing games with many people who I would not have met were it not for this group. I’ve been lucky enough to write about my hobby here in the blog and to become friends with a person I’ve never met in person, but whom I consider one of my dearest friends in the world, thanks Michael.

That’s my favorite non-RPG thing to come out of playing RPG games for almost 30 years, and I hope I will be able to make many new friends and share my love of gaming with many more people. Thanks for reading, may you also meet lasting friends at the table!

PS – This post is dedicated (again) to all the people who’ve played at my table, with whom I’ve been lucky enough to game, and to my current players. That’s them in the blurry picture down below. Have a great week!

Gaming Group 2015

RPG a Day 2015 Challenge – Day 30

The next to last post for #RPGaDay2015, I’m already sad it’s ending; hopefully we can do this again in 2016. Here’s the final Sunday post…

Day 30 – Favorite RPG playing celebrity

Celebrity is such a charged word… What makes you a celebrity? The modern concept of celebrity is so often maligned. In the context of the hobby many of the artists and writers would be celebrities for us, but not outside the industry. I went with the more general concept of celebrity in my pick.

My favorite RPG playing celebrity is Mark Sinclair, aka Vin Diesel! Let me tell you why. He is a very well know celebrity, open and honest about his love for D&D, while at the same time being very guarded about his private life.

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RPG a Day 2015 Challenge – Day 29

And we are in the final stretch! The last Saturday post for #RPGaDay2015, I really hope everybody is having a great weekend. Let’s get down to business

Day 29 – Favorite RPG website/blog

What a silly question…Well Stargazer’s World of course! Not only because I post here, ok it has a little to do with it, but because I really enjoy the content Michael posts. From the first time I read the blog it felt very genuine and heartfelt. I consider him one of my best friends and I’m ever thankful for the space he provides me here.

But If I had to choose another blog/site one that is NOT the one I blog for, let me see…

I really enjoy EN World. I’ve been following it since the early 3rd edition previews and while I’ve fallen away from reading the forums as much as I used to, where I participated briefly, they cover games I really enjoy in their news section, so I regularly check them out.

As far as other blogs go I enjoy Gnome Stew’s posts, for a company site I really enjoy the tone and content of the Paizo Blog, and the forums at Green Ronin.

What’s your favorite RPG website/blog? Let us know in the comments, see you tomorrow.