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#RPGaDay2017 Day 11: Return of the out of print!

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For day 11 of #RPGaDay2017 we’re doing a bit of conceptual necromancy…

August 11: Which ‘dead game’ would you like to see reborn?

We live in the age of nostalgia, reboots and reimagining. Just as in TV and in the movies, many of the games I played years ago have come back. Space 1889, Talislanta, Dark Conspiracy and recently Torg all have gotten or will soon get new version in print. There is no date, but I’m sure there will soon be a new edition of Fading Suns. Say what you will about all the reimagining and reboots in other media, but I’m generally happy with the new versions of many of these games.

The problem is, what “dead game” is there left to bring back from the dead? Continue reading #RPGaDay2017 Day 11: Return of the out of print!

RPG a Day 2016: Hobby Mix & Match – Day 26

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After today there are only five days to go on this year’s #RPGaDay 2016! August has paradoxically seemed to fly by in some ways and just drag on in others. I’m writing these last posts as I get ready to take some days off and take a trip, the big news has to do with that. I’ll share the details with you before this series of posts is over, don’t worry. The topic today is hobbies, specifically hobbies that complement the hobby of role-playing games.

August 26: What hobbies go well with RPGs?

The official question list here explains further: “What other hobbies have beneficial effects in a roleplaying game group?”

Magic Crochet Continue reading RPG a Day 2016: Hobby Mix & Match – Day 26

RPG a Day 2016: The Multimedia RPG Revolution- Day 18

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This is more like it, a topic that gets my creative juices flowing! The question for today as part of the #RPGaDay 2016 challenge coincidentally plays off a conversation I was having online a few days ago with a friend. The question reads thusly:

August 18: What innovation could RPG groups gain the most benefit from?

The explanation on the site goes into greater detail: “Whether it is technological, related to game mechanics, or to social dynamics, what could best help improve the play experience?” I think a benefit for the games we play and how we learn them would be embracing the multimedia experience and tools available to us. Let me explain what I mean. Continue reading RPG a Day 2016: The Multimedia RPG Revolution- Day 18