Category Archives: Fluff/Inspiration

#RPGaDay2017 Day 12: Look at the pretty pictures


Welcome to the second Saturday post for #RPGaDay2017. If a picture speaks a thousand words, then the book I’m about to talk about has a about a million!

August 12: Which RPG has the most inspiring interior art?

This was one of my picks for Day 5, Mutants & Mastermind 1st edition. That book blew my mind, from the layout to the art. Every single piece inspired me and made me want to play a superhero game. Mind you, the excellent writing by Steve Kenson was also part of the allure.

Mutants & Masterminds has maintained a standard of excellence that is truly amazing. Through all three editions their books are just a delight to look upon. Check them out!

See, short, sweet and to the point. Now you can get back to your regular Saturday schedule. Remember that at the Desde la Fosa YouTube channel you can see our video reply for this very same question in Spanish. So, swing on by if you are idiomatically inclined!

What book has the most inspiring interior art for you? Let us know. See you Sunday!

#RPGaDay2017 Day 5: You CAN judge a book by its cover!


Thank you everyone for coming back for #RPGaDay2017 day 5, and very special thanks to those of you that left a comment yesterday on yesterday’s post. Today is the first of our Saturday posts. Weekend topics always seem special tome for some reason…. Today’s question is:

August 5: Which RPG cover best captures the spirit of the game? 

This is another tough one for me! The quality of RPG book art direction has evolved so much through the years it is oftentimes unfair to compare books across the decades. There is the iconic red dragon vs. the fighter by Larry Elmore in the D&D red basic set. The revised covers of the AD&D books. In more recent years, the cover of the 1s edition of Mutants & Masterminds is still to me one of the best superhero RPG covers. So many choices, what to pick? Continue reading #RPGaDay2017 Day 5: You CAN judge a book by its cover!

#RPGaDay2017 Day 2: The Publisher’s Chair


Welcome to day 2 of #RPGaDay2017. After the opening post, this second question really stumped me…

August 2: What is an RPG you would like to see published?

You’d think that the opportunity to sit at an imaginary publisher’s chair and decide which RPG I’d like to see published would be an easy answer. You’d be wrong!

It’s not that I don’t have an idea of what I’d like to see published, just that when I consider what I’d like to see published I think about it and conclude it’s either been done, or there is a close enough approximation. If I think of a genre or type of RPG there is so much out there. I really wanted to come up with a type of RPG that hasn’t been done before… and drew a blank. Sad day.

The more I think about it the more I come up with ideas about adaptations of particular intellectual properties that I would like to see as an RPG. This is solely my taste, not a product I think would necessarily sell, but who knows…

My choice, Atari Force!

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