Sorry for the absence gals and guys! After all the boasting of not giving up on #RPGaDay 2016 my three day absence probably had you thinking I had done just that. What can I say? A combination of work, an infirm elderly family member, and an upcoming important event (More on that in a future post; does this qualify as vague-blogging?) just made it impossible for me to post anything since Sunday. So I’m catching up for the last three days and today. Let’s not delay any longer, on with the last few topics for RPG a Day 2016. Continue reading RPG a Day 2016: Quadruple Threat! Days 21, 22, 23 & 24
I’ll tell you a little secret; some Saturday posts get written on Friday so the blogger has less to do on the weekend. Sorry for breaking the magic and showing you the cogs behind the curtain, the inner workings on this complex machine! That’s rather on topic today for we’re discussing challenging games. The topic for today’s #RPGaDay 20016 post is:
August 20: What is the most challenging but rewarding system have you learned?
And the accompanying clarification to this topic is: “What game did you struggle the hardest to learn, but were most glad that you did?”
This may seem like a silly answer, but I admit it, when I first read the book I wondered if I would ever understand this game, if all the verbiage, all the rules, would make sense to me? What did all this discussion about bell curves and standard deviation has to do with the game! Let me tell you about learning to play AD&D 1st edition. Continue reading RPG a Day 2016: Welcome to the world of tables and footnotes! — Day 20
Welcome back reader. This year’s #RPGaDay 2016 is going by so quickly. It is amazing the amount of posts, videos, responses out there on the Internet. It is amazing to see how the community gets behind this idea! To me it’s also been a great challenge, it’s made me blog regularly again, and that’s always a good thing. Today’s topic is one I’ve been pondering about since I went over this year’s list. Probably the one I’ve given most thought so far, and it is:
August 11: Which gamer that you have played with has most affected the way that you play?
To pick only one! I’ve played with so many people, many of them for years, than to pick just one is really hard. Luis Miranda taught me to know things can always get worse, and prepare for it, Luis Alvarado challenged me to better know the rules and create effective challenges, Luis Lao to go deeper in the story, Pierre Anthony that the games we play can sometimes break our hearts, Sara Ivette that these stories have consequences on people’s feelings. Then there is Hector, Carlos, Fernan, José, Gary, Misael, Piwie, Sammy, and so many more, each taught me a lesson. And if that covers such a wide range it is because I game with some pretty amazing people, they all have their idiosyncrasies, and I’m sure we’ve all gotten on each other’s nerves at some time, but we’re all great friends and that is in part because of the bonds we share over this hobby of ours! Continue reading RPG a Day 2016: And the most influential player award goes to… — Day 11