Writing for this blog (and through it and our efforts with Puerto Rico Role Players) has allowed me to interact with the greater RPG community in ways I did not think possible. There have been many rewards, one of those is getting to talk with game creators I greatly admire, some of which I’ve been in awe since I began to play RPGs. Some time ago I interviewed one of my favorite writers Bruce Heard, and this time around it one of my favorite artist/writers Jeff Dee!
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.
We are almost at the halfway point. How’s this challenge treating everybody?
Today’s topic is easy! After all long campaigns are my specialty so, on to today’s entry for #RPGaDay2015…
Day 15 – Longest campaign played
My homebrewed world campaign, if you consider it one uninterrupted story, I created it in 1987, but it’s current incarnation began in 1993 and has been going on and off ever since. And when we are not playing on that world, it is because we are running another campaign, typically another genre for a couple of months, or maybe a year and a half!
If you want to get technical and only consider specific storylines within the world featuring one generation of heroes (of which there have been many!), the longest I believe is the 2nd generation of heroes that ran from 1996 to 2000. It was an AD&D 2nd edition campaign using the Skills and Powers book, 4 years with no break or interruptions. But most of the stories within that world last between 3 or 4 years. Heck most of my campaigns do!
Here are some pictures from 1996. I’m not sure if it was the end of the previous campaign or the beginning of the one I mentioned above, but let’s pull back the curtain of time and look at gaming in 1996! (Sorry for the quality, the camera was from the past century.)
Thanks for reading and don’t forget to leave your thoughts in the comments bellow, have a great weekend!