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#RPGaDay2017 Day 3: Inquiring minds want to know

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Thank you for coming back dear reader. I hope you are all having fun with #RPGaDay207.  If you missed yesterday’s post you can find it right here. Now, on to today’s topic:

August 3: How do you find out about new RPGs?

The internet has changed how we consume information. When I first went online I was a passive consumer of content. I would visit boards ad pages and read up on the latest news on my favorite games. Slowly as I began to interact with people online, posting in forums, eventually writing here in the blog, eventually getting the chance to chat with some game creators, I stopped being a passive consumer of gaming news and seeking out what interested me.

I don’t want to suggest I’m the most connected guy, far from it! But In the age of social media, where you can tweet to the writer or company you want more information of, then finding out about new RPGs is a matter of staying connected to the right people. When you know what you like and of other fans who have similar tastes, you tailor your information content to your specific liking. Continue reading #RPGaDay2017 Day 3: Inquiring minds want to know

Survey Says!

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The RPG Rule System Preference Survey Results (a non-scientific study)

Twenty days ago I was having a conversation with friends over game complexity. The specifics of the conversation are unimportant, but the arguments were mainly whether people prefer a robust complex system with lots of options despite the complexity, or whether people would rather have a simpler system, even if that means fewer choices in mechanics, but that is easier to pick up and play. I had a feeling that while complex systems have their hardcore fans and familiarity lowers the difficulty to pick up newer versions of games even if they increase in complexity, when given the choice people choose simple over complex. So to get a feeling about the opinions of other role-players out there, I created a survey online and shared it on Facebook and Twitter to find out! Continue reading Survey Says!

RPG a Day 2015 Challenge – Day 21

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Final entry of favorites week, setting this time around.  #RPGaDay2015 keeps going strong, send me links to you entries or blogs on the subject so I can share them! On with the show…

Day 21 – Favorite RPG setting

The obvious choice would be my homebrewed world, but since you have no point of reference you would have to just take my world for how awesome it is! But that’s cheating; let me break it down by genre…

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For fantasy, and this should be no surprise to regular readers, it’s the D&D Known World, better known as Mystara. From the map in the D&D Expert set to the Gazetteer series, it’s still my favorite D&D setting!

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Sci-fi, really sci-fantasy, I just love the world of Fading Suns. Even if I’ve never played it, it just captures my fancy. I have the Victory Point books, the D20 books, but I think Stars Without Number might handle it really well!

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My favorite horror setting, Masque of the Red Death, originally for AD&D 2nd edition Ravenloft, later adapted to D&D 3rd edition. A close seconds is Cthulhu by Gaslight. My favorite steampunk (before there was such a thing) is Space 1889. You can see a pattern here, lots of love for the Victoria era.

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Favorite supers setting Legion of Superheroes, and there have sadly been too few sourcebooks for this series, only three that I know of, for the old Mayfair’s DC game. I own two of the three and sadly never got the adventure. Look at the cover below…

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What’s your favorite RPG setting? Looking forward to your comments, have a great Friday! See you all tomorrow.