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#RPGaDay2017 Day 19: Writers, write. Gamers, game.

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Well hello there! Thanks for coming back for the third Saturday installment of #RPGaDay2017. This seems to be D&D week for me.  Now we’re here for a different subject. Let me introduce the question:

August 19: Which RPG features the best writing?

I love RPGs. That shouldn’t be a surprise. My social media presence is a testament to this. I’ve read a lot of RPG books through the years. While I certainly enjoy reading role-playing books, they are not all a joy to read. The D&D Red Box, which was my first RPG, was an exciting read, because I was so excited about the game, the writing was evocative, the style approachable. Exactly what you need for an introductory game. For ease of reading and understanding how to play a game that was a big win.

Dream big! Continue reading #RPGaDay2017 Day 19: Writers, write. Gamers, game.

#RPGaDay2017 Day 18: The Answer is D&D

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Today’s answer has been a constant all week, and it’s fitting it will be the Friday post. Just as the answer to the questions of #RPGaDay2017 about the game I prefer for open ended campaigns, and the one I like running as is, the answer for today is simple. Before I get to the answer, the question is:

August 18: Which RPG have you played the most in your life?

In case the banner picture at the top of the post didn’t give it away, the game I’ve played the most in my life is Dungeons & Dragons. I remember seeing this ad in a comic even before playing the game. Continue reading #RPGaDay2017 Day 18: The Answer is D&D

#RPGaDay2017 Day 17: Oldie and unknown

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Welcome back reader. I hope everyone is enjoying my August return. Just like that mythic weather predicting groundhog I may go into my hole soon, so enjoy me while you have me!

Just kidding. Let’s get back to the business of #RPGaDay2017:

August 17: Which RPG have you owned the longest but not played?

If you read my Day 1 post, and the myriad other post on which I’ve mentioned the game, you may think the answer to today’s questions is Fading Suns. But it’s not.

I own a lot of games. With the advent of digital publishing that number has grown even more. In recent years, I sometimes buy games to read them, either to learn more about the mechanics, or the setting, without necessarily playing them. They can be inspiration, research, or simply entertainment. That didn’t use to be the case in High School and College. When I got a game, I meant to play it.

That doesn’t mean I played them a lot. Those were the times when the new shinny really distracted me. I wanted to play the brand-new game. We rolled up a character played one or two sessions, and then we moved on. There are many games I love that I want to play, but often we made a character or played a session of them at one time or another.

If this list was games you own and have not played it would be huge!  But the game I’ve owned the longest and not played is a very specific one. Some background… Continue reading #RPGaDay2017 Day 17: Oldie and unknown