Welcome to Tuesday and the continuing series of posts for #RPGaDay 2016. Today’s topic is one of those common questions that get asked a lot in questionnaires and lists of this sorts, and one I’m not particularly fond of. But I’m committed to this challenge so I’ll soldier on. The question is:
August 16: What historical character would you like in your group and for what game?
Coming up with a historical figure can be daunting, we think we know these people, but we rarely know more than bits and pieces of their lives. While the Wikipedia entry on the Historical Figure gives a useful definition, while stating that there is an ongoing discussion whether these famous persons have really had such monumental impact on history (the great man theory vs Herbert’s idea of such men as products of their social environment) , let’s use that definition for the purposes of this post has proved really hard for me! Continue reading RPG a Day 2016: Guess who’s coming to the game? — Day 16
I recently stumbled upon the following video and I think it’s worth sharing. If you have any friends, coworkers, or relatives who look down on RPGs perhaps you should let them watch this TEDx talk. Perhaps it manages to change their view on our favorite hobby.
My friend and fellow RPG blogger Roberto Micheri has created a survey to answer the question if the recent trend is really leaning towards lighter rules systems. That’s a question I have been asking myself, too, and I am actually pretty sure that that’s the case.
BUT our view of the RPG hobby may be skewed, so actually asking gamers from all over the world might help finding out. Of course not everyone will answer the survey (even though it only has one question) and the question itself may be flawed, but we think it’s still interesting to see what a larger group of players think about this.
If you have the free time it would be awesome if you could answer the simple survey and please tell all your friends about it. We’ll post about the results as soon as we have any.