Thursday, August 31, 2017

#RPGaDay 2017 Day 31: What do you anticipate most for gaming in 2018?



What do you anticipate most for gaming in 2018?

RPGaDay 2018, obviously.

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I don't have any idea of what will be published in 2018, so I'll answer this is a vaguely aspirational New Year's resolution kind of way.

I'm looking forward to Ni No Kuni 2 on consoles and in finding a regular group again.
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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

#RPGaDay 2017 Day 30: What RPG Genre Mash-Up Would You Most Like to See?



What RPG Genre Mash-Up Would You Most Like to See?

Hmmm…Steampunk, zombies and a wood chipper.



And stay out of my pop culture!


Almost anything worth mashing up has been done. Most RPGs not laser-focused on a single property have advice for mashing up genres.  We’ve done all the peanut butter and chocolate combinations. The only matches left to make are orange juice and toothpaste.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

#RPGaDay 2017 Day 29: What has been the best-run RPG Kickstarter you have backed?




What has been the best-run RPG Kickstarter you have backed?

I’ve had a lot of luck with RPG Kickstarters. Almost all of them have been very successful. I’m still waiting on that PDF from the Invincible Overlord Project, but most of them have been delivered on time and meeting or exceeding expectations.

The Unknown Armies and the Delta Green kickstarters were each solid, but Lords of Gossamer and Shadow takes the prize. They had a very clear understanding of what they wanted to do and a practical and rigorous business plan to get there. They even tracked down my dinky little review. They sent out regular updates and had a strong presence on social media and engaged regularly with the fan base.  After Steven Russell (one of the creators) died unexpectedly his widow stepped up in what must have been a time of unimaginable grief to see the project through to its conclusion. I can’t imagine that level of dedication through that level of pain.

Monday, August 28, 2017

#RPGaDay 2017 Day 28: What film/series is the biggest source of quotes in your group?



What film/series is the biggest source of quotes in your group?

In my old high school group, it would have been Holy Grail, but that was a long time ago. These days, it's probably Aliens or the Princess Bride. If we're including the BSing that goes on at the table, then it's probably the Princess Bride. If we want to limit it to out of character commentary on in-game events, then Aliens has the edge.


Sunday, August 27, 2017

#RPGaDay 2017 Day 27:What are Your Essential Tools for Good Gaming?




What are Your Essential Tools for Good Gaming?

Just one. Time. I'm a very slow writer and I take forever to do anything. I need to turn it over in my head over the course of days to refine a concept. If I have that time, I can make something memorable. If I can't, then I've got to depend on the players to spin straw into gold.