#RPGaDay 2017: Day 30

Tue 29 August 2017 by Runeslinger from Casting Shadows

In this age of plenty in terms of the number of game companies producing record numbers of games, the thirtieth question for #RPGaDay may seem like a real challenge.  The question asks about a mash-up of genres you would like to see in an RPG. There are already so many out there that it may …


#RPGaDay 2017: Day 29

Mon 28 August 2017 by Runeslinger from Casting Shadows

The 29th question for 2017’s #RPGaDay month-long challenge is asking about crowdfunding. In particular, it asks about well-run funding campaigns which stand out for how well they were managed. If you do not participate in crowdfunding RPG products on Kickstarter, Indiegogo, or whatever other platform is available or popular ...

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#RPGaDay 2017: Day 28

Sun 27 August 2017 by Runeslinger from Casting Shadows

Today’s question for #RPGaDay dips into the out-of-character side of our gaming to inquire about sources for relevant (and humorous) recitation of beloved lines during or as a result of play. Whether movies, books, video games, or inspirobot-fueled philosophizing it would seem that quotes we shall always have. Where ...

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#RPGaDay 2017: Day 27

Sat 26 August 2017 by Runeslinger from Casting Shadows

RPGaDay for 2017 asks about our essential tools for good gaming for this 27th day of the month of August. This has the chance to be a fun question which crosses lines of preparation, location, gear, and the group’s culture of play. It may even remind the elders among ...

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#RPGaDay 2017: Day 26

Fri 25 August 2017 by Runeslinger from Casting Shadows

Our question for #RPGaDay today is, ‘Which RPG offers the most useful resources?’ You are free to define resources as befits your experience and needs when running a game, of course. There are thousands of games, and many ways to run them. In your experience, what is a game that ...

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#RPGaDay 2017: Day 24

Wed 23 August 2017 by Runeslinger from Casting Shadows

Of all the questions this year, I feel that this is the one which requires the respondent to meet the largest set of criteria, but at the same time stands the best chance of doing some good. I suspect many people will haToday’s #RPGaDay question asks us to name ...

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#RPGaDay 2017: Day 23

Tue 22 August 2017 by Runeslinger from Casting Shadows

Our question for today for #RPGaDay 2017 concerns our thoughts on and reactions to the layout of an RPG book’s information on its pages. Dipping into hyperbole, the question cites ‘jaw-dropping’ as its descriptor for layout that impresses you into a gape-mouthed response of appreciation. It might be beautiful ...

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#RPGaDay 2017: Day 22

Mon 21 August 2017 by Runeslinger from Casting Shadows

RPGaDay for 2017 starts its fourth week with a question which bridges the gap between our preferences and the characteristics of the games we play. The question asks, which RPGs are the easiest for you to run? I have thought about this a lot over the years, and I think ...

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#RPGaDay 2017: Day 21

Sun 20 August 2017 by Runeslinger from Casting Shadows

Our question for today might be longer than some games out there; I guess we will find out! Today’s #RPGaDay prompt is to share one or more games with expansive capabilities, and a low page and word count. It doesn’t have to be a micro-game, though. Rest easy ...

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#RPGaDay 2017: Day 20

Sat 19 August 2017 by Runeslinger from Casting Shadows

What is the best source for out-of-print RPG books? That is today’s question, and I will be very interested in how others address it. We are about to enter the last third of #RPGaDay for 2017 and it has been good to see the mix of old and new ...

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#RPGaDay 2017 Day 19

Fri 18 August 2017 by Runeslinger from Casting Shadows

Today’s question for the 19th day of 2017’s #RPGaDay is: Which RPG has the Best Writing. The question can be looked at from several angles, and in the video below, I do just that, offering up suggestions for inspiring writing, explanatory writing, blue-blazes great writing, technical writing, and ...

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#RPGaDay 2017: Day 17

Fri 18 August 2017 by Runeslinger from Casting Shadows

Question 17 for August 17th for #RPGaDay is trying to make a discreet inquiry into which of the games we have on our shelves or in our digital archives, but have yet to play. Which among them has waited for us the longest, but remained unused. Imagine the sadness and ...

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#RPGaDay 2017: Day 18

Fri 18 August 2017 by Runeslinger from Casting Shadows

Question 18 for August 18th’s dose of the daily event #RPGaDay for the Year of Our Gaming, 43 (Old Gameless Calendar, 2017) asks us to declare which game we have played the longest. It does not have to be contiguous, but what ultimately has ended up being the game ...

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#RPGaDay 2017: Day 18

Thu 17 August 2017 by Runeslinger from Casting Shadows

Question 18 for August 18th’s dose of the daily event #RPGaDay for the Year of Our Gaming, 43 (Old Gameless Calendar, 2017) asks us to declare which game we have played the longest. It does not have to be contiguous, but what ultimately has ended up being the game ...

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RPGaDay 2017: Day 17

Wed 16 August 2017 by Runeslinger from Casting Shadows

Question 17 for August 17th for #RPGaDay is trying to make a discreet inquiry into which of the games we have on our shelves or in our digital archives, but have yet to play. Which among them has waited for us the longest, but remained unused. Imagine the sadness and ...

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#RPGaDay 2017: Day 16

Wed 16 August 2017 by Runeslinger from Casting Shadows

Today’s question for #RPGaDay is ‘Which RPG do you enjoy using ‘as is’? Being someone who usually plays games RAW (Rules as Written) with a side-order of ROAR (Rulings Over or in Absence of Rules), the simple and useless answer would be ‘pretty much all of them.’ There are ...

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#RPGaDay 2017: Day 16

Tue 15 August 2017 by Runeslinger from Casting Shadows

Today’s question for #RPGaDay is ‘Which RPG do you enjoy using ‘as is’? Being someone who usually plays games RAW (Rules as Written) with a side-order of ROAR (Rulings Over or in Absence of Rules), the simple and useless answer would be ‘pretty much all of them.’ There are ...

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#RPGaDay 2017: Day 12

Mon 14 August 2017 by Runeslinger from Casting Shadows

Today’s question for #RPGaDay is about interior art in an RPG product, and asks about its capacity to inspire. I come from a time when fonts were tiny, page counts were low, and art was sparse. Sometimes, turning a page and encountering a black and white image nestled in ...

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#RPGaDay 2017: Day 13

Mon 14 August 2017 by Runeslinger from Casting Shadows

The thirteenth question for this year’s #RPGaDay is another tough one, I will wager. This time there was a little mercy though, as it falls on a Sunday. The question asks us to describe an experience with an RPG which changed how you played. Over the years writing this ...

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#RPGaDay 2017: Day 14

Mon 14 August 2017 by Runeslinger from Casting Shadows

RPGaDay ‘s question for day 14 asks about which RPG would choose for open-ended campaign play. This is my default attitude toward gaming, even now with all the schedule and life things which come with age and responsibility. When I think of running one of my regular RPG choices, and ...

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#RPGaDay 2017: Day 15

Mon 14 August 2017 by Runeslinger from Casting Shadows

Question 15 for #RPGaDay makes polite inquiries about our habits in regard to adapting games to better fit our desires and plans. Mythras For many of the reasons that I cited yesterday, I would perhaps confusingly mention Mythras again in this category. For me the game works, it works with ...

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#RPGaDay 2017: Day 11

Mon 14 August 2017 by Runeslinger from Casting Shadows

Today’s question for #RPgaDay asks us about old games which while they are still in our hearts are no longer on store shelves, in digital distribution, or even on the radar of those with fewer birthdays behind them.  Dead Games keep calling me, as I am sure they do ...

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#RPGaDay 2017: Day 12

Mon 14 August 2017 by Runeslinger from Casting Shadows

Today’s question for #RPGaDay is about interior art in an RPG product, and asks about its capacity to inspire. I come from a time when fonts were tiny, page counts were low, and art was sparse. Sometimes, turning a page and encountering a black and white image nestled in ...

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#RPGaDay 2017: Day 13

Mon 14 August 2017 by Runeslinger from Casting Shadows

The thirteenth question for this year’s #RPGaDay is another tough one, I will wager. This time there was a little mercy though, as it falls on a Sunday. The question asks us to describe an experience with an RPG which changed how you played. Over the years writing this ...

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RPGaDay 2017: Day 14

Mon 14 August 2017 by Runeslinger from Casting Shadows

RPGaDay ‘s question for day 14 asks about which RPG would choose for open-ended campaign play. This is my default attitude toward gaming, even now with all the schedule and life things which come with age and responsibility. When I think of running one of my regular RPG choices, and ...

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RPGaDay 2017: Day 15

Mon 14 August 2017 by Runeslinger from Casting Shadows

Question 15 for #RPGaDay makes polite inquiries about our habits in regard to adapting games to better fit our desires and plans. Mythras For many of the reasons that I cited yesterday, I would perhaps confusingly mention Mythras again in this category. For me the game works, it works with ...

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#RPGaDay 2017: Day 11

Thu 10 August 2017 by Runeslinger from Casting Shadows

Today’s question for #RPgaDay asks us about old games which while they are still in our hearts are no longer on store shelves, in digital distribution, or even on the radar of those with fewer birthdays behind them.  Dead Games keep calling me, as I am sure they do ...

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#RPGaDay 2017: Day 2

Wed 09 August 2017 by Runeslinger from Casting Shadows

Question 2: What is an RPG that you would like to see published? Where yesterday we looked at readily available games that are ‘already out there’, today is a day for speculation and the sharing of dreams. Is there an Intellectual Property that is begging to be given new life ...

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#RPGaDay 2017: Day 3

Wed 09 August 2017 by Runeslinger from Casting Shadows

Question Three asks us how we learn about new RPGs, opening this topic up to methods, people, places, and online resources. If you have a game-related question, particularly about new developments, how do you get it answered? As I live in Korea and tend to have very small circles of ...

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#RPGaDay 2017: Day 4

Wed 09 August 2017 by Runeslinger from Casting Shadows

Question Four asks us about our gaming habits over the past 12 calendar months. Since the last #RPGaDay, what game has your group played the most? My gaming over the past year has had some periods of drought and some periods of flood. It has continued to be active in ...

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#RPGaDay 2017: Day 5

Wed 09 August 2017 by Runeslinger from Casting Shadows

Question Five asks us to examine the covers of our roleplaying games and choose from among them the one which in this moment they feel best encapsulates the spirit of the game. This is not about favorites per se, although the covers chosen might be favorites. This is about the ...

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#RPGaDay 2017: Day 6

Wed 09 August 2017 by Runeslinger from Casting Shadows

The prompt for Day 6 of #RPGaDay asks us to imagine a situation wherein we have a full week free and can fill that week with roleplaying games. It asks us to describe how we would use that time. I would love to be in that situation, and there are ...

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#RPGaDay 2017: Day 7

Wed 09 August 2017 by Runeslinger from Casting Shadows

Question 7 is a big one, and it arrives on a Monday, so now you know for certain that #RPGaDay doesn’t fool around; it means business. With that in mind, let us rouse ourselves to full wakefulness and wade in, fists swinging. Question 7: What was your most impactful ...

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#RPGaDay 2017: Day 8

Wed 09 August 2017 by Runeslinger from Casting Shadows

Question 8 for this fourth year of #RPGaDay. and the first question of the second week of the event, asks us about games that support shorter sessions well. Whether that be desirable as a matter of preference, a side-effect of online play via something like Hangouts and the interplay of ...

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#RPGaDay 2017: Day 9

Wed 09 August 2017 by Runeslinger from Casting Shadows

For our 9th question in the month-long challenge of #RPGaDay, we are asked about a game that works well for short campaigns or well-defined runs of a number of sessions, specifically cited as 10 or less in the question. Question 9: What is a good RPG to play for about ...

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#RPGaDay 2017: Day 10

Wed 09 August 2017 by Runeslinger from Casting Shadows

The question for the tenth day of #RPGaDay for 2017 asks us where we go to get reviews for RPG products. Whether that is your friend down the street, a website with many volunteer or paid reviewers, or whathaveyou doesn’t matter. When you are curious about a game and ...

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#RPGaDay 2017: Day 10

Wed 09 August 2017 by Runeslinger from Casting Shadows

The question for the tenth day of #RPGaDay for 2017 asks us where we go to get reviews for RPG products. Whether that is your friend down the street, a website with many volunteer or paid reviewers, or whathaveyou doesn’t matter. When you are curious about a game and ...

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#RPGaDay 2017: Day 9

Tue 08 August 2017 by Runeslinger from Casting Shadows

For our 9th question in the month-long challenge of #RPGaDay, we are asked about a game that works well for short campaigns or well-defined runs of a number of sessions, specifically cited as 10 or less in the question. Question 9: What is a good RPG to play for about ...

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#RPGaDay 2017: Day 8

Mon 07 August 2017 by Runeslinger from Casting Shadows

Question 8 for this fourth year of #RPGaDay. and the first question of the second week of the event, asks us about games that support shorter sessions well. Whether that be desirable as a matter of preference, a side-effect of online play via something like Hangouts and the interplay of ...

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