RPGaDAY Twenty-Nine

Tue 29 August 2017 by Renaissance Gamer from Renaissance Gamer

What has been the best-run RPG Kickstarter you have backed? One I’m currently in the throes of, the Reaper Bones 4 Kickstarter. Every time Reaper runs a Kickstarter for their new Bones line of miniatures, it is is like getting a birthday present that keeps getting cool stuff added to it. Okay, and you have…


RPGaDAY Twenty-Eight

Mon 28 August 2017 by Renaissance Gamer from Renaissance Gamer

What film/series is the biggest source of quotes in your group? Depends on the group. One group is packed with Old Gamers, so we tend to a lot of quotes from Eighties and Nineties sci-fi and fantasy movies (Ice Pirates, Ladyhawke, Time Bandits), with the standard stuff from the ...

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RPGaDAY Twenty-Five, Twenty-Six, Twenty-Seven

Sun 27 August 2017 by Renaissance Gamer from Renaissance Gamer

What is the best way to thank your GM? Be a good player. Show up on time, shut off the electronics at the table, and pay attention. In combat, be ready when your turn comes around so you aren’t slowing things down. Your GM puts in a bunch of ...

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RPGaDAY Twenty-Three, Twenty-Four

Thu 24 August 2017 by Renaissance Gamer from Renaissance Gamer

Which RPG has the most jaw-dropping layout? It’s not one that I own, but please check out anything to do with Invisible Suns by Monte Cook Games. It Kickstarted as a deluxe gaming system, and it is a beautiful work of art before you even play the game. Add ...

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Out and About: Local Cons

Wed 23 August 2017 by Renaissance Gamer from Renaissance Gamer

Fall is coming, and that means the local gaming convention season is upon us once again. While GOBFest is the delightful outlier, running in May, the other gaming cons have clustered in September and October. This means you can pack in a bunch of gaming before the temperatures drop, and ...

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RPGaDAY Twenty-Two

Tue 22 August 2017 by Renaissance Gamer from Renaissance Gamer

Which RPGs are the easiest for you to run? My desire for crunch has shifted through my RPG carreer. I find myself less enthused about keeping track of myriad rules and ensuring players follow them. When I GM something like Pathfinder, I believe it’s up to the player to ...

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RPGaDAY Nineteen, Twenty, and Twenty-One

Mon 21 August 2017 by Renaissance Gamer from Renaissance Gamer

Which RPG features the best writing? This seems to be another way of asking which RPG do I enjoy reading the most, and there are a few which top the list. I have enjoyed reading Shadowrun RPG material over the years, because they use the conceit that what you are ...

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YESSQuest is Here!

Fri 18 August 2017 by Renaissance Gamer from Renaissance Gamer

On Saturday I’ll be taking part in YESSQuest, a 24-hour gaming marathon in support of the Youth Emergency Shelter Society of Edmonton. Me and my team, Meeples 4 Peoples, will be playing a wide variety of board games and soliciting funds via social media as we progress. We’ll ...

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RPGaDAY Eighteen

Fri 18 August 2017 by Renaissance Gamer from Renaissance Gamer

Which RPG have you played the most in your life? No question, Dungeons & Dragons takes the title. I started playing when I discovered the game at age ten (I even wrote about it once), and I don’t think more than a few months have gone by since then when ...

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RPGaDAY Fifteen, Sixteen, and Seventeen

Thu 17 August 2017 by Renaissance Gamer from Renaissance Gamer

Which RPG do you enjoy adapting the most? I’ve posted quite often about the fun I’m having developing my own world for my D&D 5E campaigns. Whether it was planned or not, I think it was smart for WotC to launch the new edition without a defined ...

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RPGaDAY Thirteen and Fourteen

Mon 14 August 2017 by Renaissance Gamer from Renaissance Gamer

Describe a game experience that changed how you play? What comes to mind is the first time I played the Call of Cthulhu RPG. Up to that point I had been playing Dungeons & Dragons, and other TSR games and their ilk. Games where we were very much the heroes, and ...

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RPGaDAY Eleven

Sun 13 August 2017 by Renaissance Gamer from Renaissance Gamer

Which ‘dead game’ would you like to see reborn? This was a harder question to answer than I thought, because so many of the games I used to play which are now out of print are either, a) coming back into print thanks to crowdfunding, or b) such a product ...

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RPGaDAY Twelve

Sun 13 August 2017 by Renaissance Gamer from Renaissance Gamer

Which RPG has the most inspiring interior art? Not an RPG, but I have always found the old Dragon Magazine cover art to be inspiring, both as a young gamer seeing it as it was published, and now as a collector finding copies of the older magazines. And I enjoy ...

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RPGaDay Ten

Thu 10 August 2017 by Renaissance Gamer from Renaissance Gamer

Where do you go for RPG reviews? I spend very little time hunting down reviews for role-playing games. Part of that is because I curate the feeds on things like Facebook and other social media to bring gamine news to me, so I rarely have to hunt. But if I ...

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RPGaDAY Nine

Wed 09 August 2017 by Renaissance Gamer from Renaissance Gamer

What is a good RPG to play for about 10 sessions? Assuming we’re playing every week, 10 sessions works out to 2-1/2 months, which I would consider a short campaign. For short campaigns I tend to steer away from D&D or Pathfinder, and I look at some ...

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RPGaDAY Day Eight

Tue 08 August 2017 by Renaissance Gamer from Renaissance Gamer

What is a good RPG to play for sessions of 2hrs or less? If we’re talking a one-off, as opposed to a campaign, then I turn to my collection of Free RPG Day offerings. The vast majority come with quick-play rules and a short scenario, which makes them perfect ...

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RPGaDAY Five, Six, and Seven

Mon 07 August 2017 by Renaissance Gamer from Renaissance Gamer

Sorry for the catch-up post, but a long-weekend of rest was too much to resist. Of course that just gave me time to think about gaming, so let’s knock these questions out so I can get back to it. Which RPG cover best captures the spirit of the game ...

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