My First Time (Toys Without Tots)...

Tue 29 August 2017 by Olde House Rules from Pits Perilous

Remember your first time? The excitement? The sweat? No, not that first time. The other first time. I mean, when you first realized that you were a gamer. So, testimonial.


WotC Survey - Some Questions Apply to Us Grognards (Hint - Pick Greyhawk ;)

Sat 26 August 2017 by Erik Tenkar from Tenkar's Tavern

Surveys are only as accurate as those that take the time to complete them - or some such.

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AD&D and the OSR

Fri 25 August 2017 by Chris Jones from Classic RPG Realms

My reading of late, Grognardia and other apparently shuttered OSR sites, has left me wondering what the current state of the OSR really is, and more particularly what the status of 1e is in regards to the old school movement today.

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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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I’m a Guide!

Thu 24 August 2017 by Charles Ryan from Monte Cook Games

I’m a Guide! is a hands-on, step-by-step kit for kids who are ready to take on the role of a Guide. Easy-to-follow instructions help kids run a simple adventure, learning along the way so they can go on to run more advanced stories, or even make up their own ...

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RPG A Day 2017 August 17

Thu 24 August 2017 by Lizard from Lizard's Gaming and Geekery Site

August Seventeenth (Still About As Belated) Prompt: Which RPG Have You Owned The Longest And Not Played? Oy. I’ve been collecting RPGs since the late 1970s. At this point, even if I had a team of gamers at my beck …

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Wildlings Does a Lot with Very Little, but Could Do More. #RPGaDay2017 Day 21

Mon 21 August 2017 by Christian Lindke from Advanced Dungeons and Parenting

Day 20 -- What RPG Does the Most with the Least Words?

I've played a lot of role playing games over the years and am always on the lookout for a game that can combine setting, rules, and accessibility in a manner that can be picked up and played within ...

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Dealing With Difficult Topics in RPGs

Mon 21 August 2017 by Jesse Cohoon from Tribality

(Author’s note: this article will be a bit different than the ones that I have written in the past because it is explicitly aimed at the group dynamic, not the ones running the game per se. Also, please pardon the use of block quotes; I didn’t want to ...

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RPG A Day 21: Which RPG does the most with the least words?

Sun 20 August 2017 by Mark from RPGKnights

Lady Blackbird is going to rate a lot of solid mentions here, but not from me.  Lady Blackbird is a fun, great game, but very stereotyped and limited in scope.  My

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RPGaDAY 2017 #18

Sat 19 August 2017 by JB from B/X BLACKRAZOR

From the #RPGaDAY2017 challenge (info here):[as I'm starting this thing a little late, I shall be doubling up on my daily posts until I catch up. Early posts will be post-dated to the date they were originally supposed to appear]Which RPG have you played the most in ...

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RPGaDAY 2017 #17

Fri 18 August 2017 by JB from B/X BLACKRAZOR

From the #RPGaDAY2017 challenge (info here):[as I'm starting this thing a little late, I shall be doubling up on my daily posts until I catch up. Early posts will be post-dated to the date they were originally supposed to appear]Which RPG have you owned the longest but ...

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RPG A Day 18: Which RPG have you played most in life?

Thu 17 August 2017 by Mark from RPGKnights

Tricky question really.  I have played a lot of games and I am terribly old.  My life is long and my memory short.  It is totally going to be a

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Invisible Sun: Changing the Way RPGs are Played

Thu 17 August 2017 by Charles Ryan from Monte Cook Games

We’ve been revealing much about the rules and setting of Invisible Sun in the months since the Kickstarter campaign. Here, however, we just wanted to hit some of the highlights to convey what a different game this is. Monte had this to say: “It all starts with my childhood ...

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RPG A Day 17: RPG I have owned the longest but never played?

Wed 16 August 2017 by Mark from RPGKnights

That is going to be a very interesting question to answer because in all reality, I don’t know.  All of the hard copy versions of games I have I have

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RPGaDay2017 #15

Wed 16 August 2017 by Michael Wenman from Observations of the Fox

Which RPG do you enjoy adapting the most? I have trouble playing anything straight (which is basically going to screw up my answer for #16 as well). When it comes to adapting games, I usually streamline things when I play them, forgetting a lot of rules unless they are really ...

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Don’t Walk in Winter Wood, I Dare you!

Mon 14 August 2017 by modoc31 from Rolling Boxcars

Don’t Walk in Winter Wood (2nd Edition) Author: Clint Krause Publisher: Red Moon Medicine Show Page Count: 44 Available Formats: PDF and Print PDF (DTRPG) – $5.00 Print – None (except from 2011 Kickstarter campaign) PREMISE: Don’t Walk in Winter Wood is a game designed to create the tension ...

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August 14, 2017: Play Our Games At Gen Con In Hall C!

Mon 14 August 2017 by Unknown from Steve Jackson Games - Daily Illuminator

August 14, 2017: Play Our Games At Gen Con In Hall C! Our play area in Hall C (near the HQ/Registration Desk) is the perfect place to experience a full session of a game you saw demoed at our booth (#1413), learn to play a new game, or scratch ...

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RPG A Day 13: Game experience that changed how I play?

Mon 14 August 2017 by Mark from RPGKnights

I have already documented the experience that most changed the way that I play on this site here.  The C Team shaped the way that I played forever after that

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RPGaDAY 2017 #11

Sun 13 August 2017 by JB from B/X BLACKRAZOR

From the #RPGaDAY2017 challenge (info here):[as I'm starting this thing a little late, I shall be doubling up on my daily posts until I catch up. Early posts will be post-dated to the date they were originally supposed to appear]Which 'dead game' would you like to see ...

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RPGaDAY #13 - Things that changed how I play

Sun 13 August 2017 by David Dolph from Big Ball of No Fun

Describe a game experience that changed the way you play.

I am playing a druid named Brie Wildways. His highest stat was a 12 (Wisdom), but the highlight was his Intelligence of 6 (bad die rolling). It was at a college game with about 12 other people (they had a ...

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#RPGaDay 2017: Doing My Own Question

Sun 13 August 2017 by blackcampbell from The Black Campbell

The question for today was “Describe a game experience that changed how you play.” I really don’t have a response for this one, so I’m going to go with my own question: How Has Gaming Positively Affected Your Life? There’s the usual hackneyed responses about having made ...

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Which Game Changed the Way You Play?

Sun 13 August 2017 by Angela Murray from Gnome Stew

If you’re out and about on social media with a preponderance of RPG loving friends, you may have seen the #RPGaDay thing that’s been going around for the month of August. I’ve been putting them up each day on my Facebook and it’s been sparking some ...

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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 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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Dispatch Guide

Wed 09 August 2017 by Michael Wenman from Observations of the Fox

Enthusiasm from the early sales of The Law has meant I've started working on the Dispatch Guide. Perhaps a bit more than just started... I'm up to 24 pages written and laid out, out of a total of 32 for the book.

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Invisible Sun: Games as a Group Purchase

Tue 08 August 2017 by Charles Ryan from Monte Cook Games

Tabletop RPG groups of all stripes always have a “thought leader.” You know the one—the person who learns about new games, buys all the games, brings them to the table, and teaches the rules. (And often, hosts the game as well.) Now, 99 times out of 100, this person ...

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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 8th August

Tue 08 August 2017 by Craig from LunarShadow.net

8th) What is a good RPG to play for sessions of 2hrs or less? If we’re talking individual sessions then I think some of the more indie one shot systems work really well for this. They quite often have an emphasis on short scenes framed around a single purpose ...

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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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RPGaDAY #7 - Impactful RPG session

Mon 07 August 2017 by David Dolph from Big Ball of No Fun

What was your most impactful RPG session? 

My first interpretation of "impactful" is one wherein there was a session with great immersion or that altered by perceptions of RPGs in general. However, I have to say that no such thing has happened at my tables (though I have seen it ...

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