With Free RPG Day coming up this weekend, I thought I would comment on one of my favourite picks – Paizo’s We Be Goblins! adventures. As mentioned previously, I really enjoy these adventures and have had a great time running them for my friends. This year, I’ll be looking forward to picking up the We B4 Goblins adventure from Paizo. In these adventures, you play goblins called upon to perform great [Read the article]
On the occasion of backing one hundred kickstarters, I thought I would reflect on this new sales platform from the perspective of a backer – particularly one who is a tabletop RPG gamer. More awesomeness… Why “Bad” Games Are So Successful, And Why It Doesn’t Matter Gen Con Wrap-up: Getting Started in the Industry The Next Epic, part three Facebook and Gaming?
As a long-time gamer and a father of a six year old daughter, I’ve been wanting to introduce her to role-playing games for a long six years, and although I’ve tried a couple times rolling dice with her to decide where the story we’re telling goes, I hadn’t tried running an actual game for her and her friends, until now.
The last RPGaDay question for this year asks what was my favourite non-RPG thing to come from RPGing? The friendships that I’ve made through gaming tops the list for me. Many of my closest friends come out of gaming together through the years. That is something that I would sorely miss if I had not played RPGs. More awesomeness… #RPGaDay2015: Perfect Gaming Environment #RPGaDay2015: Longest Game Session [Read the article]
For my second to last past of RPGaDay, who is my favourite RPG playing celebrity? One of my biggest heroes growing up was Robin Williams. He was a comic genius and in everything I saw of him, a genuinely decent and caring guy. He lived the motto: life is crazy and you can either laugh or cry. More awesomeness… #RPGaDay2015: Longest Campaign Played #RPGaDay2015: Favourite Free RPG [Read the article]
As we close in on the end, day 29 of RPGaDay asks what is my favourite RPG website blog? Other than this one, Gnome Stew would have to be my favourite RPG blog that I read regularly and where I find the most useful tips and advice. More awesomeness… #RPGaDay2015: Perfect Gaming Environment #RPGaDay2015: Favourite RPG Illustration #RPGaDay2015: Longest Game Session Played #RPGaDay2015: Favourite Idea for Merging Two Games Into One
Day 28 of RPGaDay asks what was my favourite game that I no longer play? There are so many games that I no longer play to pick from, this is again a very tough choice. As I think over the various games though, the one that I come back to that I miss the most would have to be Mouse Guard. Although I never played the actual game system, [Read the article]
On day 27 of RPGaDay, the question is what is my favourite idea for merging two games into one? Although pretty much my whole gaming life has been spent merging ideas from different games together, the most recent one that has intrigued me the most was combining the tactical fun of the X-Wing Miniatures Game and a Star Wars RPG for the ground action and intrigue. More awesomeness… [Read the article]
Day 26 of RPGaDay asks, what is my favourite inspiration for my game? As others have pointed out here, here and here, there’s no one favourite inspiration that anyone has, as there are so many sources for different times and different games. The question doesn’t make much sense and even if I narrow it down to what is my favourite source of inspiration for my games, this is still too [Read the article]
Day 25 of RPGaDay asks, what is my favourite revolutionary game mechanic? Just as I listed the other day, I would say that four revolutionary game mechanics that I really like would be: Apocalypse Engine’s task resolution system, Gumshoe’s Skill Point Spends, D&D 5e’s Advantage/Disadvantage and Savage World’s card-based Initiative system. My favourite of these would have to be the Apocalypse Engine’s task resolution system. I’ve raved about it [Read the article]