Taken As Written (RPGaDay 2017, Day 16)

August is RPGaDay month. Yep, a month solid of RPG-related posts, answering these questions:

Today’s question is this:

Which RPG do you enjoy using as is?

I touched on this a bit yesterday: it’s not so much for me that there’s any game I would necessarily want to use as-is, so much as that I find there are different degrees of freedom to adapt games to different kinds of play… or that different rulesets are more or less intertwined with settings, since a big part of what I like to do in homebrewing is adding setting material that takes on mechanical qualities.  Continue reading

Frankensteining Games (#RPGaDay 2017, Day 15)

August is RPGaDay month. Yep, a month solid of RPG-related posts, answering these questions:

Today’s question is this:

Which RPG do you enjoy adapting the most?

For me, the answer’s easy: it’s D&D. Now, when I say D&D you should bear in mind that the only D&D-type ruleset I have on hand right now is Lamentations of the Flame Princess. (I have a ton of AD&D 1st and 2nd edition stuff back in Canada, but in Korea, despite having about five feet of shelf space devoted to RPG books, the only D&D-type books I have fit into a single shelf.)

The reasons are pretty simple: 

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The Session That Changed Everything (#RPGaDay, Day 13)

August is RPGaDay month. Yep, a month solid of RPG-related posts, answering these questions:

Today’s question is this:

Describe a game experience that changed how you play. 

Um, they all have? I mean, not all, but I learn a lot from every campaign or one-shot I run. 

But I think the session that changed how I play the most was back in late 2012, when I was returning to the hobby. It was a session of Fiasco. I wrote up the session at the time, and you can see it here.

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It’s What’s Inside… (#RPGaDay 2017, Day 12)

August is RPGaDay month. Yep, a month solid of RPG-related posts, answering these questions:

Today’s question is this:

Which RPG has the most inspiring interior art?

It bet those who’ve read previous posts in this series know at least some of the answers I’m going to offer. Oh, and one or two of these images might be NSFW, I suppose. Here’s my picks, with some mini-galleries to show off the best examples. 

Oh, and this page will probably be a little slow to load. Lots of images, and I think the gallery plugin is preloading the bigger size for when you load up the slideshow. Just a word of warning…
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