What I Learned From RPGing and GMing

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series RPG Gaming and Me

Update: One of the points below was unfinished. I was actually planning on splitting this post into two parts, but I guess I left it scheduled and it got posted while I was doing other things. It’s been linked a few times, so… I’ll leave it as it is. Except I went ahead and finished […]

PBeM and “Stellar Region”

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series RPG Gaming and Me

Having discussed those times when I gamed with other people in live RPGing situations, I figured I might as well also talk about my limited experience with PBeM RPG gaming. That is, Play By e-Mail. It’s an offshoot of the older PBM gaming that developed before the internet, but I never played that. My first […]

Good Times in the Realms (and Other Places)

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series RPG Gaming and Me

Continuing on my memories and reflections on RPGing as a hobby in my life… A few days ago, I ran across some fanfic I wrote in middle school. It was fanfic for someone else’s world, but not for a movie–though I’d been writing that (for Ghostbusters and, thinly veiled, The Neverending Story/The Princess Bride) for […]

In a Spectral Mood

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series RPG Gaming and Me

Some discussion of types of superheroes and superpowers over at Stephanie Denise Brown’s LJ led to a pretty fascinating exchange in the comments section, finally (for me) culminating in a discussion of gaming with one of the original writers of what remains my most fondly-remembered RPG system, Wraith: The Oblivion. My Wraith books were, along […]