RPGaDay2016: Formats

Categories: Roleplaying Games

Day 8: Hardcover, softcover, digital, what’s your preference? I’m a huge fan of electronic books — portable, carry on multiple devices, searchable, easy to store. But sadly electronic RPGs have not always kept up with modern technology — large format RPGs with multiple columns are very poor for iPads and useless for my Kindle. I’m … Read More

RPGaDay2016: Games and Learning

Categories: Roleplaying Games

Day 7: What aspect of RPGs has had the biggest effect on you? Aside from all the friends I’ve made — more numerous and diverse and for longer than any other hobby — the thing RPGs have helped with is social confidence. This in turn has helped leadership and facilitation skills. There’s a reason why … Read More

RPGaDay2016: Amazing

Categories: Roleplaying Games

Day 6: Most amazing thing a game group did for their community? We lost one friend to cancer back when we were all in our mid-20s. So my friends organised the Gold Team games, which were a set of semi-competitive rpgs (a tournament I suppose) where we paid for entry, and the proceeds were donated … Read More

RPGaday2016: Tall Tales

Categories: Roleplaying Games

Day 5: what story does your group tell about your character? We were playing fairly high-level D&D in a homebrew setting of the GM’s, generally travelling between neighbouring kingdoms. When we settled in one place — let’s call it Fielfland — my PC decided he liked the look of the King’s daughter after blagging his … Read More

RPGaDay: First Impressions

Categories: Roleplaying Games

Day 4: Most impressive thing another’s character did? I’m not impressed by other people’s characters, I’m impressed by the players. There’s one story I heard about a guy playing a 24 hour zombie outbreak LARP who got attacked in the shower. The GM timed out and gave him the option to get dressed a bit … Read More