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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

#RPGaDAY2015 Day 26: Favorite Inspiration for Your Game

Day 26:  Favorite Inspiration for Your Game

https://universofantastico.files.wordpress.com/2009/11/conan_frazetta_conquistadora.jpg Conan of Cimmeria.  The original Howard version as well as representations by later writers and artists and the comics (particularly Savage Sword of Conan).  All of the adventures and illustrations have something to steal, borrow or disguise for games.  The stories are what inform and color my view of Sword & Sorcery and feed my desire for games and gaming.


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#RPGaDAY2015 Day 25: Favorite Revolutionary Game Mechanic

Day 25: Favorite Revolutionary Game Mechanic

Ummm... Well...  Ummmm.  Polyhedral dice?

I play essentially traditional type games.  I guess.




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Monday, August 24, 2015

#RPGaDAY2015 Day 24: Favorite House Rule

Day 24: Favorite House Rule

Ya know, I don't really house rule.  The closest I came to house ruling was with Basic D&D.  when my boys were younger I would allow them to roll 4d6 for stats and place them where they wanted.  That way they could play the character type they wanted to.


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Sunday, August 23, 2015

#RPGaDAY2015 Day 23: Perfect Game for You

Day 23: Perfect Game for You

Really!?!  That's both difficult and easy.

I am now being horribly repetitive but I'm going to have to go with Barbarians of Lemuria again.

Here's why:

  • Sword & Sorcery is a genre I enjoy.  Human-centric and a bit grim and dark at times with the right amount of mysterious magic that can seriously bite you in the butt.
  • It captures the genre very well for me.
  • It is rules-lite.  I don't have the time or energy anymore to memorize large volumes of rules anymore.
  • It is adaptable.  It captures the feel of S&S really well but it can also be adapted it to any action oriented genre.  And it has.  And with a little work of your own you can adapt it too.

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#RPGaDAY2015 Day 22: Perfect Gaming Environment

Day 22: Perfect Gaming Environment
Not anywhere where I have gamed.

Anywhere where I am comfortable.

Friday, August 21, 2015

#RPGaDAY2015 Day 21: Favorite RPG Setting

Day 21:  Favorite RPG Setting

Another hard one for me.  Though I like Lemuria of BoL, it's not my favorite.  I like the setting for Lankhmar, Heroes of Hellas (Ancient Greece, of course) and Legends of Steel.  I think my favorite though is the Servants of Gaius.  I'm going to combine it Weird Wars Rome and just run with it.
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Thursday, August 20, 2015

#RPGaDAY2015 Day 20: Favorite Horror RPG

Day 20:  Favorite Horror RPG

First, let me wish H.P. Lovecraft a happy birthday!  125th if I'm correct.  I hope he's resting in peace....

Ya know, I haven't really played any horror RPGs.  Some games have had horrific elements but I've never played a specifically horror centered game.  Maybe, in honor of the day I should pull out the Call of Cthulhu quick-start and try it out on my H.P. Lovecraft loving son.  I also just received The Outer Presence, a short horror game that I'm looking forward to reading.  Oh.  I also have the Horror Companion for Savage Worlds.  Hmmm.  Going to have to get my horror on one way or another.

Question for those of you who run horror games.  How do you set the atmosphere to get maximum effect?

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