It’s almost time for the “RPG a Day” challenge to start up again. It’s an annual challenge each August for people involved with games from designers, journalists, fans and anyone who just wants to talk about games.
I find it a mixed experience. I know I find it a fun trip down memory lane, digging up experiences I’ve had at the table which I’ve completely forgotten about. At the same time I know others haven’t all had similar experiences with the questions. The question which really got to me last year was about RPG reviews. A lot of people, especially designers, were talking about how they didn’t place much merit in them. It got me questioning what I was doing and why I was doing it with Who Dares Rolls. What I’d been doing was a series of Actual Play reports, which generally took a while to compile and translate from my notes, along with a review of the game which would be in among the opening articles and the conclusions. The latter half of the 7th Sea game I was posting has been written, but not put up. I’ve not yet got round to writing up my experiences of Blades in the Dark, Masks or my more recent 7th Sea and Dungeon World campaigns. I’m still not sure what to do with any of that.
I’m interested in this year’s list and hope that it’ll inspire some good conversation, along with some cool spin-off questions. Here’s the list:
I’ll be trying to keep up with regular posts during August on Faked Tales and depending on what’s there, may even see about hosting a compilation or selection of answers at Who Dares. Rolls.
Let’s see if I can keep up with the daily posts throughout RPGaDay2018. Aside from the RPG reviewing existential crisis inspired from last year, I do love seeing what people have to post and will be checking out people’s reports on social media (admittedly mainly G+) to see the answers people have.