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The Top 36 RPGs I Played in 2020, in Alphabetical Order – Part Four (Nice Marines to The Yellow King)

Okay, home stretch now. Here are the final games I played this year, covering us pretty much to the present moment. There might be one more session of play before the year’s end, in order to finish Warmer in the … Continue reading

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The Top 36 RPGs I Played in 2020, in Alphabetical Order – Part Three (Green Dawn Mall to Masks: A New Generation)

My list of RPGs I played or ran this year continues, with a few I’ve reviewed, a few I haven’t and some general fun experiences to share. Green Dawn Mall This was part of Zinequest, and I regret not backing … Continue reading

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The Top 36 RPGs I Played in 2020, in Alphabetical Order – Part Two (Conan to Fuck! It’s Dracula!)

I’ve managed to play a healthy amount of different RPGs this year, and here’s a continuation of my list of experiences I’ve had. Some of these games I’ve reviewed already and some either will get one later or might not. … Continue reading

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The Top 36 RPGs I Played in 2020, in Alphabetical Order – Part One (Adventures in Middle Earth to Comrades)

I started the year with a weekly roleplaying group and a fortnightly community night I ran for the Dice Saloon in Brighton. I was doing pretty good as far as opportunities to try out roleplaying games and attended AireCon, possibly … Continue reading

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Cosy Horror and Explosions

This year’s been a bit of a weird one, hasn’t it? I feel like I’ve been incredibly productive and nowhere near productive enough, which will hopefully even out to make an averagely productive time as far as my writing goes. … Continue reading

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RPG a Day 2020, Part Thirty-One – Alternatives to Experience Points

When I ran Dungeons & Dragons, experience points were often a pain. Third Edition had too much maths in working out encounters, as you’d have to calculate challenge ratings, you were recommended a set amount of encounters and were encouraged … Continue reading

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RPG a Day 2020, Part Thirty – Fun with Portals

Today’s theme is portals, and as loathe as I am to keep banging on about my Dungeon World campaign set in Exodus, it’s got some sun experiences with portals which work for this day’s theme. The initial premise of the … Continue reading

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RPG a Day 2020, Part Twenty-Nine – Ships and Carts, When Your Ride is Your Home

I like a headquarters for groups. I’ve given folks taverns to restore and use as their home. I’ve often had players help make their hometowns and in Hunter: The Reckoning my players spent more time maintaining their lovely suburban house … Continue reading

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RPG a Day 2020, Part Twenty-Eight – Closing out a game with an epilogue

I love a good epilogue in an RPG. It’s tricky in a limited time slot to make sure that when a session ends, it can end properly in a satisfying manner. I’ve been trying to improve in this way as … Continue reading

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RPG a Day 2020, Part Twenty-Seven – Favours as a good plot starter

RPG a Day 2020, Part Twenty-Seven – Favours as a good plot starter I thought this said ‘flavour’ at first and got excited about waffling on, saying about how some mechanics have a kind of flavour of their own. Starting … Continue reading

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