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RPG a Day 2020, Part Seven – Couple’s Roleplaying

My partner doesn’t really do roleplaying games. She’s played The Quiet Year once with my writing group, although she reckons that’s not really a roleplaying game. Then most recently there’s Fall of Magic which again is RPG-adjacent enough for me … Continue reading

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RPG a Day 2020, Part Six – The Endless Forest

In the troupe D&D 3.5 game my group ran, I hit a turning point when I realised I was back to being a Forever GM and the sole person running the game. I had to do something more with the … Continue reading

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RPG a Day 2020, Part Five – Touching Tributes from Players

I’m going to preface this by saying there’s no reason for players to give gifts, it’s not something I encourage or demand, but it’s really lovely when this kind of thing happens. I started hosting fortnightly community RPG nights for … Continue reading

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RPG a Day 2020, Part Four – Vision as a great narrative prompt

“Okay, what does that look like?” is a question which has become a constant in my games. I love it as a prompt and I’d only really noticed that I keep asking it recently. In some RPGs you start to … Continue reading

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RPG a Day 2020, Part Three – Plot Threads

Peter Molyneux, famous video game designer and hyperbolist, mentioned a kind of ‘trail of breadcrumbs’ when talking about Fable 2. The idea was that it would be a sprinkling of golden glitter which directed you ahead to your mission, so … Continue reading

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RPG a Day 2020, Part Two – How I Changed a Campaign Many Times For Better or Worse

Change is today’s theme. I’m a fickle GM and there are a few systems which I’ve grown tired of. Mainly D&D, admittedly. I ran a troupe D&D Third Edition game for a little while. That sounds contradictory, but when I … Continue reading

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RPG a Day 2020: Beginning A New Campaign

The topic for day one of RPG a Day is ‘Beginning’. I’ve written about starting out as a roleplayer before, so instead I thought I’d talk about starting a new game. There’s something magical about starting a new campaign and … Continue reading

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A Quick Update – Reclaiming My Productivity

There’s a lot going on in the world at the moment with lockdowns and such, so I’m at the point where I’m trying to push forwards. I’m still working full time, which is good. My workplace is pretty much prepared … Continue reading

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Roleplaying Games to Play While You’re Isolated at Home

In times like these when you’re possibly self-isolating, working from home more or just not seeing so many people, you might still want to roleplay. Sure, there are online tools and I might get into those at some point, but … Continue reading

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Faked Tales Still Exists

It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything here. I thought I’d post a little update. Continue reading

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