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RPG a Day 2020, Part Twenty – Different Methods of Investigation in Games

I like a good mystery and back when I was first roleplaying Call of Cthulhu was my game of choice. It combined investigations with horror. The problem was that in a lot of the writing things could end up gated … Continue reading

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RPG a Day 2020, Part Nineteen – My Custom Dread Tower

Let’s do it, let’s talk about Dread. It feels inevitable with the “Tower” theme. Dread’s an early story game, relative to where we’re at these days with so many fantastic story games out there. The book is, as admitted by … Continue reading

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RPG a Day 2020, Part Eighteen – Meeting Roleplayers in the Wild

It’s not happened a ton, but it’s happened more than you’d think. Certainly more than I thought likely. Meeting someone who seems normal and like other people, but then you find out they’re a fellow roleplayer. It’s great, kind of … Continue reading

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RPG a Day 2020, Part Seventeen – Some Cosy Games

Today’s theme is “Comfort” so I thought it’d be good topic to have a look at some slightly more cosy games. I like the idea of RPGs with some slightly calmer concepts, especially in this year of our Hellworld 2020. … Continue reading

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RPG a Day 2020, Part Sixteen – Dramatic Battles and Managing Epic Scale

We all like a big fight, don’t we? Those bits in things like Game of Thrones where we’d have a lot of drama and tension, then a massive cathartic battle and the fallout. Or in Lord of the Rings, or … Continue reading

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RPG a Day 2020, Part Fifteen – Framing Scenes

Establishing a scene can be tough sometimes. You need to communicate information to the group quickly, and as a player you need to parse what’s being said for value. It’s easy enough to say, “There’s a room with four kobolds” … Continue reading

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RPG a Day 2020, Part Fourteen – Online Game Banners

Here’s one in the “Charlie’s been running RPGs for twenty-six years but is still learning” category of entries. I love a good online tool for managing a campaign and have mainly used Obsidian Portal for these past few years. My … Continue reading

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RPG a Day 2020, Part Thirteen – Short and Long Rests are a Dull Mechanic

I’ve resisted the D&D bashing so far this month, but here we go. Rests are a really dull mechanic and should be changed. Admittedly a lot of D&D needs changing and I don’t think I’ve ever seen anyone run it … Continue reading

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RPG a Day 2020, Part Twelve – Sending a Message to Players with Love Letters

I first heard about Love Letters in the Gauntlet’s podcast and I instantly knew it would be something fun to play with. The main games I heard of using Love Letters were Apocalypse World and Monsterhearts, but I’ve used them … Continue reading

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RPG a Day 2020, Part Eleven – My RPG Reading Stack

I have a stack of books on one arm of the sofa. Sometimes it gets moved over to the coffee table or the little end table next to the sofa. They’re all on my reading list and some have been … Continue reading

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