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RPG a Day 2018 – Day Eleven – Wildest character name?

Wildest character name? I rarely get to be a player, so I don’t have a huge amount of great names to pull from. If we were counting board games then my Pandemic Legacy character Spam Jammson would be my first … Continue reading

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RPG a Day 2018 – Day Ten – How has gaming changed you?

How has gaming changed you? This feels like an odd one to answer, as its become such a core part of my life. I guess if there’s one core thing which its brought to my life, its friends. My friends … Continue reading

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RPG a Day 2018 – Day Nine – How has a game surprised you?

How has a game surprised you? I played my first game of The Quiet Year and really enjoyed it, but there was one thing which didn’t sit right. Contempt. The Quiet Year is a game I’ve spoken about before. You … Continue reading

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RPG a Day 2018 – Day Eight – How can we get more people playing?

How can we get more people playing? This is always one of the big questions. I feel a lot of the time with games podcasts, videos and reviews, we’re mainly preaching to the choir. There are some great communities on … Continue reading

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RPG a Day 2018 – Day Seven – How can a GM make the stakes important?

How can a GM make the stakes important? You make the stakes important in two ways: Make it personal. An RPG isn’t a long con, nor is it one to be incredibly subtle about, really. This is the story of … Continue reading

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RPG a Day 2018 – Day Six – How can players make a world seem real?

How can players make a world seem real? Getting involved with the fiction. I’ve been in enough games where players are switched off, I’ve been that player as well. You end up checking your phone, talking to people about non-game … Continue reading

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RPG a Day 2018 – Day Five – Favourite Recurring NPC?

Favourite Recurring NPC? It was so tempting to pick yesterday’s choice of Sam Sanders all over again. Instead I’ll go with someone else, an elf called Silver. He’s been recurring both in my group’s Dungeon World game but also my … Continue reading

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RPG a Day 2018 – Day Four – Most Memorable NPC?

Most Memorable NPC? Sit back and let me tell you the story of Sam Sanders. I used to run Spycraft a lot. I ran it at conventions for AEG and later Crafty Games. I took over as an emergency GM … Continue reading

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RPG a Day 2018 – Day Three – What gives a game ‘staying power’?

What gives a game ‘staying power’? I love games which play out a whole story in one sitting. They’re great. Games like Final Girl play out a whole story. Lovecraftesque builds a mystery which no one around the table could … Continue reading

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RPG a Day 2018 – Day Two – What do you look for in an RPG?

What do you look for in an RPG? I look for something to inspire me, which sounds extremely woolly as an answer. I like to get or see ideas about how a game runs from the initial pitch or conversation … Continue reading

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