The Last Saturday of #RPGaDay2021

The last Saturday of RPGaDay is upon us. So little time left to express our daily love of all things tabletop. Four prompts to choose from. Let’s take a page from David Chapman’s book and address each one briefly. Solo. There were long stretches when I DMed for a single player, my friend Doug. He…

Group #RPGaDay2021

Group. The last choice in today’s selection of word prompts. I’ve been playing D&D with some of my friends for more than forty years. The game is only as good as the group of men and women playing it. I’ve been luckier than most

Theory #RPGaDay2021

Day 26. RPGaDay is all but over now. Less than a week remains. Today’s prompts are an odd mix. Let’s skim off the top. I’ve been DMing for more than forty years. Obviously I’ve developed a few theories along the way. especially in what makes for a great game session. As I see it, the…

Box #RPGaDay2021

Here we are— 25 days into this year’s RPGaDay. Once more allowing fate to choose my prompt and it is the one word of the group that I was least interested in. That word is box, so if I’m going to write in brief, I’d best think outside it. I suppose the easiest response is…

Quick #RPGaDay2021

Today’s prompt is quick and I must be as the sun sets. Every game session from the time I was twelve, all those many decades past, have flown by so quick. From marathon sessions lasting more than 20 hours to lightning round games in 30 minutes… all have felt fleeting, which says a lot about…

Substitute #RPGaDay2021

22 days into RPGaDay and we are confronted with the immutable Sunday selection — Substitute. As I went to sleep last night I was wondering how I would address the prompt. Then I slipped into a dream. My son and I were at Gen Con, presenting a new RPG we had designed. The game, called…

Fear #RPGaDay2021

I’ve looked once more to fate to divine the prompt for this Saturday’s RPGaDay response. That word, selected by the very gods of chance is fear. Oh, if I but had more time to wax on the subject that comes to mind, for in truth I believe the success of any roleplaying adventure comes down…

Lineage #RPGaDay2021

Twenty days now into RPGaDay for 2021. It’s flying by so fast. Looking at the four words, and with little time to spend on any of them, I think I’ll address lineage. Lineage is defined as lineal descent from an ancestor; ancestry or pedigree. In relation to rpgs, all of us who run games often…

Day 19 of #RPGaDay2021

It’s late and I’ve not yet addressed today’s prompt. Apologies . I guess it’s been the theme of the month. It’s really been a perfect storm that’s been cramping my style. What I need is a patron, someone who would allow me the freedom to create full time. But that is a fool’s errand. We…