Mention (Penultimate) #RPGaDay2021

Here we go. The penultimate prompt for RPGaDay 2021. Bitter sweet. It’s been a great month so far, even with the brevity required on my part. It’s fun to sweep about the internet and look in on everyone else’s responses. September is often spent catching up on some I may have missed… But we’re not…

The Last Sunday of #RPGaDay2021

Our last immutable Sunday for the RPGaDay season. The word is system. I’ve played lots of rileplaying systems — diceless, 2d20, percentile, d6s, coin flips and the like… I always come running back to d20. I love different sorts of games and different mechanics involved in the chance arena… but the 20-sided die is an…

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…