#RPGaDay2022 Days 13-14

Days 13-14 (quickly from my phone) 13 asked how I would change my initial start in roleplaying. I don’t think I would. It would have been interesting to begin with seasoned players, but ultimately I think it better to have discovered my own path. 14 suggests a random dice roll (2) and inviting that number…

#RPGaDay2022 Day 12 — Why did you start playing RPGs?

DAY TWELVE WHY DID YOU START RPGING? I started initially because of cool cover art. That’s what led me to Dungeons & Dragons. I didn’t know anyone who played. Hadn’t heard a peep about it, as far as I can remember. It was 1978. A far different world than the one we find ourselves in…

#RPGaDay2022 Day 11 — No Place Like Home

DAY ELEVEN IF YOU COULD LIVE IN A GAME SETTING,WHERE WOULD IT BE? I’m old. Well, not really, but I’m not a young man, to be sure. I creak and ache and, while strong as an ox still yet, I am a pale shadow of my youth. That is the way of the world, the…

#RPGaDay2022 — Day 10

DAY TEN Quick post from my phone. When did I start “gamemastering”? Why, 1978, of course. I have played very few times, a few score of times at best. I’ve been DMing from day one and I’ve loved every bit of it.

#RPGaDay2022 Day 9 — 2nd RPG?

DAY NINE WHAT IS THE SECOND RPG YOU BOUGHT? So, my first RPG was the Holmes D&D Boxset, received for Christmas, 1978. What was the second RPG that came my way? My next purchase, in 1979, was the Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Dungeon Master’s Guide, followed closely by the AD&D Player’s Handbook. So I guess…

#RPGaDay2022 Day 8 — Who Introduced Me to RPGs?

DAY EIGHT WHO INTRODUCED YOU TO RPGs? Well, that answer is pretty easy, really: Whomever stocked the Holmes Dungeons & Dragons Box Set at Coles Bookstore in the North Park Mall. I saw the boxset in the fantasy section of the store, top shelf. As I’ve related the story many times, I was unable to…

#RPGaDay2022 Day 7 — A Cool Part of a System You Love

DAY SEVEN A Cool Part of a Game You Love posting from my phone again… so lightning quick response my favorite part of any game is storytelling. I love spinning yarns and to get to be the agent of creation for my friends it’s what has kept me playing for more than forty years.

#RPGaDay2022 Day 6 — More Players?

DAY SIX How Would You Get More People to Play RPGs? Quick post — typing from my phone. Getting people to play games is the easiest it’s ever been, especially with online options like never before. I’ve always thought if you want players then be an ambassador for whatever game you’re championing. People are attracted…

#RPGaDay2022 Day 5 — Why would they like this game??

DAY FIVE WHY WOULD THEY LIKE THIS GAME? I chose DM Scotty’s EZD6 for as an introductory RPG. It’s written for all-ages, with smooth, easy gameplay that works great and is intuitive. The Karma mechanic is a fun addition that allows for greater successes, even when failing. All in all, it is structured to move…

#RPGaDay2022 Day 4 — Where Would You Host a First Game?

DAY FOUR Where Would You Host a First Game? Atmosphere is everything and I can think of some amazing venues to introduce roleplaying to someone, but rather than go to the extreme and fantastical, I think we’ll keep this practical and possible. Two choices come to mind, but I think I would go with Ye…