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#RPGaDay 14: 2014 Gen Con Swag

#RPGaDay 14: 2014 Gen Con Swag In lieu of the official fourteenth post, Best Convention Purchase, I’m just going to share my 2014 Gen Con haul! Starting in the top middle and going clockwise, we’ve got: Era of the Ninja! This is an advance shipment of a game made by my friend and fellow Wittenberg alumnus Eric Ebbs! I actually did some of the art for the game when it was in alpha and playtested it once or twice at the Witt...

#RPGaDay 13: Most Memorable Character Death

#RPGaDay 13: Most Memorable Character Death Unlucky number post thirteen of #RPGaDay! I’ve already discussed the trials and tribulations of my favorite character, Morvael, which you can read about here. Although his self-sacrifice was epic, it doesn’t have quite the same notoriety that comes with the way my psychic bellydancer vigilante, Scheherezade, met her doom on a Pennsylvania interstate. It bears mentioning that our GM has since...

#RPGaDay 12: Old RPG You Still Read/Play

#RPGaDay 12: Old RPG You Still Read/Play Day twelve of #RPGaDay! Looking at the collection on my shelf, almost of the books were printed in 2000 or later. The rest are PDFs, most of which are themselves artifacts of the more recent, digital age. However, I have to admit, I have a soft spot for the old World of Darkness games and I’ve been itching to pick up a dead tree version of of the Vampire: the Masquerade 20th Anniversary Edition ever...

#RPGaDay 11: Weirdest RPG Owned

#RPGaDay 11: Weirdest RPG Owned For the eleventh post of the #RPGaDay meme, I get to try and define what “weird” means to me. Actually, scanning my RPG folder on Google Drive, this one wasn’t very hard at all. It might not be “weird” to you, but it is to me: diceless RPGs. Not storygames, mind you, but roleplaying games that just don’t have an arbitration mechanic besides “whose stat is...

#RPGaDay 10: Favorite Tie-In Novel/Game Fiction

#RPGaDay 10: Favorite Tie-In Novel/Game Fiction With post number ten, we’re almost a third of the way done already! I actually haven’t read that much licensed RPG or game fiction. The first time I ever saw one was at summer camp in sixth grade, where a girl had her nose in a Forgotten Realms book whenever we had down time. I remember asking her about it, but the cover art and characters didn’t appeal to me (it wasn’t pretty...

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