I can say, without a doubt, that 2015 was a crazy year with many up’s and downs and changes. One constant through it all was this thing we call roleplaying games. I’ve been privileged to play and run many great games this year, continuing forward the momentum in the hobby that began for me at the first BrigadeCon.
I’d therefore like to take this opportunity, as others around the community have, to put this wild ride of a year in review.
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Over the weekend, for the second time in 2015, I realized I needed to take a step back and examine my engagement in the hobby. The cause, in both incidents, has been the same: too much time spent on activities within the hobby that ISN’T playing games.
Continue reading “Game-Game-Life Balance”
I was briefly a part of a discussion on one of the many fine Facebook Groups dedicated to the hobby. The topic was on the perennial debate over style of play in role-playing games. It was all good stuff, but one commentator stood out to me. This individual, quite directly, stated that they come to a table to play a game and not engage in any story-telling hogwash (I’m paraphrasing). I didn’t respond at the time, not wanting to be drawn into a style-war sort of argument, but it did get me thinking.
Thus, having percolated a bit, I would like to start with this: play as thou wilt.
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It’s been a little while hasn’t it!? There’s been travelling and holidays and wrestling with things that must be grappled into submission. I’m not here to talk about that though, I’m here to talk about all the games I’ve ran and played in since my last post. There’s quite a few, so let’s get started with this quick-fire round up:
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