#RPGaDay 2017: Day 5

Today’s question asks: which RPG cover best captures the spirit of the game? A fairly broad question. I’m going to narrow this down to RPG’s I’ve looked at more recently and put forward Bubblegumshoe, an RPG of teenage detectives.

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Recap: The Motor City Files, Session 1

I ran the first of a two-part Dresden Files Accelerated casefile – The Motor City Files – on the 15th. It was another great session of roleplaying and narrative powah, thanks to my great players. It was also a great shakedown of Dresden Files Accelerated’s mechanics, as this was only my third overall session using the newer system (and only my second running it.

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Review: Leaves of Chiaroscuro

What would it be like to know that humanity is but one of God’s many sentient creatures? What if magic had shaped the very course human civilization? What if we lived in the shadows of a wondrous age long past and one that has only just arrived?

If you’ve ever asked questions like these, or if they stir your imagination, look no further than the alternate world of Asiyah and Leaves of Chiaroscuro, a world of exploration, intrigue, and magic Powered by Fate Core. Asiyah is a world not entirely unlike our own, experiencing the Renaissance much as we did but with notable exceptions: in Asiyah, there be dragons! Magicians both meager and magnificent ply their trade along side a new wave of inventors. Strange, beings known as celati walk the streets of Asiyah’s Italian city-states, remnants of when the world was young and enchanted.

Written by Megan Bennett-Burks and Jason Lada, Leaves of Chiaroscuro offers a unique historical roleplaying experience in a world that never was, leveraging the flexibility of Fate to bring its strangeness and intrigues to life. Let’s peel open the pages of this unique experience and take a closer look. Continue reading “Review: Leaves of Chiaroscuro”