31 Jul 2016

RPG a Day

31 Jul 2016 01:47 am
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I got linked to RPG A Day, and since I'm getting back into the swing of writing and all, I thought participating will help get the habit going. It's a bit short notice but I already have some ideas I want to write out. Considering how I had stopped writing anything but business documents and fanfiction for the better part of a decade, it's pretty refreshing how quickly the words come without the horrific writer's block that I thought would accompany it. (Although, on the other hand, it may just be because I'm only writing for myself and not in representation of others. No pressure, bro.)

It's going to be interesting when the challenge asks questions like "most xyz", given that I have a lot of different games I play in. To date, at least a dozen of them are ongoing in one way or another, even if a few have longer gaps between sessions. How does one choose from so many diverse stories which one to tell?

This list is blatantly stolen from Erich.

01: Real dice, dice app, diceless, how do you prefer to “roll”?
02: Best game session since August 2015?
03: Character moment you are proudest of?
04: Most impressive thing another’s character did?
05: What story does your group tell about your character?
06: Most amazing thing a game group did for their community?
07: What aspect of RPGs has had the biggest effect on you?
08: Hardcover, softcover, digital? What is your preference?
09: Beyond the game, what’s involved in an ideal session?
10: Largest in-game surprise you have experienced?
11: Which gamer most affected the way you play?
12: What game is your group most likely to play next? Why?
13: What makes a successful campaign?
14: Your dream team of people you used to game with?
15: Your best source of inspiration for RPGs?
16: Historical person you’d like in your group? What game?
17: What fictional character would best fit in your group?
18: What innovation could RPG groups benefit most from?
19: Best way to learn a new game?
20: Most challenging but rewarding system you have learned?
21: Funniest misinterpretation of a rule in your group?
22: Supposedly random game events that keep recurring?
23: Share one of your best “Worst Luck” stories.
24: What is the game you are most likely to give to others?
25: What makes for a good character?
26: What hobbies go well with RPGs?
27: Most unusual circumstances or location in which you’ve gamed.
28: Thing you’d be most surprised a friend had not seen or read?
29: You can game anywhere on Earth, where would you choose?
30: Describe the ideal game room if budget were unlimited.
31: Best advice you were ever given for your game of choice?

#RPGaDay is apparently also a hashtag I should use! I very much doubt if Dreamwidth works with hashtags, though.