Saturday, August 29, 2015

#RPGaDay2015 - Day 29

Day 29: Favourite RPG website/blog -

My favourite RPG website/blog is +Timothy Brannan's The Other Side. I found Tim's blog early in my cinematic unisystem days. It actually inspired me to create my own blog.

Friday, August 28, 2015

#RPGaDay2015 - Day 28

Day 28: Favourite game you no longer play -

I miss running Mutants and Masterminds. I am and always will be a supers guy.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

#RPGaDay2015 - Day 27

Day 27: Favourite idea for merging two games into one - 

This is on my RPG Bucket List. I'm never going to get a group together for an extended Call of Cthulhu game. Honestly, I'm not sure I would want to. Still I love the King in Yellow and own this campaign. I think using it as the basis for a 1920's Slayer game would be totally kick ass. I'd obviously borrow some stuff from Ghosts of Albion for it as well.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

#RPGaDay2015 - Day 26

Day 26: Favourite inspiration for your game -

I think music is my favourite inspiration for my games. I tend to have stories play through my head when I listen to music and in turn I use those stories to help with my games. I normally spend a bit of time trying to figure out what a character's theme song is. Here are the ones for my favorite characters (with youtube links):

Kid Nephilim, 1/4 angel legacy character in Mutants and Masterminds: Ra - Fallen Angels 
Dracos, kind hearted Saiyan warrior in a homebrew Dragonball Z game: Pillar - Fireproof
Ulic Razorwing, avariel bladesinger legacy character in 3rd era D&D: Vast - Touched
Gren Tealeaf-Tosskettle, halfling fighter/rogue chef: Flogging Molly - Devil's Dance Floor
Benjamin "Benji" Lee, good guy Green Goblin in homebrew Marvel game: Good Charlotte - Little Things
Bloodhound, mutant tracking son of Cyclops in homebrew Marvel game: Atreyu - Honor
Kyle Moonbeam Dunn, skate punk werewolf in my favorite Buffy game: My Chemical Romance - House of Wolves
Henry "Hank" Courseau, rare book dealer from Arkham in a Call of Cthulhu: Silent Hill 3 - Small Town
ARC BL172 "Blitz," rogue clone trooper that helped found the Rebellion in Star Wars Saga Edition: Pop Evil - Last Man Standing
Kole, witch of the wilds in a D&D 4E game: Godsmack - Voodoo
Tomkin Tealeaf-Tosskettle, troublemaking swordmage brother of Gren in Forgotten Realms 4E: Hed PE - Bartender
El Hijo de Lobo Plata, monster hunting luchadore in Mutants and Masterminds: The Kreeps - Bad Voodoo 

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

#RPGaDay2015 - Day 25

Day 25: Favourite Revolutionary Game Mechanic -

My favourite revolutionary game mechanic is the drama point mechanic from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I realize that action points were probably used in other games before, but I loved the way they are used in cinematic unisystem. They could give you various bonuses to rolls, heal you, or even let you affect the scene (outside of just interacting with things).

Monday, August 24, 2015

#RPGaDay2015 - Day 24

Day 24: Favourite house rule -

My friends and I have one consistent house rule. In every version of D&D I've played during character creation we allow players to reroll stat rolls 1's and 2's. I know that seems like babying players to some people, but that's just how we've always done it.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

RPGaDay2015 - Day 23

Day 23 - Perfect game for you

Given my interests, play style, and rules preferences I think Buffy: The Vampire Slayer is the perfect game for me. There aren't a lot of rules, it's cinematic, and rewards getting into character.