RPGaDay 2015

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This is all over the Internet and I’m supposed to remember to do this every day for August?? I’ll never remember that so I’m going to do it all now…

1st: Fall of Delta Green.  Gumshoe Delta Green in the 1960s?  Yes please!

2nd: Achtung Cthulhu.  Everything as it should be and I’m still getting PDF updates years later.  Chaosium’s Horror on the Orient Express is cool, but the pissed me off with the delay….

3rd: Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition.  Back to basics and surprisingly refreshing and fun.

4th: Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition.  Wizards learnt from the mistakes made in 4E it seems.

5th: Mindjammer RPG.  Sarah Newton’s great FATE Core Trans-human RPG.  This deserves more attention than it received.

6th:  Pathfinder RPG.  I ran Kingmaker last night. :)

7th: Don’t really play free RPGs. If I did it would probably be Eclipse Phase (which was released for free in PDF by the writters and is still available to download).

8th: Dread on Wil Wheaton’s tabletop.  I have Dread and really want to try it out.

9th: Fringe the TV show.  I reckon that would work really really well. Anyone care to do a Gumshoe conversion? :)

10th: Cubicle 7.  Check out The One Ring RPG and tell me I’m wrong..

11th: Graham Walmsley.  I love his take on Cthulhu gaming.

12th: Too many to bother to name. I’ve loved fantasy art forever. If I had to pick one it would be the Elmore portrait of my daughter as an elf!

13th: Gamerstable.  They sound like they are having a lot of fun. I’d love to join them for a game.

14th: Roll20.  Great way of playing online.

15th: Forgotten Realms AD&D 2nd Edition. I’m pretty sure that wins. Hard to tell though.

16th: We did are Forgotten Realms session that lasted at least 12 hours. That must be it.

17th: The One Ring RPG.  Perfect RPG. Everything a Middle Earth story focused game should be. Oh and it’s simple, and beautiful.  The best random RPG purchase I ever made.

18th: Shadowrun. Love the fluff, hate the system (now).  In danger of being usurped by Mindjammer.

19th: Marvel Heroic Roleplay (Cortex Plus version).  Such a great system for running Marvel gaming.

20th: Call of Cthulhu.  Because. Call of Cthulhu!

21st: Middle Earth (The One Ring RPG).  It’s Middle Earth!

22nd: Quiet, well aired, with beer nearby.  Late night at home works pretty well.

23rd: Anything with atmosphere and everyone is paying attention.

24th: Combining initiative for multiple similar creatures (Pathfinder, D&D etc.)

25th: Fellowship points in The One Ring RPG. Great meta-game system for capturing the feeling of companionship.

26th: Fantasy inspiration galleries on Google+. I love the art!

27th: Amber RPG and everything else.

28th: Star Wars RPG (West End games)

29th:  tribality.com

30th: Laura Bailey.  She is cool.

31st: The increasingly popularity of HP Lovecraft.  Arguably a direct consequence of the Call of Cthulhu RPG.