Day 26: Gaming ambition for the next 12 months?
Aside from actually planning ahead for RPGaDay 2019, rather than just imagining that I’m going to plan and then not actively doing anything about it…
I want to run the new iteration of Runequest aka Runequest Roleplaying in Glorantha.
Not sure how that will fit in to the current gaming plans of the group, but that’s the plan anyway.
Day Sixteen: Longest game session played?
Not sure. Back in the early days we spent entire summers playing AD&D or SPACE OPERA or whatever from very early in the morning until long past dark. I’ve not done any of those charity ‘play a game for 24 hours’ things.
I was once in a terrible, terrible home-brewed science fiction game at a con. That session felt like a painful eternity…
Day Seventeen: Favourite Fantasy RPG?
RUNEQUEST. The landscape, the people, the mythology, the sense of scale etc.
It just resonates on the correct frequency for me.
Day Eighteen: Favourite SF RPG?
This raises an interesting question (for me anyway) about what exactly makes a ‘favourite’. I mean, I couldn’t tell you the first thing about the rules or the background for Space Opera – beyond I vaguely recall one of the scenarios had a Sky Marshall character who was not unlike a heavy breathing villain from an at-the-time-rather-popular sci-fi movie franchise…
As I recall it, the campaign I was involved in was heavily influenced by DUNE. There was a lot of noble houses and politicking involved. But also a lot of dropping ordnance from high orbit on unsuspecting enemy forces.
What made the game great, however, was the GM and the group and the fun we had playing it for long summer days about twenty-five years ago. I guess it could have been any game? Or maybe something that wasn’t Space Opera wouldn’t have sparked the same interactions and would have lacked the same entertainment value that we found there?
Day Eleven: Favourite RPG writer?
Greg Stafford. I’m more interested in backgrounds and world building than focusing on clever systems for play, and the GLORANTHA setting for RUNEQUEST is incredible. Stafford’s KING OF SARTAR book of mythology & lore is outstanding.
And having mentioned King of Sartar, I’ve just discovered there’s a new revised and annotated edition that I do not have :-O
Day Twelve: Favourite RPG illustration?
Tough question, this one. I liked a lot of Larry Elmore stuff from back in the day. Not to mention a whole heap of illustrations from various Palladium RPGs.
White Wolf art was always pretty strong, and there was one in some Vampire book or other of a Cop or Private Detective. Woman in a trench coat carrying a pistol. I thought that was an excellent capture of character and purpose. Can’t find it right this moment of course, but I’ll go with that one.
Day Thirteen: Favourite RPG podcast?
I’ve never listened to a podcast. I wouldn’t even know where to start in terms of finding a good one. Maybe I’ll fix that before #RPGaDAY2016.