RPG a Day 2017 - Day 16

Which RPG do you enjoy using as is?

Pretty much anything that's running on the Cypher System, and Numenera in particular. It's light enough that the rules don't get in the way of the fun, but still have enough systems in it to make your decisions interesting. It's also my favorite system to run as a GM (closely followed by D&D 5e). I've lifted the GM Intrusion mechanic and dropped it into other systems because it really fits with my style. It's a great system that I love playing.

I should probably petition my GM, Troy, to prioritize his long talked about Dragonlance Cypher System fantasy game once we wrap The Dracula Dossier.

RPG a Day 2017 - Day 6

You can game every day for a week. Describe what you'd do!

This is very nearly what happens when I attend GenCon. That's basically four days of gaming that I get to do.

I'd put together materials for a whole bunch of one shots. First I'd prepare to run something with the Cypher System (I'll be running Predation for MCG this year). I would also put together everything I'd need to run Dungeon World and World Wide Wrestling, which are my favorite Apocalypse World games at the moment. Finally, I'd grab some playsets for Fiasco that sound fun.


Once I've got all of the stuff together that I want to run, I'd get in touch with my GM friends and recruit them to run some games as well. All one shots, all the time. Campaign play can wait for my regularly scheduled game night.

RPG a Day 2017 - Day 4

Which RPG have you played the most since August 2016?

I'm pretty sure I've played FFG's Star Wars RPG the most this past year. We just wrapped up a 15 session campaign a couple months ago, which puts that at the top of the games I've played for the year. We mucked about the galaxy in the wake of the fall of the Empire, ultimately getting Luke Skywalker's lightsaber and delivering it to Maz Kanata. 

RPG a Day 2017 - Day 3

How do you find out about new RPGs?


I used to find out about games by hitting up sites like RPGnet or EN World, but I've long since moved over to listening to various podcasts about RPGs. The actual play podcasts She's a Super Geek and One Shot are both great for getting introduced to a game. Jim McClure was another great source for finding out about games when he was interviewing designers on Talking Tabletop.

Aside from that, it's mostly just talking with my gaming group to see if anyone has heard about anything interesting.