I finished watching The Sandman yesterday. While I thought it was fine and would probably watch more episodes if they made them, it felt pretty disconnected to me, more like a strung-together series of tableaus and events than a story. I guess maybe it’s going for some kind of storybook or mythic feel, but for me it landed more like just a bunch of stuff that happened.

This mystical bird appears to be leaving as mysteriously as it appeared, but is leaving us with at least one more prompt:

15. Post a review of the experience. What do you think about it? How do you feel about it?


14. Have you ever been completely sure about an RPG rule only to discover you were wrong after looking it up? What was the rule and what prompted looking it up?

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I finished my Wheel of Time re-read today. It was interesting to see what I didn't remember from the first time, for example I thought the way that Perrin's central character conflict resolved was interesting but had no memory of that from my original read. (Also, there was one moment in last book I've been misremembering for years, where I had thought an event involved Rodel Ituralde when it was really one of the other Great Captains, probably because I think Rodel Ituralde's name sounds cool).


13. Is there a game or other topic that used to seem like a big deal in gaming discussions that you’ve noticed nobody seems to talk about anymore?

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12. Have you ever participated in a game jam or design contest? Why or why not?

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11. Have you ever played an RPG character that was different enough that it felt truly other than human, beyond just wearing virtual SFX makeup? If you haven’t, do you think it’s possible and do you want to?

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The may be showing signs of fatigue, but this majestic yet terrifying beast will continue to hunt the area for at least four more days!


10. Without giving it away, choose an RPG and describe how the core essence of it would appear if it manifested as an entity in a dream.

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9. If there was a bizarro-world version of you, what would their favorite RPG be?

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8. How do you feel about the amount of gaming you’re doing these days? Are there obstacles to doing the amount of gaming you want?

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7. What is the biggest difference you’ve experienced between what you thought a game was like from just hearing about it to what you know a game is like from reading/playing it?

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6. If you needed to dream up a new RPG system in which one of the traditional set of gaming dice (d4, d6, d8, d10, d12, d20) took pride of place, which die would it be?

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5. Of RPG characters that you’ve played, which one was the wealthiest relative to a typical resident of their setting? How much power and influence did they have?

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4. If a genie offered to magically put you in charge of creating a new edition of D&D would you want the job? Why or why not? Is there a different game you’d ask to be in charge of instead?

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3. Have you ever had an RPG session where the characters experienced a natural disaster like a flood, earthquake, or hurricane? If so, how did it go? If not, what’s the closest equivalent you have experienced?

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2. Due to some multiverse shenanigans, the real you and one of your RPG characters switch places. Which character, and how would that go for each of you?

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1. Describe yourself with a word that’s actually a backronym made up of TTRPGs you’ve played or games you want to play. Like:

I’m a CoMMaNDo
Cold City
Mouse Guard
Marvel Heroic RPG
Night’s Black Agents
Dogs in the Vineyard

or

I want to be S.T.A.T.I.C.
Sorcerer
Traveller
Apocalypse World
Torchbearer
InSpectres
Cortex Prime

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The Prompter Hawk is a giant magical bird which, according to legend, cannot see those who answer its probing questions, so that is the safest way to avoid being devoured. The Prompter Hawk will present discussions here on Mastodon each day of August. This post shows the first ten, there will be daily posts for each one. Reply to individual posts or use the prompt-specific hashtag. (Feel free to re-use any images, and it’s OK to miss days, jump ahead, catch up later, etc.).

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