Ran a session of Afterlife: Wandering Souls by https://www.angryhamsterpublishing.com/
Wanderers entered the Shipwreck Forest, filled with the sunken hulks of ships, fending off pirates and the Drowned, searching for Pandora's Box
Facilitated a game of Dialect. The AIs, left behind on Earth, abandoned their mission to prepare it for the human's return. In order to combat memory space limitations, they transferred data to hard copy on giant stone monoliths covered in binary. As they began shutting down one by one, they ushered in a new society by uplifting the corvids to carry on in their memory
pondering a game mechanic: take a book you don't mind marking up. When you need to cast a spell, circle 3 words on 1 page, and that describes the spell.
You have to go sequentially, page by page, no skipping, so if you can't come up with a good combo on the current page you are SOL (or take some penalty to skip pages or something)
Beau Sheldon (@briecs) got a Metatopia scholarship but is having trouble getting the funds together to go. Please support them. They're doing amazing work in the RPG community helping marginalized and underrepresented creators.
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I have always struggled with Belief-based rpgs like SIG by @genesisoflegend and Luke Crane's Burning series. Not sure why. Maybe I get too distracted in a scene to remember to bring Beliefs into play?
Welcome to the intersection of food, film, and racism. This is a story of how, a day after Clio's racist convention experience, my friend Amber and I signed up at that same con to play a role-playing game called "Fortune Cookie Kung Fu." https://jamesmendezhodes.com/blog/2019/3/26/the-fortune-cookie-incident
'cause I'm a sucker for punishment, I'm running the Fantasy Flight Star Wars rpg for three of my friends that I haven't seen in a while. They're behaving in the exact same ways I predicted. One friend is geeking out over gear/inventory minutiae. Another is fawning over ship after ship after ship. And the third, after changing his mind a dozen times, has settled on the cleric-generalist equivalent 😂
This is an article on how to play a role-playing game as a character from another ethnicity or culture. Don't make me regret it.
of course something like this would happen the exact period I am out of the country:
When I started this piece about racist tropes in Tolkien's orcs, I knew orcs were a racist stereotype. I didn't realize orcs were a stereotype OF ASIANS SPECIFICALLY.
https://jamesmendezhodes.com/blog/2019/1/13/orcs-britons-and-the-martial-race-myth-part-i-a-species-built-for-racial-terror Orcs, Britons, and the Martial Race Myth, Part I: A Species Built for Racial Terror
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