RPG A Day 2022 – When did you first take part in RPGaDay?

The complete list of topics for RPG-a-Day 2017.

2017. Unlike this year, I did it in a single-page format with shorter answers. In 2018, I did it again as individual posts. From an ease-of-updating perspective (and staying current) having a single page was easier, but individual posts gives me space to ruminate. In theory, it also provides more posts on more varied topics for … Read more

RPG A Day 2022 – How has the character changed?

A hand-written character sheet in a notebook rests upon a printed character sheet.

Three characters, three campaigns, three potentialities. Zor Nabat (Star Wars: The Republic): The campaign is still very new, so Zor hasn’t had a chance to change. He has received his first opportunity – thanks to the planetary ocean exploitation operations of Czerka Corporation- to strike a blow against a hated enemy. Kne Godfinder (D&D 5th … Read more

RPG A Day 2022 – Why does your character do what they do?

A hand-written character sheet in a notebook rests upon a printed character sheet.

Three characters, three campaigns, three motivations: Zor Nabat (Star Wars: The Republic): Czerka Corporation destroyed Zor’s family business. Now he wants revenge. Kne Godfinder (D&D 5th Edition: Chroniclers): He got kicked out of university, so at some level, he’s looking to prove himself better than the institution that didn’t value him. He’s also genuinely curious … Read more

RPG A Day 2022 – Where has that character been?

A hand-written character sheet in a notebook rests upon a printed character sheet.

Three characters, three campaigns, three trips across fictional worlds: Zor Nabat (Star Wars: The Republic): A frontier world (to capture wild beasts for a menagerie). Nar Shadda (aka the Smuggler’s Moon), Mon Calamari (home world of the species of the same name), Tatooine (a remote desert world; you may have heard of it) and Glee Anselm … Read more

RPG A Day 2022 – When did you start playing this character?

A hand-written character sheet in a notebook rests upon a printed character sheet.

Three characters, three campaigns, three origins: Zor Nabat (Star Wars: The Republic): May 2022. Kne Godfinder (D&D 5th Edition: Chroniclers): January 2021. Miles MacGuffin (GURPS: The Fast and the Furious): July 2020. This post is part of the RPG a Day 2022 event. Catch up on Nuketown’s posts via the post category and learn more about the event at its community page … Read more

RPG A Day 2022 – What situation is your character currently in?

A hand-written character sheet in a notebook rests upon a printed character sheet.

Three characters, three campaigns, three current situations: Zor Nabat (Star Wars: The Republic): Czerka Corporaton acquired a government license to extract water from the ocean world of Glee Anselm, home of the Nautolan species. Czerka, being the epitome of the evil megacorp, doesn’t care about the ecological fallout. Zor, who’s family business was destroyed by Czerka, … Read more

RPG A Day 2022 – Share an intriguing detail from a game setting you enjoy

Cover art from the Greyhawk Boxed Set

Back in the 1990s, when the Greyhawk resurgence was under way, the great mystery of the campaign setting was … who is Philidor the Blue Wizard? Introduced by Carl Sargent in the From the Ashes boxed set, Phildor is a super-powerful wizard (25th level?) in a campaign setting where ultra powerful NPCs are not the norm. Sure, there’s … Read more

RPG A Day 2022 – Why has your favorite game stayed with you?

Five editions of dungeons & dragons books

Friends. Comfort. Nostalgia. Great memories. New Stories. These and more are why Dungeons & Dragons stayed with me all these years. Don’t get me wrong – I love playing new and different games. One of the great things about the Lair of Secrets podcast is that it re-united me with old friends and connected me … Read more

RPG A Day 2022 – How long do your games last?

Several overlapping rolepllaying game books (D&D, Mutants & Masterminds, GURPS, Scum & Villainy, Fate)

My main gaming group, the Blackrazor Guild, are serial campaigners. We almost can’t help ourselves; if a campaign gets past the first few sessions, it’s very likely to run for for a year or two. Our biggest, most memorable campaigns were all multi-year affairs: Our namesake Blackrazor Guild campaign The Redshirts (aka Return to the Temple … Read more

RPG A Day 2022 – Who is your current character?

A hand-written character sheet in a notebook rests upon a printed character sheet.

I’m playing in three games right now, so I’ve got three answers, plus two honorable mentions. Star Wars: The Republic Zor Nabat Male Twi’lek Corporate Officer (Level 3) Background – Bankrupt Focus: Inspiring Leader The upstart corporation Cobbatha Collective Designs excelled at developing aftermarket add-ons for commercial starships. Cobbatha had its start in the slums of … Read more