#RPGaDAY2015: Day 1

rpg-a-day-2015Today is August first, and for the entirety of this month, I’ll be taking part in #RPGaDay2015, organized by Dave Chapman, designer of Doctor Who: Adventures In Time and Space. Dave launched this last year — a daily opportunity to talk about various topics related to tabletop RPGs. He put together a daily topic list, and people from all over the world posted their responses on various social media. Last year, my responses were on my Facebook page, and I pointed to them via Twitter, Google+, etc. However, over the past year, I’ve begun using my Facebook as a personal site only, limited to actual friends and family, and so it wasn’t a good match for a public-facing project like this. Thankfully, I have a sadly-neglected public blog, so this year I’ll be making the posts here every day. Makes much more sense, and hopefully will get me back in the habit of putting stuff here regularly.

If you’d like to participate in #RPGaDay2015 yourself, click on the image above to see a full-sized version of the topics. Grab the image, and post your own entry! Make sure to promote it with the hashtag #RPGaDay2015 (the year is important, otherwise last year’s entries will show up in any searches).

Dave is doing his entries on video, and, since he’s 6 hours ahead of me in the UK, I’ll be linking his videos to my entries here, so you can see what Dave (and his daily video guest stars) have to say on the day’s topic. If you keep watching, you’ll see various figures from the game industry make an appearance… perhaps even a few you know. (ahem)

So here’s Dave’s entry for today, with guest Dominic McDowall-Thomas from Cubicle 7:

Now to my response to today’s question: Forthcoming Game You’re Most Looking Forward To.

Like Dave, I’m going to try to avoid self-promotion here, but the game I’m most looking forward to is, if I’m being honest, my own FAR WEST, which is horribly and legendarily late. We’re coming up on 4 years since the Kickstarter, but it’s still not out yet. Getting there, though. So close.

But rather than shill my own stuff, I’m going to go with another game that I’m massively looking forward to:


Robert E. Howard’s Conan: Adventures in an Age Undreamed Of, from Modiphius. You can read all about it here. I’ve been lucky enough to be able to get a look at the playtest materials, and I’m so excited to see the final product. I’m a Conan nut, and Modiphius is doing this RIGHT. In recent years, Conan has been shoe-horned into rules systems which don’t quite fit the feel of the Howard stories — but not this time. Care and attention is being given to every aspect of this game, and I cannot wait to tread the jeweled thrones of the Hyborian Age beneath my sandaled feet.

So that’s what I’m most looking forward — how about you?

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