Monday, August 29, 2016

My "One and Done" RPG list, Part One

Blacksteel recently referenced MegaTraveller in a comment, which got me briefly reminiscing about the one time I played another Traveller offshoot, Traveller: the New Era.  Which got me thinking about games I've only played once, and why.  Which got my thinking about making a regular column about games I've only played once.  So, here we go...


RPG: Traveller the New Era

When: I'm guessing 1994 or thereabouts.

GM: Paul, a friend of mine

Capsule: As far as I can tell, the GM was angling for a gritty, noir-esque storyline featuring criminal underworld figures, helpless ingenues, etc.  I played a doctor (the medical type).

What happened: my PC decided the best way to get information from one of the aforementioned ingenues was to go full-on Rico Suave, backed up by some pretty impressive social skill rolls.  The GM was very uncomfortable roleplaying this, and even after some prolific hand-waving of the action never came back to this game.

RPGaDAY 2016 Day 29: where would you game?


You can game anywhere on Earth, where would you choose?

Craigdarroch castle, located on Vancouver Island.


RPGaDAY 2016 Day 28: Thing you'd be most surprised a friend had not seen or read


Thing you'd be most surprised a friend had not seen or read

This one is easy.  A member of my gaming group in her late 20's said recently that she had not seen either The Dark Crystal or Labyrinth.  I think you would need to be a hair older to have that be really shocking, but still....
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