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This is where we do what we do! We talk about playing table-top role-playing games.

This is not a play-at or streaming site - it's for discussion of what you're already doing. People often include video or audio recordings, but text-only is fine too. You can also attach documents, like maps or character sheets or brief sections of the rules you're using.

I trust you to work out how you want to talk about your games. If you'd like, check out my best-practices manual for suggestions, but it's really flexible.

If you already do a podcast or other actual-play series, live or not, please consider yourself invited to embed a link as a topic.

For games in design, i.e., playtesting - yes, go right ahead, that's welcome too. For consulting sessions with me, which is different, see the Consulting page.

 

This post is about our experience with Blades in the Dark. The cool things, the problems we run with and the dialectics with the player's psychology.

Prelude

Posted by: arakn_e
15 Aug 2019
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Below is this week’s build.

Today we present Iron Man!

Posted by: Jerry D. Grayson
14 Aug 2019
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Below is this week’s build. If anyone out there has their own character builds, I would love to see them.

Today we present Modesty Blaise!

Posted by: Jerry D. Grayson
13 Aug 2019
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Below is this week’s build. If anyone out there has their own character builds, I would love to see them.

Today we present Ryu!

Posted by: Jerry D. Grayson
07 Aug 2019
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A character build can speak volumes about what a game is attempting to do.

Posted by: Jerry D. Grayson
01 Aug 2019
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A little while ago, I got excited and offered a "first come first served" hero creation session at the Kickstarter. Keith was the first, but since he was followed within microseconds by 11 others, I got more excited and said they could participate too. So Keith and I did two sessions to create Nebula, who began as a Starfire expy and rapidly became her own hero just as the rules are intended to encourage, and I conducted some email dialogues with six other people.

Posted by: Ron Edwards
31 Jul 2019
Games: Champions Now
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A friend of ours kindly GMs his variation of The Sugar Hill Invasion (by Fainting Goat Games) for Icons.
Check out our character generation session at: https://youtu.be/YFp69b8CRyI

Posted by: Lallatwittle
30 Jul 2019
Games: Icons
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Come join BwK  as we get a group together to learn the Lone Wolf Adventure Game together!  Even the GM's trying it for the first time!  We have lots of fun and 2 rather cool scenes I was asked to bookmark in the video description.

Posted by: Lallatwittle
30 Jul 2019
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Rich Rogers joinsthe BwK crew for a demo session of his new TTRPG designed to concentrate on street level play.  Be sure to check out the character and block generation we did prior to the actual play: https://youtu.be/ZygQcGf0Ql4

Posted by: Lallatwittle
30 Jul 2019
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Come join Babies with Knives as Mythic D6 creator Jerry D. Grayson gives us a crash course (without crashing the helicopter) of action adventure within the system and default setting!  We even get to play with the PreGen Iconics from the book!  Lots of fun!

Posted by: Lallatwittle
30 Jul 2019
Games: Mythic D6
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