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ACTUAL PLAY

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.

  • Tell or show what happened in the game at the time and what you did to make that happen.
  • It is totally all right - encouraged! - to post because you had fun.
  • 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.

 

You can discuss decades of play or thirty seconds of play, or anything in between. Any table-top role-playing game is welcome: old, new, in print, out of print, published by you, published by whoever. You could have played it at any time, from back in the early 1970s to a second before you hit "post."

From there, 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 discuss it here by embedding 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.

I'm currently designing Champions Now, for Hero Games, in active alpha playtest. The dedicated page for that is here.

 

In keeping with tradition, our group will be learning, playing, and sharing our experiences with Circle of Hands via a sort of round-robin cycle of a shared campaign world of multiple GMs. In this experiment we have 3 GMs who will each create and run Ventures for our pool of Circle Knights.
Posted by: Runeslinger
23 Mar 2019
33 comments

My Desperate Sorcerer's group split up before we can continue and I absolutly wanted to GM Sorcerer. After a few of S/Lay W/Me sessions with Laura where we tried different ways of “playing loose”, we wanted to play a Sorcerer and Sword game. Furthermore, Sorcerer & Sword states explicitly that it’s good to play with only one player.

Posted by: arakn_e
19 Mar 2019
Games: Sorcerer
16 comments

We finished our second session of

Posted by: robowist
18 Mar 2019
Games: Sorcerer
1 comment

[S1:E2], 16 Feb 2019

Session 1 recap: The adventurers are at Castle Figaryo for the prince’s birthday festival when the Empress shows up with a military escort. She is ticked that her daughter is missing. The adventurers get into some antics and escape the castle, with the prince Sabin.

Posted by: John St. Gaptooth
13 Mar 2019
4 comments

The concluding sessions for Sorcerer Marseille! I love it when the rolled outcomes make NPCs go batshit. At one point you get to see me act out the same stare that Cage is thoughtfully providing for you in the accompanying image.

Posted by: Ron Edwards
12 Mar 2019
Games: Sorcerer
3 comments

My son Erik, 11, joined me for a visit to Ulf’s in Göteborg (Gothenburg), for a one-night session of play. Ulf was kind enough to run things and to include his daughter Alice and son Franke, as well as another adult, Andreas, and Erik really wanted to try 5th edition D&D for his first time role-playing. We played in English, although I was the only one at the table who “needed” to, and I think I might have made it through in simple Swedish. Next time perhaps.

Posted by: Ron Edwards
12 Mar 2019
18 comments

Here is a recording from Session 1 of my Sorcerer campaign (“Demons are Social Media Junkies”).

Posted by: robowist
10 Mar 2019
Games: Sorcerer
1 comment

Posted by: robowist
03 Mar 2019
Games: Sorcerer
3 comments

Previously: Planets Collide.

Posted by: John St. Gaptooth
01 Mar 2019
14 comments

Catching up on my Sorcerer posting! Laura, Grégory, and I get into weird spaces in this one, partly because of the location in our fiction, the mutable or at least shiftable interior of a demonic church, but also because I played demons with remarkably awful/abstract outlooks.

Posted by: Ron Edwards
01 Mar 2019
Games: Sorcerer
11 comments

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