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This is where we do what we do! We celebrate our experiences with table-top role-playing games. Here are the ones I'm playing right now:

This is not a play-at or streaming site - it's for discussion of what we'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: just for fun, sharing & comparison, critique, or whatever. Please 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 is going to be a small post, but it's just something I wanted to share. I think it can somehow connect with a lot of the ongoing discussions that are happening at the website. 

Posted by: LorenzoC
15 Jul 2021
Games: Pathfinder

Sean, Jon and I have, for a few months now, been playing Heavy Gear — a science fiction role-playing game set on a futuristic planet where a cold war is turning hot, with a high emphasis on armed combat between the titular “heavy gears” — human-shaped fighting machines inspired by Japanese comics and cartoons (Appleseed and Armored Trooper VOTOMS are a couple of obvious inspirations).

Posted by: Rod_A
11 Jul 2021
Games: Heavy Gear

Olen pelannut Puhvelilinna-sooloseikkailua Tunnels & trolls -pelin seitsemännellä laitoksella (30. vuosipäivän laitos, joskus muinoin hankittu). Seikkailu vaatii vähän soveltamista ja sen tasapaino lienee erikoinen tämän laitokset kanssa, mutta ei se mitään. Nyt on aika iso osa linnasta kartoitettu, vaikkakaan ei kaikkea. Otin tämän samalla sääntöjen oppimisen hengessä.

Posted by: Tommi
07 Jul 2021

Ron told me that I should post something on Adept Play - even if it's in Polish!
And while I'm still skeptical as to whether that's a good idea, I'm happy to oblige.
So, all the videos are in Polish, while I'll try to provide some context in English, for those who're interested in the entire thing.

Some history and context

Posted by: svart_vind
05 Jul 2021

So yesterday we had another session of Hantverksklubben, and I already wrote a play report on, where all our play reports are stored. But since we've now had some discussion about our activities on Adept Play, and since Helma joined us for this session, let's post it here as well.

Posted by: Simon Pettersson
04 Jul 2021
Games: freeform

After a long-ish hiatus from the Runequest: Roleplaying in Glorantha duet, we jumped right to it when we started session 12 last weekend. And goddamn did we jump into the deep end. I’m going to relate the fictional events of play, then reflect on some questions of prep that the session raised.

Posted by: noah
01 Jul 2021

Whew! Another 3 sessions of the Runequest, Roleplaying in Glorantha duet under our belts. Though we’ve had some delays between sessions, we’ve internalized enough of the systems and setting that we’re able to get right to it when we start playing. In that spirit, I’m going to dive into this report. Some seriously consequential events occurred in session 12, and I am quite excited to relate them later this week.

Posted by: noah
28 Jun 2021
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The Spelens Hus is nearly finished with our do-it-all game of Dialect, having completed the Third Age and soon to play the Epilogues. We've already finished at least one session with some debriefing and opinions about the game, all of which I've saved for a closing video by request, and it's likely that the final session will include some more of that.

Posted by: Ron Edwards
27 Jun 2021
Games: Dialect

I’ve been fortunate enough to play six sessions of Champions Now with Sam and my brother Seth. I decided to refrain from writing a report until we’d seen the Now crest and crash a couple of times, and our last session brought our first arc to a conclusive, explosive end.

Our Statements are:

Posted by: noah
17 Jun 2021
Games: Champions Now

Introduction in English

Posted by: Simon Pettersson
16 Jun 2021