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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.

 

We had our first session of Sorcerer & Sword yesterday!

Posted by: John St. Gaptooth
16 Mar 2021
19 comments

A few weeks ago, the Carbon 2185 crew decided they had enough of the Cyber & The Punk for a bit. We will be switching to Forbidden Lands soon, but in the meantime the players wanted to give WFRP 4th edition a look. To save time I grabbed the pre-generated characters and let them choose.

Posted by: Sean_RDP
16 Mar 2021
2 comments

A group of us has launched into a mini-campaign of Vincent Baker’s first game--you know, the one where the characters do pathetic acts of cruelty in order to amass evil points that in turn allow them to do even more gross, senseless acts of infamy.

Posted by: robowist
11 Mar 2021
5 comments

I am playing Annalise by Nathan Paoletta for the first time. I’ve only just begun to engage with the system, since I’m only a couple of scenes into play. That being said, I am looking forward to get back into it.

Posted by: Alex Yari
10 Mar 2021
Games: Annalise
9 comments

I recently got involved in a campaign of Legendary Lives with Scott (GM) Helma, Arak and DragonSnacks.

Posted by: Arvina
28 Feb 2021
1 comment

We continue with Khaotic, in our Spelens Hus group! With special attention to the remarkable internalization each player has undergone regarding their characters, as I've received plenty of contributions from all of them regarding backstories, plans, details, and relationships.

Posted by: Ron Edwards
21 Feb 2021
Games: Khaotic
3 comments

I ran a scenario of Miseries and misfortunes; about three sessions (plus some miscellaneous character creation and reflection). It is an interesting, though mayhaps incomplete, game, and one I do not enjoy as written. But there are many good lessons to learn from it.

Posted by: Tommi
14 Feb 2021
7 comments

The stars aligned and I found myself with willing participants to play Ribbon Drive, by Avery Alder.

Posted by: Ron Edwards
12 Feb 2021
Games: Ribbon Drive
9 comments

Jared, Helma, Tazio, and I began making our characters after we "volunteered" Ross to be GM by stepping back simultaneously more quickly than he did. Then we met to finish them, e.g., mutating them by drawing cards, and to clarify any questions.

Posted by: Ron Edwards
12 Feb 2021
9 comments

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