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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.

 

We've just completed our 13th session of Legendary Lives, with Ross as GM, featuring me, Rod, and Robbie, hence "The Four R's" as I've dubbed the resulting saga. Session 8 closed out the initial set of conflicts set in and around Smith City, and sessions 9-11 concerned the voyage from harbor to harbor as our heroes traveled by sea to the hub of the Elven Empire, Tourmaline. (see the attached map from the rulebook)

Posted by: Ron Edwards
11 Oct 2019
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Brand new actual play episode for MYTHIC D6!

We play Twice as Bright from the MYTHIC D6 Adventure Anthology.

Player Characters for the game found Here are for anyone curious to heroes mechanically.

Enjoy!

Posted by: Jerry D. Grayson
26 Sep 2019
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The Whispering Vault is a special game for me, as, along with Over the Edge, it significantly influenced me to shift into role-playing design at all and, more so than OtE, provided crucial play-experience during the creation of Sorcerer. I like to describe it as the 1990s' best unknown horror game, and better than most picks for the known ones.

Posted by: Ron Edwards
20 Sep 2019
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This photo shows the character Laura Wolf, as played by Ava Layevska, in the Mexican TV series Yankee. I was a couple episodes in when she just seemed so familiar to me, and then a bit later, I said, “Ah ha, not because of some other TV or movie character, but because that is Shining Star!”

Posted by: Ron Edwards
08 Sep 2019
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The second part of a multipart adventure for MYTHIC D6 is up and ready for consumption.

We play Twice as Bright from the MYTHIC D6 Adventure Anthology.

Player Characters for the game found Here are for anyone curious to heroes mechanically.

Enjoy!

Posted by: Jerry D. Grayson
05 Sep 2019
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I always thought I was a pretty good GM until I watched myself GM this game. 

Brand new actual play episode for MYTHIC D6!
We play Twice as Bright from the MYTHIC D6 Adventure Anthology.

Posted by: Jerry D. Grayson
04 Sep 2019
Games: Mythic D6
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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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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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