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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 post stems from a short conversation on the Adept Play discord, which I recommend visiting.

Posted by: FroggyC
17 Jan 2021

Peluutin Palavaa pyörää (Burning wheel) joskus kauan sitten. Minun piti kertoa pelaajille (taustaa perinteisissä roolipeleissä ja D&D:ssä ja ehkäpä Menneisyyden varjojen kanssa) hahmonluonnista.

Posted by: Tommi
14 Jan 2021

"There must be in-groups whom the law protects but does not bind, alongside out-groups whom the law binds but does not protect."

—Frank Wilhoit, The Travesty of Liberalism 

“Science can save them from many things, Prometheus, but it cannot save them from themselves.”

—Daedalus, supervillain, issue 7

Posted by: James_Nostack
08 Jan 2021

Some years ago, when I played a lot of heavy boards games, I attempted to design two games up to a playtesting stage.

Posted by: Rasheed Knox
31 Dec 2020

Reporting on this installment has been delayed because although the pilot episode did reach its conclusion with part D, videos and other posts are still being prepared in regard to it. However, as play continued with the first part of the new episode last night, the time has come to post this report. 

Posted by: Runeslinger
30 Dec 2020

Jon, Robbie, and I are three sessions into Forge out of Chaos. Jon is the game master; Robbie is playing a Merikkii (humanoid bird), and I chose to play a Jher-em, which are weasel humanoids. This situation Jon has come up with for us to engage with is some fantastic sword & sorcery fare.

Posted by: Sean_RDP
29 Dec 2020

My experiences in tabletop role-playing

Posted by: Rasheed Knox
27 Dec 2020

The Clay That Woke is a wonderful game to play. You play male minotaurs living as denizens in the ruins of the remains of a decadent civilization – with its very high culture only living as shadow of itself, but this shadow is still giving you a glance of the high wonderfulness of this society.

Posted by: Greg
27 Dec 2020

This post is in Italian. You can find a text file with a translation as an attachment.

Posted by: FroggyC
23 Dec 2020

On Wednesday, December 16th, two of the three of us met online for the third session of the Pilot Episode of the campaign. 

Posted by: Runeslinger
19 Dec 2020