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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 follows Desert duster fantasy and For a couple of fistfuls of pure sand. The embedded link goes to session 12 inside the playlist.

Posted by: Ron Edwards
19 Dec 2020
Games: Undiscovered

This post follows Daisho and dishonor to share our Spelens Hus game of The Mountain Witch. The video link below goes straight to session 4 inside the playlist.

Posted by: Ron Edwards
17 Dec 2020

Our Champions Now game continues; you can read about the start of it here, and then I continued the discussion here.

Posted by: Jon Hastings
15 Dec 2020
Games: Champions Now
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Hi, this is a video of a recent session of S/Lay w/Me played by me and Sam. It includes a little chat from me beforehand about how we wound up getting this game together, some after-game reflections about what it was like, and plenty of rules talk and figuring-it-out during the game itself.

Posted by: Rod_A
13 Dec 2020

The video of the second session is now available as are reflections videos from me and from Ron.

Posted by: Runeslinger
11 Dec 2020


Posted by: Runeslinger
04 Dec 2020

On Monday, we played session 51 of the game I wrote about here (and also here). The game feels like it’s reaching a conclusion, and I’m looking forward to wrapping it up by session 60.

Posted by: John St. Gaptooth
02 Dec 2020

We were finally able to get back to our Circle of Hands campaign after a ridiculously long hiatus of 13 months. The blame for the delay can be laid solely on the varied demands of my schedule and the limted range of options open due to divergent time zones. 

Posted by: Runeslinger
28 Nov 2020

Ranrance was a Praedor character I played once when I had moved abroad and had no gaming group yet. A short-grown river bandit, whose main feature was owning a river ship. Why not convert them to the highly customized BECMI rules variant in use here, since I would otherwise never play him? So I did.

Posted by: Tommi
24 Nov 2020

I have long been a fan of the aesthetic and idioms associated with the cyberpunk “genre”. Even though I am more Adam Smith than Karl Marx, I find the commentary on extreme corporate ascendency and the radical notions of bringing it down fit my tastes.

Posted by: Sean_RDP
23 Nov 2020