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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. 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.


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

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