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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.


This game concluded with sessions 6 and 7, and I'm still editing #7 as I type this. It'll be included as soon as it's done.

Oh! The title for this post refers to all the rather distressing real-world stuff I was able to find which tied hard into what Ulf and Ola had provided at the outset of play, and which figured directly into their heroes. You'll see it in the attached files, and in the dialogue for this session (6).

Posted by: Ron Edwards
30 Aug 2020
Games: Champions Now
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I mailed Ron about an AP post I made on my blog, about a great Trollbabe session I played, and he suggested linking to it here. So, in case you are interested, here's the link. I describe some pivotal moments in the game, but I especially try to analyse what makes Trollbabe work as a character-driven roleplaying game.

Posted by: VictorGijsbers
29 Aug 2020
Games: Trollbabe

(This is a continuation of this post.)

Posted by: badspeler
27 Aug 2020

I am a runquester, not a Gloranthaphile, but have been digging into the mythology as I have been developing my game.

For an initial post I am just linking my YouTube channel playlist for my Chronicles of Car'reen campaign which I started back in December 2018.



Posted by: Bryon1187
27 Aug 2020

aka the Games of Summer (a riff on Boys of Summer, you get the idea)

Posted by: Sean_RDP
21 Aug 2020

Living Alchemy

I've been working on a roleplaying game for half my life. I started it in the summer before college, sitting in the empty campus of UNL. I was about to leave for a another state, bitter about my life, bitter about leaving it. But this isn't about that. I recently finished an eight session campaign using the system I built. I thought I'd tell you about it.

Posted by: badspeler
17 Aug 2020

Hello everyone ! 

I've finally GMed my first game of Circle of hands (yay me)! I will try and retell it and include the most interesting stuff that had happened. Please be nice, I'm still learning :) 

Posted by: Arvina
16 Aug 2020

This really could have gone into Seminar instead. I edited it as an epilogue to our Lamentations/Ottoman playtest and included it in that YouTube playlist, and it does fit and make most sense that way, but as an idea, it's probably going to generate Seminar-style discussion.

Posted by: Ron Edwards
13 Aug 2020