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RPGaDay in August – August 31st: Gaming in 2018? August 31, 2017

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We continue on with #RPGaDAY in August.

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Day 31 – What do you anticipate most for gaming in 2018?

I can’t say there are any rpgs that I anticipate coming out in 2018, though I am looking forward to the upcoming The Trudvang Chronicles and supplements for the Torg Eternity and Coriolis – The Third Horizon rpgs.

That said, I would like to be able to run a decent length campaign of one rpg in 2018, preferably science fiction and/or fantasy as well as some good (and memorable) gaming experiences. I’m looking forward to convention gaming at CanGames 2018 and perhaps one other gaming convention. And I would dearly love to play in a couple of rpg campaigns as well, since I find running games every week to be somewhat exhausting and creativity draining at times.

And that’s it for this year’s #RPGaDAY in August! That was fun, illuminating, but also somewhat exhausting! See you in 2018 for the next incarnation of the project! 🙂

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RPGaDay in August – August 15th: Adapting RPGs August 15, 2017

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We continue on with #RPGaDAY in August.

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Day 15 – Which RPG do you enjoy adapting the most?

This is a tough one, since I’m not sure I actually understand the question.

In the case of adapting something into an rpg, I would have to say that I rather enjoy adapting the Mark Schultz Xenozoic Tales (aka Cadillacs & Dinosaurs) to a roleplaying game set of rules, since I don’t really like the GDW game that came out. There are also a couple of other game concepts, mostly from novels, that I’d love to adapt but there just isn’t time and all that.

If you’re thinking of adapting material into a pre-existing rpg, I would have to say that it’s been fun adapting material from the Arabian Nights stories into the Coriolis – The Third Horizon RPG, as that’s been a good challenge. I’m also looking forward to adapting some of the Scandinavian myths and legends into the Trudvang Chronicles RPG when that game comes out.

(Note: This is the last entry that I’ll be making for the month until I get back from GenCon 2017, at which time I’ll be playing at least a week of catch-up.)

RPGaDay in August – August 12th: Most Inspiring Art August 12, 2017

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We continue on with #RPGaDAY in August.

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Day 12 – Which RPG has the most inspiring art?

Interesting question.

I’ve got an interesting answer to this.

For the older rpgs out there, the most inspiring art for me came from the old DragonQuest RPG from SPI as well as the fantastic art for the SkyRealms of Jorune RPG that inspired so many story ideas for me back in the day.

From the modern day, the artwork for the Chill 3rd Edition RPG, as well as that of the Coriolis – The Third Horizon and the soon-to-be-released Trudvang Chronicles RPG have been the most inspirational artwork.

A Surprise Gaming Session on Friday Night October 30, 2016

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I meant to get around to this yesterday, but that just didn’t happen. But better one day late than never, right? 🙂

Friday night, the gaming group met for the usual weekly ritual :), and we had a pretty good night.

I had originally planned to run a Chill 3rd Edition Halloween scenario, but that didn’t pan out due to other circumstances (see my earlier post about this), and then there was the possibility that they would create test sample characters for the Coriolis – The Third Horizon RPG, so I was looking forward to Friday night.

The players surprised me completely Friday night. After arriving around 7:05 pm or so, we sat around for 10 minutes or so and talked about the week that was. The players then informed that me they’d decided they didn’t want to put me on the spot with Coriolis, and then DavidM surprised the heck out of my by pulling out his copy of Sixcess Core! He informed me that he was giving me some time off to re-read up on Continuum: Roleplaying in the Yet or perhaps to run a test of Coriolis – The Third Horizon. He asked us, the players, what type of game we wanted to play, and everyone agreed that some fantasy would be nice.

The next 2-1/2 hours were spent talking about the elements of a fantasy world, creating the basics of said fantasy world, and then creating player characters with the others. I decided that I would create Haven Randar, a foresty type with skill with a bow (and a secret or two). Things worked out really well, and I was pretty pleased with my character. The other players, including Ellie, had a good time working out their characters as well, though Ellie commented that she wished it was a character for the Trudvang Chronicles, but she was in good spirits for the night (especially after the tough week she’d had).

We spent around 35 minutes playing some sample combats after DavidM went through the combat system, and then prepared a few notes on stuff we’d like to see happen in the game.

Overall, a really good night of gaming and I was taken totally by surprise. (Seems like an easy thing to do these days.) Have to say that I’m looking forward to playing Haven next week, so am pretty pleased overall.

Artwork, Folk Tales, Faerie Tales, Novels, Oh My! October 4, 2016

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Most folks know how fond of books I am.

Well, I received a rather large, heavy load of books in the mail from Amazon today.

In addition to Fran Wilde‘s Cloudbound, I also received the massive art porfolio by Mark Schultz, a book of Swedish folk tales, a book of Swedish faerie tales, a book of Norwegian folk tales, two books of Swedish faerie tales and mythology, a book of Norwedian faerie tales and stories, Garth Nix‘s latest book, Goldenhand, and a copy of Beowulf with annotations.

That should all keep me busy until my shipment of the Trudvang Chronicles RPG arrives sometime in May, huh? NOT! 🙂

Trudvang Chronicles Kickstarter in the Final 22 Hours! October 2, 2016

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Something that I haven’t done so far…

One of the Kickstarters that I’ve been backing for the last month or so is the Trudvang Chronicles RPG Kickstarter project.

What is The Trudvang Chronicles? Trudvang Chronicles is an award-winning fantasy roleplaying game published in Swedish in 2000 by RiotMinds (with a revised edition in 2006) based on the mysterious and dark Nordic and Celtic sagas and myths. This is a world of enchanted forests, trolls, dragons, spirits of nature, heroes and adventures. Trudvang is both grim and dark, epic and yet down to earth, with a melancholy tone of an ancient age when nature was a living creature and magic was wild and strong. But above all, Trudvang is a saga. And this marvellous game is now being brought to the English audience.

While I am really fond of Norse mythology and gaming (as most of those who follow my blog know), most (if not all) Norse inspired roleplaying games are about Vikings or about the pre-Viking cultures and societies. The Trudvang Chronicles is a fantasy rpg inspired by the Norse and Celtic myths, with stunning artwork, a detailed game world that invokes the Scandinavian inspirations, and isn’t about Vikings (per sé ).

The Kickstarter for the game has already brought in over 2.4 million SEK (Swedish currency), and has almost 3,000 backers for the game. Given the Kickstarter is in its last 20+ hours or so, if you have any interest in this mythology and the kind of game world that The Trudvang Chronicles offers, please take a look at the Trudvang Chronicles RPG Kickstarter, and if it appeals to you, pledge around it in these final hours.