Saturday, September 5, 2015

#RPGaDay2015 part 3

Last part of the RPGaDay 2015 questionnaire.  I'll do Zak S.'s additional questions tomorrow.

22. Perfect gaming environment

A table with a few good friends around it.  Some of these people kinda count, if you squint really hard.

23. Perfect game for me

I think the Wicked West will be the sort of thing that fills this niche for a long time.  It's a Weird West with less super science and more occultism.  It was an interesting time in American and world history, global empires racing to lay claim to the interior of continents and successive ideological waves washing over them.
So I will  strive to give my own spin to the whole thing.
24. Favorite house rule
 
Substituting 3.5 action points with M&M's hero points in Eberron.  Action points as written did too little for to give the game a pulp feel.


25. Favorite revolutionary game mechanic
  Aspects and The Bronze Rule of Fate - these mechanics create a universal language for the give and take of play.  Everything that could matter is an Aspect and everything that acts is a character, they're elegant solutions is a hobby where play is too often hamstrung by over specification and grousing the details.



26. Favorite inspiration for your game

 Books/comics followed closely by film.  Chuck Wendig's Blue Blazes and Ostrander's Suicide Squad have their fingerprints all over the Wicked West alongside Tombstone and El Mariachi.


27. Favorite idea for merging two games into one.


Haven't ever done this, but now I have to.  I'll get back to this one.


28. Favorite game you no longer play

Probably the Mutants and Masterminds campaign I had going.  There were two intermingled teams of heroes, one was much like the Justice Society (every character had some sort legacy that bore down on them) and the other was modeled after the Outsiders (aggressively pursuing criminal leads at the intersection of super and mundane crime.)
Above is character portrait my wife drew of her character The Outsider II, she has brain powers.


29. Favorite RPG website/blog

Tales of the Grotesque and Dungeonesque or From the Sorcerer's Skull.  Jack Shear is pretty inventive, and has a great writing style.  I used to be a big fan of the Tao of Zen Nihilism when John Wick was posting nearly everyday.


30. Favorite RPG playing celebrity

Don't really have one, does James D'Amato from One Shot count?  I'm sure after posting this someone kind of obscure and random will come to mind.
Like Fairuza Balk.


31. Favorite non-RPG thing to come out of RPGing

It's cliche and sappy but I'd say my wife.  She's awesome.  That's her with Colt Cabana in the foreground; Hernandez, Ivellise Velez, Karlee Perez and Tommy Dreamer from front to back behind them.
They're all wrestlers.