For the 2 May 2013 #RPGChat we had an Open Forum.
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With the open forum lots of topics were introduced and discussed:
StarArmy asked about the effects of the explosion of systems
Do you feel that the gamer community has become more balkanized in the last decade as eBooks created an explosion of new systems?
@StarArmy Not really. I’ve found that there are fewer system loyalists at this point.
@StarArmy Nothing to do with ebooks. There are just more games and more types of games.
EricMPaq commented on the systems that assume success by the PCs:
@TheUniverseGM I’m currently reading Trail of Cthulhu. I’m loving the Gumshoe system. Reading it makes me want to play/run it.
@EricMPaq IMO, the paradigm shift is less about the gambling and more about “you always succeed on stuff that matters.”
@TheUniverseGM I love the “succeed on stuff that matters” was put into writing. New players can read it and use it as a tool
@EricMPaq The way I GM, players can’t fail at easy stuff, only at the risky stuff. And the risk of failure depends on story’s tone
#rpgchat The enjoyment of the players should never be one of the stakes of failure in a RPG. And it never has to be.
verycuteGM and BeefGriller noted the common addiction for tabletop rpg players
I think we all do. 😉 RT @verycutegm: I have a dice addiction, guys
more on dice:
@dronolan I got a giant copper d20, a set of bone and hematite dice, a light up d20, and some volcanic d6s so far
Some ideas for alt reality gaming:
I need ideas for alternate realities. I have so far: reverse gender; Axis wins; WWIII happened; evil wins; heroes are gods
@EricMPaq library of Alexandria never lost.
@EricMPaq Canada? maybe a world where the plains of abraham battle went the other way and the French/English still fight
a nice quote
“If you’re not playing with strangers you’re not challenging yourself” – Ed Doolittle
It’s the GM’s duty to be flexible to the players, not to the whims of a die. Run the RPG, don’t let the RPG run you
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