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Unsquatting the Squats – Take 3


I should have known it would happen this way. At the start of 2021 I revisited an earlier post about finding ways to return Squats to the tabletop. I ended that post by talking about the Einherjar, a box of which I recently finished painting. Now it’s April 2022 and the internet is abuzz over two videos.

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RPGaDay 2021 – Thank


Huzzah! We’ve made it! August 31st, the final day of RPGaDay 2021. It’s been an especially odd one for me this year – not because of my self-imposed topic, but being locked down for half of it. Delta finally found its way to New Zealand, so we’re back to working from home for a few weeks. But that’s not relevant to Thank… or is it?

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RPGaDay 2021 – Mention


It’s taken 30 days, but it’s finally happened. I can’t come up with an answer for today’s prompt. I knew this might happen when I picked such a relatively narrow topic, but it’s been worth it. Let’s see if I can come up with… something.

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RPGaDay 2021 – System


Which system is best feels like one of the most divisive topics in roleplaying. Odds are, if you’ve ever roleplayed you’re likely to have a system you prefer above all others. But that doesn’t mean it’s any good when running games for children.

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RPGaDay 2021 – Solo


Roleplaying games are usually a group experience. A GM and players sitting around a table storytelling together is a great way to play. But what if you can’t get everyone together for the session?

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RPGaDay 2021 – Practice


It might seem like an odd concept for experienced adult gamers, but practice is great for gaming. Especially for younger players. But how do we apply it in-game?

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RPGaDay 2021 – Theory


I’ve spent this month talking about running games for children, but I have a confession to make. I’ve never actually run a roleplaying game for children. That’s right, my answers so far have been largely Theory.

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RPGaDay 2021 – Tradition


For a hobby that’s been around for only 50 years, modern roleplaying is already full of traditions. They govern the way we play and the way we act while playing, but are they a good thing?

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RPGaDay 2021 – Share


It’s common for each character of a party to have something special that sets them apart from the others. This gives each their own chance to shine during an adventure. This means adventures must be designed to allow for this. But what if this wasn’t necessary?

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RPGaDay 2021 – Quick


When choosing a roleplaying game for children there are a few things to consider – quickness is one of them. Not how fast the game is to play, but to learn. Not everyone has the patience to spend a day or two reading through a rule book before playing. This is especially true with children.

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