Saying no to my players is something I’ve struggled with for years. In my early years I was actually pretty restrictive, which sometimes led to frustration from my players. Eventually I tried to say “Yes” more often, which more often than not made things harder for me. One attempt at starting a D&D 5th Edition game totally crashed and burned because I basically allowed every conceivable character. Two sessions in I was utterly overwhelmed.
Matt Colville talks in his video about why sometimes saying “No” to your players is the right thing to do.
I also highly recommend checking out his other videos from the “Running The Game” series!
Like the Spanish Inquisition in a Monty Python sketch, nobody expects a post by Sunglar! If you search for my last post, it was August 5th last year, the supposed first post in a series for #RPGaDay2019, and after that nothing. The post before that was September 1st, 2018, the last post in #RPGaDay2018. See a pattern? I still say I’m a contributor to this blog, so I better fess up and write my yearly post!
If you want to avoid the sappy recap, jump ahead three paragraphs! Look for the #RPGaDay2020 image below.
I’ve been participating in #RPGaDay since 2015, five years! So much has changed. I’m a dad, I have a fantastic job, but one that requires a lot from me, when the baby is asleep I don’t want to do any writing or recording, I just want to rest. Hey, that does not mean I’ve given up on RPGs. I still play my weekly game, currently paying my 33-year-old homebrew campaign using Castles & Crusades by Troll Lord Games. I’m still active with Puerto Rico Role Players, and if we are friends on Facebook or you follow me on Twitter (@Sunglar), you’ll see me talking about RPGs and other subjects.
A few days ago a trailer for the new Amazon Prime Video series “Tales From The Loop” has gone life. It is based – like Fria Ligan’s award-winning roleplaying game – on Simon Stålenhag‘s artbook of the same name.
The trailer already looks pretty good. If the story is as compelling as the visuals we’ll be in for a real treat. Hopefully the show will also help to get more people interested in the roleplaying game. Perhaps it could do to Fria Ligan’s game series what Stranger Things did to D&D!
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