As 2012 wraps up, I wanted to take a look at the Kickstarters I supported this year, and ultimately focusing on the games, particularly the RPGs, my most-supported category.
I’ve thought for a while now that developing game concepts based on a random music playlist could lead to a useful creative exercise and a fun article. So I’ve grabbed five songs at random (but taken from my 4- and 5-star songs so I definitely know the content), ran with the first ideas they gave me, determined which type of tabletop game best suited the idea, and wrote a brief description. I’ll quote the songs when necessary to show what inspired me in them.
Imagine a world in which the D&D you know and love is reimagined and marketed to tweens. Now look at this duck. Now look at me. Look at this double scoop of horror. WHAT DOES IT MEAN? Nothing. Now it is fear diamonds.
In about 24 hours, I’ll be leaving for the Toronto Fan Expo with my friend PM. The Expo is Canada’s largest event for Sci-Fi, Horror, Anime and Gaming fans where they get to meet some of their favorite industry personalities and stock up on merch. I have a 5 hour car trip to plan so I thought I’d reach out and share/ask how the travelling part of the trip should be prepared!
“Spark of Imagination” panel, The Red vs. Blue Infiltration, Robert Kirkman, and a guest-filled wootstock.
Every RPGer struggles to make their game special. No one wants to run a forgettable, generic game. In my opinion, music can very easily fuel ideas for unique campaign settings, adventure, or character concepts.
Geeks have become more “mainstream” in recent years, and carved their own niche into several facets of our culture. To this writer, music seems strangely absent from this trend – or is it? Does our culture sing as one? Will we ever play the piano again?
Not especially related to games, but I just can’t stop watching The Muppets do Bohemian Rhapsody, and thus needed to share.
Yep, I got nothing this week. These are both Thriller-related, so why not?
By popular request, and in the spirit of some old favorites, there’s this.