It was the twin forces of 4E and the OSR that brought me more fully into the RPG community.
1990: I become obsessed with a game I won’t play for nearly 30 years.
I look at some alternative minion rules for use in most d20 based games, or any system that uses a hit point total for tracking damage. For the horde!
Game Masters have a problem. We buy every single system that catches our eye but play only a fraction. Here’s three that I purchased but never used. Will that change in the future?
Let’s get this out in the beginning; players should be safe at the table. But characters should never feel safe.
Well, wait a minute, that sounds like terrible advice! I don’t mean offensive in the sense of actively causing pain or anger in another; I mean offensive as in being active, being in possession, being engaged. Overcoming challenges that the GM puts in the path. Changing the game world.
Every time I have been scared to take on a new challenge, take a risk, or take a step out of my comfort zone, I have failed.
But what’s all that have to do with RPGs? Read on; find out!