Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Auscon off the starboard bow!


After months and months of planning, Allan Carey and Mark Edwards are on the brink of making Auscon II real. In just two short days time it all starts. I'll be there early on Saturday morning, getting all the good things ready for RPGs and RPG seminars. Come along! Play some games. Play some demos. Most of all, have fun playing games!

See you there.

Sunday, 18 September 2011

Lego Agonica

I bought the Lego Heroica Fortaan set last weekend. It's a bit of fun as a dungeon crawl. I'm experimenting with it to see what can be done with various map arrangements and campaign play. Maybe it'll turn into a Fighting Fantasy kind of game for me.

But while I was messing around with it, I had to turn it into an Agon range strip simply because it seemed so natural to do with all those tiles and microfigs. Behold, Lego Agonica!

Monday, 12 September 2011

To find out what happens

There's a sterling piece of advice by Vincent Baker in Apocalypse World. He's recently repeated it on his blog.
Play to find out what happens.
This is great advice. Really really good advice. For me, it unfolds in two ways.

First, it triggers the GM to present situations to the players which are more than pass or fail, because a pass or fail situation isn't a choice at all. When I'm running a game and I'm playing to find out what happens, I give them choices like this.

Second, when we all keep that advice in mind at the table, we're not so concerned about a fixed destination for the story. It allows all the players (including the GM) the freedom to meet complications with determination to accomplish the character goals. If the character really wants to achieve something, no amount of complications should get in the way, but should actually make for a good story of triumph.

Friday, 9 September 2011

Auscon Link Roundup

Looking for links for Auscon? Well, here they are!

A couple of people have asked me for these, and now you have them too. Enjoy!

And get your games booked now. Some of them are already fully booked.