Here’s our latest batch of RPGaDay podcast episodes:
Okay, so I’ll admit I’ve fallen a bit behind with this years #RPGaDay, I barely seem to have blinked and we’re six days into August (at time of writing) and I’d not put out a video, blog or anything to do with it.
Handily, with the help of my lovely wife Hannah I’ve been able to create short podcast episodes for the first six days.
Day 1: First
Day 2: Unique
Day 3: Engage
Day 4: Share
Day 5: Space
Day 6: Ancient
You can find out more about #RPGaDay2019 at:
In these podcast episodes, Johannes Paavola, Lloyd Guan and myself answer the RPGaDay questions for 2018:
If you want to know more about RPGaDay 2018 then check out Autocratik’s (the guy who started it) blog here: http://autocratik.blogspot.com/
It’s the end of the first week of #RPGaDay 2017, there has been a massive response to this years RPGaDay, hundreds of videos and loads of blog posts with people getting involved and talking about the hobby.
What is RPGaDay?
If you’re not familiar with RPGaDay, essentially during the month of August people answer a series of RPG related questions and produce content related to it, these could be videos, blog posts, tweets, however you want to approach it. The idea of RPGaDay is that it gives us all an outlet to enthuse about this wonderful hobby of ours and share that enthusiasm with others, the side benefits are that we get to find out about cool new Youtube channels and also get to learn more about our fellow RP enthusiasts.
If you want to know more about RPGaDay, I’ve done a post at the start of August that you can read by clicking here.
Week 1 Recap
Runeslinger–who is one of the main forces for pushing the RPGaDay idea forward–has just published a video where he gives a brief recap of the first week and current state of RPGaDay 2017, you can click on it below:
Please note: This video was entirely created by Runeslinger, I’m just sharing the love.
What RPGaDay means to me
I don’t want to retread ground that Runeslinger has already covered–since he did his usual excellent job with the week 1 recap video–so I’m going to talk a little but about what RPGaDay means to me and then finish off this post with some of my favourite videos that have been published so far. This is by no means a comprehensive list, it’s just a few videos that stuck out or struck a chord with me.
RPGaDay to me is a though-provoking and sometimes infuriating exercise, the questions are always interesting, some of them I have to think about for a fair old while and others I feel like I’ve not really answered the question in full, either because I can’t, I’m not sure how, or because I have too many potential answers. However the questions always feel worthwhile to me, even if I struggle with them or end up giving an incomplete answer, it gets me thinking about this hobby that I love, often in ways that I may not have done were I not taking part in RPGaDay 2017.
For example: The most recent question (as of time of writing) was Describe a Game Experience that Changed How You Play, I struggled with this one for a while since I think that you inevitably tweak and evolve your playing style during games even if you aren’t consciously aware of the lessons that you are learning.
Eventually I settled on something one of the players in my Star Wars Campaign said that caused me to re-evaluate some of my opinions on games involving fewer players:
Although I did struggle to come up with an answer, by thinking about this subject it made me consider the way that we learn things in RPGs and how that affects our playing style going forward, even if I’d not managed to come up with an answer at all, thinking about it in this way has helped bring something from the back of my mind to the front and made me more consciously aware of it, this can only be a good thing.
Content I’ve enjoyed so far in RPGaDay 2017
Okay, so here’s some content I’ve enjoyed so far in this year’s RPGaDay:
Michael Guerra went a different route and used a simple graphic to show his choice of game for Day 5’s question.
Sophie Lagacé has published some great responses to RPGaDay 2017 on her blog, you can find the blog by clicking here.
So there we are, that’s a smattering of stuff that grabbed my attention for RPGaDay 2017 but there’s plenty more stuff out there, I’m stumbling across new content all the time – if you want to look for more then check out https://rpgaday.com/
So if you love RPGs but you’re not already producing content for RPGaDay 2017 you might be thinking it’s too late for you since a week has already passed, but nothing could be further from the truth, the point of RPGaDay isn’t to chastise people for missing making a day’s video, it’s to get us all talking for this great hobby. If you want to start producing now here’s a few suggestions:
- Create a single post or video that answers the questions you missed, you can be as brief or verbose with your answers as you like.
- Start with the current questions and then go back and fill in the missing ones when and if you have time.
- Just don’t worry about it, start putting out content at whatever pace is comfortable for you.
I hope that more people will get involved and I look forward to seeing the great content in week 2 for RPGaDay 2017 🙂
For those of us involved in a certain sub-section of the online TT RPGing community, the approach of August can only mean one thing, it’s almost time for RPGaDay – that special time of year when numerous roleplayers dredge through their memories and strive to create a series of blog and video posts talking about their current participation in the roleplaying hobby and their history with it. This year is the fourth year that RPGaDay has been running since Autocratik began it and–as usual–Runeslinger is flying the flag and getting the info-graphics out there, I’ve reproduced it below for convenience:
RPGaDay is a great way to reminisce about your RPG history and also to engage with other members of the community, we’re all talking about the same great hobby so–as well as making your own blog posts or videos–make sure to comment and get involved with other people’s, don’t forget to use the hashtag #RPGaDay. Even if you don’t manage to do a post a day, or whether you cheat and film/write several at once (like I do if I am really busy), that’s not important, what’s great about RPGaDay is that is gets everyone in the community involved and talking about this great hobby of ours.