February 13, 2012

Reverb Gamers: Conventions

Question #24: Have you ever been to a game convention? What was it like to be surrounded by so many other gamers? If not, would you like to go to one? Why or why not? I've stared at this question...
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February 9, 2012

Reverb Gamers: Worst Game

Question #22: Describe the worst game you've ever played in. What made it so bad? Did your fellow players help, or make it worse? It was Gaelcon. 1995 or so. D&D. I was running it. There were six players. One...
Posted by Drew Shiel at 11:01 AM | Comments (0)

February 8, 2012

Reverb Gamers: Bribery & Information

Question #21: What's the best bribe you've ever given (or received as) a GM? What did you get (give) for it? My players don't really tend to attempt to bribe me. Or if they do so, they're subtle enough that...
Posted by Drew Shiel at 12:18 PM | Comments (0)

February 6, 2012

Reverb Gamers: Character Death

Question #20: What was the most memorable character death you've ever experienced? What makes it stick with you? This, I think, is where the D&D rules and I parted ways. Character death - player character death, at least - is...
Posted by Drew Shiel at 11:42 AM | Comments (0)

February 2, 2012

Reverb Gamers: Weirdest Character

Question #19: What's the weirdest character you've ever played? How did you end up with him/her/it? I've played many strange characters from behind the screen. At this stage, I don't really think about how weird or not they are, just...
Posted by Drew Shiel at 11:17 AM | Comments (0)

February 1, 2012

Reverb Gamers: Rewards

Question #17: What was the best reward you've ever gotten in a game? What made it so great? How much do you need tangible rewards (loot, leveling, etc.) to enjoy a game? Once more, the reversal: some thinking about rewards...
Posted by Drew Shiel at 10:43 AM | Comments (0)

January 30, 2012

Reverb Gamers: Foes

Question #16: Who was the most memorable foe you've ever come up against in a game? How did you beat him/her/it? Or did you? All these questions are aimed at players, you know. In my experience, GMs are much more...
Posted by Drew Shiel at 1:19 PM | Comments (0)

January 27, 2012

Reverb Games: Fantasy & Reality

Question #15: People often talk about the divide between what happens "in game" and "in real life." Do you maintain that divide in your own play, or do you tend to take what happens to your character personally? Why? To...
Posted by Drew Shiel at 12:53 PM | Comments (0)

January 24, 2012

Reverb Gamers: Compete or Cooperate?

Question #12: Do you prefer collaborative or competitive games? What do you think that says about you? I'm not a competitive person. Sure, winning is nice, but it's hardly the point of a game. If it was, then we'd all...
Posted by Drew Shiel at 12:26 PM | Comments (0)

January 23, 2012

Reverb Gamers: Shades of Grey

Question #11: Have you ever played a character that was morally grey, or actually evil? Why or why not? If yes, did you enjoy it? If you believe that you have played a character that is purely good, I would...
Posted by Drew Shiel at 12:41 PM | Comments (0)

January 18, 2012

Reverb Games: Media Characters

Question #10: Have you ever played a character originally from a book/TV/movie? How did the character change from the original as you played? If not, who would you most like to play? Ew. No. More precisely, no, and I've no...
Posted by Drew Shiel at 11:26 AM | Comments (0)

January 15, 2012

Reverb Gamers: The Power of Names

Question #7: How do you pick names for your characters? It varies wildly. Sometimes it's obvious what a character is going to be called from the moment they enter my head. Other times, it takes a long, long time to...
Posted by Drew Shiel at 9:19 PM | Comments (0)

January 14, 2012

Reverb Gamers: Let me tell you about my character!

Question #6: Describe your all-time favourite character to play. What was it about him/her/it that you enjoyed so much? There are two, really. One was as a player character, the other as an NPC. The player character was Dimitri Eminescu,...
Posted by Drew Shiel at 11:12 PM | Comments (0)

January 13, 2012

Reverb Gamers: Including The Kids

Question #5: Have you ever introduced a child to gaming, or played a game with a young person? How is gaming with kids different than gaming with adults? Well, when I started playing, we were all kids... One of my...
Posted by Drew Shiel at 12:17 PM | Comments (0)

January 12, 2012

Reverb Gamers: Out of the Closet

Question #4: Are you a "closet gamer?" Have you ever hidden the fact that you're a gamer from your co-workers, friends, family, or significant other? Why or why not? How did they react if they found out? If there's an...
Posted by Drew Shiel at 12:58 PM | Comments (0)

January 11, 2012

Reverb Gamers: What Kind of Gamer Are You?

Question #3: What kind of gamer are you? Rules Lawyer, Munchkin/Power Gamer, Lurker, Storyteller/Method Actor, or something else? How does this affect the kinds of games you play? For example, maybe you prefer crunchy rules-heavy systems to more theatrical rules-light...
Posted by Drew Shiel at 11:55 AM | Comments (0)

January 10, 2012

Reverb Gamers: What Does It For You?

Question #2: What is it about gaming that you enjoy the most? Why do you game? Is it the adrenaline rush, the social aspect, or something else? The social aspect is very important. The narrative is good. I like dice....
Posted by Drew Shiel at 5:13 PM | Comments (0)

January 9, 2012

Reverb Gamers: First Time

Reverb Gamers is a project set up by Atlas Games, giving gaming-specific writing prompts for bloggers. This, I reckon, is a great idea, so I'm going to give it a shot. I don't promise to deal with all the prompts,...
Posted by Drew Shiel at 1:18 PM | Comments (0)