Category Archives: Game Dream

Game Dream 21: Ultimate Roleplaying

Doc’s Blog … Confessions of a Game Addict: Game Dream 21: Ultimate Roleplaying
Doc asks:

“If there existed a system such as Larry Niven’s Dream Park, where a game could be populated by people, holograms, and assorted other technological feats to improve player immersion, would you prefer it to pen and paper RPGing? Would having the entire world visible improve the game for you, or rob it of some of its magic?”

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Game Dream 14: He’s Dead, Jim

Doc’s Blog … Confessions of a Game Addict: Game Dream 14: He’s Dead, Jim!
The Dream this week talks of death in RPG games:

Many “traditional” RPGs incorporate the possibility of the irrevocable death/disabling injury of a player character into their basic mechanics, yet often skirt the issue of what happens to the game in such a case, instead encouraging the GM to “fudge” the results if the GM doesn’t want a given PC or PCs to die.
How has your gaming group, current or previous, handled character deaths due to system-legitimate causes, i.e. combat or traps (assuming no intent on the part of another GM/player to kill a given PC or PCs)? Which methods worked well, and which didn’t?

Many

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Game Dream 4: Dude, read this book

Game Dream 4: Dude, Read This Book!
What is the role, if any, that movies and books play in your campaigns? When entering a new genre, how important do you feel seeing (or reading) a good genre example becomes? Have you ever been assigned a “mood” book to read by the GM, or gone to a group movie viewing? How do you feel about game-based fiction, whether “pulp” novels or movie attempts?
I’m with Arref on the fact that books are a big part of why I AM a GM.

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Game Dream 3:Is it Me or is it Memorex?

Doc’s Third Game Dream asks us our motivations.
Some people play RPGs to enjoy a viewpoint or way of acting that they just couldn’t do in real life. Others seem to play characters whose motivations are more their own. And some folks do all of the above and everything in between 🙂 What character of yours was most like you “in real life”? Which of your characters is the least like you? Which did you find more fun to play, and why?

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