Tuesday, August 15, 2017

I'm Tired of the Way We do the 30 Day RPG Challenges Every Year.

So the current fad going through my role-playing social media accounts is this year's version of the 30 Day RPG Challenge and while I know the people who made it worked hard on creating something fun, I'm just not feeling these sorts of things anymore. I don't want a challenge that feels more like a survey to get to know me and my role-playing history. That doesn't feel challenging these days.

Instead I want something that would require me to think about my answers and that would force me to test my abilities as a Game Master and player. I want questions like, You must create an encounter that will challenge your players critical thinking skills and that incorporates the following elements: a sprung trap, a kobold, and an iron statue of your choosing. 

That's the sort of thing that I want to see!

I want to see a challenge that makes me excited to attempt it and that makes me curious to see how others solve the situation. I want to see people like +Kelvin Green+Douglas Cole+Mark Van Vlack+Jens D., and +Chirine ba Kal come at a problem from each their unique perspectives. I want to see +Chris Tamm and +Arnold K. take the challenge in directions that no one else saw it going. I want to see the community doing something interesting that gets all of us moving in a creative direction and not just getting to know each other like we do every year with these sorts of challenges.

You know what?

I need to stop complaining and start working on doing this. If you want to help jump in. Lord knows I could use it.



12 comments:

  1. You do it, I'm in. Not only that, I'll give it enough runway that EVERYONE can take their shot at it for a GURPSDay. That's something like 90 potential bloggers.

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    1. Fair enough. I'm getting on it with a bit of help from some friends.

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  2. we could start a semi private g+thread and nut out some questions - i prefer creativity to discussing shopping

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    1. Absolutely. I'll be setting it up tomorrow afternoon.

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  3. Just let me know what you are going to need... I'd love to help out.

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  4. A challenge or two back Lord Blacksteel (Tower of Zenopus), WQRobb (Graphs, Paper, and Games) had a very similar idea. A challenge that asks questions the answers of which would actually help other GMs get a better perspective on their own games.

    If you need help with this in any way, give me a holler.

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    1. You can expect it tomorrow afternoon as I'll set up a private community and send you an invite on Google +

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  5. I'd participate if you draft it up. I ran out of oomph on these 30 day challenges a few years ago but the kind you propose sounds intriguing.

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    1. I'll make sure to let you know when it's done!

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  6. To state it here as well: I'd participate and help where can :)

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