Players

How many players for a Role-playing game?

RPG means role-playing game, a kind of game where a Game Master will tell a story and the Players will make their own choices. Everyone uses a system of rules often with dice, and a session last between 1 and 12 hours.

So if you don’t play a role-playing video game, you need to be at least two people, one player and the game master, to play a RPG.

But how many players is the best choice for a RPG? Can you play with only one player? As a game master, can you handle a lot of players, and is it still a RPG? Read more about How many players for a Role-playing game?

Game for poor people

Role-playing game, the game for poor people?

Games are loved by so many people that it is an essential part of our lives, from our childhood to our death.

About role-playing games, not a lot will play this kind of games in their childhood, and fewer will continue when adult. But this is not the topic.

What about money?
Games like everything else made by humans are ruled by money, you need some to buy the game you want.
If video games are not known to be cheap, things tend to be not quite different for some role-playing games, despite you fundamentally only need a sheet of paper and a pencil. So Why? Read more about Role-playing game, the game for poor people?

Eccentric dice

Some freshness with your dice

Revolution ! No more common D6 and D20, I want something new, eccentric dice, that my fellow players remember me, and pay homage to Tyche and Fortuna!

If you are like me, you surely want to use a lot of different dice in your game, especially if you are the GM.

You are lucky because this article is about strange, weird, original and interesting dice! Follow me 😉

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GM

Despotic or Anarchist GM?

A cornelian choice for a GM and/or an entire group, will we have a guiding or a flexible GM?

Complex game systems are obviously well-suited for a guiding GM, while easy systems are better for a flexible one who will prefer to improvise. By chance, Savage Worlds can handle both!

But what can you expect from both ways of playing and how can you customize the rules to play the way you like? Read more about Despotic or Anarchist GM?

Music

RPG and Music

Manage music

Say Hello to the SonicSpider, I give you the stats for such a dangerous creature at the end of the article 😉


Music can be an important part of a role-playing game session.

It helps a lot to set the mood either for an entire session or for a precise moment, for example when your players are entering into a tavern or a cold dungeon.

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Some thoughts about RPG

Some thoughts about RPG 3

What is a roleplaying game ?

First, let define what is a game!

A game is an activity where you seek entertainment, but you can also seek competition, like in e-sport.
You can play Starcraft for fun or to win, even to live if you earn enough money.
So, you always learn something in a game because you try to achieve something.
But, a game can be more or less competitive depending on what is at stake.

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Dice

Dice & Role-playing game

After all these articles about roleplaying game, I had to make one about our favorite and most precious item (my precioussss), the die, all the dice with which we share our lives.

As you can see on the picture above, the dice are very old, they are part of the first tools of humanity. In those days, you were not rolling your dice with a glass of Coca-Cola in the other hand, in a warm room, with your buddies, no, you would have surely rolled it while looking around you to prevent the strike of a carnivore.

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Thoughts about RPG

Some thoughts about RPG 2

I continue with my thought about role-playing games, this time about metagaming and the players.

Metagaming is more or less part of every role-playing games, whether you want it or not. You can’t ask your players (or only to really good players or to the ones who easily put themselves into their character and into the story) to forget their own personality and their relations with the other players.

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