Sunday, March 11, 2012

Actual Play Notes

I absolutely adore seeing documents generated through actual play, like maps, character sheets, and collections of notes. That's why I was very pleased to see this photo of what Jason Azze wrote down while participating in Friday's Dwimmermount G+ session:
Also depicted in the photo are Jason's amazing dice, which regularly provided just the right results the PCs needed. I may have to get myself a set!

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  2. These documents should be kept. I regret that all similar documents that were generated by my rpg group in the 80s was never saved.

    RPGing is such an ephemeral art that once the GM says it's a wrap, you have nothing left but fleeting memories. Keeping these would help.

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  3. I have a number of old maps and doodle pads I kept from my youth, its fun to look through these every now and then and remember the good ole days!

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  4. I have some ephemera from the early 80s like this and really love looking at it from time to time - enough so that I make a point of keeping detailed notes these days that I'm careful not to throw away!

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  5. If we make the first bonus goal, we'll gather up as much Dwimmermount ephemera as we can find and donate it to PlaGMaDA as well as share it with backers as a PDF.

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  6. I posted something similar at Knights & Knaves over the Christmas, though somewhat sparser content-wise: Session Notes.

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  7. What I really love is finding notes like this in second-hand games purchased at Half-Price Books and the like. My copy of the World of Greyhawk folio was full of hand-written notes, some of them (Like "David's Dungeon") written directly on that beautiful Darlene map. To me, that just makes them all the better.

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  8. It is good to see how pathetic was me when I started to playing the rpg. :)
    For example: There was a room in the first castle what I designed with full of orcs. No window, just orcs and dark. A hidden door was the entrance.

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  9. One of the the differences between face-to-face, tabletop play and a session on G+ is that player dice rolls aren't witnessed by others. I began to feel embarrassed about my streak of luck with the dice!

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  10. You can do an online dice shaker, but it ain't the same thing, so, Jason, I think they are just going to have to rely on trust.

    Besides, I have only pity for the poor fool who would dare think he could lie to the very Master of Dwimmermount and survive... He'd be Turmsinated before he even knew what hit 'im...

    Love to see reports of this for Thousand Suns, too, if you ever kick off a Google+ version. Speaking of which: did the winner of the TS art description contest get an invite to play? Some of those descriptions made me realize how clever and fun the posters here might be as players.

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  11. Those dice look just like mine XD !

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