What are your RPG resolutions for 2018?
How was 2017?
Even if you didn’t achieve everything you set out to do, don’t lose heart. These last few days of 2017 have taught me that success in anything is about chipping away until you achieve your goal.
One day you’ll get there, or, as the Dead Man Fall song Bang Your Drum goes, “keep banging on your drum, and your day will come.”
Rising Phoenix Games was born on New Year’s Eve, 2010. This year, 2017, saw us cranking up the heat, and publishing more titles than ever before. The plan is to burn hotter in 2018, and we’ve got some great things planned.
Your RPG Resolutions for Better Adventures
I asked Twitter friends for their New Year’s RPG Resolutions. Here are some of the answers I got.
I plan on developing an origions setting for world of Braxia with Saurians
— How to be a Great GM (@HowToGM) December 29, 2017
I will expand my synonym vocabulary so that I can create more vivid descriptions.
I will practice perfecting distinguished but culturally-accurate accents.
I will make my players’ lives easy when it comes to bookkeeping and plot notes, but make their characters’ lives harder.
— Join the Anarchy (@TwitchAnarchy) December 29, 2017
Make Your RPG Resolutions Today
My 2018 RPG Resolutions are straight forward:
- GM more one-shots and demo games.
- Run a Stranger Things game with the vs. Stranger Stuff rules.
- Up my ability to run fifth edition Dungeons & Dragons.
- Buy Warhammer Fantasy Role-Play 4th Ed. Convince my friends that it’s awesome.
If you’re a GM, then you’ll probably have similar goals.
For players, your goals might be to play you character better, or to contribute more to the fun at the table. If so, I recommend the excellent Player’s Companion, just released on the DM’s Guild.
Besides a ton of character options, the book provides excellent advice on playing your character, and on combat tactics. Included in the Better Gaming chapter is a section on action economy, which I’d never considered before but made a huge impact on how I play.
So, what are your RPG Resolutions for 2018? Share yours in the comments below — making your intentions public is a great first step to achieving them.
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